3/4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong
Learning Sector (PTLLS)
the PTLLS course
The Level 3/4 Preparing to Teach
in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) award
is for those who want to be recognised as
a teacher, tutor or trainer in the lifelong
The course is offered at either level 3 or
4. Level 3 involves describing, explaining
and some evaluation and referencing. Level
4 is much more theoretical, and involves the
ability to critically analyse, use specific
referencing, and carry out detailed reflection
and evaluation. You do not need to be already
teaching in order to achieve PTLLS.
The course is delivered by either blended
learning or as classroom based . All learners
will be allocated an assessor and given access
to our Virtual learning Environment.
download the course information from here.
The PTLLS course is made up of the following
units which are assessed by short questions
and a micro-teach:
• Roles, responsibilities and relationships
in lifelong learning
• Understanding inclusive learning and
teaching in lifelong learning
• Facilitate learning and development
• Principles of Assessment in Lifelong
To be awarded the PTLLS Award ,you need to
achieve a total of 12 credits. Candidates
should be involved in at least one hour of
micro teaching. Each candidate must deliver
at least one 15 minute micro teaching session
which should be observed and assessed by a
member of the course delivery team. For the
additional 45 minutes, candidates can either
deliver an additional micro teach session
or observe our candidates. If you prefer not
to attend the scheduled micro-teach workshop,
you can either be observed during your normal
work teaching practice. The observed session
has to be a minimum one hour. Microteach sessions are usually held three to four weeks after your induction.
There is a guided learning
requirement of 48 hours. You will also be
expected to complete some independent self
is the course delivered?
Our most popular route of delivery for the
PTLLS course which has attracted learners
from all over the UK and Europe is blended
learning usually taking place during the weekend
or evenings. For this route,you need to attend
an induction workshop lasting about three
hours usually on a saturday. The induction
will also involve teaching about the course
key themes. additional learning will then
be conducted by distance learning using our
E-learning web site.
There will be opportunities for video conferencing
and other multi-media. You will have an allocated
tutor who will also assess your assignments.
You will then be required to attend a micro-teach
session. More information about this is covered
under the course structure above. The micro
teach session normally lasts about three hours
as there will be an opportunity for portfolio
building at the end. Completed portfolios
are then forwarded for final internal moderation
after a few days.
How long is the course?
You are usually expected to complete the course within 6 weeks from enrollment. We however give you an additional 12 weeks if you fail to complete during the normal duration.
You will be expected to attend the micro-teach attached with your booking. The course can also be delivered fast track over a number of days.
What can l
do on completion?
The qualification can be used in its entirety
if you are tutor or trainer. The course also
gives you 6 credits towards CTLLS (associate
teacher status) or DTLLS (full teacher status).
choose Focus Professionals Training?
Focus Professionals Training has been
around for a number of years now. We specialise
in blended learning and pioneered some course
delivery methods. Not only do we provide training
to individuals, we have also trained a number
of staff from colleges, other training providers
(big and small) and even university lecturers.
We have been awarded direct claim status for
this course which means that once your work
has been assessed and the internal moderator
has confirmed you meet the criteria and national
standards ,we will request your certificate
from the awarding body and post your certificate
as soon as it arrives. We are also committed
to meeting the needs of learners and companies
interested in our services and do provide
free career advice.
do l sign up?
To book on this PTLLS course, you will need
to first complete our initial
enquiry form . You can instantly book
on the course. You do not have to wait for
a response from us as the Ptlls does not have
any entry requirements.
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 the learner’s
resources area .Workplace visits are required
for assessment of practice.
Two monthly installments of £155.50
monthly installments of
next workshop dates are as follows:
September Stoke Workshop
(Sydney Works) |
September London Workshop
(Park Royal) |
October Stoke Workshop
October London Workshop
November Stoke Workshop
November London Workshop
December Stoke Workshop