Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)
PTLLS Level 3

The course is ideal for people new to the teaching industry or for anyone looking to teach their specialism to others. If you are a trainer involved in providing funded Work Based Learning (WBL), you may also be required to obtain PTLLS in order to satisfy funding requirements.

The qualification is registered on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF), and has a credit value of 12. Those learners successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress onto the Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) or the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS).

Who is this course for?

The purpose of this scheme is to provide an introduction to those who wish to train or teach. It is a qualification that will equip a wide range of trainers, facilitators and teachers to support learners. The 7303 course is a stepping stone award and introduces candidates to delivering training. It is ideal for trainers in commerce, industry, public sector and HM Forces. The level 3 and 4 awards is preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector which is appropriate and necessary for all new entrants wishing to achieve a recognized teaching qualification.

What are the entry requirements for this qualification?

There are no entry requirements for the PTLLS award. However, learners should be qualified and/or experienced in the subject that they wish to teach.

How is it achieved?

Learners must produce a portfolio of evidence that will meet the learning outcomes for the units that the learner selects to achieve. They must also complete a practical assessment which consists of a 15 minute micro-teach session delivered as part of the programme, where both tutor and peer feedback will be given.

Aims and Objectives of the Qualification

The qualification aims to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding required for teaching in the lifelong learning sector.

The course objectives are to help learners to:
  • • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the teacher.
  • • Understand appropriate teaching and learning approaches within a specialized area.
  • • Plan, deliver and evaluate micro teach sessions
  • • Understand the use of different assessment methods and the need for record keeping.
  Course Overview

This course is run over a period of 5 days consisting of 30 hours class contact. A further 30 hours of student self-study is also required, these non-contact hours are necessary for research and completion of assignments.