Preparing to Teach
Code
:  City & Guilds 6302
Part/Full Time
:  
Duration
:  Duration       4 Days On Site
Level
:  Level 4
Local fees(£)
:  from 249
Certification time
: 15 days after successful completion of exams

Introduction

Who are the qualifications for?
For learners who work, or want to work as teachers or trainers in the Lifelong Learning Sector (LLS). It is mandatory for those wishing to enter teaching in the regulated LLS in England. PTLLS is widely recognised as the standard for those beginning to teach in the non regulated sector in England, as well as in other nations. What do the qualifications cover?
They allow learners to learn knowledge and skills required to enter teaching.

Are the qualifications part of a framework or initiative?
They are part of a framework of qualifications for teachers in England. They do not form part of an Apprenticeship Framework.

Who did we develop the qualifications with?
The qualifications were developed with The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS).

What opportunities for progression are there?  
They allow learners to progress into employment as teachers/trainers, as well as to the following City & Guilds qualifications:
Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS)
Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTTLS)

Course Structure

The following topics would be covered on the course on the first 2 days of the course:

1) Initial Assessment of Learner's Needs - Various learning styles - Domains of learning - Learning theories
2) Lesson/Session Plan construction -  Aims and Objectives - Structure of sessions - Differentiation and trying to address learners' needs - Scheme of Work
3) Teaching and Learning Activities - Micro-teaching session in groups  - 20 to 30 minutes assessed teaching session delivered by particiapants
4) Teaching/learning aids - Resources - Class-room techniques and strategies
5) Assessment theory - Various assessment methods
6) Self evaluation - Reflective Learning Journal - Relating theory to practice 7) Peer appraisal - Tutor appraisal - Giving and getting meaningful evaluations

The last 2 days on the course would be where the group would deliver their micro-teaching sessions and observing each other. The tutor would also observe the candidate's sessions based on which the tutor observation report, peer observation reports and self-evaluation report would be generated.

Pre-requisites to join

Learner entry requirements
City & Guilds does not set entry requirements for these qualifications. However, centres must ensure that learners have the potential and opportunity to achieve the qualifications. They must provide adequate information and advice so that learners are aware of the function of PTTLS and potential progression routes.

Learners in England who work in FE colleges or funded training organisations must register with the Institute for Learning within six months of commencement.

Age restrictions
City & Guilds cannot accept any registrations for learners under 19 as
these qualifications are not approved for anyone under the age of 19.

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