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

Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning SectorDescription
The Level 3 qualification is ideal those entering the teaching industry, as well as anyone currently teaching or wishing to teach their subject specialism. 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).

Duration
The minimum contact hours for this course are 48, ideally delivered over 5 days. Please be advised that there will also be some pre-course work and also work to be completed out of the classroom during the course.

Syllabus
Subjects taught include:

  • Roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning
  • Understanding inclusive learning and teaching in lifelong learning
  • Using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in lifelong learning
  • Principles of assessment in lifelong learning

Entry requirements
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.

Assessment/Certification
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. Learners will be assessed at Level 3 throughout the programme.



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