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Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
We will be running a new PTLLS course in the summer. This Award is for new entrants to the lifelong learning sector who don't have prior teaching experience or qualifications. You may already be delivering group training in which case you may want to gain an official qualification. If you are interested please complete the enquiry form or take a look at our Accredited Training section for more details.
New! LMI Training
'The knowledge and application of CLMI is a core part of a careers professional's competencies and central to ensuring young people and adults are provided with a high quality service.......
The Task Force concluded that careers professionals need to build closer links with the labour market and undertake CPD which increases their knowledge of labour market opportunities locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.'
(CBI (2010) Ready to Grow: Business Priorities for Education and Skills)
Go to our Accredited Courses section or our Enrichment Training section for full details.
Don't get left behind in the ever changing world of technology!
We are offering a half day workshop on SMART Board. This is a practical course and participants will learn how to use a SMART Board including utilising the tools to enhance Presentations, Group Work activities etc. You will learn how to highlight, save notes made on screen, add web pages, media, pictures and much much more.
For further information please go to the Enrichment Training section of our web site to view the details.
TAQA is the new QCF qualifications in Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance.
The biggest difference between these and their predecessors is that they are designed for use by anyone carrying out assessment or quality assurance of a learning activity.
People undertaking these qualifications may be working in accredited learning, non-accredited learning, the NQF and the QCF.
There are 3 units available for the assessor award which can be taken individually or as a group:
- Unit 1: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (3 credits)
- Unit 2: Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment (6 credits)
- Unit 3: Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding (6 credits)
Now is the time to develop your IAG skills and that of your organisation
The Careers Profession Task Force has identified the need for a professionally qualified workforce and for effective continuing professional development.
John Hayes told the Institute of Careers Guidance annual conference that he would be taking their recommendations on board. He went on to say:
“I want to create an environment in which English careers guidance is recognised for the important public good it is, in which young people, adults, schools, colleges, universities and whole communities see its value, use it and invest in it”.
To this end he is implementing a range of initiatives to drive up standards and he announced that:
“We will ask the schools inspectorate to carry out a thematic review of careers education and other information, advice and guidance services for young people”.