Looking for a career change? Learning to teach adults is easier than you might think.

Once upon a time, back in the dark ages, we all had one chance to decide what we were going to do with our life.

That time was in our late teens or, maybe, if we were lucky, it was in our early 20s. We finished education, picked a profession – or maybe our parents picked one for us – and that was that.

For the rest of our lives, we were electricians, or accountants, or civil servants, or plumbers. Changing career beyond our 40th birthday was considered a sign of a mid-life crisis.

Today, that’s a thing of the past. Changing career is as commonplace as two-car families and rebellious teenagers.

And learning the skills to make that change need not be as difficult as you might think.

Intrigued? Read on and find out more…


Why learning to teach adults could be perfect for you

Perhaps you’re sitting there thinking that there’s no way on earth you ever want to be a teacher.

Perhaps your memories of your school days are way too fresh in your mind for you to consider going on the other side of the teacher’s desk, and having to cope with the trials and tribulations that have been a teacher’s lot since the dawn of time.

Or maybe you’ve always wanted to teach and never quite took the plunge for one reason or another. Perhaps your career ended up taking another course and now you feel like a change.

Here are a few reasons why taking our Level 3 Course in Education and Training, and training to teach adults, is such a good idea.


Teaching adults is not like teaching children. We promise.

The best thing about teaching adults is that adult learners actually want to learn.

Your job will be to pass on your knowledge to a group of keen students who are ready and willing to learn and not intent on disrupting your teaching and causing havoc!
(We understand that not all children do this, but hopefully you get our point.)

Not only is it hugely rewarding, it can also be great fun. Many adult learners are fascinating pupils, with a wealth of experience in various industries themselves, which can lead to lively class discussions and even new friendships.

You might just discover that you’ve already acquired quite a few of the skills great teachers need – especially if you’re a parent, or have ever worked as any kind of leader or volunteer in your local church, community organisation or club.


Learning to teach is a hugely transferable soft skill

Soft skills are desirable in all professions, and whatever your line of work, you’ll be teaching others at some time or other.

If you’ve ever found yourself helping a colleague to understand a new way of working or teaching them how to use a particular kind of software, you’ll know what we mean.

What that means in practical terms is that learning to teach adults will unlock the door to a range of different job opportunities – you don’t have to decide straight away what you want to do with your new qualification.

You might decide you want to become a full-time adult teacher, working in a further education college or night school. Or perhaps you’ll look to move into the training sector, teaching others any number of subjects, from Javascript to joinery.

Or maybe you will use your new-found teaching skills to earn a promotion, teaching others at your business or organisation in the company’s training department.


Why the Level 3 Award in Education and Training is for you

Back in the day, or many moons ago if you’d prefer, the Level 3 Award in Education and Training was known as PTLLS. Or “Petals”.

PTLLS stood for “Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector” and that’s still what many people think of it as nowadays.

Just like PTTLS, the Level 3 Award in Education and Training gives you the necessary qualifications to teach adults in the UK. So if you’re considering making that move into adult education, then it’s the best place to start.

But it doesn’t just do that. If you own a business where you might like to bring in apprentices, teaching them to do what you do in your very own academy, then the L3 Award in Education and Training is absolutely perfect.

As a qualified trainer and teacher, you will have the credibility that other employers will lack – giving you a crucial edge over your competition.

Your training will not just help you assess your apprentices and trainees – it will help you to give them constructive feedback which will help their development.


Why take the Level 3 Award in Education and Training with Authentic Training?

We’re all different. We all learn in different ways. And the kind of course which suits one person might not work for another.

At Authentic Training, we understand this. Which is why we offer several different ways of taking and passing your Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

Our online course is perfect for those with busy lives, especially those of you who are in work already and need to fit your learning around your work commitments.

The course gives you the opportunity to dip into pre-arranged classes via Zoom if you want to, but also, crucially, offers full tutor support over the phone or by email.

Click here to find out more about the distance learning option.

We also understand that distance and online learning is not for everyone. Perhaps you need the discipline of an in-person class or you just want to get your training sorted out quickly.

If that’s you, we have an option that might just suit you down to the ground.

It gives you the best of both worlds: the flexibility of an online course and an intensive three-day classroom session.

You can be qualified in super-fast time – with suitable pre-course preparation, the whole course can be completed in two weeks.

You’ll come into our Liverpool centre for three days of intensive instruction, then do your coursework over the rest of the week.

Click here to find out more about the five-day course.

Our in-person course will include you presenting your “micro-teach” – a short recording of a teaching session in order to get constructive feedback about what has worked and what improvements can be made to your teaching technique.

Plenty of time is allocated over the preceding days to prepare your micro-teach as well as to take part in tutorials, activities and presentations of the main areas of learning for the qualification.

If you’ve got more questions, we’re here to help.

We’d love to talk to you about the Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

To give us a call and speak to one of our expert trainers, ring 0151 546 5151 and ask for John or Kris.

Alternatively, send us an email at info@authentictraining.co.uk and we’ll get back in touch as soon as we can.

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