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Emma's Case Study

Name of trainee: Emma Dalton

Year completed DTLLS: 2011

Current job title: Quality Performance Leader

Current place of employment: North Warwickshire and Hinckley College

Background information (starting point)

At the time of her enrolment on the programme Emma worked as a full time lecturer / assessor in the Hairdressing Department; mainly teaching 16-19 year olds but also teaching 19+ students. Emma managed a caseload of apprentices at NVQ level 2 and 3, as well as liaising with salon owners and teaching within the workplace and in a classroom environment. Her vocational background was in Hairdressing and her academic qualifications included the Internal Verification Award, Assessors Award, Advanced status within Hairdressing, PTTLS and Adult Literacy Level 2. Despite the completion of the DTLLS programme being an Employer requirement

Current position and details on progress

Emma’s reasons for enrolling onto DTLLS programme were entirely intrinsic; factors that were related to personal motivation in terms of financial gain through promotion. Emma began the programme with two barriers to learning: lack of self-confidence and poor Numeracy skills; the latter proved to be a particularly stressor for Emma as she struggled to achieve her Adult Numeracy level 2. Emma reported that the ‘activities within the Dttls delivery had a massive impact with my confidence and understanding of best practice. The Numeracy Level 2 was achieved through sheer determination and commitment’. In April 2013, Emma was promoted to a full time Quality Performance Leader with an Employer Responsive focus in but still retains a 40% teaching contract whereby she continues to teach 16-19 year olds. Part of her Quality role is to ensure that Quality is standardised within all aspects of the Work based provision

Impact of ITT

Undertaking the DTLLS programme has had a massive influence on my life in so many ways. It has been a real character building experience which enhanced both my ability and confidence leading to promotion.