Diploma to Teach in the Life-long Learning Sector (DTLLS)


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Do you want to become a teacher, trainer or tutor?

The Diploma to Teach in the Life-long Learning Sector (DTLLS) could be the way to you achieving this career move.

Our tutors are qualified to make sure that you achieve the requirements needed to become a teacher, tutor or trainer in the life-long learning sector.

For more information about this course or others that we offer please call: 0121 707 0550 or e-mail: info@pathwaygroup.co.uk

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Diploma to Teach in the Life-long Learning Sector (DTLLS)

  1. 1. Want to become a Teacher or Trainer or Tutor?
  2. 2. Thinking about taking a Diploma in Teaching in the Life-long Learning Sector (DTLLS)? Think about taking it with Pathway Group!
  3. 3. We can offer you a first-class education in the teaching and learning sector.
  4. 4. Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong learning Sector (DTLLS) is designed for those already in a full teaching role or intending to enter the profession so they can achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The qualification is appropriate for teachers, tutors, and trainers who may be working within a School, Academy or Sixth Form College or in the Independent Sector and Free Schools or an FE College, Adult and Community Learning Centre, Learning Provider and for those delivering work based training e.g. within voluntary, community and private and public organisations. What is a DTLLS Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  5. 5. The Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) is for Pre-service or In-service Teachers, and is aimed at candidates who: • Are deemed to be in a Full Teacher role; or • Would like or require a full Level 5 qualification allowing them to teach; or • Are seeking career progression within their area of work; and • Have access to a minimum 100 teaching practice hours (whether pre -service or in -service). • Teach on both a one-to-one and group basis for a variety of learners, across a range of levels. Who is it for?
  6. 6. The aim of the diploma is to provide candidates in full teaching role with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills needed to effectively fulfil their teaching role and to claim Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Aims & Objectives
  7. 7. • To provide a sound educational basis for teaching in a Wide range of learning institutions within the Lifelong Learning Sector. • To develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attributes for teaching across a wide range of levels, audience and learning programmes. • To promote the development of curricula. • To promote personal and professional development. • To promote evaluation and reflection on personal and professional practice. Aims & Objectives
  8. 8. • From 1 April 2012 Further Education Teachers with Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status are recognised as qualified to teach in schools. This will allow them to be appointed to permanent posts in State Maintained Schools in England and they will be paid on the Qualified Teachers’ Pay Scale. • The Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) has Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS) and therefore also Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The Rules
  9. 9. • Those with Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) / Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) status can undertake a Teaching role in a School, Academy or Sixth Form College and in the Independent Sector and Free Schools. • Statutory instrument 2012 No. 431, which was laid in parliament on 9 March 2012, amended the 2003 Regulations so that holders of QTLS who are IFL members have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and may be appointed to permanent positions as qualified teachers, without any further induction requirements. The Rules
  10. 10. Candidates should be qualified to level 3 or be able to demonstrate level 3 skills in the subject they intend to teach, have access to 100 teaching practice hours and possess reasonable levels of language, literacy, numeracy and ICT. All candidates will be interviewed by us to ensure suitability on the course by meeting the following criteria: • Proof of being capable of meeting the new LLUK professional standards for the learning and skills sector by the end of their course. Entry Requirements
  11. 11. • Able to read and communicate clearly and accurately enough to meet the requirements of their training and the assessment tasks for each unit. • Have proof that they do not have a criminal background which might prevent them from working as a teacher with young or vulnerable adults. • Hold a relevant vocational and/or academic qualification in his/her own area of specialisation in addition, candidates should ideally have one of the following: A First Degree, a professional qualification, recognised as being of practitioner level also relevant industrial/commercial experience at an appropriate level. Entry Requirements
  12. 12. City & Guilds Unit Unit Title 505 Continuing personal and professional development 506 Curriculum development for inclusive practice 518 Wider professional practice 301 Roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning 303 Understanding inclusive learning and teaching in lifelong learning 304 Using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in lifelong learning 307 Principles of assessment in lifelong learning 402 Delivering lifelong learning 409 Assessing learners in lifelong learning 411 Planning to meet the needs of learners 413 Using resources for lifelong learning 524 Enabling learning through assessment 504 Applying theories and principles for planning and enabling learning 408 Develop learning and development programmes 419 Equality and diversity 425 Evaluating learning programmes 433 Understanding and managing behaviours in a learning environment 546 Working with the 14-19 age range in the learning environment Course Content, Structure & QCF Credit Values
  13. 13. A minimum of 100 hours of teaching practice is required for this Diploma. You need to have evidence of 100 hours of teaching, and 8 of those hours are to be observed by us. Teaching Practice Requirement
  14. 14. • You are allocated a mentor who will support you throughout the course and be available to answer any questions. • The course is delivered through face to face and also coursework consisting of reading, questions and activities. • Each module is covering a different aspect of the course and includes activities. How is the training delivered?
  15. 15. • At the end of each unit there are specified assignments to complete, which are marked and internally moderated. You will also need to keep a Reflective Amount / Log of 100 hours teaching, 8 of which will be observed in your workplace. • There is also a micro teach to attend, these are held locally throughout the UK. • Knowledge of relevant elements of minimum core is embedded within the coursework. How is the training delivered?
  16. 16. What happens afterwards? Once you have completed DTLLS, it will enable you to be employed in a Full Teacher role. How long does it take? The total Guided Learning Hours for the DTLLS course is 398 plus 100 hours teaching. This is made up of training, assignments as well as self-study. The course recommended length is 12 months to 18 months. Time & Completion
  17. 17. The course has the Following exit route at which certification can be made: • Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector • Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector • Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector To obtain the full Teacher Training Certificate, Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS) and therefore also Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) the Learner would need to complete the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector Certification
  18. 18. Most prospective students will be eligible for a Government funded student loan, which covers the cost of the fees in full. Loan repayments start after the completion of the Qualification and when the individual is earning over £21,000. Loan repayments are low, for example, someone earning £25,000 would repay £30 a month. For further information please go to: http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalass ets/@dg/@en/@educ/documents/digitalasset/dg_200660.pdf Funding
  19. 19. Grants for Initial Teacher Training administered on behalf of the department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) by The Institute for Learning (IfL): http://www.ifl.ac.uk/membership/initial-teacher-training- itt/supporting-new-teachers-grants-for-initial-teacher-training The ITT Fee Awards scheme is being administered by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) on behalf of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS): http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/feta Funding
  20. 20. For more information about the DTLLS contact Pathway Group: Call: 0121 707 0550 E-mail: info@pathwaygroup.co.uk