This is the brand new qualification that replaced the PTLLS course from 1 September 2014! This qualification is aimed at learners who are new to teaching or those that do not have a teaching qualification and it comprises of three units:
This 4 Day, part-time level 4 course based in Enfield, North London is intended for those who are interested in taking an associate teaching role or intending to practise as a tutor, instructor and/or trainer of young people and adults. This threshold qualification will provide the basic minimum standard to enable you to teach students aged 16-19 and adults in a range of settings such as further education colleges, adult and community providers and work-based learning contexts, voluntary, community, public and private organisations. Achievement of this qualification confers threshold status to teach in the Lifelong Learning and Skills Sector.
Level 3 Award in Teaching and Education
How will I be assessed?
Assessment tasks include the preparation and planning of a 15 minute micro-teaching session. Written tasks will include writing reports and summaries.
What standards do I need in order to join the course?
You will also need:
What equipment will I need?
In order to present your work to a professional standard, and to do on-line research, you will need access to a computer with internet access. Other materials will include those relevant to your subject specialism. We recommend the book 'Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector' by Ann Gravells.
For students new to academic writing we recommend Stella Cottrell’s ‘The Study Skills Handbook’ as a reference book.
Where can I go from here?
If you wish to take on a full teaching role and achieve Qualified Teaching Learning and Skills status (QTLS), you could, instead progress onto the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS). Alternatively, you may wish to study to become a qualified assessor at the Adult Learning Academy.
You will be expected to register with the Institute for Learning.