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Level 3 Award in Education and Training (Previously PTLLS):: Midlands


The level 3 Award in Education and Training course is the direct replacement for the old PTLLS Courses. The qualification changed it’s name on the 1st September 2014  This is the course that is recognised by all of the Awarding bodies eg., Edexcel, City and Guilds, OCR etc., as being the minimum threshold Course for Adult Teaching / Post Compulsory Education Tutors in the ‘Lifelong Learning’ sector. If you train in any Adult teaching environment whether it be in a Further Education College, Voluntary or Charitable Organisations, In -House Corporate delivery or a Private Training Provider, you will be expected to have a basic Adult Teaching Qualification. In some cases it will be mandatory if the training you are delivering has a qualification as part of it e.g. Health and Safety, First-Aid, NVQ,s or BTEC’s or any work skills / literacy and numeracy skills. If you wish to get your own training courses accredited you will also need to demonstrate that you hold an adult teaching qualification.

Who is the Qualification Suitable for?

The role of the ‘lifelong learning sector’ is quite varied; it encompasses further education, higher education, work based training, voluntary sector learning, adult and community learning, in-house company training in fact it covers anything which is not compulsory initial education. If you wish to work as a Teacher, Trainer or Assessor in any post 16 Education, (part-time or full time), then you will need a formal teaching qualification. The ‘Level 3 Award in Education and Training’ is the entry level qualification accepted by Awarding Bodies as the minimum requirement for this purpose.

This introductory, knowledge-based initial teaching / training qualification has no minimum ‘in-service’ teaching practice requirements, meaning it can be undertaken by individuals who are not yet in a teaching role, however it is also suitable for teachers or trainers who are working within this field but need a formal qualification for their accreditation or CPD requirements.

The course will teach you all the basics of how to prepare, plan, deliver, assess and review teaching sessions with learners to meet quality requirements required by Awarding Organisations.

How are the Level 3 Award in Education and Training Courses Delivered?

Unlike colleges, our Level 3 Education and Training Courses are focused, intense and delivered in a shorter time frame to get you trained, assessed and qualified in a quality and effective way. Concept Academies uses a blended learning approach in delivering the level 3 EAT Award. Our assessors will give specific, objective and descriptive feedback to you that will enable you to quickly complete set tasks and assignments without wasting your valuable time.

Our classroom based courses are delivered by dynamic, experienced trainers who are experts in their field and the course content is delivered through activities, discussion groups, videos and engaging learner focused materials.

Option 1 – 3 Day Classroom Based Course

  • On-line pre course work and Induction
  • 3 day (consecutive) classroom learning – This includes the Micro-Teach Session
  • Post Course Assignments
  • Reflective Journal

Full post workshop support is available through a dedicated assessor / mentor and a full suite of resources on our Virtual Learning Environment

Please note – you have 8 weeks in which to complete your assignment / post course work after your classroom course.

Option 2 – On-line learning Programme

  •  On-line pre course work
  • On-line learning, delivered by our modern interactive Virtual Learning Environment, accessible 24hours a day
  • Interactive, modern, engaging content with worksheets, quizzes, tasks, resources, videos and clear instructions throughout our VLE
  • Compulsory attendance at a one-day Micro-Teach arranged for on-line learners
Please note – you have 16 weeks in which to complete your online learning, submit your course work and attend a Micro-Teach Session

Where are your Level 3 Award in Education and Training Courses delivered in the ‘Midlands’ Area?

We deliver in venues across the country on a regular monthly basis. The venues are designed to be easily accessible, with on-site parking and are all designed to meet the requirements of any learners with disabilities.

Our venue in South Birmingham is ideally suited for delegates in all Birmingham areas and also Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Stratford upon Avon, Solihull.


Holiday Inn Express

1270 Coventry Road



West Midlands

B25 8BS

HIL Birmingham South

What are the costs of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training?

The level 3 Education and Training Award 3 Day Classroom Course Costs:

£495(All Inclusive)

This includes registration and certification fees along with course materials and refreshments at venues. Also post course support and resources through our Virtual Learning Environment.


 The level 3 Education and Training Award – Online Learning Programme Costs:

£395 (all inclusive)

This includes registration and certification, full access to our online Virtual Learning Environment and all supporting resources for the duration of the course, and the inclusion of attendance at a one day micro-teach session.

Please note we require payment for all of our courses prior to delivery unless we have agreed payment terms or possess a purchase order.

Are there any entry requirements for the Level 3 Award in Education and Training Award?

All Learners Must:

 Be over 19 years of age.

  • Be able to read write and communicate to an equivalent level 2 functional skills assessment in English
  • Have numeracy skills to an equivalent level 2 functional skills assessment in Maths
  • Have IT skills to enable them to utilise basic computer and internet functions for our programmes.
  • Have access to the internet, a computer or laptop / tablet that can play sound and video, enable downloads of pdf / word documents, be capable of using Microsoft office or equivalent software.
  • Also have access to a printer / scanner to upload scanned signed copies of documents when applicable.
  • Have a good level of written / spoken English to complete the post-course assignments

Who is the Awarding Body for the Level 3 Award in Education and Training?

Concept Academies is a fully accredited and registered Examination and Qualification Centre with Edexcel(Pearson), a trusted awarding body that provides QCF qualifications worldwide, and one of the largest awarding bodies and educational establishments in the UK. We are also a registered training provider with the UK Register of Learning Providers: UK Provider Reference Number is 10033111

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‘Student’s work included well developed content which was applied to the student’s workplace where applicable, and included good use of theoretical source material. Students reported that teaching methods on the course were very good’.

(EDEXCEL PTLLS Quality Assurance Visit, December 2012)

Start Dates:

Our open courses are delivered at a number of venues across the Midlands.  Take a look at our up and coming Midlands PTLLS courses that are down the side of this page, or view our Course Calendar by clicking HERE.


We have regular monthly start dates throughout the year.


For bespoke courses, including ‘in house’ courses, please contact us for flexible start dates.


Do you want a printable version of the above information?

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