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Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)

PTLLS is a one unit award comprising of five sections. This qualification satisfies the government requirement for all teachers, tutors and trainers to hold an initial teaching award. It is suitable for those who want to be a teacher, tutor or trainer, or those who need an initial award for their current role as a teacher or trainer in an FE College, Adult and Community Learning or with a Work Based Learning Provider.

By the end of the programme, learners will be able to understand the teacher's role and responsibilities, have knowledge of different teaching and learning approaches, plan and deliver sessions which motivate learners, use a variety of assessments and keep appropriate records.

On completion of the one mandatory unit, learners will have demonstrated that they are able to:

Further information about this course:

Candidates are required to undertake a minimum of 30 minutes micro-teaching (delivery of a teaching session to peers in a learning setting) or teaching practice. This time falls into candidates’ non-contact hours within the programme.

The observation requirement is a minimum 30 minutes micro-teach / teaching practice delivery which must be observed by the tutor/observer, who must give feedback and complete an observation report using required documentation.

For micro-teaching observation, feedback must be given by the candidate’s peer group. There must be a minimum of three peer evaluations per candidate per micro-teaching session.

Candidates will be encouraged to compile a teaching practice portfolio during their course study. The portfolio should be a concise log of micro-teaching / teaching practice undertaken and will consist of 30 minutes micro-teaching / teaching practice and evidence relating to their learners/peers, session planning, delivery and evaluation. It will include observations of their teaching by the course team and their peers. The teaching practice portfolio is not a mandatory requirement of the PTLLS Award, but is deemed good practice.

Candidates will also be encouraged to write a reflective learning journal from the commencement of the programme. Candidates must complete a journal entry after each assessment task (eg task1, task 2, task 3, etc) completed for the theory and practical assessments and/or each session attended throughout the PTLLS programme. 

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but candidates must be considering a subject for delivery and be aiming to achieve / or have achieved a qualification and experience for their subject/skill at the appropriate level.
Full tutor support.

Course delivery: 30 hours (this can be delivered over a period of 10 weeks of 3 hours, or over a 5 day period of 6 hours per day. This course can also be offered as Distance Learning, however the micro-teaching must still be observed. Please contact us for more details).

For more information regarding our Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) course please feel free to contact us on 0191 518 4859, or email
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