LTCL Teaching (Speech and Drama)
Trinity Guildhall Diplomas Studies (2012-13)

About LTCL Diploma

  • Speech and Drama has become important in the formal curriculum at schools as either an independent subject or a teaching strategy.
  • Pursuing an LTCL Diploma enables the candidate to plan and implement a Speech and Drama curriculum to a group of learners.

Qualification of an LTCL Diploma

  • The qualification of an LTCL Diploma is comparable to those of other qualifications available at Level 6 in the National Qualifications Framework, or a degree level of study.
  • It is recognized globally across 50 English speaking countries including England, Wales and North Ireland.

Aims of program

  • Prepare the candidate for pursuing an LTCL Diploma.
  • Enable the candidate to plan and implement a Speech and Drama curriculum for a group of learners.
  • Add value to tutors at studios and teachers at schools.

Learning outcomes
For successful completion of this qualification candidates will be able to:

  • engage effectively in a range of teaching environments
  • execute work effectively with a high degree of professionalism, taking full responsibility for the teaching environment
  • integrate complex material into the learning process
  • demonstrate a high level of creativity and originality in developing and presenting media, materials and concepts
  • reflect critically upon their own practice and that of others
  • demonstrate command of subject knowledge and commensurate confidence in developing the skills and knowledge of the learners, providing inspiration and motivation
  • teach skills, understanding and knowledge based on familiarity with current and historical literature in the relevant subject.

Program Structure
The program comprises 3 units of the LTCL requirement, all of which must be passed for successful completion of the diploma.
Unit 1  Principles of Teaching
A written paper of 2 and a half hours on theories of teaching and specific knowledge on drama. The candidate should demonstrate:

  • a high level of knowledge and understanding of performance and communication skills and of the role in education of speech and drama
  • ability to plan and select appropriate methodologies to deliver a course of study with projected outcomes

knowledge of suitable teaching literature and understanding of legislation that impacts on the work of a teacher such as that concerning Health and Safety and child protection
Unit 2 Teaching experience
Case studies and Scheme of works.

  • Submit THREE case studies on three groups of students at different stages of learning.
  • A scheme of work relevant to Grade 4–5 in Speech and Drama, Musical Theatre, Performance Arts or Communication Skills as offered by any board recognised by QCA in the UK. The material should cover at least one term’s study.

Create one example of an original teaching resource with a statement relating to its purpose and appropriate teaching techniques for its use, and two examples of original teaching materials.
Unit 3 Practical applications
Lesson Demonstration and viva voce.

  • A 40 minutes lesson demonstration before an external examiner with a class of 10 or more students.
  • The lesson must be supported by a lesson plan, with clear statements of desired learning outcomes, and must demonstrate all the values embedded in this qualification.
  • A 20 minutes viva voce.

Candidates will be required to evaluate and discuss their teaching and discuss how their thinking and practice have developed over the study period.
Program Details
Prerequisite:      Age 19 or above. A holder of ATCL in teaching Speech and Drama.
Lessons:           A total of 30 lessons (12 lessons for Unit 2)
Date:                  Wednesday, from Sep, 2012 to April, 2013

1. Sep 12, 2012            
2. Sep 26, 2012            
3. Oct 10, 2012             
4. Oct 24, 2012             
5. Nov 07, 2012            
6. Nov 21, 2012            
7. Dec 05, 2012            
8. Dec 19, 2012            
9. Jan 09, 2013             
10. Jan 23, 2013
11. Feb 20, 2013
12. Feb 27, 2013
13. Mar 06, 2013
14. Mar 13, 2013
15. Mar 20, 2013
16. Mar 27, 2013
17. Apr 17, 2013
18. Apr 24,2013
Time: 7:30-9:00pm (90 min)

Venue: Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, Yue Tin Court, Shatin

Director: Dr. Tsin Tak Shun (PhD. LTCL. ATCL)

Tuition Fee:  $39,000 (The fee includes tuition and course materials, but NOT examination fees)
                       A 5% early bird discount is offered for applying on or before July 31, 2012

Application: Fill out the application form and mail it with a cheque
                      Payable to “Hong Kong Teachers Drama Association Ltd”

Mailing Address: Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, Yue Tin Court, Shatin, NT.
                               Attn: Miss Wong Lai Ping

Deadline: Aug 31, 2012 (Early bird deadline is July 31, 2011)

Enquiry: Feel free to contact us at 6859 4607

Briefing Session
In order to let teachers know more about Trinity Guildhall ATCL Diplomas Studies, the Association
is organizing a briefing session for the program. Details of the briefing session are as below:
Date : July 14, 2012 (Sat)

Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Venue: Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, Yue Tin Court, Shatin, NT

Speaker: Dr Tsin Tak Shun (PhD, LTCL, ATCL)

Application: Download the Briefing Session Form, fill out the【Reply Slip】and fax / email to us
Do fill out the 【Reply Slip】below and fax / email to us if you want to join the briefing session.

Briefing Session
Application Form