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PTLLS - Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)

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CTC Training and Development Limited

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Price
£199 inc VAT
Or £66.33/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
Online
Duration
48 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
1 year
Qualification
Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)
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Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

This Level 3 award in Education and Training qualification is designed for individuals who wish to teach in the further Education & Skills Sector and forms a foundation for those with little or no previous experience of teaching or training. This award is also required for anybody teaching a range of regulated qualifications in multiple sectors including beauty, leisure, retail, sport coaching, health and safety and many more.

This course is completed online but full support will be provided by your tutor. This includes email, telephone or web conferencing where appropriate. You will be provided with a direct mobile number to your tutor.

The fee charged for this course includes access to an online portfolio, assessment and certification.

CTC Training and Development Limited are a highly professional training organisation and have been delivering high quality training since 2002. We pride ourselves on the service we provide and have helped thousands of students achieve their true potential. We work with large businesses such as WHSmith Plc, Bannatyne Group and The White Company in addition to individuals looking to enhance their career or learn a new skill.

Our team of training professionals are led by a manager with many years experience delivering training in a range of sectors and managing teams of learning and development specialists. Tutors will have a range of qualifications above and beyond the minimum requirements and continually develop their own skills to ensure the best possible learning experience for all our customers.

This course has a minimum learning hours time of 48, these hours are the minimum we would expect any student to spend on this course and the hours would normally be completed over a number of weeks or months to suit your lifestyle/time available.

Qualification

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual

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Description

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF), is awarded through our partner organization Training Qualifications UK and leads to a nationally recognized qualification. This award is designed to prepare learners for teaching or training in a wide range of contexts. In order to pass this award you will need to complete 3 units:

Unit 1:

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training

Unit 2:

  • Understanding and using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in education and training

Unit 3

  • Understanding the Principles and practices of assessment

How is this course assessed?

Assessment activities for this course may include any number of the following; Assessment grids, assessment tasks, Assignments, case studies, checklists, essays, observations, online assessments, portfolio of evidence, professional discussion, projects, questions, reflective learning journal, self-evaluation/action plan, written statements and worksheets.

Each learner will also be expected to submit a 15 minute micro teach video for marking by the course tutor. This teaching session will be a subject of your choice and can be recorded on a smart phone, tablet or other recording device.

Following successful course completion:

Each participant will be issued with a Level 3 certificate. There will also be further reading resources and additional courses suggested for learners should they wish to further their knowledge in this area.

Who is this course for?

Ideal for anybody teaching a range of classes to adults. We have got students currently enrolled on this course who are looking to teach a wide range of subjects including drama, photography, health & safety training and workplace training.

We work with many large companies and individuals helping people to achieve their career goals and aspirations. We have delivered this course to hundreds of learners and a sample of the feedback we have received is below:

Frankie - Suffolk

"I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed this course, it was a little daunting going back to study again after nearly 15 years and it was so easy to manage and achieve completing the course and study workload while balancing life with 2 small children, consultancy work and various jobs. There was no pressure to submit work to deadlines and the manner in which assignments are broken down meant that I could complete the course without having a word count heavy essay hanging over me. The course has helped to improve my lesson planning and confidence in delivering sessions and has also developed my teaching skills by high lighting areas that I hadn’t considered prior to taking the course. It was also really easy to get in touch with my tutor either via email or phone whenever I had any questions or needed help/advice. Would definitely recommend this course!"

Mukunda - London

"Excellent service. Very supportive. The tutor is outstanding offering support 7 days a week. I am really glad that I have chosen right organisation to complete my course. I recommend those people who would like to start their career in teaching, please do consult with CTC"

Elaine - West Midlands

"Excellent service! The pre-course support was good, providing relevant information and support. This support was then replicated within the course itself, with great guidance and support from the assessor and excellent turn around time on the feedback of work submitted. I personally felt there was a desire to go above and beyond, to provide an excellent learning experience"

Sameh - Kuwait

"I just want to let you know that I did enjoy this course. You are so helpful. The workbook is very easy to use, and it contains very clear guidelines on how to successfully pass my award. The presentation is attractive and easy to explore. I got the support once I need it. I am recommending CTC Training and Development to all who need to gain some new skills and knowledge."

