Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector PTLLS

In Newport

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Newport (Isle of Wight)
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College, Medina Way,, PO30 5TA


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Course programme

This is the new course which should be taken by anyone coming into the FE sector in any kind of teaching role. It is also the course which qualifies people to progress further towards QTLS. There are no formal examination requirements, but you do need to be able to write fluently in essay form, and you should have access to a computer so that you can word-process the final assignment. You'll email an electronic copy and hand in a paper copy.

This award is aimed at candidates who may:

- Want an introduction to delivering training/teaching

- Be working towards the qualifications needed to obtain QTLS or ATLS

- Be seeking career progression within the industry

- Not be in a teaching role but are interested

- Are training personnel in commerce, industry, the public sector or HM Forces

- Are part-time teachers in further and adult education, providing they are qualified in the subject they intend to teach by virtue of holding an appropriate professional qualification or employed in a teaching/training role. The decision as to what constitutes an appropriate qualification is at the discretion of the centre

- Are teachers/trainers in the voluntary sector.

- To link the theory and practice of teaching and training

- To reflect on previous/current levels of experience, practice and skills, and potential for development

- The principles of learning, teaching and assessment and evaluation

- To be more aware of their professional role, the essential value systems which underpin it and the legal requirements for carrying out that role.

Candidates will need basic literacy skills, i.e. the ability to read and interpret written tasks and to write answers in a legible and understandable form. Candidates will also need to be able to organise written information clearly and coherently.

In the weekly classes, you will cover 5 sections:

Key area 1: Your role, responsibilities and boundaries

Key area 2: Teaching and learning approaches

Key area 3: Session planning

Key area 4: Inclusive learning/ motivating learning

Key area 5: Assessment methods and record-keeping

To gain the Award, candidates must complete a portfolio which addresses all five key areas and which is based around planning, delivering and evaluating a microteach. Candidates will work on this throughout the course and will submit it either at the end of the course or very shortly afterwards (final date to be agreed once the course has started). The final length will typically be around 3000 words. The assignment will be word-processed, and you will need to submit an electronic and a paper copy. It will also include an individual learning plan (ILP). The template for this will be provided.

Progression on to the Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Level 4), if there is sufficient interest. Alternatively, to gain the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Level 5), candidates will apply to join the Certificate in Education course in the following September. This is a two-year course and requires trainees to be in a teaching post.


Candidates will need to identify the occupational/teaching/training area they wish to deliver before starting the course. Candidates need to record an initial assessment of their needs, to ensure that they have the appropriate level of experience to begin their course of study. This will normally take place at interview or at the beginning of the course.

Type of Study :: Course Duration :: Course reference number :: Start Date :: Tutorial Fees :: Material Fees :: Exam Fees
part time ED001 April 2010 100 10 40

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector PTLLS

Price on request