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Award in Education and Training (formerly PTLLS) - Level 3


This course (formally known as 'PTLLS') is designed for those who are seeking career progression (within their area of work) or are looking to start a career in teaching.

Entry requirements

You must have an interest in teaching and learning and either have or be working towards achieving Literacy Level 2. 

You should have good knowledge of ICT (Word and preferably PowerPoint) and the ability to study at level 3.

Start dates and fees

Applications for academic year 2022-2023 will open from Monday 20 September 2021.

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual FeeActions
17:30 - 20:45
121 yr(s)1441E104£425.00Apply
17:30 - 20:45
121 yr(s)1441E105£425.00Apply
12/01/2022TBCTBC1 yr(s)1441E107£425.00Apply
14/01/2022TBCTBC1 yr(s)1441E106£425.00Apply
02/02/2022TBCTBC1 yr(s)1441E109£425.00Apply
19/04/2022TBCTBC1 yr(s)1441E108£425.00Apply

How long is the course?

This is a part-time, 12-week course.


How will I be assessed?

The course is 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).

In order to progress onto the next teacher training programme, teaching hours need to be obtained. Please contact us for more information.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What else can I do?

Join the ETF. This is the professional body for teachers in this sector.

Obtain a copy of the Award in Education and Training by Ann Gravells to help with your study.

How do I apply?

All applicants need to attend an applicant event/informal interview before they can enrol on to the course.  Please contact the teacher training team to arrange an appropriate date.

Please call freephone 0808 100 3626 or 01623 627191 ext 8062.

Apply online


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