Requirements

At least 19 years of age and have access to the internet. You will be asked to provide photographic ID to prove your identity.

Career path

Suitable for anybody wishing to take the first steps towards a career in teaching or tutoring in the adult sector. This might be in the community or corporate training roles.

Once you have completed this award we also offer higher level qualifications including the Level 4 & 5 Education and Training qualifications (CTLLS & DTLLS) plus the Level 3 Assessing qualifications (A1).

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Maggs asked:

Do you need to be in a teaching role

Answer:

No, the level 3 is an entry into teaching and you do not need to be actively teaching while you are completing the award.

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Jake85 asked:

Hello, is it possible to complete this course without a current role? Is there any requirement on who would have to be involved in the micro session?

Answer:

Yes - this course is designed as an entry into teaching and can be completed without a current teaching role. The micro teach can be completed in a simulated classroom such as your own home with friends and family as learners.

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Alla asked:

Hello, I am looking into learning teaching techniques, in particular teaching languages. Is this price of £249 inc VAT for 100 hours?

Answer:

We expect this course to take between 50-100 hours to complete depending on the level of additional research you complete and the time you spend writing your assignments. These hours can be done quickly or spread over many months meaning our course is flexible to suit your needs.

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Lynne asked:

Hi there, could you please confirm that the level 3 ptlls course can be completed over a 12 month period ?

Answer:

Thank you for reaching out to us. The Level 3 Education and Training qualification (PTLLS) comes with 12 months full tutor support. Although many of our students will complete this qualification much sooner its good to know we provide a full 12 months service.

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Natalie asked:

Hello I'd love to do this course with you but dknt have access to students due to covid-19 can micro session be online

Answer:

Yes, the micro teach can be delivered in your own home using a family member as the student. If this is not possible you can complete the theory units during lockdown and complete the final teaching assignment once lockdown is over.

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Sofia asked:

Hi, I am a qualified personal trainer level 3. If I took this course would I be able to teach in schools/colleges, for example PE?

Answer:

This would help you in college but wouldn't be suitable as a qualification for becoming a school teacher - this would require you to hold a degree, PGCE and then Qualified teacher status (QTS)

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Kevin asked:

Hello, Can you please tell me if this course will allow me to teach CITB courses/Health and safety once completed? Or do i have to do further study?

Answer:

Kevin, this course will satisfy the CITB requirement to hold a teaching qualification but you will still need your sector qualifications and experience i.e. current health and safety qualifications.

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Stephen asked:

I’m 58. Am I too old to be considering a career in education?

Answer:

Absolutely not, we get a lot of tradespeople who are coming 'off tools' and going into teaching after a lengthy career in their chosen field. We would be delighted to have you learn with us whatever your age!

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Mimi Olaide asked:

What does this course enable you to go on and afterwards?

Answer:

This course of the entry level qualification to teach in adult sector. You would be able to teach any subject you have a suitable qualification/experience in.

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Naomi asked:

Who is the awarding body for this course and is it recognised in the Education sector?

Answer:

This is a regulated qualification awarded but Training Qualifications UK (TQUK). TQUK are an OFQUAL accredited awarding organisation.

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Aleksandra asked:

What is the assesment method as you listed many of them. I understand micro training session with minimum 1 student, what else? Thanks

Answer:

There are a range of assessments used in this qualification, however, the methods which count towards your final grade are the micro teaching element and 3 assignment workbooks which you complete for marking by your course tutor. Each workbook contains a range of written questions (approx 250 words each).

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Laura asked:

Once completed can I register to become accredited and if so with who and how? Thankyou

Answer:

To deliver regulated qualifications you will almost certainly need to gain the level 3 award in education as a pre-requisite for your application with an awarding organisation regulated by OFQUAL. I would recommend that you find an awarding organisation operating in the sector you would like to teach in, and check additional requirements for approval (as they will different between different awarding organisations). You may want to search for 'OFQUAL register' for more information.

