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Education and Training PTLLS (Preparing to Teach) City & Guilds Level 3 Award

Why study this course?

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. However, there is a minimum requirement to take part in microteaching.

What will I study?

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.

What will I be able to do after I complete this course?

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.

How will I be assessed?

You will complete three written assignments covering the topics above. As part of one of the assignments you will plan and deliver a 15-minute micro teaching session to the rest of the class on a suitable subject of your choice.

Is there anything else I need to know when considering this course?

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you. Please visit our Customer Services Team based at Windmill Avenue or call us on 01536 413123 or email us on to find out more and enrol onto this course.

Summer Intensive Course (dates/ times) TCA131

Week 1:
Monday 28th June 2021 , 9.30 4.45: Session 1 and 2
Tuesday 29th June 2021 , 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)

Are there any discounted fees available?

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.