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DTLLS

Discussion in 'Further Education' started by AK21, May 3, 2011.

  1. Just wanted to hear your opinions on this. I am a practising artist with a BA degree and an MA in my subject. I also teach in adult education vocational / hobby courses in drawing, painting, art history. I started having done the PTLLS and enjoy the job alongside my own work as a freelance artist. Now the problem is in order to continue working in adult education I need to do DTLLS. First there is no funding for it and I need to pay thousands in order to keep a low pay part time job (5 hours a week) which has no further prospects. Secondly and most inportantly I don't think I need it. I can understand the use of the course when you teach in FE but with adult education hobby courses the PTLLS and CPD every year is sufficient. In my case it is more important to be very good at your subject. My courses are very successful. There are people where I work who have been teaching for 20 years with no teaching qualifications and no high specialism qualifications and they dont' need to do any DTLLS. So my point is there shouldn't have extended these requirements across the board. i.e vocational short courses. What do you think? Is there a way of me getting round this requirement of doing the diploma? Another thing is I dont' think I have the energy to go back to university. I have done enough university courses. Thanks
     
  2. Just wanted to hear your opinions on this. I am a practising artist with a BA degree and an MA in my subject. I also teach in adult education vocational / hobby courses in drawing, painting, art history. I started having done the PTLLS and enjoy the job alongside my own work as a freelance artist. Now the problem is in order to continue working in adult education I need to do DTLLS. First there is no funding for it and I need to pay thousands in order to keep a low pay part time job (5 hours a week) which has no further prospects. Secondly and most inportantly I don't think I need it. I can understand the use of the course when you teach in FE but with adult education hobby courses the PTLLS and CPD every year is sufficient. In my case it is more important to be very good at your subject. My courses are very successful. There are people where I work who have been teaching for 20 years with no teaching qualifications and no high specialism qualifications and they dont' need to do any DTLLS. So my point is there shouldn't have extended these requirements across the board. i.e vocational short courses. What do you think? Is there a way of me getting round this requirement of doing the diploma? Another thing is I dont' think I have the energy to go back to university. I have done enough university courses. Thanks
     

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