The Minimum Core for Numeracy Audit and Test

Author: Mark Patmore
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844455521
Format: PDF
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This book supports trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector in the assessment of their numeracy knowledge. A self-audit section is included to help trainees understand their level of competence and confidence in numeracy and will help them identify any gaps in their knowledge and skills. This is followed by exercises and activities to support and enhance learning. The book covers all the content of the LLUK standards for the minimum core for numeracy. Coverage and assessment of the minimum core have to be embedded in all Certificate and Diploma courses leading to QTLS and ATLS status.

The Minimum Core for Language and Literacy Audit and Test

Author: Lynn Machin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 184445570X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book supports trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector in the assessment of their literacy knowledge. A self-audit section is included to help trainees understand their level of competence and confidence in literacy and will help them identify any gaps in their knowledge and skills. This is followed by exercises and activities to support and enhance learning. The book covers all the content of the LLUK standards for the minimum core for literacy. Coverage and assessment of the minimum core have to be embedded in all Certificate and Diploma courses leading to QTLS and ATLS status.

The Minimum Core for Information and Communication Technology Audit and Test

Author: Sandra Murray
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844455440
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book supports trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector in the assessment of their knowledge of ICT. A self-audit section is included to help trainees understand their level of competence and confidence and will help them identify any gaps in their knowledge and skills. This is followed by exercises and activities to support and enhance learning. The book covers all the content of the LLUK standards for the minimum core for information and communication technology. Coverage and assessment of the core have to be embedded in all Certificate and Diploma courses leading to QTLS and ATLS status.

Literacy for QTLS

Author: Julia Hickey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317864174
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Literacy for QTLS is written specifically with the needs of all those training to teach or currently working in the lifelong learning sector in mind. This highly practical and easy-to-use text will help you identify your areas of strength and weakness, develop your knowledge and skills in order to pass the national literacy test and adopt strategies that you can use to support the language and literacy skills of your own learners. Packed with test-your-knowledge questions, examples and recommendations for best practice, this book, closely linked to the QTLS standards, is essential reading for all those needing to ensure that their level of literacy and language is in line with the minimum core requirements.The text is accompanied by a Companion Website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/hickey, providing an electronic version of the self-audit sections, downloadable templates and additional resources.

Numeracy for QTLS

Author: Liz Keeley-Browne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781405873543
Format: PDF
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By 2010 the Government requires all teaching staff in the Lifelong Learning Sector to gain the QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) teaching qualification. In addition to the new qualification, all those training to teach in the post compulsory/FE sector must also have reached an acceptable skill level in literacy, numeracy and ICT before they qualify, this is referred to as 'the minimum core' and states that literacy skills must be equivalent to a level 3 qualification (A Level standard) and numeracy skills must be equivalent to level 2 (GSCE). This aims to be the first core textbook in the market to support those undertaking initial teacher training in the post-compulsory/learning and skills sector (formerly FE). The text is structured in line with the requirements and specifications of the minimum core and therefore guides students to achieve the minimum core and pass the new national tests in order to achieve their QTLS qualification. This is achieved by developing the student's personal knowledge, skills, and strategies in order to ensure that they support their own students when they start teaching/training themselves. In addition a self-audit of numeracy skills is available online in order to identify areas of personal strengths and weakness.

Passing the Numeracy Skills Test

Author: Mark Patmore
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473916992
Format: PDF
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"I'm so grateful for this book, which was invaluable for passing the skills test and made it much less intimidating. It explained each component of the test clearly and concisely so that I knew what to expect, taking me through the key knowledge and skills needed for each part and using language that was easy to follow. The example questions helped me identify areas to work on and were great practice to build my confidence." -Ruth Makoff, PGCE (Secondary) Teacher Trainee All applicants to Initial Teacher Training in England need to PASS the QTS Numeracy Skills Test before starting their course. The test is designed to ensure trainee teachers have a sound grasp of numeracy skills such as mental arithmetic and interpreting statistics and how to apply these in practice. This popular and widely recommended book outlines all of the requirements of the QTS Numeracy Skills Test, explains the essential subject knowledge candidates need and includes practice questions for test preparation. This sixth edition, written by one of the authors of the test itself, is updated throughout and includes a full practice test, more practice questions and more question and answer commentary. It is more than a collection of practice questions. It includes advice, tips, test commentary and guidance to help you pass first time. It helps you to: familiarise yourself with the skills and knowledge to be tested fully understand the format and structure of the numeracy skills test know what to expect on the day of the test HOW TO USE THIS BOOK This book is divided in to six chapters. Chapter 1: this very short chapter has been included to remind you of the basic arithmetic processes. The majority of you will be able to miss this unit out, but some may welcome a chance to revise fractions, decimals, percentages, etc. Chapters 2-4: these cover the three 'content' areas (see above), one area per chapter. Chapter 5: this includes a practice mental arithmetic test, and a full practice onscreen test for you to work through. Chapter 6: this contains answers and key points for all the questions in the main chapters and for the sample tests. In each chapter, the additional required knowledge, language and vocabulary are explained, and worked examples of the type of questions to be faced are provided together with the practice questions. The answers for these questions are given in Chapter 6, together with further advice and guidance on solutions. Revision checklists You can use the checklists in your revision to make sure that you have covered all the key content areas.

