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Level 3 Award in Education and Training (Formerly PTLLS)


If you are new to the lifelong learning sector and do not have any prior teaching experience or qualifications, this award will take your career forward.  The course covers roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning, understanding inclusive learning and teaching in lifelong learning, using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in lifelong learning and the principles of assessment in lifelong learning.

This introductory qualification will prepare you to teach or train adults in the community, FE or voluntary sectors. It replaces the City and Guilds 6302 in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS).

It is equally suitable as an introduction to trainers in industry, commerce of HM forces. You do not need to be teaching or training as assessments are by observations and assignments.

This course is for those with subject knowledge in a particular field but with little or no experience of teaching or training.

For more information about this course, visit the City & Guilds website.

What do I need?

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introduction to teaching. You are required to have evidence of Level 3 vocational skills for the area in which you will train/teach if you are to progress into teaching in the further education and skills sector. You should have good written and spoken English and IT literate (Level 2).

For candidates wishing to progress to teach vocational subjects, you should have at least 3 years’ industry experience.

How is the course taught?

A wide range of teaching methods are used to meet your learning requirements, including lectures, group activities, workshops, tutorials and sessions in assignment writing.

How will I be assessed?

The qualification will be assessed by a combination of assignments and observation of teaching or training. The teaching will be a simulation of teaching (micro-teaching) to your peers on the course.
Where will it be held and what are the times and dates?
The dates would  be:

  • 24th February
  • 3rd March
  • 10th March
  • 17th March
  • 24th March
  • 14th April
  • 21st April
  • 28th April
  • 5th May
  • 12th May

10 sessions at 4 hours each, 9.30am-1.30pm term time only.

The whole program will be held at Little Gate Farm, Horseshoe lane Beckley, East Sussex TN31 6RZ

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Who will run the course?

The course will be run by Sara Heeson an experienced tutor from the Fellowship of St. Nicholas, St. Leonards.

Sara is an inspiring tutor, who will ensure you get the most out of the course and have fun whilst learning.

Originally from Oz, Sara has been teaching at the Fellowship of St. Nicholas for many years, Sara’s friendly warm nature, and creative teaching style, will develop and nurture the teacher in you, and get you ready for the next steps in you career in adult education.

How can I find out more?

Sara will be hosting an information morning at the farm on Tuesday the 3rd February from 10-11.30am, come along for an informal chat with Sara.