Hello, new user here with a few questions regarding the DELTA. I'd be grateful for any help!
I'm wondering how much experience is really needed before applying for a DELTA course in the UK. After reading the Cambridge website and the websites of some of the providers, it seems that the general minimum requirement is 2 years full time teaching. However, I stalked/browsed as many Linkedin pages of people who have done the DELTA in the UK as I could find, and they all had at least 5 years of teaching experience before they did the diploma. So, would 2 years full time teaching really be enough to get onto a DELTA course, or are they actually looking for more experienced teachers? Does anyone have any advice, or are there any successful DELTA applicants with the two year minimum requirement? Could those who have done the DELTA perhaps outline the experience they had before applying? Additionally, the requirements usually specify FT (from what I have seen). Would 4 years part time be considered equivalent? Or are only FT teachers generally considered?
Lastly, if anyone could recommend a good DELTA centre in the UK that would be great. I realise that the courses are all the same, but wanted to hear the experience people have had at certain centres, with certain tutors etc. I've seen Alex's post with an up to date list of DELTA providers but can't seem to find many reviews online. I read an article somewhere too (can't remember where now; if I find it I'll link to it) where one employer said that he looked at where the candidate was trained/ educated, despite the courses being (more or less) the same everywhere. So if there are any centres that are particularly recommended/look good on a CV, please let me know.
Apologies for the long post, and if these questions have been asked before. I did do a search but maybe I wasn't looking hard enough!