The Views Of PTLLS Students During A Period Of Change Within The Lifelong Learning Sector

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This paper focuses on Initial Teacher Training (ITT) within a Further Education College in the south-east of England. It is based on a small-scale research project among 106 adults who successfully studied for the City & Guilds qualification Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) between 2010 and 2013, a time of significant change in ITT policy. It explores the opinions of 29 self-selecting participants who completed an online questionnaire using the SurveyMonkey tool. The results show that trainee teachers seem to be optimistic for their future and a large majority of respondents would support the establishment of an FE Guild. Teacher Educators will note that 82% of the respondents have obtained some teaching experience since completing PTLLS. The survey found that only a small number of respondents had progressed to higher levels of teacher training since completing PTLLS, although a variety of future career plans were being made.

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Billcliffe S. (2014) “The Views Of PTLLS Students During A Period Of Change Within The Lifelong Learning Sector”, Teaching in Lifelong Learning. 5(2). doi: https://doi.org/10.5920/till.2014.524

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