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1 The national strategy for improving adult literacy and numeracy skills Helen Casey London Region Co-ordinator SKILLS FOR LIFE

2 Requirement for all new teachers in FE to gain a recognised teaching qualification from Sept 2001 Introduction of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) from August 2002 Requirement for all specialist teachers of adult literacy and numeracy to achieve subject qualifications at level four from Sept 2002 Requirement for all specialist teachers of adult ESOL to achieve subject qualifications at level four from Sept 2003 Requirement for all new teachers in FE to gain a recognised teaching qualification from Sept 2001 Introduction of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) from August 2002 Requirement for all specialist teachers of adult literacy and numeracy to achieve subject qualifications at level four from Sept 2002 Requirement for all specialist teachers of adult ESOL to achieve subject qualifications at level four from Sept 2003 Changes

3 Subject Specifications for teachers of adult literacy and numeracy l Personal literacy or numeracy skills l Knowledge and understanding l Practical teaching skills interpreted from FENTO Teaching and Supporting Learning Standards Subject Specifications for teachers of adult literacy and numeracy l Personal literacy or numeracy skills l Knowledge and understanding l Practical teaching skills interpreted from FENTO Teaching and Supporting Learning Standards FENTO Subject Specifications

4 Will need to work towards: l The Certificate for Adult Literacy Subject Specialists at level four plus l A Certificate in Education or equivalent meeting the FENTO Teaching and Supporting Learning Standards Will need to work towards: l The Certificate for Adult Literacy Subject Specialists at level four plus l A Certificate in Education or equivalent meeting the FENTO Teaching and Supporting Learning Standards New adult literacy teachers from September 2002

5 l Adult literacy and numeracy teacher training at level four, with mainstream recognition l Adult literacy and numeracy volunteer training at level two – new qualifications l Ladder of opportunity still in place but not all have to start at the beginning, depending on existing skills l New qualifications emerging from a range of awarding bodies and universities l Adult literacy and numeracy teacher training at level four, with mainstream recognition l Adult literacy and numeracy volunteer training at level two – new qualifications l Ladder of opportunity still in place but not all have to start at the beginning, depending on existing skills l New qualifications emerging from a range of awarding bodies and universities New patterns of recruitment

6 Expertise located in different contexts – now needs to work together For example: l Experienced basic skills teacher trainers seconded to work with experienced Cert Ed teams l Basic Skills teacher trainers linking with colleagues delivering C&G7307-type courses in same institution l Locating delivery in selected venues for the benefit of all partners in a local area or LLP or similar Expertise located in different contexts – now needs to work together For example: l Experienced basic skills teacher trainers seconded to work with experienced Cert Ed teams l Basic Skills teacher trainers linking with colleagues delivering C&G7307-type courses in same institution l Locating delivery in selected venues for the benefit of all partners in a local area or LLP or similar New partnerships

7 l NQF Level two - volunteer qualifications l NQF Level three – support qualifications l NQF Level four – teacher qualifications Offered as full time options or as a part time option, divided into three separate stages, as per the Statutory Instrument for FENTO Initial teacher training : NQF Level 4 – Stage 1 NQF Level 4 – Stage 2 NQF Level 4 – Stage 3 (Cert Ed) l NQF Level two - volunteer qualifications l NQF Level three – support qualifications l NQF Level four – teacher qualifications Offered as full time options or as a part time option, divided into three separate stages, as per the Statutory Instrument for FENTO Initial teacher training : NQF Level 4 – Stage 1 NQF Level 4 – Stage 2 NQF Level 4 – Stage 3 (Cert Ed) Levels and Stages

8 Awarding BodiesHigher Education Institutions QCA AccreditationHEI internal validation processes FENTO Approval – Subject Specs FENTO Endorsement – T&L Standards Awarding BodiesHigher Education Institutions QCA AccreditationHEI internal validation processes FENTO Approval – Subject Specs FENTO Endorsement – T&L Standards Awarding institutions developing new qualifications - processes

