Qualifications for trainers, FE teachers and WBL staff
Certificate to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
CTLLS Course Overview
The Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector is intended primarily for those who are about to enter or have recently entered a work role that can best be described as the Associate teacher/trainer role.
This qualification provides:
- A nationally recognised teaching qualification
- Progression onto the DTLLS qualifications
8 days of training broken down in 2 x 4 days of delivery:
- Session 1 – Induction Day
- Session 2 & 3 – Planning & enabling learning
- Session 4 & 5 – Principles and Practices of Assessment
- Session 6 & 7 – Equality & Diversity
- Session 8 – Minimum Core Criteria
NTRL also build in 2 days of post-course support to the CTLLS course
The NTRL tutors have substantial practical experience working in the fields of Education, Training and Development.
They are certified to PGCE or equivalent for FE Sector, and are Assessors, Verifiers or Moderators for various Awarding Organisations in: Skills for Life, PTLLS, CTLLS & DTLLS, and relevant Functional Skills.
A CTLLS participant is required by the awarding bodies to undergo 3 hours of Observed Teaching Assessment; our CTLLS training course incorporates an Observed Teacher/Training Assessment Day, where we can train your organisation's occupational specialists in Observation and Mentoring Techniques.
This allows your organisation’s CTLLS participants to undergo the 3 hours of mandatory Observed Teaching Assessment by your organisation’s occupational specialists who have attended the Observation of Teacher/Training Assessment Day. The Mentoring process will be overseen and feedback to CTLLS participants from the occupational specialists will be checked by our experienced CTLLS trainers.
The benefits of using this process are that substantial costs savings can be made and additional Observational records can be generated to strengthen the organisations QA process.
However, if you do not have within your organisation, suitable occupational specialists, NTRL CTLLS tutors will be able to provide the Observed Teacher/Training Assessment for an additional cost.
Who is the workshop designed for?
An associate teacher is someone whose role and responsibilities demand a less extensive range of knowledge, understanding and application of curriculum development, than the ‘full’ role. Associate teachers may deliver learning on a one-to-one basis from pre-prepared materials or course pack, or on a course confined to a particular level/subject/learner type. The role is not defined by the amount of time spent teaching or by contract type.
- understand ways to negotiate appropriate individual goals with learners
- understand how to plan for inclusive learning
- understand how to use teaching and learning strategies and resources inclusively to meet curriculum requirements
- understand how to use a range of communication skills and methods to communicate effectively with learners and relevant parties in own organisation
- understand and demonstrate knowledge of the minimum core in own practice
- understand how reflection, evaluation and feedback can be used to develop own practice
- understand key concepts and principles of assessment
- understand and use different types of assessment
- understand the strengths and limitations of a range of assessment methods, including, as appropriate, those which exploit new and emerging technologies
- understand the role of feedback and questioning in the assessment of learning
- understand how to monitor, assess, record and report learner progress and achievement to meet the requirements of the learning programme and the organisation.
- understand how to evaluate the effectiveness of own practice
Teaching Practice Requirement
The Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector has a 30 hour teaching practice requirement through which you will create a personal and professional practice file. Whilst paid employment in a training role is not a requirement of the Certificate, all candidates must complete the 30 hour teaching practice requirement.
Centres are required to discuss this requirement with all potential candidates and to ensure the availability of appropriate teaching/training opportunities, at the point of recruitment to the programme. This section also requires that the candidates have access to a subject specialist related to their own area as well as the ongoing support of a mentor.
According to guidance from Ascentis, the mentor is expected to have knowledge and relevant experience of teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Mentoring can be done through e-mail contact, tutorials or on a drop-in basis as long as a log of contact is kept.
What is required to achieve this qualification?
A mandatory assignment is required by the awarding organisations to complete this qualification and we break the large assignment down in a series of 4 theoretical and 1 practical piece of assignment work which reflects the units taken. The assignment work is provided in the CTLLS courseware folder and is designed to test the participants’ knowledge and understanding of the whole qualification.
CTLLS training programmes are highly participative with a blend of presentation, group exercises and debate. A comprehensive courseware folder is provided including handouts, checklists, sample documents and reference lists for internet pages that offer further reading and research.
We also provide additional support via online learning software.
Delegate numbers are limited to 15 per workshop.
This enables interaction and involvement with those participants present.
Certification will be conferred on participants by the Awarding Organisation, Ascentis or CIPD
This event will be run as an internal event. It would normally be hosted within your organisation for a group of your staff and specifically aligned to your staff development needs.
The next stage of the progression route to QTLS status
Participants who achieve the 24 credits of the CTLLS qualification will achieve Professional Formation if they can fulfil the criteria required by the Institute for Learning (http://www.ifl.ac.uk/qtls-atls) and will have the Associate Teacher Learning & Skills status conferred on them by the IfL.
Participants may wish to use 24 credits of the CTLLS qualification towards the Diploma for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
Contact Us – Costs and arrangements for the CTLLS training course
Contact: Clare Powell (Qualifications Manager)
Office: 01827 63919 or lo-call rate: 0845 130 6152