It is important to know what is involved before signing up to any course. Failure to do so could mean that you feel uncomfortable on the course, are unable to complete the assessments, and may even lose money which could have been used elsewhere.

Use the information and the checklist below to make sure that the PTLLS qualification is right for you.

What Will I Need?

Before signing up to a course it is important to make sure you meet the pre-entry requirements and that you have everything you need. Do you have the following?

  • Basic essay writing skills (equivalent to GCSE / O Level pass in English)
  • Three days of spare time to attend the course
  • Interest in becoming a trainer / teacher in post 16 sector

Remember - The course is designed to equip you with the skills to become a trainer. Your teacher can build your confidence, but some basic interest in talking in front of people must be present.

Course Length

Learners have three classroom days of attendance during the course. Units A, B & C and taught, discussed and studied during the first two days of attendance.

On day three candidates bring all of their newfound knowledge together by delivering a 15 minute micro teach lesson. As a group each learner delivers their lesson, provides feedback and offers support to each other. This completes the practical assessment of the course.

Check out Kash in the video below to get an idea of what a micro teach lesson is like:

Essays to Complete

The theoretical assessment requires each learner to complete three essays post course with support from a submissions team:

Unit A - Understanding the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (roughly 1500 words)

Unit B - Understanding and using inclusive teaching practices (roughly 1500 words)

Unit C - Understanding assessments within education and training (roughly 1500 words)

The Result

Learners achieve the qualification by completing the practical micro teach session and submitting the three written essays. The new updated qualification is called the Level 3 Award in Education & Training (Formerly PTLLS). Check out an example certificate below:


So Is It For Me?

Use the below checklist to make sure this is definitely the course for you before signing up !

  1. I have basic essay writing skillsĀ 
  2. I would like to become a trainer / teacher in the post 16 sector
  3. I would like to learn / develop my skills in talking in front of people

Helpful hint - Foreign nationals do not need a GCSE / O level in English, but the equivalent in their home country