9 QCA guidance to awarding bodies includes: l guided learning hours l Assessment of personal skills to be internally assessed (units A02 a,b&c) l Assessment of knowledge and understanding to be independently assessed (units A01a,b&c) l Some APL guidance eg degree in English would cover A02 units but not A01 units QCA guidance to awarding bodies includes: l guided learning hours l Assessment of personal skills to be internally assessed (units A02 a,b&c) l Assessment of knowledge and understanding to be independently assessed (units A01a,b&c) l Some APL guidance eg degree in English would cover A02 units but not A01 units QCA qualification specification L4

10 l Subject specific ITT qualification, all candidates literacy teachers or numeracy teachers l Generic ITT qualification, additional specialist option for literacy or numeracy teachers l Discrete, stand alone qualification for those already with a Cert Ed, with additional teaching practice requirement l Subject specific ITT qualification, all candidates literacy teachers or numeracy teachers l Generic ITT qualification, additional specialist option for literacy or numeracy teachers l Discrete, stand alone qualification for those already with a Cert Ed, with additional teaching practice requirement FENTO guidance -three delivery models

11 Stage 1 Initial teacher training + Personal skills units from L4 Certificate for Adult Literacy Subject Specialists - 20 hours teaching practice with 2 assessed - est 85 GLH / 25 credits Stage 2 Initial teacher training + further L4 subject units - 40 hours teaching practice with 4 assessed - est 175 GLH / 53 credits Stage 3 ITT – Cert Ed + final units from L4 subject certificate - 60 hours teaching practice with 4 assessed - est 260 GLH / 78 credits TOTAL for both quals: 520 GLH or 156 HE credits Stage 1 Initial teacher training + Personal skills units from L4 Certificate for Adult Literacy Subject Specialists - 20 hours teaching practice with 2 assessed - est 85 GLH / 25 credits Stage 2 Initial teacher training + further L4 subject units - 40 hours teaching practice with 4 assessed - est 175 GLH / 53 credits Stage 3 ITT – Cert Ed + final units from L4 subject certificate - 60 hours teaching practice with 4 assessed - est 260 GLH / 78 credits TOTAL for both quals: 520 GLH or 156 HE credits Level four adult literacy teacher qualifications - part time routes

12 Screening personal skills in literacy/numeracy at entry: l Candidate meets personal skills requirements through APL or assessment - ITT stages 1&2&3 with analysis and understanding units l Candidate partly meets personal skills requirements through assessment – ITT stage1 with integrated work on personal skills before accessing stage two and beyond. l Candidate does not meet personal skills requirements – personal skills modules and/or level 2 or 3 qualifications Screening personal skills in literacy/numeracy at entry: l Candidate meets personal skills requirements through APL or assessment - ITT stages 1&2&3 with analysis and understanding units l Candidate partly meets personal skills requirements through assessment – ITT stage1 with integrated work on personal skills before accessing stage two and beyond. l Candidate does not meet personal skills requirements – personal skills modules and/or level 2 or 3 qualifications Assessing personal skills

13 Possible teaching practice options: l Organising stage one courses to allow for teaching practice after taught elements l Using training classes to maximise quality of supervised teaching practice l Combining stage one and two courses to facilitate more work before requiring trainees to take responsibility for classes Possible teaching practice options: l Organising stage one courses to allow for teaching practice after taught elements l Using training classes to maximise quality of supervised teaching practice l Combining stage one and two courses to facilitate more work before requiring trainees to take responsibility for classes Teaching practice issues

14 l ESOL subject specifications currently out for consultation until 12 July Interim arrangements until September 2003: l CELTA and Trinity Cert submitted for QCA recognition at level four and for inclusion in funding lists l New level two volunteer qualifications to offer an ESOL option l CELTA and Trinity in process of application for endorsement to meet mainstream FENTO teaching and Learning Standards l ESOL subject specifications currently out for consultation until 12 July Interim arrangements until September 2003: l CELTA and Trinity Cert submitted for QCA recognition at level four and for inclusion in funding lists l New level two volunteer qualifications to offer an ESOL option l CELTA and Trinity in process of application for endorsement to meet mainstream FENTO teaching and Learning Standards ESOL teacher qualifications

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