You may or may not be aware, but there are changes in the qualification of teachers/trainers. The 7302 and the good old faithful 7407 are no longer available to study. Instead City and Guilds have bought in 3 new qualifications.
These are known as PTTLS, CTTLS and DTTLS. (Apparently pronounced PEETLES, CEETLES and DEETLES!) However they are already being called PETALS, well you get the idea.
I have been approached to possibly deliver PTTLS, and I realised that actually I didn’t know very much about these qualifications and how they fit together and their comparison to the 7302 and 7407.
I have spent the best part of 2 days trying suss it all out – and I think I’m there now. Having said that, it’s going to take a while to put things together!
In a nutshell, the 7303 (PTTLS), is available to study at either a level 3 or 4. This is now the introduction to teaching/training. You can commence the level 3 with no teaching experience, however you do need a level 3 qualification in the subject you are teaching. If you want to do the level 4, SOME teaching experience is required. (Define some! )
When you have completed these two, that is comparable completing the 7407 part 1 and 2. You will no be able to apply for Associate QTLS status.
You can then go on and complete the 7305 (level5) which is on par with the Cert Ed/PGCE. Again the 7304 will give you credits for this qualification. There are no details of this qualification available yet.
This will give you Full QTLS membership, providing you have experience in teaching too.
You have to dig around, but there is a lot of information available. I have linked as much as I can here – and I will add them to the downloads and links pages over the next few days.
I hope this is helpful, I daresay the subject will have to be re-visted!