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WMCETT advisers help launch PTLLS to voluntary sector

WCAVA event1The teaching reforms and their impact on people working in the voluntary and community sector were explained to people from a huge range of organisations at a special event in Warwickshire.

About 40 delegates from across the county braved icy weather to attend the launch event for Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) which was held at the Dunchurch Park Hotel and Conference Centre in December and organised by Alison Orr, Training and Quality Development Manager for WCAVA.

The speakers included Margaret Hunter, WMCETT Priority Area Co-ordinator for AVC/ACL, who spoke about the new requirements for teaching in the sector, and Anne Schofield, Institute for Learning (IfL) Connections Adviser for WMCETT, who explained the need to record Continuing Professional Development, and demonstrated using the IfL’s REfLECT portal.

Tammy Ballard from Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs spoke on training the trainers and PTLLS for the Third Sector, and Fiona Larden, Principal of Fircroft College, introduced the idea of studying for PTLLS the residential way. There was also time for personal advice sessions.

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Delegates came from organisations as varied as Rugby Sea Cadets, Camphill Community Radio, South Warwickshire Carers’ Support Service, Relate and Rainbow 50 Plus.

WCAVA are hoping the event will help cascade the idea of PTLLS throughout the sector, and assist people in deciding if they can undertake conversion to PTLLS, or whether formal training is more appropriate. WCAVA is also intending to build on this to establish a network of approved trainers who operate across Warwickshire.

Delegates at the event are pictured browsing the WMCETT stand