Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)
Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) (QCF)
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, learners will need to attend a training course for a minimum of 48 guided learning hours and successfully complete assessments for the units. To attend, learners 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 various training venues/centres across London and throughout the United Kingdom, and has been designed to be completed in 3-4 days.
- 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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