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Mike asked:

Hello, can you confirm the number of students necessary for the micro teach session please?

Answer:

You must have at least 1 student in your lesson.

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Dave asked:

I’d like to teach English abroad but don’t have the necessary qualifications; would this course make me more “employable”?

Answer:

This course is the minimum requirement to teach in the adult sector throughout the UK. Additionally, this is a regulated qualification and is therefore recognised internationally and would make your CV more attractive to employers both inside and outside of the UK.

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Sharon Morrison asked:

I have D32/33 RMA4 and level 5 in management. I am looking to change my career to Health and Social Care teaching. Which level would be suitable

Answer:

The level 3 award in education and training is the entry level qualification and you do not need to have current teaching experience to enrol.

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Inni asked:

What is the difference in all courses such as levels 4 and 5? Could we start from level 4 or 5 or do we have to start from the beginning ?

Answer:

Level 3 is an introduction to teaching/training and you do not need to be currently teaching. The level 4 and 5 qualifications are for those already in a teaching and looking to further their skills. To enrol on the level 4 you must have a minimum of 30 hours teaching experience. To enrol on the level 5 you must have at least 100 hours teaching experience. If you meet the above criteria you may be able to bypass some or all of the qualifications, feel free to call us to discuss.

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Cassandra asked:

Does this qualification gain me what I need to be able to teach within my salon,also we are base in Tenerife so would need to be done online

Answer:

Yes, our online course can be completed from anywhere in the world. The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is a requirement of your insurers to teach in this sector.

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Samah asked:

what was the shortest period of time previously made by others to complete the course?I need to complete it ASAP, and get the certificate

Answer:

The course will take somewhere between 50-80 hours in total. It has been completed in a week - but this is really hard work.

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DG asked:

Hello, Are 12 credits awarded with this course?

Answer:

Thank you for reaching out to us. I can confirm the Level 3 Award in Education and Training is a 12 credit qualification.

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Rebecca vivash asked:

Hi there. Would this course be sufficient to enable me to train in all aspects of beauty therapies that I am qualified myself for?

Answer:

This qualification is nationally recognised and suitable for teaching in the beauty industry. Once you hold this qualification you can teach in any subject you are qualified in yourself. We look forward to potentially welcoming you into this course!

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Joseph asked:

I'm looking to teach domasilarey care health and safety I have an NVQ 4 will that be ok to start my training with you

Answer:

Yes, this would be sufficient as your subject specific qualification and your level 3 Education and Training award will provide the required teaching qualification for the adult sector.

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Fatima asked:

Hi How long does it take to finish the course and the get certificate if I seriously dedicate myself to study as I need to get the certificate asap

Answer:

The awarding organisation suggest 50 - 80 hours in total. Some people dedicate themselves to it and have completed the course in as little as a week - although this is hard work. Our courses aim to be as flexible as you need and our awarding organisation can also work quickly providing certification as little as 48 hours after we submit your grades to them. I hope this is useful?

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Rae asked:

I am a qualified nurse with a degree but wish to start work within the nursing education team. Do you suggest that this course would be beneficial ?

Answer:

Yes, this is often the course that forms an essential requirement on applications for jobs such as this.

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Irfaan asked:

How is this course assessed? Does it involves exams and assignments or just assignments? Does the course fee include the exam fee too?

Answer:

There are written assignments and a short 15-minute video that you need to record of you teaching a learner. All fees for assessment and certification are included in our course costs.

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Tony T asked:

On average how quick can this course be done

Answer:

The total qualification time is 120 hours. These hours can be completed at any pace up to 12 months. Some people will complete in weeks some take 12 months - we are very flexible and allow you to dictate the pace.

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Angela woodcock asked:

Do I have to have a classroom placement to attend this course

Answer:

No, this course is intended as an entry into adult teaching and you do not need a teaching placement.

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Izabela asked:

I teach on induction, can I use it for micro teaching

Answer:

The micro teaching doesn't have to be linked to your own working situation and can be delivered on any subject.

