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Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills Status

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I am the Training Officer for a charity who's full workforce will need to gain the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status that is getting banded around.
to be honest I am becoming rather itchy about the whole thing as I have done a lot of research into the matter and still seem to none the wiser. Is there anyone in our community who can tell me the full ins and outs of this award, in particluar what are the options for those working already in the role who do not have any relevant teacher qualification. If anyone is able to assist me in this matter it will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Chris Allsopp

2 Responses

  1. FQT
    Chris.
    The people responsinle for this status is Life Long Learning UK who is the sector skills council for oour sector. Thier web page is http://www.lifelonglearninguk.org/
    all the details of the FQT status can be found thier
    hope this helps
    regards
    Garrie

  2. PTLLS, LLUK and other catchy acronyms
    Chris
    I guess you are refering to the Lifelong Learning Professional Standards for teachers, tutors and trainers and the PTLLS qualification.
    LLUK’s remit includes ‘Work based Learning personnel’ which refers primarily to those working within LSC funded learning and the FE sector. It is only ever likely to be mandatory for those in these areas. Although they do make passing reference to commercial and corporate trainers, my understanding is that the new certificate will be open for them to take but I cannot foresee it being imposed nor it being a popular option.
    I’m no expert on this but the PTLLS looks much smaller than the CTP for example (just 6 credits) and is likely to be seen primarily as a pre-service classroom based qualification. It will be very much a first award for those entering a teaching/training arena. The Certificate in TLLS, which will be a progression qualification from the PTLLS but again I see it as being mainly targeted at those working in Life Long Learning and Education. I would be surprised if it makes any inroads into the market for professional training qualifications.
    I cannot give you all the pros and cons but it does look like it may be mandatory for you if (I emphasise ‘if’) your charity is in the Life Long Learning business and gets LSC funding.
    I suspect I have merely affirmed your own research but I thought I would post this reply partly for the benefit of others.
    I hope you get more on the ins and outs from someone else posting.
    Graham

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