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Level 3 Award in Education and Training
1 x essay, 1 x lesson plan and 1 x 15min Micro-teach
Study Hours
Approximatly 48 GLH recommended
Learning Methods
Classroom, virtual or self-study
Classroom £400, Virtual £320 and Self-study £250
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Course Overview

If you are thinking about teaching adults in the in the Further Education & Skills Sector, or want to deliver training in your workplace, then the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (previously PTTLS) is a good place to start.

You do not require any previous experience in teaching or training to start this course. If you have already completed some unit in teaching and learning then these could be carried forward into this course. 

This qualification is perfect should you want to start a new career in teaching and will open up new opportunities for you. You do not need any access to learners in a classroom to take this course. 

However you must be aged over 19 years and have good English skills in both reading and writing, and have relevant knowledge of the subject you wish to teach or deliver training in.

Course Duration

The course is available through the following routes:

Virtual learning takes place over 3 days (with homework to be completed at your pace)

Self-Study takes approximately 48 study hours in total to complete, however you go at your own pace.

Classroom training is 3 days (with homework to be completed at your pace)

Learners can take as little as 48 study hours to complete the course, up to 12 months depending on lifestyle and other commitments.

Course Qualification

Upon successful completion of the course, you will gain the Level 3 Award in Education and Training award (formerly known as PTLLS) which will entitle you to teach adults in FE colleges and/or become an Independent Training Provider in your chosen subject(s).

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training qualification is accredited by Ofqual. Visit for more information.

Course Modules

The three modules which create the Level 3 Award in Education and Training are:

  1. Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training.
  2. Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training.
  3. Understanding assessment in education and training.

To pass the award you will need to obtain 12 credits from the three modules.

What the course covers

When you have completed the Level 3 Award in Education and Training you will be able to:

  • Understand ways to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment
  • Understand the relationships between teachers and other professionals in education and training
  • Understand inclusive teaching and learning approached in education and training
  • Understand ways to create an inclusive teaching and learning environment
  • Be able to plan inclusive teaching and learning
  • Be able to deliver inclusive teaching and learning
  • Be able to evaluate the delivery of inclusive teaching and learning
  • Understand type and methods of assessment used in education and training
  • Understand how to involve learners and others in the assessment process
  • Understand the role and use of constructive feedback in the assessment process
  • Understand requirements for keeping records of assessment in education and training.

How Level 3 Award in Education and Training is assessed

The qualification is assessed through one short essay and a micro-teach session.

The micro-teach session can be

  • a submitted recording of a one-hour session you deliver at your workplace or any place you teach others
  • a 15 minute, online virtual training with your peers in a pre-determined session
  • an in-person session in a classroom environment

Please note, if you choose the option to record your own session, this must be at least 60 minutes long to meet the qualification requirements.

You will be given feedback on your essay, and should it not meet the minimum requirements for the qualification you will be given the opportunity to resubmit.  Whilst there are no limits on the number of resubmissions, most learners who are required to resubmit pass on their second attempt.

Course Resources

All learners will be offered a course induction session and have ongoing access to a tutor who can be contacted by phone, email, or within study groups.

Online access to the full training content for the Level 3 Award in Education and Training will be given to all, no matter what the chosen method of study is.  Free access to this eLearning package is for one year and includes all PowerPoint presentations, a personalised study plan, course notes and handouts.

Access to the eLearning package is 24/7 and can be logged into from any device which has an internet connection.

You will also have access to online webinars.

Course Guarantee

Should you begin the Level 3 Award in Education and Training course and decide for any reason it is not for you, we offer a 14-day guaranteed to cancel or upgrade the course. 

This is particularly useful for those who attempt self-study and wish to upgrade to a virtual learning or classroom environment.  We do not penalise you or charge you additional administration fees.

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