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Award in Education and Training - AET (Formerly PTTLS)

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AET/Level 3 Award in Education and Training/ Level 3 AET/PTLLS/Award in Education and Training, whatever you want to name it—KOC has the best version available. Join us in obtaining this world-regarded teaching credential to enhance the education sector. An impactful introduction to the theories and methods of teaching and learning is given in this Level 3 Award in Education and Training-AET (Formerly PTLLS) course, which is required for people wishing to become certified instructors or trainers in various educational contexts.

The AET course offers a full-packed knowledge of inclusive teaching and learning methodologies, assessment procedures, and the roles, responsibilities, and relationships involved in training and teaching. Learners will know the significance of building good connections with students, coworkers, and other stakeholders. This course strongly emphasises developing a setting that supports equitable opportunity for all learners and can adapt to their various requirements. Don't worry if you are new to this field. This course is for all the students who want to improve their teaching abilities or are new to teaching. After completing this course, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to become a successful teacher.
Many people utilise the AET as a stepping stone to more advanced degrees, such as the Diploma in Education and Training (DET) or the Certificate in Education and Training (CET), enabling them to advance in their careers and teach in various educational settings.

Learning Outcomes:
Study this regulated AET (formerly PTLLS) Level 3 qualification to be able to:

  • Understand the roles, responsibilities, and relationships in teaching
  • Apply inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
  • Recognise assessment and its implementation in education and training
  • Improve knowledge of various learning theories, as well as self-evaluation and professional growth
  • Promote respectful and appropriate behaviour in the learning environment
  • Implement effective assessment methods in education and training

Key Features of Our Level 3 AET (Formerly PTLLS)

  • Personalised (1-to-1) tutor support
  • Flexible E-learning and round-the-clock access for self-paced study
  • Expert online assessment guidance to help you excel in your assignments and assessments
  • Interactive Resources for making learning effective
  • All-time assistance from qualified experts
  • Globally recognised certification
  • Qualification Purpose

Qualification Purpose

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training- AET (formerly PTTLS) (RQF) is an introductory teaching qualification that prepares learners for teaching or training in various contexts. The qualification (Level 3 AET/PTLLS) is suitable for individuals who wish to teach in the Further Education and Skills Sector and forms a foundation for those with little or no experience in teaching or training. Some units from the Learning and Development suite of qualifications may be achieved within this qualification. The skill-based units prepare the learners to face the challenges of teaching practice. More detail can be found in the structure of the qualification section.


Level 3 Award in Education and Training - AET (Formerly PTTLS)

Regulated by Ofqual


AET Course Curriculum and Credit Combination

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) (formerly PTLLS) (RQF) has three groups of units in the curriculum: Group A, Group B, and Group C. Group A is mandatory; Groups B and C contain optional units. Learners have to achieve at least 12 credits from those groups.

Mandatory Units for Level 3 AET (PTLLS)

Group A

Unit 1: Understanding Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships in Education and Training (3 Credits)

Optional Units

Group B

Unit 2: Understanding and Using Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches in Education (6 Credits)

Group C

Unit 5: Understanding Assessment in Education and Training (3Credits)


Level 3 Award in Education and Training-AET (formerly PTTLS) (RQF) leads successful learners towards advanced teaching, training, assessment, and internal quality assurance qualifications. For instance:

  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET)
  • Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocational-Related Achievement
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA)
  • Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • Level 4 Award in Learning and Development
  • Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development

Study Time Description

Total Qualification Time (TQT)

The estimation of the total time a learner is expected to spend demonstrating mastery of all learning objectives to receive the qualification (Level 3 AET). The full qualification time (TQT) estimates how much time a learner will commit to preparation, study, and assessment. It is not the basis for supervision by a lecturer, supervisor, or tutor. TQT defines the credit value in the case of qualification, and one credit equates to ten hours of study.

The total qualification time for this level 3 AET (PTLLS) qualification is 120 hours.

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

All contact time, advice, or supervision of a learner by a lecturer, supervisor, tutor, trainer, or other competent education or training providers is included in these hours.

Level 3 AET qualification requires 48 guided learning hours.

The micro-teach session and teaching practice

**For this Level 3 AET course, at least an hour of microteaching must be conducted with the students. Each learner must deliver at least one 15-minute microteaching session, which is watched and assessed by a member of the center staff team. For the additional 45 minutes, learners can either deliver further microteaching sessions or observe the microteaching sessions of other learners.

**Learners can deliver a one-to-one training session, assuming they meet the qualification requirements. Students don't need to introduce themselves, establish ground rules, or incorporate English, math, and ICT throughout their microteaching sessions. As part of the unit Understanding and Using Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches in Education and Training, teaching practice must be observed and evaluated by a member of the center staff team. Skype or other live media can be used when the observer and learner cannot be in the same room.

**Instead of participating in the micro-teaching sessions, learners currently teaching or training can be observed and evaluated with their students at work. If so, the practice session must last an hour. A delivery/assessment team member chosen by the approved center must monitor and evaluate the micro-teach session.

Kingston Open College partners with Apex Learning to deliver and assess this qualification.

Who is this course for?

The Award in Education and Training-AET (Formerly PTLLS) Level 3 course mainly focuses on providing worldwide accepted teaching skills to individuals who want to gain valuable skills in education and training. Individuals and professionals in institutions involved in education and training take this Level 3 AET (PTLLS) course as a part of their skill upgrade process.

AET (PTLLS) is ideal for those planning to make their first step in this great industry. Regardless of their experience and educational backgrounds, they can enrol in this course as a gateway to mastering teaching skills.

For learners who have yet to learn about teaching qualifications, this AET (PTLLS) will guide their journey to becoming teachers.

Also, learners with the vision to progress to qualifications like DET, CET, CAVA, and further levels of training must complete this level 3 AET (PTLLS)


Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) (formerly PTLLS) (RQF) qualification doesn’t require any specific eligibility to enrol except the recommended minimum age for Level 3 AET: 19 years and above. Learners do not even need to have prior teaching practice hours.

Career path

Level 3 Award in Education and Training-AET (Formerly PTLLS) (RQF) certification might help you perform better in the following career positions:

  • Training Officer: £35,000–£40,000
  • Teacher.£30,000–£36,000.
  • Assistant Teacher: £16,800–£20,400
  • Primary School Teacher: £29,000–£41,000
  • Secondary School Teacher: £34,502–£53,482
  • Private Tutor: £20,000–£27,000
  • Teaching Assistant: £18,956–£24,335

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