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Level 3 Award in Education and Training – PTLLS

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) qualification is ideal for anybody who delivers training in the workplace or wishes to teach in the further Education & Skills Sector and forms a foundation for those with little or no previous experience of teaching or training. This award is also required for anybody teaching a range of regulated qualifications and awards provided by awarding organisations.

Previously this qualification was known as a PTLLS Course.

Enrolments are now being invited from international students in addition to those based in the UK.

To enrol on this qualification you should be at least 19 years of age and have a good standard of written and spoken English.

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This award is designed as an introductory qualification to help you into the adult education sector.
Training Qualifications UK Platinum Approved Centre

Awarding Body: Training Qualifications UK (TQUK)
Qualification Number: 601/1831/3

TQUK are an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation. This guarantees that all of their qualifications conform to a high standard.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training - PTLLS


Study Hours

Approximate study period for the Level 3 Award in Education and Training qualification is 120 hours.


This award is assessed in a number of ways:

  1. Assignments
    Learners are expected to write a number of short assignments for each of the sections within the award. The assignments should include theory and relate to real workplace or teaching situations to make relevant points. The assignments will help you to explore and apply the full teaching and learning cycle.
    Your tutor will provide feedback and give the opportunity to resubmit assignments if additional work is required.
  2. Micro teaching
    The final assessment in this course is the delivery of a 15-minute micro teaching session which you will record and upload to your tutor for marking.
    The Micro teaching should demonstrate the content you have studied in the 3 units of the award including:
    • An introduction, aims and outcomes, ice breaker and health and safety
    • Deliver an inclusive lesson using a range of resources and methods.
    • Assess the content and summarize the lesson.
    Learners will be expected to provide a range of written material to support their lesson including; scheme of work, lesson plan, learner evaluation and self-evaluation of their performance.

Course duration

We expect you to complete this course within 12 months and provide access to tutor support and your online portal for this time.  You will be given 24/7 access to our online portal where you can view your course content and upload your assignments.

Course Type

This is an online course. You will have access to our online portfolio with interactive content, online assessment materials and unlimited tutor support via email or telephone.

All inclusive price

Our qualification pricing is simple – there are no hidden extras or charges. The fee includes your portal, tutor support, assessment / re-assessment and certification.

Course Content

Unit No: 1

Understanding the Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training

This introductory unit helps you to understand the introduction of teaching including health and safety, equal opportunities and the other professionals you may have to work with.

Unit No: 2

Understanding and using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in education and training.

This unit helps you to understand how people learn, the ways in which people communicate and how to use a range of different teaching methods and resources to help you meet your learners’ individual needs.

Unit No: 3

Understanding the principles and practices of assessment.

This unit identifies what assessment is and how to deliver excellent assessment practice. The unit is ideal for anybody with an interest in assessing workplace achievement or those delivering regulated qualifications and awards.


Level 3 Education and Training

Common questions asked by people thinking about enrolling on the level 3 award in eduction and training.

Can I contact a real tutor if required?

We give you a named tutor and a mobile contact number for that tutor in addition to an email address where they can be reached. We believe that if you have a question you should have a point of contact throughout your course.

Can I pay for this course monthly?

We like our courses to be accessible to all. For this award you can pay through our monthly subscription plans.

Does the course fee include everything I need?
We believe in being upfront – the fee you pay will include everything you need and there are no additional hidden costs such as assessment or certification  fees.
How do I access my course materials?

Our online course system is available 24/7 and you can log in from any device that has an internet connection. This includes desktop computers, laptops, tablet computers and even Smart phones!

How is the course assessed / examined?

This award is a regulated qualification and you will therefore have to provide evidence of your competency.  The assessment is divided into two parts as follows:

  • Written assignments (150-200 words).  These will be based around the course content and help you demonstrate your understanding.
  • Design and deliver a teaching session lasting 15 minutes.  Your video can be taken using a camera such as those on Smart telephones or tablet computers and uploaded for marking.
How long does it take to complete?

This award will normally take you about 120 hours to fully complete depending on your level of existing knowledge and the amount of research you complete. These hours can be condensed into weeks or spread over months to suit your lifestyle and other commitments.

Your online portfolio will deactivate after 12 months if you haven’t completed the award.

Is this a regulated qualification and who is your awarding body?

We work closely with our awarding organisation to provide the best possible qualifications. Our awarding organisation is Training Qualifications UK and their registration can be viewed on the OFQUAL website: https://register.ofqual.gov.uk/

What is the course structure?

To pass the award you will need to gain 12 credits from the completion of three units, which we offer in the following structure:
Unit 1:
Understand the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training.
​Unit 2:
Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training.​
​Unit 3:
Principles and practices of assessment.


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