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From agency to full time - advice please?

Discussion in 'Further Education' started by Bobbyg10, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. Bobbyg10

    Bobbyg10 New commenter

    Hi there.
    I am a welder who has worked in Industry for the last 20 or so years but had the opportunity via an agency six weeks ago to teach welding theory and practical for the last six weeks at a FE college as cover and have loved (almost) every second (I previously had some experience of teaching welding for a private company which, I think, got me where I currently am).
    Things are progressing very well and it looks likely that I will be offered a full time contract early next year.
    However, I am a little confused with regards to teaching quals of what used to be PTLLS, CTLLS, etc so don't know what I should be aiming for / will be offered if / when the offer of full time comes.

    Please can I ask for a bit of help understanding these, please?

    Thank you, all.
  2. bramblesarah

    bramblesarah Occasional commenter

    Most of us on here are academic subject teachers rather than vocational which is probably why you haven't had any replies. Primary and Secondary teachers normally have a PGCE and many FE colleagues have that too. From my experience in FE vocational teachers often don't have a formal teaching qualiforcation. However, the college I worked in trained staff in level 3 education and training. I just googled it and this replaces PTLLS. So it maybe worth asked the college to put you through that course? As you are 'unqualified' (I don't mean that offensively) you maybe paid on a different scale. Welcome to teaching I am glad you are enjoying it :) good luck
    HelenREMfan likes this.

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