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Award in Education and Training (PTLLS) - Level 3


Have you considered a career change?

Do you have current industry experience and skills you could share with others?

Known previously as PTTLS, this 12-week part-time course is designed for those who are looking to start a career in teaching or seeking career progression within their area of work.

It's an ideal first step to help you decide if teaching is for you and will give you the foundations to progress your studies onto a certificate in education (teacher training).

Start dates and fees

The course fee can either be paid in full or in instalments.

Please contact the college’s finance department for further details on 0808 100 3626.

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What will I study?

  • Cognitive behaviour and how students learn
  • Adaptations of learning using differentiation of resources
  • Planning a lesson and scheme of learning
  • Engaging and motivating students
  • Planning assessments
  • Recording and monitoring assessments
  • You will also be expected to plan a lesson (Microteach) and will be observed by tutor and peers in order to be assessed as part of meeting the course criteria.

Entry requirements

  • An interest in teaching and learning
  • Have or be working towards achieving a Literacy Level 2
  • Good knowledge of ICT (preferably Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • The confidence to study Level 3 course.

How long is the course?

12 weeks, part-time.

Weekly classes from 5.30-8.30pm.

How will I be assessed?

Through a number of ongoing theory and practical tasks.

What does the course lead to?

This course will enable you to obtain a training or teaching position in post compulsory education (14 years and over).

What can I progress onto?

This course will give you the foundations to study a certificate in education (teacher training).

This can be studied through NTU in Mansfield* which is located at our Derby Road campus.

*As we are a partner college of Nottingham Trent University (NTU), you may qualify for various benefits should you choose to apply to NTU after completing your college course. This could include a Progress NTU offer, where you would receive an offer one grade below their standard offer. For instance, a typical offer for one of their courses might require 128 UCAS tariff points. With Progress NTU, your requirements would be 120 UCAS tariff points. For further details, please call us on 0808 100 3626 or discover more about this benefit here.

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How do I apply?

Before you can enrol onto the course, you will need to attend an informal interview.

Please contact the teacher training team to arrange an appropriate date 01623 900485.

Apply online

Next steps

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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