Level 3 Award in Education and Training -PTLLS

Fast Track Four day courses £499.00

Upcoming Course Dates

December 10th to 13th Inclusive
January 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th

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The Level 3 Award in Education and Training, delivered by AET teachers and fully accredited by Qualsafe Awards, is the standard Initial Teacher Training course and the minimum needed to teach adults in the UK.

This course is perfect for employers and individuals.  An employer gains expert trainers an individual opens up the possibility of career advancement or even career change into the training, teaching or lecturing area.

Taking pride in expertly supporting you to learn by combining theory and practical throughout the course, there are no exams and you are assessed by submitting a portfolio where you complete a bank of questions and can, if you wish, add in evidence collected during the face to face elements in our training centre.


A face to face, interactive course in a safe, supportive environment where you will have direct contact with a tutor, and where you can ask questions! Using actual teaching techniques practiced over many years.

You can take the activities used in this course with you, adding them to your trainers toolbox, to employ in your teaching now an in the future.

Although the course is delivered over a minimum of five days  the days are spread out over a period of two months giving you plenty of time to do the work. 

Your teachers are here to help! We have designed the course so you get feedback at every stage and have ample opportunities to resubmit work after marking if small changes are needed.  NO EXAMS!

When attending a course at our main AET site you have ample free parking and  tea / coffee at break times, 

For Employers  

This course offers you the opportunity to up skill your training team with a qualification they will value and teaching and training skills that will make your training program more effective and enjoyable for the people who attend that training. 

There is also the possibility for you to get 80% of the cost of this training funded.  

For Individuals

Changing a career has become standard practice in recent years and this qualification allows a career change into the education and training sector.  With this qualification you can teach in a college or gain employment as a trainer. 

There you can pass on your skills to the next generation and in many cases increase your salary as well.  

The opportunities don't stop here!  You can progress on to the Level 4 and Level 5 courses and if you chose to gain the QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) and teach in schools.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is the first step on the way to becoming a teacher of adults within the UK.

Objective of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training

The objective of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training is to benefit learners by helping them to attain the knowledge and skills required to prepare them for teaching.

Learners will be helped to build an understanding of the roles and responsibilities related to planning and delivering training sessions.

Also work will be done on how to assess learners and how to give them constructive and developmental feedback.

This qualification provides an introduction to teaching for individuals who would like to work now or in the further education and skills sector.

That does not just mean in a college. It could be in Further Education (FE) Colleges, Independent Training Providers, Community Groups or Local Authorities.


Join the Society for Education and Training

SET is an inclusive professional membership body for teachers, trainers, tutors and other professionals in roles related to teaching and learning, who may be Fellows, Members, Associates and Affiliates of SET.


Qualification Structure

This qualification contains 3 mandatory units with a total value of 12 credits.

Learners must complete all assessments in the units successfully to achieve the qualification.

The maximum period to achieve this qualification, including any referrals is 12 months. The actual period of the course will be agreed between the student and the provider on commencement of the course.

Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time. Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study.

GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct Trainer guidance to complete their programme of learning successfully, which for this qualification should be a minimum of 48 hours (excluding breaks).

This qual replaces the Level 3 and Level 4 Awards in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS).

This qualification is only available at Level 3, however, learners can could progress to the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF).


There is a minimum requirement for Learners to take part in microteaching. Microteaching is an activity where Learners prepare and deliver a short teaching and learning session to their peers and then evaluate their practice.


Qualification Specification

The full qualification Specification can be downloaded here.

Qualification Specification This qualification is the first step on the ladder to teaching becoming a teacher in the learning and skills sector and the route is more fully explained by the Education and Training foundation here.

More resources

For anyone considering becoming a teacher in the learning and skills sector - that is a teacher of adults - whether as a job, while volunteering or as part of your role within the third sector then the Education and Training Foundation is an invaluable source for training and resources and is the keeper of the professional standards for the FE sector.

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Course was presented well and easy to understand.  Enjoyable! learned a lot !  Good relaxed atmosphere
Kerry PW
Felt fully supported.  Learned new approaches and techniques. Yippee!  Thanks a million for your patience and support.  "Amazing"
Tracy B
Fun, educational and interesting.  Appreciated the support.
Joanne S
Face to face course was very beneficial.
Jenny B