L3 Education Training (PTTLS)

This Award replaced the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)


This Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) qualification provides an introduction to teaching and training in a variety of contexts. It offers trainee teachers and individuals currently training and assessing, the knowledge and understanding required for teaching.



It is appropriate for learners aged 19+ who are:

  • not currently teaching or training; the qualification has one element of micro-teaching built into the course
  • currently teaching and training
  • currently working as Assessors that wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching


Qualification Details

  • 120 hours TQT (Total Qualification Time)
  • 48 GLH (Guided Learning Hours) *this course is delivered over FIVE days*
  • 12 credits comprised of: 3 from Group A, 6 from Group B, 3 from Group C
  • 1 hour of micro-teaching for learning and development units (15 min observed and assessed, 45 min delivering or observing)
  • Portfolios are internally verified at our centre

Download the full TQUK Qualification Specification here


Unit Details

  • (A) Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training **. 3 credits, 12 GLH
  • (B) Understanding and Using Includive Teaching and Learning Approaches in Education and Training. 6 credits, 24 GLH
  • (C) Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment***. 3 credits, 24 GLH

** Learners may be required to submit an assignment addressing these outcomes prior to course commencement

*** This unit is accepted as an Assessor qualification by some organisations, e.g. the HSE (First Aid Assessor) (page 4)


Recommended Reading

You may find it beneficial to purchase the following book prior to the course (and to support your assignment research):

Practical Teaching: a Guide to Teaching in the Education and Training Sector. Linda Wilson. ISBN: 978 1 40807 602 6 (Amazon link)


Course Costs

  • £350 per person (open courses)
  • £1950 per group (group booking, multiples of 6)


Individual 2018 Course Delivery Dates 

(Reverse order - please read through to find your preferred date)

  • September 2018: Mon 3, Tue 4 and Mon 10, Tue 11, Wed 12
  • June 2018: Mon 18, Tue 19 and Mon 25, Tue 26, Wed 27
  • January 2018: Mon 22, Tue 23 and Mon 29, Tue 30, Wed 31



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