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30 Jul 2012

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Our online PTLLS Teacher Training Course is perfect if you have a busy schedule, and you don’t have the time to commit to a classroom course.

 

 

 PTLLS Teacher Training  PTLLS Teacher Training  

 

 

The Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector course is a basic entry level qualification to get you in to a teaching or training role.

 

The course is available at level 3 or level 4.

 

PTLLS Level 3 courses are suitable for potential teachers or trainers that want to teach or train in a private education setting.  This could be within your company or organisation, or where the training you provide (or plan to provide) is not funded by the Government – such as schools, F.E colleges, sixth form and universities.  You must have a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in the subject area that you wish to teach in order to start the PTLLS Level 3 training course.

 

PTLLS Level 4 courses are suitable for potential teachers that want to teach or currently teach in a publically funded educational setting.  This could be in schools, F.E colleges, sixth form or universities.  In addition to this, you will also be able to train in a private setting as described above.  You must have a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in the subject area that you wish to teach in order to start the PTLLS Level 4 training course.

 

If you are unsure of what level of PTLLS teacher training course you require, please contact us.

 

Our Online PTLLS Training Course uses state of the art e-learning technology that ensures the whole process is totally interactive.  You can access your learning anywhere you have an internet connection and a computer.

 

Course Outline:

–          Interactive online learning package

–          Attend a 1 day Micro Teach session at one of our centres.

–          1 x Assignment

–          1 x Reflective Journal

 

You have up to 12 weeks to complete the course.  More time is available if required.

 

The PTLLS Level 3 and Level 4 training course requires you to carry out further extensive research and analysis once you have completed your workshops to enable you to write an accurate and precise assignment.

 

PTLLS Level 4 also requires you to use Harvard Referencing and write academically when writing your assignment.

 

 
   

 

Entry Requirements:

 

PTLLS Level 3 training course:

–          A minimum of a Level 2 in the subject you want to teach

–          Telephone interview with one of our team

–          A good level of written and spoken English in order to write assignments

–          I.T Literate, as most of your course involves the use of I.T

–          You must have access to a computer, printer, scanner and internet

–          At least 19 years of age

 

PTLLS Level 4 training course:

–          A minimum of a Level 3 in the subject you want to teach

–          Telephone interview with one of our team

–          A good level of written and spoken English in order to write assignments

–          I.T Literate, as most of your course involves the use of I.T

–          You must have access to a computer, printer, scanner and internet

–          At least 19 years of age

 

Cost:

The cost of the course is £395 (all inclusive).  This includes registration and certification fees.

 

Start Dates:

Our PTLLS Online Distance Learning Course can be started at any time.  Click Here to enrol today.

 

We have at least 1 Micro Teach per month in at least one of our centres each month.  To confirm Micro Teach dates, please contact us.

 

Our Centre Locations are listed below.  Please click each location for more information:

 

Concept Academies – Birmingham

Concept Academies – Cardiff

Concept Academies – Coventry

Concept Academies – Online Distance learning

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FAQ’s.

We have listed a range of Frequently Asked Questions below about our PTLLS Level 3 and Level 4 training course.  If you have any further questions, please contact us.

 

Q: What is PTLLS?

A: PTLLS is the short name for the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector qualification. It is both an introductory course and professional qualification awarded by Edexcel. PTLLS gives a threshold status to teachers wanting to teach. PTLLS is a compulsory qualification for all new teachers in further and adult education.

PTLLS is a four unit qualification containing a range of learning outcomes. The PTLLS award has a credit value of 12 credits on the QCF.   It forms the first unit of the CTLLS and DTLLS courses; PTLLS can be offered as an integrated unit or as a stand alone qualification.

If taken as a stand-alone qualification, PTLLS can receive recognition of prior learning (RPL) within CTLLS,  DTLLS, and the level 5 subject specialist diplomas for literacy, ESOL and numeracy (120 credits).

 

Q: What are the requirements for teachers and trainers wishing to teach in the lifelong learning sector?

A: From September 2007, any person that is a tutor, trainer, teacher, lecturer or instructor is required to hold a professional PTLLS certificate. The PTLLS requirement is the new rule to initial teacher training introduced in England and Wales.

 

Q: Who is affected by the train the trainer PTLLS legislation?

A: All teachers in the lifelong learning sector who deliver LSC-funded training and qualifications, and who teach in contexts such as: FE colleges; specialist colleges; work-based learning (WBL); Learning and Skills Council (LSC) funded voluntary and community based learning; and armed forces learning.

 

Q: What are the entry requirements to register for a PTLLS training course?

A: The PTLLS entry requirements are listed at the top of this page. PTLLS candidates will also have to be aged 19 or over, be competent in written and spoken English and be prepared to do up to 60 hours PTLLS self-study whilst on  the PTLLS course.  Full PTLLS train the trainer course entry requirements can be found near the top of this page.

 

Q: Who is the PTLLS / Train the Trainer course aimed at?

A: The PTLLS training course is a course designed for anyone who already works or aims to work as: Teachers/Trainers/Tutors in the Lifelong Learning Sector and Adult Education.

Part-time teachers in Further and Adult Education Trainers of personnel in commerce, industry, public and voluntary sectors or HM forces, Technician and Support Staff in Further and Adult Education.

 

Q: What will I learn on the PTLLS train the trainer course?

A: The topics in the PTLLS course content are divided into 4 units which you will study over the 3 days. You will learn the basics on how to become a teacher or trainer with the PTLLS train the trainer course.

