New PTLLS and Proposals for New CTLLS and DTLLS - A Guide for Practitioners and Managers
Prior to their closure LLUK had just completed the triennial review of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) Qualifications for Teachers and Trainers in the Lifelong Learning, wider FE and WBL sectors. Not only has the content of some existing units been updated but optional units have been newly introduced making the changes significant. This allows opportunities in the way that these courses can be taught, achieved and assessed.
The new units, award, certificate and diploma have more flexibility, more options and are more progressive in the way that they fit into the overall framework. This allows a range of different learning options, some of which will be more suited to existing practitioners and those looking for accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) progress.
- Guidance for Awarding Organisations is now available for New PTLLS, CTLLS and DTLLS so they can start developing qualifications
- New Subject Specific units of assessment will available to Awarding Organisations (AOs) by late 2011/early 2012
- Introductory information for the sector will be made available in a guidance document in late Autumn 2011. This will describe the qualifications and how they have changed
The new Framework includes units from other qualification sets and specifies the various progression routes and outcomes for the teaching and achievement of the Subject Specific qualifications – Literacy and Numeracy. This area also includes new awards and certificates for those supporting Literacy, Language, Numeracy and ESOL.
All those involved in the management, planning, accreditation, marketing, delivery, assessment or quality assurance of the existing and the new qualifications for Teachers and Trainers in the LL sector.
Aims & Objectives
Following attendance of the workshop delegates will:
- Understand and be able to describe the main changes to PTLLS, CTLLS and DTLLS
- Have identified the changes to level and credit value of units
- Be aware of the different types of options and optional units and the importance of the ROC
- Understand and know how to access the detailed information on units of assessment
- Be aware of the changes to and the use of the subject specific qualifications
- Understand the links with other learning, development and support qualifications and apprenticeships
- Start to plan from a personal or advisory perspective the way through the qualifications framework
This event will provide an “END TO END” explanation of the qualification review, including:
- An opportunity to have constructive feedback recorded and passed on
- Some highlighted issues from the consultation based review of these qualifications
- The timetable for change to the new units and qualifications and the planning needed
- A walk-through QCF levels, credits and qualifications (as necessary)
- The actual changes to PTLLS, its number of credits plus the new units and options therein
- The actual changes to CTLLS, its number of credits plus the new units and options therein
- The QCF levels, Rules of Combination (ROC) and new options in PTLLS and CTLLS
- The new shape of DTLLS and the issues of credits and credit levels
- The sources and use of the 3 ranges of options, optional units and other optional units
- Comments on carry forward of earlier low level qualifications, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and assessment
- A brief overview of the changes to the Subject Specific qualifications – Literacy & Numeracy
- Opportunities for Q&A, general discussion and group related activities
- Comprehensive workbook based documentation
Internal Staff Training and Development
This workshop, as with most of our good practice workshops, can be delivered on your premises. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it provides a quality, value-for-money and highly effective route for staff development.
Running workshops internally, allows participants explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization and as a team begin to agree development action and priorities.
Even with groups as small as 6 costs per person costs for internal workshops are lower than attending our open events and savings increase further when delegate travel-time costs and convenience are factored in.
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Certificates of Professional Development.
Formal Certificates of Development will be issued to participants who complete this course. These certificates detail the key learning aims of the training enabling participants to update their CPD records and logs accordingly. The workshop also allows time, during the day, for participants to reflect on and record their personal learning development and consider how to best apply the knowledge gained on return to work. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits from attending and enables participants to make better review judgments when recording CPD activities.