How do I become an ALSG instructor?
All faculty teaching on ALSG courses must be recognised instructors or instructor candidates. To become a recognised instructor you need to be recommended during your provider course, when the faculty will be looking for candidates who show instructor potential. The criteria used for this assessment are as follows:
2. Communication skills
3. Enthusiasm for course
4. Ability to critique
5. Interactive/ supportive of other members
6. Team member
The final recommendation is the decision of the entire faculty and is made at the final faculty meeting. Candidates who are recommended will be contacted following the course and invited to undertake a Generic Instructor Course (GIC), if they successfully complete the GIC they will become instructor candidates and will be further assessed on the first 2 courses they teach on.
In order to maintain their instructor Status for VLE format courses, instructors should teach on 3 x relevant provider courses every 2 years, or 1 x provider course each year and 1 x GIC in 2 years, or 1 x provider course each year and 2 x 1-day courses (if applicable) in 2 years, and complete the (Part A) on-line course. This is valid for 4 years from the time full instructor status is achieved. After 4 years, instructors should re-certify as instructors and do not have to re-certify as providers.
In order to maintain their instructor Status for Non-VLE format courses, instructors should teach on 2 x relevant provider courses every year, or 1 x provider and 1 x GIC each year or 1 x provider and 2 x 1-day courses (if applicable) each year. This is valid for 4 years from the time full instructor status is achieved. After 4 years, instructors should re-certify as instructors and do not have to re-certify as providers.
Faculty teaching on courses are not paid but should receive full travel and accommodation expenses from the course centre where they are teaching.
From January 2018, there will be new regulations for instructors in maintaining their instructor status, please click here for information.