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This is an introductory qualification that confers a ‘threshold licence to teach’.
All new teachers in the learning and skills sector must complete this qualification. This award is also suitable for those who work or wish to work as:
Teachers in adult community education
Teachers/trainers in the voluntary sector
Training personnel in commerce, industry, the public sector or HM forces.
The award is designed to enable students to:
Adopt an integrative approach to the theory and practice of teaching
Reflect on their own previous/current levels of experience, practice and skills and areas for development
Identify principles of learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation
Develop an awareness of their professional role.
The five units of study include:
The role of the teacher
Learning and teaching approaches in the specialist area
Session/lesson planning skills
Inclusivity and how to motivate learners
The use of different assessment methods and the need for record keeping.
Progression from this qualification could be made to the Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS).
The course is assessed by two assignments, one theory and one practical, both of which are broken down into smaller, prescriptive assignment tasks. The award has a value of six credits.
You will need to have a good command of written and spoken English and a qualification in a vocational subject at least one level higher than the one at which you wish to teach. Attendance at an initial assessment and guidance interview is essential.
This course leads on to the Certificate in Lifelong Learning (CTLLS), (see page 74).