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Level 3 Award in Education and Training (PTLLS) Distance Learning PLUS

(PTLLS) Initial Teacher Training Course. Tutor support via face to face zoom sessions.

Authentic Education and Training Ltd


£449 inc VAT
Or £74.83/mo. for 6 months...
Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
120 hours
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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During Covid

We are delighted to offer an adapted and additional service to our distance learners.

We can now offer scheduled face to face - by video call sessions.

Our PLUS course offers learners the option to:

  • Take advantage of group type-setting
  • Engage with other learners
  • Participate from wherever they are (even if isolating)
  • Without changing from their self-paced distance learning course.


Course Overview

You have up to 3 months to complete this course.

Originally called PTLLS (Petals) The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is the standard Initial Teacher Training course and the minimum needed to teach adults in the UK.

Including the costs of assessment and certification as well as access to your online learning materials and full tutor support this is the most cost-effective way of becoming qualified as able to teach or train others in the UK.

Assessment is by a portfolio where you complete a bank of questions and sending these to your tutor.

The QA (Qualsafe Awards) Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, specifically designed to be an introduction to teaching for those who work or would like to work in the further education and skills sector.

With 24/7 access to your learning materials online and individual support via email and telephone contact with your tutor, this course is designed to help you achieve the qualification as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Successful candidates will leave with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to prepare them for teaching in a wide range of contexts, in environments such as Further Education (FE) Colleges, Local Authorities or independent training.

Course media


You will have access to online material including:

  • Video Tutorials
  • Printable Presentations
  • Good practice examples (Web resources and downloadable documentation)
  • Extended learning

You will have access to full tutor support by email or telephone in addition to access to any personalised resources created by your tutor to meet your individual need (if any)

You will complete the following three units

Understanding Roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (3 credits)

Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training (6 credits)

This unit is a mixture of knowledge and practical and will give you the understanding you need to be able to understand the various learning and teaching strategies and methods.

It includes a micro-teach that you will deliver to an audience of your choice (minimum of three) that you will record and pass on to your tutor. You will also be required to observe and review other students teaching (Micro-teaches).

Understanding the principles and practices of assessment (3 credits)

What is covered?

  • Roles and responsibilities in education and training
  • Ways to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment
  • Relationships between teachers and other professionals
  • Boundaries between the teaching role and other professionals
  • Points of referral to meet the individual needs of learners

Inclusive teaching, including:

  • Ways to create an inclusive teaching and learning environment
  • Creating an inclusive teaching and learning plan
  • Justifying own selection of teaching and learning approaches, resources and assessment methods in relation to individual learner needs
  • Delivering inclusive teaching and learning to meet individual needs, including:
  • Evaluating the delivery of inclusive teaching and learning including areas for improvement
  • Different methods of assessment and how they can be adapted to meet individual learner needs
  • How to involve learners and others in the assessment process
  • The role and use of constructive feedback
  • Record keeping of assessments

Who is this course for?

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.


You must be over 19 years old on the first day of training and are expected to have a good level of Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills.

This course can not be carried out on a telephone. You must have access to a computer and e mail.

Career path

From here you can go on to gain higher level teaching qualifications, Assessor qualifications and educational Quality Assurance qualifications.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.