Education and Training Award Level 3 ( Replacement for PTLLS )

The Education and Training Award Level 3 ( Replacement for PTLLS ) course provides an introduction to teaching in the lifelong learning sector.

For further information on the change of course title for the Education and Training Award, please see the following information on the Pearson website.

Course Info
How to Apply
Course Content

The Education and Training Award Level 3 ( Replacement for PTLLS ) includes Understanding Roles and Responsibilities, Planning and Preparing Sessions, Assessment, Micro Teaching Sessions, Design of a Learning Programme and Production of a Learning/Personal Development Journal. This award can either be as a stand alone qualification or in preparation for the Certificate in Education (Further Education and Skills Sector).

Most learning will be carried out in group work sessions, where students will be able to learn from the experience of others and contribute their own views on what constitutes effective learning and teaching.

Entry Requirements

An initial assessment of each candidate will be made to ensure that the level of the scheme is appropriate. Learners should have level 2 literacy skills.

Applications for February 2023 are open now.

The application window for starting this part-time course in February 2023 is currently open.

Applications for starting this course in September 2023 will open on Tuesday January 3rd 2023, and we start processing applications for September from this date.

Applications for this course are made via our online application form and you can access it from this course page.

Once you are ready to apply then please click the ‘Apply Online‘ button located in the menu directly underneath this section.

Upon successful submission of an application you will receive an acknowledgement email from our Admissions team. If you do not receive this you should contact the team to check that your application has been received.

Applicants will then start to receive further correspondence from the College about the next stages of the admissions process. These will include details about interviews with the course tutor or any pre-assessments and trade tests.

Once applications are open, if you have any further questions about the application process or next available start date, want to check the progress of your application or if you are unsure about anything please contact us using the enquiry line or enquiry form below.

Education and Training Award Level 3 ( Replacement for PTLLS )
Duration16 weeks
Study ModePart-Time
Campus / Adult Skills CentreColchester Campus
Start DateFebruary 2023
ApplicationsApplications for February 2023 are open now
AttendanceThursdays: 6pm - 9pm


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