Qualifications for trainers, FE teachers and WBL staff
Diploma to Teach in Lifelong Learning Sector
DTLLS Course Overview
The Diploma to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector – Level 4 and Level 5 - has been developed to meet the needs of those who are required to gain a teaching qualification.
This qualification provides:
- A nationally recognised qualification
- Progression onto the Professional Status conferred by Institute for Learning
National Training Resources has developed a modular course for existing practitioners who wish to progress to the DTLLS level. This may be provided through one of a number of flexible delivery models. We would be pleased to discuss the delivery model most appropriate to your organisation whilst ensuring that all quality requirements are met in accordance with the requirements and guidance of the regulations, Awarding Organisation, LSIS and IfL..
- Induction Day
- Enabling Learning & Assessment
- Theories and Principles for Planning & Enabling Learning
- Teaching a Specialist Subject
- Teaching Practice Portfolio
- Continuing Personal & Professional Development
- Curriculum Development for Inclusive Practice
- Wider Professional Practice
- Developing and Managing Resources
In addition the programme provides:
- Ongoing and post-course support and contact provided by a variety of media
- Feedback on and assessment of assignment work
- Formal Observation of teaching and training practice
NTRL tutors, assessors and observers have substantial practical experience working in the fields of Education, Training and Development, Teacher and Trainer training and Skills for Life.
They are certified to PGCE or equivalent for the FE Sector, and are Assessors, Verifiers or Moderators for various Awarding Organisations in Skills for Life, PTLLS, CTLLS & DTLLS, and relevant Functional Skills
A DTLLS participant is required by the Awarding Organisations to undergo substantial Observed Teaching Assessment. This is achieved by means of the NTRL team but can incorporate occupational specialists from your organisation provided that these observers satisfy certain requirements. These require the observers to be qualified to certain levels, to have appropriate roles and experience within your organisation and to successfully participate in Observed Teacher/Training Assessment training as part of the overall DTLLS programme. This training incorporates mentoring and feedback as well as dual observations.
The programme then allows some mandatory Observed Teaching Assessment, feedback and mentoring by your organisation’s occupational specialists who have been appropriately selected and trained. These processes will be overseen whilst some monitored (dual) assessments will take place and be quality assured by the NTRL team.
The benefits of using this process are that: substantial costs savings can be made; logistical problems overcome; a stronger relationship is created between the participants and your senior team and additional observational records can be generated to strengthen your organisation’s QA processes.
However, if you do not have within your organisation suitable occupational specialists or observer/mentors, NTRL tutors are able to provide a complete Observed Teacher/Training Assessment at appropriate costs.
Who is the course designed for?
This qualification is ideal for those whose job role or career aspirations are to teach in the ‘full’ role. It fulfils the qualification requirement for all new entrants aiming to achieve Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.
- provide a sound educational basis for teaching in a wide range of learning institutions within the Lifelong Learning Sector
- develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attributes for teaching across a wide range of levels, audiences and learning programmes
- promote the development of curricula
- promote personal and professional development
- promote evaluation and reflection on personal and professional practice
Teaching Practice Requirement
The Diploma to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector has a mandatory 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 Diploma, all candidates must complete the teaching practice requirement (if the candidate is not in paid employment, they should make their own, suitable, arrangements for gaining teaching practice in line with LSIS and/or IfL guidelines).
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 LSIS and/or IfL, 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 into a series of 16 combined theoretical and practical tasks. The assignment work is provided in the DTLLS courseware folder and is designed to test the participants’ knowledge and understanding of the whole qualification.
The DTLLS course will be hosted within your organisation for a group of your staff and specifically aligned to their development needs.
DTLLS 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 appropriate Awarding Organisations.
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 progression route to Professional Formation status
Participants who achieve the 120 credits of the DTLLS 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 Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills status conferred on them by the IfL.
Contact Us - Costs and arrangements for the DTLLS training course
NTRL recognises the individual nature of organisations when investing in staff development and therefore, a service is made available which will respond to the needs of individual organisations. This process will be in the form of the provision of advice and guidance in relation to delivery modes and methods, timing of the delivery and support needs; it includes the opportunity for organisations to complete a skills matrix in order to ensure the prior experience and future needs are accommodated in planning for delivery
An appointment can be made with one of our Directors and a lead tutor, who will be happy to meet with your staff for an informal discussion relating to the needs of your organisation
Clare Powell, Qualifications Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 0845 130 6152 (lo-call rate) or 01827 63919