OTL Open Course
Course Dates Summer Starts:
May 11th Session 1; 18th & Session 2; June 1st Session 3; 8th Session 4; 15th Session 5; 22nd Session 6; 29th Session 7. August 3rd Session 8; 10th Session 9; 17th Session 10; 24th Session 11; 31st Session 12.
Course Dates Autumn Starts:
October 5th Session 1; 12th Session 2; 19th Session 3; 26th Session 4; November 9th Session 5; 16th Session 6; 23rd Session 7; 30th Session 8; December 7th Session 9; 14th Session 10; 21st Session 11; January 4th Session 12.
Delivered via Virtual Classroom Learning Sessions
This method of achieving the qualification involves participating in 12 two hour virtual classroom learning sessions. There sessions progressively cover the content of the qualification’s 11 modules. Learning is very interactive and participants are expected to complete a range of tasks during sessions. Participants will also have to complete 11 timed on-line assessments at specific points during the course. An outline programme for the qualification is shown below.
The course has been designed as a rolling programme of sessions. If you miss one you can pick it up later. There will be at least two sets of Course Dates on the website at all times.
NOTE: We will also give access to all 11 elearning modules to all learners for 12 months for reference purposes.
When course participants have completed all the Virtual Classroom sessions, they will then have to complete Final Assessments 1 and 2, and then produce a Witness Statement. See the Course Information icon for more details.
There are two fees payable.
- 1. The tuition fee for the course is £725.00, this is VAT exempt and the fee must be paid in advance of starting the course
- 2. Qualification Certification fee £40.00 +VAT charged by the awarding organisation.
“Absolutely. I would definitely recommend the course to anyone doing OTL’s regardless of their experience.
I thoroughly enjoyed the training. It was both challenging and stretching. Before the start of the course I considered myself to be a good observer, but from doing the course I have identified several actions and behaviours that I need to change to ensure observers benefit from the experience.”
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“I really enjoyed the course and I was surprised at how the sessionsflew by!
The depth of subject content, varied activities, lots of exercises and the many interesting discussion points meant there was never a dull moment!
As a reasonably experienced observer having previously attended several 1-day observation courses, I can say how beneficial it felt to much time on this sensitive and complex area of work.
Sean is extremely experienced and knowledgeable on this subject, and I now feel I have a better grasp of what to look for, how to identify good and better learning, how to improve the quality of my performance notes and judgement statements, and the techniques to improve my feedback skills.
I would definitely recommend this course to experienced staff who want an in-depth refresher and new staff who want to develop a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to observe effectively and with credibility.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the week and have gained so much from it, everyone was really friendly and ensured that it was inclusive to everyone. I was totally engaged for all the sessions, which was due to the content, delivery and pace of each day.”