Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)
Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) (QCF) – Online (Distance Learning)
Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) provides support for Further Education (FE) teachers and trainers and opportunities to develop existing good practice. Candidates will achieve a basic minimum standard for entering the Lifelong Learning Sector of the teaching profession.
In September 2007, standards came into effect for all new teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector who teach on government-funded programmes in England. This includes all post-16 education, including further education, adult and community learning, work-based learning and offender education. Gravells (2012).
The PTLLS qualification is ideal for new entrants into the teaching industry. It is also ideal for anyone currently teaching or who wishes to teach their specialised subject 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 the Learning Skills Council (LSC) requirements.
The award can be taken at either Level 3 or Level 4. Learners can progress onto the: Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) and/or Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS).
So, to gain the award, learner need to undertake Online Course (Distance Learning) and will have up to 12 weeks to complete assignments/portfolio at own pace with tutor support and guidance, attend a one-day live session to deliver a micro-teach PowerPoint presentation in his/her specialist field (to be observed and assessed by peers and tutor) at one of our closest training centres and successfully complete assessments for the units. Should the assignments/portfolio (including micro-teaching) be completed within twelve weeks, learner can submit his/her portfolio for assessment.
As resources (e.g., computer, projector, flipchart/wipe board and maker pens) will be provided for the micro-teach, learner will be required to only come with storage unit containing PP presentation, copies of completed Session Plan and Scheme of Work, handouts and any prop needed to aid and enhance presentation.
Required materials for the course will be remitted upon booking and payment for the course.
To undertake this course, a learner must be 19 and over.
The Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) (QCF) is delivered every 2 weeks at training centres/venues throughout the United Kingdom.
• Learners must complete a practical assessment consisting a 30-minute micro-teach session which will be delivered as part of the programme, after which both tutor and peer feedback will be given
• Learners must complete (over set deadline after class) and submit a portfolio of evidence that will meet the learning outcome for the units that have been given.
Condition of Entry
Learners are expected to meet the required standards of Functional Skills (English, Mathematics and ICT) needed to undertake this course and are expected to be qualified and/or experienced in the subject they might want to teach.
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