I know that this thread is a little old now but I am looking in to working towards the LTCL teaching diploma and have some queries if someone with some experience of this diploma can help?
In the case studies part of the syllabus it says:
The case studies should cover three pupils or groups of pupils (two to four), at different stages of learning, that the
candidate has taught for at least three months before starting the case study. Total contact time described (for all pupils/groups
of pupils combined) should be not less than 20 hours, and should be verified using the Verification form (Appendix 3).
Does this mean that the contact time is 20 hours per student, or 20 hours in total between the three students? I know it mentions 'combined' above so I'm guessing it's 20 hours between them, but I just want to be sure.
In the peer observation section it says:
This component involves the observation of another instrumental/vocal teacher at work, and having that teacher observe you.
Both observations should be completed during the period covered by the case studies (1.2) and be accompanied by a copy of the appropriate pro forma, completed and signed by the teacher in question, or suitable alternative person in authority.
It doesn't mention whether there's a certain amount of lessons that are supposed to be observed, or if it's just one each? It also doesn't mention how the 1500 word write up is done. Does the other teacher feedback to you on all of the points in the syllabus, and you then take their notes and write the case study on your observation of them, and their observation of you?
I'd appreciate any guidance that can be given.