Archive for January, 2010

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Portfolio PTLLS

Friday, January 15th, 2010

During the PTLLS course you will complete a course portfolio which will consist of your assignments, learning journals, materials for micro-teaching lessons, micro-teaching evaluation forms, self-assessment and peer assessment forms as well as any notes that you may wish to take throughout the course.

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Can a personal licence be suspended or revoked ?

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

A personal licence can be suspended for up to six months or it can be revoked.

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Botulism

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Botulism is a fairly rare type of food poisoning in the UK mainly because of our strict hygiene controls concerning tinned or canned goods. Botulism causes paralysis rather than the more common types that give the sufferer vomiting and or diarrhoea. Botulism is caused by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. It is from Clostridium Botulinum that Botox is manufactured.

Listeria and food poisoning

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Listeria monocytogenes is especially harmful for pregnant women and the over sixties. It is found in soft cheeses, especially those made with unpasteurized milk, patés both vegetable and meat and butter. Listeria usually produces flu like symptoms in the sufferer.  Listeria can multiply at fairly low temperatures and so can colonize foods that are stored in the fridge for longer than others.