in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
the CTLLS course
This is the new CTLLS course specification
revised by LSIS. The course is now
flexible and takes account of the many teaching
roles in further education which includes
one to one teaching. You can find out more
about the revised course from the following
document released by LSIS to all awarding
bodies, which you can download by clicking
The qualification is designed for those in
the associate teacher role in Further Education
Colleges, Adult and Community Learning Centre
or Work Based Learning Centres.
You can download
the course information from here.
Learners who have already completed the Ptlls
Award will be credited and will be able to
complete the course in a shorter time of about
10 weeks. The course will be delivered by
blended learning, which includes distance
learning and workshops. The course has a guided
learning requirement of 168-313 hours. You
will also need to have access to 30 hours
of teaching practice. This can include recently
completed teaching, which is supported by
evidence such as session plans ,schemes of
works or other official documentation.
Learners are encouraged to undertake an additional
120 hours as part independent study. You will
also need to be observed for at least three
hours. Your evidence can include prior learning,
reflective accounts, work products and witness
testimonies. It is also possible to use tape
recordings, video or other technologies to
You will need to achieve a minimum of 36 credits
to achieve the CTLLS qualification.The units
highlighted in red are the new petals units.
The course is made up of the following units:
Unit 1: Roles, responsibilities
and relationships in lifelong learning
Unit 2: Understanding inclusive learning and
teaching in lifelong learning
Unit 3: Using inclusive learning and teaching
approaches in lifelong learning
Unit 4: Principles of assessment in lifelong
Unit 5: Delivering lifelong learning
Unit 6: Assessing learners in lifelong learning
Unit 7: Planning to meet the needs of learners
Unit 8: Using resources for lifelong learning
Unit 9: Developing, using and organising resources
within the lifelong Sector
It is possible for learners to choose some
alternative units, which are available as
options. This is however subject to the availability
of tutors or mentors with occupational competency
the specialist area reflected by the units.
Some units might also result in extra charges
to cover any additional expenses that could
be incurred to facilitate delivery.
is this CTLLS course delivered or assessed?
This is a CTLLS blended learning course, which
will include distance learning, e-learning
(online) ,observations and face to face workshops.
Assessment will be by a range of methods such
as assignments, professional discussion, question
and answering, observation and work products.
You will be supported by an allocated tutor
who will also be your assessor. You are expected
to also have a subject specialist mentor.
The course delivery will include tutorials,
eL earning and optional workshops. Use of
technology is highly encouraged in learning
and development. Some assessments can be carried
out using Skype, webinars or any web conference.
We have scheduled monthly workshops in London
and Stoke On Trent. You are free to attend
these workshops and also have one to one tutorials.
Fast track is possible for those who are dedicated
to studying at a fast pace ,have resources
and access to learning opportunities.
can l do on completion of this CTLLS qualification?
The CTLLS qualification can be used in its
entirety if you are tutor or trainer as an
associate teacher . You can also go on to
complete the Diploma in teaching in the lifelong
sector (DTLLS) which will lead to Qualified
Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS).
How do l sign up?
You will need to complete our online initial enquiry form so that we can advise you further regarding the course. Normally as long as you have access to 30 teaching hours you should be able to enroll for this course. This can include some recent teaching which is supported by evidence.
is on going throughout the year due to the
method of course delivery. It is possible
for anyone to join the course anytime. After
you have completed the initial enquiry form
,you will need to book on your chosen course
During the booking process, you will be asked
to register your details and choose your preferred
payment method. You can either pay for your
course by depositing money straight into our
bank account, cash when paying in person,
via Paypal and Google payments.
Please note payments
via paypal and Google payments incur a 3.5%
administration fee. Once we receive
confirmation of your payment, you will be
registered . You will then be allocated an
assessor and given access to our learner’s
resources area . The prices below is inclusive
of all assessments including observation at
our premises in Stoke. Observations at our
premises in London will cost an additional
£5 per hour. Candidates who want us
to assess them at their own Workplace will
need to cover all travelling expenses for
the assessor. Video evidence is assessed at
£20 per hour.
4 CTLLS without PTLLS
you are already a holder of Ptlls)
Deposit plus two monthly installments
4 CTLLS with PTLLS
have not completed the Ptlls course
Deposit plus three monthly installments