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Workload for DTLLS - can you manage it on top of a job?

Discussion in 'Further Education' started by sashh, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Why not do the CTTLS part and see how it goes.

    Personally I think it is a lot, the number of hours teaching you need to complete the DTTLS is something like 75 per year, colleges are open about 30 - 32 weeks so you are looking at 3 hours teaching a week.

    You also need to collect examples of various policies and class profiles which is time consuming.

    I worked 3 days and one evening while doilg DTTLS but that was all teaching hours. I di have some spare time so your hours are not impossible but would not leave yuo much wriggle room
     
  2. Hi Miss P

    Thanks for this. I'm confused now though. Since posting I did a bit of calling around colleges who offer CTLLS/DTLLS/whatever-Ls. They all say that DTLLS is an industry wide qualification and they have many people on the course who are working in public/private sector as trainers.
    Can you shed any light? Difficult to tell whether they are just trying to sell the qualification to me.
    Sorry for all the qs


     
  3. Do you wish to teach? CLassromm style to a group of students for term to a year?
    If wishing to become an IT trainer, one of these maybe more beneficial:
    • TAP
    • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT);
    • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS);
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE);
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Developer (MCSD);
    • Cisco Certified Instructor (CCI);
    • Cisco Certified Network Engineer (CCNE);
    • Novell Network Authorised Engineer (NNAE).
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS);
     
  4. Hi Slimcat,
    Regarding the qualification itself, not the time commitment, you would need to consider where you want to teach, more specifically, who funds the training. If you are going to teach on a course that is government-funded, grant-funded or ESF-funded (as many third-sector community learning and development posts are), then you <u>should</u> have a 'recognised' teaching qualification or be working towards one, i.e., CTLLS/DTLLS. Depending on your role, you might not need DTLLS.
    The qualifications listed by Miss Pious are very good qualifications but would not be accepted as teaching qualifications in their own right - a shame, I'm sure.
    I hope that points you in the right direction.
    BuppyJam

     

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