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Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Award (PTLLS) Level 3 VTCT

PTLLS provides a sound introduction to teaching/training and is suitable for those who 
are new to or wish to start teaching or training and experienced practitioners who would like to secure professionally recognised teaching/training qualifications.


One of the main benefits of completing this award is that it provides a ‘threshold license to practice’, a requirement by current legislation for all those teaching/training within the Learning and Skills Sector*. This award will enable you to work in a teaching function and progress on to a broader teaching qualification.


Affable Therapy Training Limited's Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (QCF) is a vocationally recognised qualification focused towards those pursuing a teaching career in further education.


Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector or PTLLS as it has become more 
commonly known, is available at Level 3 and Level 4. This award is designed to equip a wide range of teachers, trainers and facilitators with the relevant underpinning skills and knowledge to enable them to practice effectively.

This award has and continues to be a mandatory requirement for any new teacher/trainer who teaches on publicly funded provision and must be completed within the first 12 months of employment.

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Assessors Award Level 3 VTCT (Previously A1 Assessors Award)

Affable Therapy Training Assessors course is ideal if you are looking to start assessing.   Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (QCF) is a theoretical qualification intended for those who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of assessment without any requirement to practice as assessors.


The qualification is suited to vocational / practical courses.

Most teaching places require you to have a basic teaching plus assessor qualification in order to be able to teach NVQ or QCF courses.

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VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training QCF (Formerly known as PTLLS) - ONLINE

The VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) is an online qualification for those interested in a teaching career in further education or for those who have recently started teaching.

This award is designed to equip a wide range of teachers/trainers and facilitators with the requisite skills and knowledge required to fulfill a teaching role. During this course you will learn about preparation, planning and basic course design. You will also gain teaching delivery skills and participate in micro teaching sessions. Evaluation skills and techniques also form part of the course content.

This qualification provides a sound introduction to teaching/training and is suitable for both experienced practitioners who would like to secure a professionally recognised qualification as well as those new to teaching. The VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training will enable you to work in a teaching role and progress on to a broader teaching qualification.

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