Tutor Certificate Piping
Designed to provide a universally recognised basic teaching qualification. The candidate will be expected to display a thorough knowledge of the fundamental aspects of Piping technique, and to communicate effectively in both individual and group lessons.
1. Candidates must hold the PDQB Level 4 Certificate in Piping or National Progression Award Scottish Bagpipes: SCQF Level 6 for playing ability.
2. Candidates must have the ability to:
a. Teach classes and individuals,
b. Recognise basic faults and to correct them,
c. Explain movements clearly and concisely and correct mistakes quickly,
d. Instil proper methods of practice in pupils, and
e. Maintain a pupil’s interest throughout a lesson.
3. Assessment of Teaching Skills
The following assessment criteria should be met within 12 months.
Candidates will be assessed by a nominated Assessor on the delivery of four lessons.
The lessons should be as follows:
a. Workshop topic to be agreed with the Assessor
b. Individual lesson
c. Group lesson
d. Piobaireachd lesson
For each lesson candidates must prepare a lesson plan, which will also be assessed.
Candidates must maintain a diary to record 20 hours of teaching lessons and demonstrate delivery of teaching to varying ability levels.