Passing the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers and Getting into ITT

Author: Bruce Bond
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473916399
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"I found this book very informative. It is clearly set out and the chapters are clear. I particularly liked how you can test yourself on all areas then check the answers along with an explanation. At the end of the book is a honest account from someone who completed their QTS and I enjoyed reading this." - Stephanie Kane, Teacher Training Candidate "I will recommend this book because it is up to date and because it covers both literacy & numeracy skills tests. It explains coherently what the tests are for. It shows how rigorous they are and why they are important - showing how they impact practice even if not in the trainee's specialist area. Everything a potential ITT trainee needs to know is covered. and shows it is more than just about passing the tests. There are good practice questions. IN a nutshell - everything a trainee needs is here!" -Mrs Sarah Barton, School of Education, Portsmouth University If you are applying to teacher training in England, you must pass your Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers before you can start your training. Written by authors who have written questions for the test themselves, this is your guide to how to prepare for, approach and succeed in the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers. It takes you through how the tests work and includes hints and tips on what to expect and how to respond. It offers clear and concise guidance on revision and examples of questions so you can prepare for the tests and pass. This second edition has been updated with added practice questions, and a new chapter with trainee and tutor profiles giving you up-to-date and focused insight into how to get into teacher training, and what it's like to complete the course. How to use this book The first chapter in this book will help you understand the context of the skills tests and direct you to useful sources where you can conduct your own research into schools and education. Having a familiarity with key terms and issues in education will prove useful both when approaching the skills tests and also at a later date when you apply for a training place. Subsequent chapters will outline the content and structure of the literacy and numeracy skills tests and offer you practice questions. Then there is a chapter designed to support your application to teacher training courses and provide suggestions and advice for the interview process. Finally, for this second edition a new chapter 'What is teacher training really like?' offers you real insight into intial teacher training from the point of view of the student and the tutor. About the authors Bruce Bond has been involved in writing, editing, observing, reviewing and trialling the QTS Literacy Skills Tests for over 10 years. Jim Johnson is an Honorary Fellow of Nottingham Trent University where, until his retirement, he led the English team in the Department of Primary Education. Mark Patmore was until recently a senior lecturer in mathematical education in the Department of Education at Nottingham Trent University. Nina Weiss has worked in education for over 30 years. Since 2008, she has been authoring and editing the QTS Skills Tests.

The Certificate in Education and Training

Author: Ann Gravells
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473904951
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is the core textbook for the Certificate in Education and Training. This complete guide to the Certificate, from Learning Matters, covers all the content of the mandatory units in a reader-friendly and accessible way. The text develops the reader’s practical teaching skills and, through complete coverage of the content of the qualification prepares learners to teach in a wide variety of contexts. In all chapters real life examples illustrate what the theory means in practice and a reference list gives further resources to help learners with their research and study. Relevant for all learners and all awarding organisations. The book also includes information regarding teaching practice observations and the minimum core.

The Award in Education and Training

Author: Ann Gravells
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 147391292X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Award in Education and Training is the threshold qualification for anyone wanting to teach in a wide range of contexts including the further education and skills sector, workplace learning, offender learning and adult and community settings. This user-friendly text is your guide to all the units of the Award and is a key text for the course. Structured around the teaching, learning and assessment cycle, it includes full coverage of all units as well as information relevant to the Learning and Development units. Examples, activities and checklists help link theory to practice. The text is written for all learners and all awarding organisations. This revised edition is updated for the new qualification requirements and the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers. • A key text for the new Award in Education and Training. • Contents specifically follow the teaching, learning and assessment cycle, and match the qualification requirements. • Readable, relevant and easy to understand. • Provides valuable support for prospective teachers and trainers with little or no previous experience. • An excellent foundation for those considering or progressing to further teaching qualifications.