 

Q: What is the duration of the train the trainer teacher training PTLLS course?

A: The PTLLS  course will last for 100 hours. This is a combination of 3 x 1 day workshops and 60 hours of self study

 

Q: How long will it take to complete the entire PTLLS train the trainer course?

A: You will be able to complete your training course within 100 hours. This is 3 x 1 day workshops, and approximately 60 hours of self study.

 

Q: Should I already be a train the trainer / PTLLS teacher?

A: It is not a compulsory that you should already be a teacher. It is of benefit however if you already are a teacher, trainer, tutor or instructor.  You can link your previous experience to your assignments and theory.

 

Q: Can any of my previous knowledge be accredited for the PTLLS train the trainer course?

A: Unfortunately, your previous knowledge does not get accredited.  However, it will make the PTLLS course a lot easier for you.

 

Q: Do I need previous train the trainer / PTLLS teaching experience?

A: No previous teaching experience is needed to start the PTLLS training course.

 

Q: Will I have to teach on the train the trainer PTLLS training course?

A: Part of your training course is called micro-teaching where you have a practical part practicing actual teaching. This lasts for 30 minutes where you will teach a course subject to a small group. You then also have to observe 3 other train the trainer micro teach sessions and give feedback. This is part of your PTLLS assessment.

 

Q: What subjects will I have to teach during my PTLLS / train the trainer micro-teaching session?

A: You can do your PTLLS micro-teaching session on any topic that you wish.

 

Q: Is the micro-teaching compulsory on the PTLLS / train the trainer training course?

A: It is a mandatory part of the PTLLS training course that you are required to do on the PTLLS course. You will receive guidance from your PTLLS trainer on the best way to tackle this.

 

Q: How does the PTLLS train the trainer assessment take place?

A: This PTLLS qualification is centre assessed using different types of assessments which includes regulation of PTLLS micro-teaching, assessment of written assignments, reports, course work and a journal of coaching and dialogue. You will be assessed through a series of written and practical tasks.

 

Q: How am I assessed during the PTLLS / train the trainer training course?

A: The PTLLS assessment is based on the achievement of specified criteria. Each of the units contains pass criteria for PTLLS unit assessment in each case. You will be assessed on your written PTLLS assignments and your PTLLS train the trainer micro teach session.  There are no PTLLS exams to be taken at all.

 

Q: What is the observation requirement for the PTLLS train the trainer training course?

A: The minimum 30 minutes micro-teach / teaching practice delivery must be observed by the tutor/observer, who must give feedback and complete an observation report provided in the appendices of the qualification handbook. Observations should last for a minimum of 30 minutes for each session. For micro-teaching observation, feedback must be given by the candidate’s peer group. There must be a minimum of three peer evaluations per candidate per micro-teaching session.

 

Q: What is the PTLLS course teach the trainer outcome?

A: After successful completion of your PTLLS qualification, you will be able to teach in the lifelong learning sector as required by the new reforms.

 

Q: How much train the trainer / PTLLS teaching practice is required?

A: PTLLS students are requisite to undertake a minimum of 30 minutes micro-teaching, with 90 minutes observing other micro teach sessions. This time falls into candidates’ non-contact hours within the PTLLS program. Full guidance is provided in the qualification handbook and by your PTLLS trainer.

 

Q: Is a teaching practice portfolio required during the PTLLS Training?

A: Your tutor will assemble a teaching practice portfolio during your PTLLS program. The portfolio should be a brief log of PTLLS micro-teaching and should include their log of 30 minutes micro-teaching, PTLLS teaching practice and evidence involving their session setting up, delivery and assessment.   It will also include your PTLLS assignment and journal.

 

Q: Is a reflective learning journal required for the PTLLS teach the trainer course?

A: Students should write a thoughtful learning journal from the beginning of the program. Students are allowed to use their own journal during the course or use the format provided in the qualification instruction manual. Candidates must complete a journal entry after each assessment task and practical evaluation and for each session attended all the way through the PTLLS program. The journal content will differ slightly  between level 3 and 4 PTLLS train the trainer course.

 

Q: What does the train the trainer / PTLLS course cost?

A: The course costs from £295 and can be booked and paid for through our website.

 

Q: What is included in the train the trainer course?

A: Included in the course is registration with the awarding body Edexcel, tuition fee, assessment and PTLLS certification.

 

Q: What will be the benefits of doing the train the trainer / PTLLS course?

A: PTLLS will give you a license to teach in the lifelong learning sector. Anyone who wishes to teach or who is already teaching will benefit from this.

 

Q: What are the PTLLS train the trainer progression routes?

A: Candidates may carry forward the 6 credits achieved through the PTLLS Award into both CTLLS and DTLLS, as it forms a mandatory introductory unit for both qualifications.

You could do the Conflict Management & Physical Intervention Instructor course which deals with conflict management and physical intervention. This course is a 4 day course, either on its own or can be combined with the PTLLS train the trainer course.

 

Q: What is the next step after the PTLLS / train the trainer qualification?

A: Progression courses from the PTLLS course are the:

Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS). This qualification is appropriate for those in an Associate Teacher Role or who are involved in work based learning training, assessment and support.

Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS). This is appropriate for those in a Full Teacher Role. All teachers in the full role must complete this requirement within 5 years (2 years if in a full time post).

 

Q: Where can I get more information about the train the trainer training course?

If you need more information on the course, please feel free to phone or email Concept Academies Ltd.

 

 

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