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This is an essential text for all CTLLS candidates, whatever their awarding organisation. It is specifically written around the Lifelong Learning UK mandatory units for the CTLLS qualification and provides a comprehensive guide to the assessment requirements at levels 3 and 4.

Self assessment activities measure progress towards the 'Planning and Enabling Learning' and 'Principles and Practice of Assessment' mandatory units, and there are links to the PTLLS mandatory unit and the optional units. Detailed guidance on how to demonstrate and evidence competence is provided so that candidates can prepare for and complete their formal assessments with confidence.

- The structure of the book and how to use it
- Preparing for your assessments
- Self-assessment activities and guidance for evidencing competence
Planning and Enabling Learning Unit
- Ways to negotiate appropriate individual goals with learners
- How to plan for inclusive learning
- How to use teaching and learning strategies and resources inclusively to meet curriculum requirements
- How to use a range of communication skills and methods to communicate effectively
- The minimum core in own practice
- How reflection, evaluation and feedback can be used to develop own practice
Principles and Practice of Assessment Unit
- Key concepts and principles of assessment
- Different types of assessment
- The strengths and limitations of a range of assessment methods
- The role of feedback and questioning in the assessment of learning
- How to monitor, assess, record and report learner progress and achievement
- How to evaluate the effectiveness of own practice
The CTLLS qualification
- PTLLS unit
- CTLLS mandatory and optional units
- Minimum Core
- Teaching practice
-Observed practice
- Planning and enabling learning level 3 - Criteria and self-audit
- Planning and enabling learning level 4 - Criteria and self-audit
- Principles and practice of assessment level 3 – Criteria and self-audit
- Principles and practice of assessment level 4 – Criteria and self-audit
- Planning and enabling learning level 3 - Examples of portfolio evidence
- Planning and enabling learning level 4 - Examples of portfolio evidence
- Principles and practice of assessment level 3 - Examples of portfolio evidence
- Principles and practice of assessment level 4 - Examples of portfolio evidence

"An essential read for every new lecturer." Lecturer, Middlesbrough College

everything you need to know when passing ctlls course

Emma Manchett
Teacher Education & Prof Development, West Anglia College
May 7, 2014

A good book, however, student's seem to think it can replace more appropriate research, i.e. they use it as a short-cut!

Mr Nigel McVeagh
Trainer/Teacher and Management Training, Skills2Train
November 22, 2013

Although not currently mapped against the Units for the new CTLLS the Chapter headings provide signposting to relevant outcomes. This makes it easy for candidates and Centres to locate relevant information to either develop valid assessment tasks or guide candidates toward appropriate evidence.

Mrs Sheila Rooth
Education and Training, NCFE
November 21, 2012

A good book that will assist individuals with their CTLLS course.

Mr Pete Jackson
Initial Teacher Training, Lincoln College
July 9, 2012

Is a useful guide for students with limited teaching experience.

Mr Robert Hunter
Initial Teacher training, City College Plymouth
June 18, 2012

This book will not be very useful for the new standards when we deliver this course in the future. It also does not provide additional information that cannot be found by wider reading.

Miss Amanda Turner
Teacher Education & Prof Development, West Anglia College
December 19, 2011

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Ann Gravells

Ann has been teaching, assessing and quality assuring in the further education and skills sector since 1983. She is a director of her own company Ann Gravells Ltd, an educational consultancy based in East Yorkshire. She specialises in teaching, training, assessment and quality assurance. Ann holds a Masters in Educational Management, a PGCE, a Degree in Education, and a City & Guilds Medal of Excellence for teaching. She is a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training, and holds QTLS status.Ann has been writing textbooks since 2006 which are mainly based on her own experiences as a teacher and the subsequent education of trainee... More About Author

Susan Simpson

Susan Simpson is a lecturer in teacher training at North East Lincolnshire Council Adult Community Learning Service in Grimsby. She has 25 years’ experience of teaching in compulsory and post-16 education. Susan is a curriculum manager for education and training, ICT and Business Administration and Law. She developed, managed and taught adult education programmes in Botswana for 10 years. Susan has also presented at regional level for teacher training and nationally for ICT Skills for Life. More About Author

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ISBN: 9780857253699