Pathway Professional - How to become a Trainer

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Pathway Professional - How to become a Trainer

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  2. 2. Pathway Professional offers you a first-class education in the teaching and learning sector. Pathway Professional are a business support service where our expert courses will meet your needs and values, allowing you to pursue your educational and professional goals. Pathway Professional want you to help you to achieve all that you can in today’s competitive academic and business environment We offer Diplomas in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector: Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills’ (QTLS) status was launched in September 2007. It is a requirement for all unqualified teachers, trainers and tutors within the sector to achieve a minimum teaching qualification within 5 years – by 2013. These new reforms state that from September 2007 all new teachers will be required to register with the Institute for Learning – the professional body for teachers and trainers in the learning and skills sector, and achieve a recognised Level 5 teaching qualification within five years. Pathway Professional is keen to support teachers, trainers and tutors to develop their careers and create a new professionalism for the 21st century. Pathway Professional is now offering Diploma in teaching in lifelong learning sector. Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS): The 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 in that role. The qualification is appropriate for teachers, tutors, and trainers who may be working within an FE College, Adult and Community Learning Centre or Learning Provider and for those delivering work based training e.g. within voluntary, community and private and public organisations. This qualification can be used to claim the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. 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 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector • Level 3 Certificate in Teaching 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 acquire the full Teacher Training Certificate, a candidate would have to complete the Level 5 Diploma Course.) Aims & Objectives: 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 the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. 1.
  3. 3. Target Objectives Include: • 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 refl ection on personal and professional practice. The diploma is aimed at any pre-service or in-service candidate who needs an initial teaching qualification for their full teaching role as a teacher, trainer or tutor. The diploma is currently available for candidates in a generic teaching role. It is also available to anyone who teaches using materials that they have designed themselves. Teaching Practice Requirement: A minimum of 150 hrs of teaching practice is required for this diploma. One day’s training, Half days training tutorials and one and half days practice. Trades Personnel will fi nd placement for such practice for any candidate who does not currently have a teaching role. Target Group: Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector: Entry Requirements: 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. • Able to read and communicate clearly and accurately enough to meet the requirements of their training and the assessment tasks for each unit. • 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 qualifi cation in his/her own area of specialisation in addition, candidates should ideally have one of the following: A First Degree, a professional qualifi cation, recognised as being of practitioner level also relevant industrial/commercial experience at an appropriate level. 2.
  4. 4. Course Content: The course has two parts. Part One is made up of four mandatory units of 60 credits of the qualification, the units includes: Assessment Strategy Personal & Professional Practice File (3PF): there will be three intakes each year - January, April and October. The course runs on a 12 month full-time basis; this includes the teaching practice placement. Mandatory Units: Level 4 & 5 Options: Developing and Managing Resources within the Lifelong Learning Sector. It is now a statutory requirement for anyone holding the QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning Skills) status to maintain a professional development record to maintain their licence. The 3PF is aimed at giving candidates the experience of the process and it is also part of the assessment strategy for this course. Anyone on the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) must satisfactorily complete the 3PF by providing evidence of having achieved some of the learning outcomes plus the assessment criteria of the units of assessment in Parts 1 and 2. There must also be evidence of involvement in at least 150 hours of teaching practice. Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.......................................................... Planning & Enabling Learning............................................. Enabling Learning & Assessment....................................... Theories & Principles for Planning & Enabling Learning............................................. Continuing Personal & Professional Development............. Curriculum Development for Inclusive Practice................. Wider Professional Practice..................................................... (Level 4) 6 Credits (Level 4) 9 Credits (Level 4) 15 Credits (Level 4) 15 Credits (Level 5) 15 Credits (Level 5) 15 Credits (Level 5) 15 Credits Course Dates: 3.
  5. 5. Certification: On successful completion of the course, the candidate can claim the QTLS - Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills. To achieve the Diploma (Level 5) evidence of achievement of all the assessment criteria in all the required units must be demonstrated together with involvement in at least 150 hours of teaching practice, and complete a 3PF. Funding: 4. Funding for the course can be obtained from the Student Finance services : http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/ UniversityAndHigherEducation/StudentFinance/index. htm?PRO=hp&CRE=pop Contact Pathway Professional Fairgate House 205 Kings Road Tyseley Birmingham B11 2AA Tel: +44(0)121 707 0550 Fax: +44(0)8444 127 362 www.pathwaygroup.co.ukinfo@pathwaygroup.co.uk

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