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C&G 7303 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS


C&G 7303 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS

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									C&G 7303 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong
Learning Sector (PTLLS)

Course code: 9XTT600

Course Leader: Cristi Gonzalez and Stuart Ward

Course Description

PTLLS is designed for individuals who would like to begin the path towards becoming a teacher in Further
Education and the Post-Compulsory Sector (i.e. teaching ages 16+). The PTLLS provides basic preparation
for people entering the profession from September 2007 or those without QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning
and Skills) Status who want to begin working towards this. Content will include: responsibilities and
boundaries of the teaching role, teaching and learning strategies, communication skills, creating an effective
learning environment, introduction to assessment, reflection, evaluation and feedback from teaching practice
and/or micro teaching.

What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry

It is a government requirement that all teaching candidates demonstrate a minimum of Level 2 (equivalent to
GCSE Grade C or above) in literacy and have the ability to communicate effectively in English. All teacher
training courses at Kensington and Chelsea College require applicants to complete an initial assessment in
literacy, regardless of previous qualifications, to assess suitability for the course. Please plan to attend one of
our A&G sessions where you will be invited to complete an assessment.

What does the course lead to?

After completing the PTLLS, students are encouraged to look for employment (or to volunteer) in order to
gain the 75 teaching hours per year which are required to progress to the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong
Learning Sector (DTLLS).

Where will I study?

Wornington Centre , Tuesdays 9.30-1.30

Hortensia Centre, Wednesdays 9-1

What are the facilities and equipment like?

College Services
Skills Centres provide internet access and additional study materials. Trained staff are able to help you with
careers and educational guidance (including help with applications to university). Additional help with English
may be available if you are dyslexic or have English as a second language. We have a day nursery on site at
Wornington for 2-5 year-olds, and reserved places at a nursery close to Hortensia Road. Help with childcare
costs may also be available through the Access Fund.

How much should I study outside class?

It is recommended that you allow 3-4 hours per week for study outside of class time.

How is the course assessed?

You will be required to submit a theory (300-1000 words) and a practical (30 minute micro-teach delivered to
your peers) assignment. It will be assessed at a Level 3 or 4 dependant on the whether the work meets the
assessment criteria for each level.

Are any course materials online?

Moodle, Ebooks

What books and equipment do I need?

Numerous Teacher Training books are located in the Wornington and Hortensia libraries. Once accepted to a
programme you will receive a reading list which recommends titles for purchase, though this is not
mandatory. You will have access to computers in the Skills Centres located on site.

What else do I need to buy? / What extra costs are there?

There are no additional costs. You will need to buy one or two textbooks.

       Code            Location           Start        Weeks                Times             Lecturer
9XTT600-05                              20 Apr 10 10              Tue 09:30-13:30         C Gonzalez
                                                                 Concs: £90 Non-EU: £504 Full: £250

9XTT600-06           Hortensia Centre 21 Apr 10 10                  Wed 09:30-13:30    S Ward
                                                                   Concs: £90 Non-EU: £504 Full: £250
9XTT600-90                               22 Feb 10 1                Mon Various-Various      tba

Entry Requirements

All students are admitted to the College on the basis that they:

   •   Agree to comply with the KCC student code of conduct
   •   Provide original documentation that confirms entry qualifications.
   •   Meet the course entry requirements
   •   Provide information so that a school or college reference can be obtained if you are between 16-19
       years old

How to apply

Please fill in the application form (available online) and we will contact you to arrange an interview.

If offered a place on the course, you then pay and this completes the enrolment process.

What do I need to bring to the interview?

For those seeking more information or who are interested in completing the literacy assessment, we offer
Advice and Guidance sessions from 10am-12pm on the 4th Thursday of each month, commencing on the
26th February at Kensington and Chelsea College’s Wornington Centre. Please ensure that you arrive
promptly at 10am for a short informal advice session followed by completion of the one-hour initial
assessment in literacy for those wishing to apply. The assessment is handwritten so please bring along any
personal materials that you may require (i.e. reading glasses, etc) and notify the department of any special
requirements (by email) that you may have by the Monday before the A&G date.

Supporting our learners

Being a student at KCC, means you can expect a caring friendly inclusive learning environment. We will
support you throughout your studies with us.

Our students benefit from:

   •   Tutorial Support
   •   Information advice and Guidance
   •   Counselling and personal support
   •   Access to learner support services
   •   Study centres at Wornington and Hortensia providing collections of books, journals, DVDs and access
       to PCs and on line learning materials

Financial Help

Financial support may be available to you. Please contact an Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) advisor
on 020 7573 5325 who will be able to give you information about charitable trusts, Career development loans,
Education Maintenance Allowance (16-19 year olds) and Learner Support fund (helps eligible students with
child care costs, travel and material costs) and other schemes that may be able to help you regarding
financial matters.

Additional Learning Support for students with disabilities or
learning difficulties

KCC is committed to improving access to learning for all our students. Please tell us if you have any access
requirements at any stage of the application process. The additional learning support team can provide help
and information regarding your individual needs. For example, the team can provide information on hearing
loop facilities, communication support (e.g. BSL), dyslexia support, physical access, equipment/software (e.g.
JAWS). If you would like to discuss learning support do contact Reg Cobb at or a member
of the team on 020 7573 5308. Further information about our services are available at

Contact Details

Course Information: 020 7573 5333
Switchboard: 020 7573 3600

Full contact details:


Information on this course fact sheet was correct at time of publication, however course offers and details
may be subject to change.

                                                                                             28 February 2010


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