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bluemoo2

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Anyone know the qualifications required in order to become a college lecturer?
 
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Dinosaur

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hi there bluemoo2

the minimum qualification that most colleges require is the PGCE (Cert Ed). its a 2 year course and to complete it you need to complete a minimum of 30 hours teaching in 1st year and 100 hours in year 2. At least 4 of your teaching sessions will be supervised/graded by you tutor.

Some colleges will assist in finding you placements for the above or what a number of people did on my course was to do voulentary work for adults undergoing basic skills courses.
 
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wayne

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there is of course the old saying ; those that can do .those that can't teach. time to duck.....
 
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Dinosaur

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shakey is good but he isnt god!

the problem with college lecturing is that you will have to work part time, as and when the college needs you. full time jobs are hard to come by and you only get full time if you are allowed to enter the "old boys network". its not what you know but who!

once you are in it is a very rewarding job, it isnt easy but is great fun. its the best job i have ever had.
 
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montybaber

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I know my college is crying out for lecturers to teach the electrical part of the HNC/HND mechatronics and manufacturing engineering last year we had one guy and when he was off we were left with no-one to teach.

aparently they have been trying for ages to employ...I just hope they have sorted it out for this year because we have a PLC module and I know they were struggling to find someone to teach it.
 
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Shakey

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Anyone know the qualifications required in order to become a college lecturer?
generally you have to be qualified (and higher) in the subject you are teaching

My local college is asking for a installation lecturer at the moment, you have to get cert ed (PGCE) within 4 years of starting the job

the other option is to teach or a private firm, the pay is generally better

shakey is good but he isnt god!

once you are in it is a very rewarding job, it isnt easy but is great fun. its the best job i have ever had.
:confused::confused::confused:

what the hell sort of comment is that:confused:

what is that supposed to mean:confused:

Mate, i dont profess to be anything other than what i am - a knowedgable guy, who, because he is currently teaching the various electrical installation disciplines, has a good knowledge of the subjects.

People on the forum specifically ask me to resolve queries/issues they have in certain areas, which i do, A LOT. If people hold me in esteem then that is good, but is not something I strive for or invite.

Do you have a problem with me fella?:confused:
 
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mdshunk

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I find it mildly amusing that an electrician (presumably) would be nick-named "Shakey". :D

I hope he doesn't do live work! :eek:
 
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Shakey

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I find it mildly amusing that an electrician (presumably) would be nick-named "Shakey". :D

I hope he doesn't do live work! :eek:
I have taken the nickname of my hero, the one and only Mr Neil Young

and yes i do live work:p
 
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mdshunk

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I have taken the nickname of my hero, the one and only Mr Neil Young

and yes i do live work:p
That explains it. I was picturing trembling hands, holding metal tools as they enter a live panel. Probably not good. I'd have recommended brain-surgery instead, maybe. ;)
 
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Shakey

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no one can be god i am afraid, because he doesnt exsist
or she doesnt exist, depending on how you look at it

Now Luke, this is one BIG conversation we could have:)

as someone who believes that most religous people are evil control freaks, I could chunter on for hours about it;)
 
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Spudmiester

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Always wondered about Shakeys name. Thought perhaps it was because he comes from Wales and there was some tenuous link to Shakin Stevens.

But now we know!
 
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Dinosaur

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not dissing shakey he is a great bloke and as i have witnessed he has helped an aweful lot of people on this site. But there must be a question out there that he cant answer!

Long my you reign supreme shakey hats off too you.

ps great taste in music butt.
 
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Shakey

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not dissing shakey he is a great bloke and as i have witnessed he has helped an aweful lot of people on this site. But there must be a question out there that he cant answer!

Long my you reign supreme shakey hats off too you.

ps great taste in music butt.
Oh theres lots out there i cant answer, I have a 'hole' in my knowledge, a real grey area, i am surprised no one has noticed that there are certain subject matters that i NEVER comment on:rolleyes:

How come you aint lecturing anymore Dinosaur?

I did it for 7 years (electrical engineering as opposed to installations), then binned it for 10 years, and swore i would never go back.......how times change:p

Always wondered about Shakeys name. Thought perhaps it was because he comes from Wales and there was some tenuous link to Shakin Stevens.

But now we know!
I have been accused of being a shakin stevens fan before on this site!:eek::p
 
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Dinosaur

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i am lecturing but not in college (hated the politics) so have taken a pay cut and do it for a private company. Much more relaxed and the students are more attentive coz they are spending their own money and been "forced to learn" been 'teaching for about 8 years.
 
very true, who'd you rather teach? the lads who have just come up from school or the mature ones who are paying for the course (retorical q btw)
 
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Shakey

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i am lecturing but not in college (hated the politics) so have taken a pay cut and do it for a private company. Much more relaxed and the students are more attentive coz they are spending their own money and been "forced to learn" been 'teaching for about 8 years.
taken a pay cut? we pay our electrical tutors a lot more than the starting rate that the local college does........were you high up the pay grading in college or does your company just not pay a lot:rolleyes:
 
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bluemoo2

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Thanks for advice shakey
I got my 2361 pts 1 &2
c course
2391
and 30 years exp

would this be enough?
would
 
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Shakey

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Thanks for advice shakey
I got my 2361 pts 1 &2
c course
2391
and 30 years exp

would this be enough?
would
well if you are anywhere near Cardiff then i will certainly give you an interview for a tutors post, do you fancy it:rolleyes:
 
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Dinosaur

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basic at the college was not as good as i get now but used to make loads doing extra tutorials and jobs on the side. the tutorials have dried up now so i am a bit poorer now but a lot happier.
 
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bluemoo2

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unfortunately im in blackpool.Popped into local college today to have a chat,they said no jobs at moment but keep in touch.
What kind of money do lecturers make?
If you dont want to post reply please im me.
 
is there a different qualification for teaching in scotland other than the PGCE (Cert Ed). and can anyone recommend where to get this qualification cant seem to find any place up here that runs it.
 

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is there a different qualification for teaching in scotland other than the PGCE (Cert Ed). and can anyone recommend where to get this qualification cant seem to find any place up here that runs it.
In England the PGCE and the Cert Ed. are the same qualification but have different entry requirements.

To be awarded a PGCE you must have a BSc, Beng. or BA before you start; to be awarded a Cert Ed. you only need to have qualifications and / or experience in your vocational subject, usually a couple of years above the level you propose to teach.

If you want a BEd. you'll need to do an extra year or two after your PGCE or Cert Ed.

However, it does help if you have electrical qualifications to teach electrical theory and practice :)
 
thanks ackbarthestar. i have wanted to do it since i finished my apprenticeship but felt it would help if i had a good bit of experience behind me first. that was 8 years ago. always found it difficult to get any info on getting into it.

also dont think it will help me any that the local college who had roughly 45 electrical apprentices when i was there, only had an intake of 7 this year.
 
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Engineer54

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thanks ackbarthestar. i have wanted to do it since i finished my apprenticeship but felt it would help if i had a good bit of experience behind me first. that was 8 years ago. always found it difficult to get any info on getting into it.

also dont think it will help me any that the local college who had roughly 45 electrical apprentices when i was there, only had an intake of 7 this year.
And i bet all they wanted to become, was ''Domestic Installers'' too... Really Sad state our industry has become these days. Deskilling will be the death of this great industry!!
 

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Engineer54;435091Deskilling will be the death of this great industry!![/QUOTE said:
Hasn't deskilling killed it already and given the perception that electrics aren't so complicated as you might think

If only people realised that "Little knowledge is a dangerous thing!!" when dealing with electricity
 

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