Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET), formerly known as Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector (PTLLS)
Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introductory award that covers the basics of teaching in the lifelong learning sector. Because it provides a solid foundation on general teaching principles, it’s a really useful course if you’re thinking about developing your teaching skills to the next level. This is an essential requirement to give classroom training in schools and colleges. It is also the first step to becoming a recognised professional teacher and essential if you want to deliver funded training. Therefore, if you are interested in doing other types of training for higher rates of pay then this is the course you need to start with. This training will also help you better understand how our industry is likely to be modernised over the next few years and put you in a good position to exploit the opportunities that will undoubtedly arise.
The Level 3 Award in Education and Training award is for those who are or who want to be a teacher, tutor or trainer and need to be able to plan, prepare and implement learning for a specialist area. Level 3 Award in Education and Training is the initial award, which has been developed to provide a threshold licence to teach in the lifelong learning sector in England. Level 3 Award in Education and Training is also the first step to a full teacher qualification. The course is also for trained tutors or teachers who want to update their underpinning knowledge and teaching or training skills.
Who Needs Level 3 Award in Education and Training (PTLLS)?
The Level 3 Award in Education and Training course is aimed at those who work, or want to work, as teachers, trainers and/or tutors in the Lifelong Learning Sector, and/or Adult or Community education, or as trainers of staff in retail, industry, public and voluntary sectors or the Army, or as support staff in education environments. Anyone who is employed either wholly or partly as a teacher, trainer or tutor now needs to hold an appropriate qualification. (LLUK Standards)
This includes those who work as teachers, tutors or coaches in adult or community education, in public and voluntary sectors, as support staff in education and as trainers in retail and industry. It also includes those who work on a one-to-one basis.
The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is a qualification for people who:-
- Wish to work as a Trainer or Teacher
- Are seeking career progression within their area of work
- Want to teach people working towards recognised qualifications including NVQs
- Are seeking to work towards ATLS/QTLS/Certificate or Diploma in Education and Training
- Teach on a one-to-one or group basis
- Teach either private or non publicly funded courses
- Intend to be trainers in industry, commerce or the post-16 sector
The course will give you a deeper understanding of teaching principles and bring your teaching skills up to current standards. The changes proposed by the DSA include modules on equality and diversity and inclusive learning, which are key principles in the Level 3 Award in Education and Training course.
You are able to study at your own pace and will have full tutorial support via email, telephone and our learning portal. Below is a video extract from the PTLLS course: