Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)
Course information for Employers
- What is PTLLS?
- PTLLS is a Level 3 vocational qualification that covers how to plan, prepare and implement learning.
- Who is it for?
- Anyone working in Further Education, Adult & Community Learning or Work Based Learning
who teaches, trains or assesses learners.
- Why do we need it?
- It is now a legal requirement that those who deliver lifelong learning have an
accredited qualification. redrook provides the qualification you need.
This brings the lifelong learning sector into line with the compulsory education sector.
Government regulations changed in September 2007 and anyone joining the workforce since that date has to become
either an Associate Teacher Learning and Skills (ATLS) or a Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS).
The PTLLS award is the entry level qualification which confers a threshold licence to teach.
- How much time does it take?
- The course is delivered in 12 taught hours over 8 weeks, with start dates to suit learners.
The teaching is via 'blended learning' - a mixture of face-to-face, online, email and telephone contact.
Learners only have to attend three taught group sessions (2 half days and one full day at convenient venues
in East Anglia). They complete the rest of the course flexibly at times to suit them, with a range
of resources and email and telephone support from their personal redrook tutor.
- What qualifications should my staff have to start?
- None, but they must have a qualification or experience in their subject area.
- What does the course cover?
- Teaching and learning approaches
- Lesson planning
- Practical tips to improve teaching
- How to deal with potential problems
- Help with resources
- Assessment techniques
- How to progress to Associate Teacher Learning and Skills (ATLS) and
Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS).
- How are learners assessed?
- Learners will complete a number of short, manageable assignments including being
observed teaching/training. redrook tutors are friendly and approachable and give learners all the
support they need to achieve.
- Is it an accredited course?
- Yes, the awarding body is EDI - one of the largest awarders of accredited vocational
qualifications in the UK, which has been involved in providing qualifications for employment for over 100 years.
- How much does it cost?
- £500 per learner (VAT not applicable).
This covers all costs including registration, teaching, assessment and certification.
Discounts are available where there are 10 or more learners from one organisation
or where employers are able to offer suitable premises for the taught sessions.
- How do we apply?
- Phone us on 01449 737733 to discuss your requirements. A redrook tutor will complete the application with you.