Displays Level 2 STLS – Short Course

A Short Displays Course to Support Level 2 STLS?

Displays Level 2 STLS - Short Course

Displays Level 2 STLS – Short Course – an interesting addition?

Just been looking again at running a 3 day on-line intensive course about the displays optional unit for UK Teaching Assistants doing Level 2 STLS (Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools).

  • We would take 3 days to cover the knowledge base.
  • I would work with them to make sure they understand exactly what evidence they need to gather for their assessor.
  • Learners would then have a workbook to complete which would provide evidence for their portfolio.

Costs are yet to be worked out but using my own site lets me keep them quite reasonable. Teaching assistants (and teachers!) mostly fund themselves to take my courses so it needs to be inexpensive.

I decided against a self-study version due to upcoming changes in the VAT position with regards to digital sales. (Basically all digital books and any ‘automatically delivered’ digital courses will be subject to VAT from January. Boo Hiss!)

I’m really not sure though. I’ve been happy avoiding the NVQ style evidence box ticking with the Basic and Advanced courses. The Basic course produces people with a better understanding of display basics than the performance criteria of the STLS standards ever would. However there is a demand for the STLS course.

Still pondering this – what do people think?

About Linda

I blog here and at the Classroom Displays Blog. I am also involved in Usefulwiki, an educational resources wiki. I teach both on and off line and occasionally write for educational magazines. You can also find me blogging at various other places on the web.

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