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



Course Duration:

e-learning + preparation towards the assessed assignments (approx 18 hours)




The PTLLS award meets the minimum standard for all those entering a teaching or training role in the lifelong learning sector.  Successfully completing this award will equip candidates with the knowledge and skills required to develop and deliver training programmes in post-16 and adult education

This course is delivered by e-learning with specific assignment preparation tasks included


A course that focuses on the roles, responsibilities and boundaries in relation to teaching, including legislation, inclusivity, assessment methods and record keeping 


    • Understand your own role, responsibilities and boundaries of role in relation to teaching

    • Understand appropriate teaching and learning approaches within a specialist area

    • Demonstrate your session planning skills – plan, deliver, observe and evaluate a micro-teaching session

    • Understand how to deliver inclusive sessions that motivate learners

    • Understand the use of different assessment methods

    • Understand and analyse the need for accurate record keeping and procedures that can be adopted – including internal and external assessment information 


How is it assessed?

This part of the course focuses on assignments 2 and 3.  Assignment 1 is covered in the 3 day TSP course.  To gain the PTLLS qualification you must pass all three assignments:

Assignment 1
Microteach (see TSP)

Assignment 2
A written submission on the role and responsibilities of teachers

Assignment 3
A reflective review and extended session plan

The full syllabus is available from this link

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Member Organisations:  £135
Non-Member Organisations:  £155

(All prices subject to VAT.  Discounts for multiple bookings may apply)

Previous Skills / Knowledge required:

You must hold the Award in Training Skills & Practice (TSP) or Professional Trainers Certificate (PTC) prior to attending this course.


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