Instructor FAQs

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I am an ALSG instructor and haven't taught for 3 years



To re-establish active instructor status you will need to complete the on-line topics for the course you wish to teach on, via the ALSG site, immediately and also book to teach on a face-to-face course within 3 months of completing the topics. For information on accessing the instructor e-modules see: How do I access the instructor e modules? 

To book a course place to teach please visit our website via this link www.alsg.org and click on the 'Teach on a course' link in the central column of the menu. 


I am an ALSG provider course instructor can I teach on the GIC?



Provider course instructors who have taught on a minimum of four provider Courses within any of the participating groups, as a full Instructor, are eligible to teach on a GIC as an instructor candidate (GIC IC). All GIC ICs will be required to satisfactorily teach on a maximum of two GICs before full GIC Instructor status is granted.


I am an instructor candidate (IC) but I have not managed to complete my instructor training.



You have 4 years from the date of the provider course you were recommended from, to complete your instructor training; this is passing the GIC course and attending your IC assessments.  If you have not managed to do this you may need to start at the beginning of the process i.e. do the provider course and if recommended, re-do the GIC etc. Please contact ALSG and we will advise on your individual circumstances.


I cant launch the instructor e-modules into my internet browser



Internet Exlplorer

  1. Go to the 'Tools' menu and select 'Internet Options'
  2. Select the 'Security' tab
  3. If the security level is set to 'Medium-High' or lower JavaScript will already be enabled
  4. If the security level is set to 'Custom' click on the 'Custom level' button, scroll down to the 'scripting' section and enable 'Active scripting'

If using Internet Explorer 9:

  1. Select the Tools menu (represented by the cog icon) at the top of the screen. (If this is not visible, press the ALT + X keys, to the left of your spacebar on your keyboard.) Next, select Internet Options.
  2. Select the 'Security' tab on the new window
  3. Security should be set to 'Medium-High'. Click on 'Custom level'
  4. In the new window, scroll down to the scripting section and select 'Enable'
  5. Click on 'OK', and then click on 'OK' on the Internet options window
  6. Restart your browser

Firefox

  1. Go to the 'Tools' menu and select 'Options'
  2. Select the 'Content' tab
  3. Make sure the 'Enable JavaScript' check box is ticked

Chrome

  1. Click on the spanner icon in the top right of the browser, and select ‘Options’.
  2. A new tab will open. On the left side of the browser, select ‘Under the Hood’.
  3. In the ‘Privacy’ section, select ‘Content Settings’.
  4. In the JavaScript section, select ’Allow all sites to run JavaScript (recommended)’.
  5. Close the tab down. Refresh the page. JavaScript should now be enabled.

Safari

  1. Go to the 'Edit' menu and select 'Preferences'
  2. Select the 'Security' tab
  3. Make sure the 'Enable JavaScript' check box is ticked

I have been teaching overseas, does this count towards my UK Instructor commitments?



Yes, if you have been teaching overseas on ALSG approved courses your instructor activity can be registered with ALSG. Please contact the course organiser at the centre you have been teaching at for information regarding ALSG approval.

I have been recommended for instructor status from an ALSG provider course but have already done a GIC



If you have already done a GIC course you will not need to do this again.  You will be classed as a fast track instructor.  ALSG will contact you regarding your instructor status once the post course returns have been submitted to ALSG and we have processed them. This can be up to 8 weeks post course. If this time frame has lapsed and you haven't heard from us, please complete this form: bit.ly/Fast_Track_Form and you will be contacted with further information within two weeks.


My Instructor page in the ALSG learning site



To access the course Instructor page for the course types you teach on, please click on ' Access my instructor page' in the central column in the Menu link, in the top right of the website.  You will be asked to log in.

(An image is available in the single view.  Click the picture to enlarge) 

I am an active ALSG Instructor and need to take a break from instructing, what should I do?



We understand our instructors need to take breaks from teaching for different reasons.  ALSG will sanction a one year break without notification to us.

We request you keep your VLE profile up to date during this time so that you will continue to receive notifications from us.

If a break from instructing is needed for a longer period of time, please complete the form below and we will get back to you within two weeks: bit.ly/Break_from_teaching 

I was an ALSG course instructor and havent taught for 4 years or more. I do not actively teach on other ALSG or RC(UK) courses.



If you wish to re-accredit as an ALSG instructor you should re-attend the provider course for the course you wish to teach on and be successfully recommended again for instructor training. Then you may start the instructor process again, however, in some cases you may also have to re-attend the GIC course. Please contact ALSG and we will advise on your individual circumstances.


I can't view the instructor e-modules after launching?


If the e-modules content is not displayed, the most likely reason is that you do not have the Flash Player plug-in installed, or you may have an older version of the Flash Player.

If this is the case, a message will be displayed in the browser window instructing you to visit the Flash Player download site to get the latest version

 (http://www.adobe.com/products/Flashplayer/).

We recommend that you always have the latest version of the player installed. Alternatively you may receive a message saying that your Flash player has blocked access to the content.

To change your Flash Player security settings, follow these steps:

 In your browser, go to:

  •        In the Global Security Settings tab, tick the box 'Always Allow'
  •       There is no Confirm or OK button, so just close your browser to save the  settings.
  •       Re-launch the course; the content should now be displayed correctly.

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