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Education & Training City & Guilds Level 3 Award (formerly PTLLS) (short course)

  • L3

This City and Guilds Level 3 course is for those who wish to teach adults in further education colleges, adult education centres or the workplace. It is an introductory course so no previous teaching experience or access to teaching is needed. Studied at Level 3, this is a good starting point if you are looking to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Applicants do not need to be in a teaching role to do this course.

This introductory, knowledge-based teaching qualification has no minimum teaching practice requirement, meaning it can be undertaken by individuals who are not in a teaching role. This is an intensive course and you need to be prepared for the workload and be able to commit yourself to 100% attendance. During the second week of the course, you will deliver a fifteen-minute microteach to your peers, observe and give feedback on others’ microteaching.

Entry requirements

This qualification is suitable for individuals who:

  • are not in a teaching role, or who have just started a teaching role
  • want a short qualification
  • have the potential to study at this level, which has the same level of demand as that of study for A-levels
  • want a qualification without a minimum teaching practice requirement
  • may have already achieved some Learning and Development units that can be carried forward into this teaching qualification.

Applicants need to be suitably qualified up to Level 3 and/or experienced to teach in a chosen subject and have adequate literacy, numeracy and ICT skills to cope with three written assignments at Level 3.

Course content

After gaining the Level 3 Award in Education and Training qualification, you will be able to:

  • Understand the how to use different teaching techniques
  • Plan interesting and effective lessons
  • Know how to teach confidently and effectively
  • Be able to assess how well your candidates are learning

This is your passport to teaching and training. Once you have gained the Level 3 Award in Education and Training you can get started teaching real classes, organising training events and put your new teaching skills into action.

This intensive course runs over a two week period. There are three full days of delivery to begin with where the main theoretical content will be delivered. Learners will then be required to attend a tutorial to discuss the assignments and microteaching element. Finally all members of the group will both deliver and observe each other’s Microteaching session. This aspect includes feedback to the deliverer and a reflective journal. All assessments will be completed and submitted by the end of the two week period.

Assessment methods

You will study:

  • 301: Roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • 302: Inclusive teaching and learning approaches and Micro teach session
  • 305: Assessment in education and training

Each of these assignments has a 1,500 word count. You need to submit 301 and 305 by the end of the first week and 302 by the end of the second week.

Further study and career options

This is an introductory course that will improve your confidence and practice if you are already teaching or wish to go into teaching. In order to become a qualified lecturer or trainer a further course of study would be needed, such as the Certificate in Education or PGCE (CertEd/PGCE).

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is a nationally recognised qualification for teaching in post-16 education (i.e. adult education). It gives teachers, or those wishing to teach in the adult, post compulsory sector, a recognised, good quality award that will enable them to show they have the required skills to deliver training and carry out assessment during that training. They can then progress to a Level 4 qualification or a Level 5 qualification as they gain experience and expertise - finishing with a full QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) qualification if they so wish. It has been developed in conjunction with City & Guilds and Ofqual and is the latest and most up to date qualification in the education and training field.

Additional information

BBA131 Course dates & times:

Week 1:

  • Friday 21st August 2020, 9.30 - 4.45:  Session 1 and 2

Week 2:
  • Monday 24th August 2020, 9.30 - 4.45:  Session 3 and 4
  • Tuesday 25th August 2020, 9.30 - 4.45:  Session 5 and 6
  • Wednesday 26th August 2020, 9.30 - 4.45:  Session 7 and 8
  • Thursday 27th August 2020, 9.30 - 4.45:  1:1 tutorials (individual time to be advised)
  • Friday 28th August 2020, 9.30 - 4.45:  Microteach (all to be present)            

Week 3:

  • Monday 31st August 2020, Bank Holiday – No Session
  • Tuesday 1st September 2020, 9.30 - 4.45:  Microteach (all to be present)

BBA134 Course dates & times:

Week 1:

  • Monday 28th June 2021, 9.30 – 4.45: Session 1 and 2
  • Tuesday 29th June 2020, 9.30 - 4.45:  Session 3 and 4
  • Wednesday 30th June 2021, No session – Welcome Day
  • Thursday 1st July 2021, No session – Staff Development Day
  • Friday 2nd July 2021, 9.30 - 4.45:  Session 5 and 6

Week 2:

  • Monday 5th July 2021, 9.30 - 4.45:  Session 7 and 8
  • Tuesday 6th July 2021, 9.30 - 4.45:  1:1 tutorials (individual time to be advised)
  •  Wednesday 7th July 2021,  9.30 - 4.45:  Microteach (all to be present)
  • Thursday 8th July 2021, 9.30 - 4.45:  Microteach (all to be present)

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

We also offer an evening version of this course over 14 weeks – please click here for further information

Course Information & How to Apply

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

To find out further information, or to enrol onto this course please contact our Customer Contact Team on Live Chat, call us on 01234 291000 or email us.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
7 days 20/08/2021 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9.30 am - 4.45 pm £495 Cauldwell Street BBA131
7 days 28/06/2021 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9.30 am - 4.45 pm £495 Cauldwell Street BBA134

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