Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Part Time

  • Advanced
2 September 2019TBCAnne Marie Richards

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course is also referred to as PTLLS.

This is the new course which should be taken by anyone coming into the FE sector in any kind of teaching role. It is also the course which qualifies people to progress further towards QTLS. You need to be able to write fluently in essay form, so Literacy at level 2 is expected; and you should have access to a computer so that you can word-process the final assignment. You’ll email an electronic copy (in a format which can be read using and hand in a paper copy.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

This award is aimed at candidates who may:

  • Want an introduction to delivering training/teaching
  • Be working towards the qualifications needed to obtain QTLS or ATLS
  • Be seeking career progression within the profession
  • Not be in a teaching role but are interested
  • Are training personnel in commerce, industry, education, the public sector or HM Forces
  • Are part-time or full-time teachers in further and adult education
  • Are teachers/trainers in the voluntary sector.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • To link the theory and practice of teaching and training
  • To reflect on previous/current levels of experience, practice and skills, and potential for development
  • The principles of learning, teaching and assessment and evaluation
  • To be more aware of their professional role, the essential value systems which underpin it and the legal requirements for carrying out that role.

HOW WILL I LEARN?

In the 12 weekly classes, you will cover 3 Units over:

Unit 301: Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in Education and training

Unit 305: Understanding assessment in Education and Training.

Unit 302: Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training.

There will be an assignment at the end of each Unit.

The assignment will be word-processed, and you will need to submit an electronic and a paper copy.

WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO?

Progression on to the Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Level 4), if there is sufficient interest. Alternatively, to gain the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Level 5), candidates will apply to join the Certificate in Education course in the following September. This is a two-year course and requires trainees to be in a teaching post.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Candidates will need to identify the occupational/teaching/training area they wish to deliver at the start of the course. Candidates need to record an initial assessment of their needs, to ensure that they have the appropriate level of experience to begin their course of study. This will normally take place at interview or at the beginning of the course.

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