Explain The Level 3/4 Award In Lifelong Learning

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Level 3/4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (7303) Qualification handbook Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) framework Further to feedback received from centres and EVs, the following revisions have been made to this handbook. Page number references are provided to help clarify where amendments have been applied. Page number 9 19 24 Revisions QCF guidance and information updated Mentor statement revised: ‘this will be in addition to the 30 minutes observed’, it had previously read, ‘3 hours’. Statement added to clarify depth of theory required at each level : ‘When planning delivery of the programme, centres must address all the points of the section aims and content. At level 3, there is no need to cover…show more content…
Quality assurance includes initial centre approval, qualification approval and the centre’s own internal procedures for monitoring quality. Centres are responsible for internal quality assurance, and City & Guilds is responsible for external quality assurance. Staffing for the PTLLS Award Members of staff delivering and assessing the 7303 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector qualification, including teaching practice observers, must hold a minimum of a level 4 teaching/training qualification. For example, 7407 Certificate in Further Education Teaching (minimum Stage 2), Level 4 NVQ in Training and Development, Level 4 NVQ in Learning and Development, 7305 Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS), Certificate in Education (Cert Ed), or Post-graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Staff must also have experience in delivering and assessing teaching qualifications at level three or above. Staff without the required experience must follow an induction programme, work shadow a qualified/experienced member of the team, and have their assessment decisions countersigned by an experienced member of the team until they have achieved the required qualifications and experience. Records must be maintained for external verification purposes. There should be a balance of staff who fulfil the qualification/experience requirements to ensure a robust assessment and quality assurance system. Staff should engage in ongoing CPD activities. These may include observation and evaluation of other staff within the delivery team, supervision, professional discussion, standardisation events, case reviews, research, reflective practice, mentoring and attendance at conferences and events. Subject specific support/mentoring for PTLLS Centres are encouraged to appoint a subject specific mentor to each candidate, to give
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