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jessica asked:

Is this course recognised with city & guilds to provide training to students once qualified and enable a recognised certificate to be awarded?

Answer:

This is a regulated qualification and would therefore be suitable for delivering training where an awarding organisation (such as City & Guilds) require you to hold a level 3 education and training qualification.

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Han asked:

Hello, I would like to know if there is any extra fee if enrolling this course abroad.

Answer:

The fee is exactly the same wherever you are based and there are no surcharges for international students.

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Confusedperson asked:

Is this course for £200 the full Level 3 AET? Is it all online?

Answer:

Yes, everything is online for this course. The £199 price is fully inclusive and you will not need to pay anything further to complete the qualification and gain your award.

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laura rogers asked:

Would I need to do this if I have a level 7 (PGCERT and am a lecturer in paramedic science? I want to teach basic first aid. Thank you :)

Answer:

I would recommend you check with your awarding organisation. However, it is unlikely you will be exempt from the requirement to gain a teaching and assessing qualification.

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Murtuza asked:

Would I be able to apply as a lecturer in a college with this qualification in the UK, I’ve completed MBA/MPHIL in Pakistan.

Answer:

This qualification is often the minimum required teaching qualification to apply for a position in a UK college. You will also need qualifications and experience in your specialist subject. Hope this helps.

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julie asked:

Hi I have nvq2 in beauty therapy do you need nvq3 to teach after you get this qualification

Answer:

As a general rule, you will need a qualification at least 1 level above the level you are teaching in your subject area. You will also need the level 3 Award in Education and Training.

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Chris asked:

Hello I wish to teach Pool lifeguard and Health and Safety training. Are there any prior qualifications you need prior to enroll ?

Answer:

Level 3 is the requirement for teaching pool lifeguard and many health & safety related qualifications. The only requirements for our level 3 are that you over 19 years of age and have a good standard of literacy to complete your assessments.

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Matt asked:

Hi there. Is the Level 3 AET a suitable qualification for those wishing to pursue a career as a further education (college) lecturer ?

Answer:

Yes, this will meet the essential requirements and get you an interview. A prospective employer in this field will then normally expect you to complete a higher level qualification such as the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training once you are employed and have suitable experience to meet the minimum requirements for enrolment in the L5 DET.

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Kassy asked:

Does this course help you become a teaching assistant

Answer:

This qualification is aimed at the adult education sector and would have limited value if you want to become a teaching assistant. A qualification such as the Level 3 Award in Supporting teaching and learning in schools may be a better option.

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Jan asked:

Does this give you a teaching qualification in order to gain QTS?

Answer:

This qualification is aimed at the adult teaching/training sector and wouldn't be suitable for gaining QTS which is aimed at schools. The normal route for QTS is to get a degree, PGCE and then start the QTS application.

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Lucy asked:

Hi I am looking into teaching hairdressing , would this course help towards that thank you

Answer:

Yes, this course would be required if you want to gain insurance for teaching in the beauty/ hair industry.

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Laura asked:

How do you sign up to a awarding body after this course

Answer:

If you are looking to deliver regulated qualifications you will need to follow the awarding organisation process to apply for approved training centre status. The process will vary between different awarding organisations but in general, they will want to see that your staff are qualified and you have robust quality systems in place. I would recommend you approach a couple of awarding organisations to help guide you on what is expected. Guidance can also be found on the OFQUAL website.

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Amber asked:

With this qualification will I be able to become a nvq assesor for dental nurses? I’m currently a qualified dental nurse

Answer:

This qualification is the first step towards your career in assessing and teaching. You would normally also need a Level 3 Certificate in Assessing vocational achievement (CAVA), but the CAVA is normally completed on the job once you have a position.

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Perry asked:

It looks as if you have to have a specialised subject in mind to teach, like photography, a trade for example. Is this correct?

Answer:

It would be beneficial if you could have a specialist area in mind to help give examples in your work that provide context to the theory.

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Rian asked:

Do you offer a combined PTTLS CTTLS & DTTLS course for someone who already has a level 3 qualification (A levels)?

Answer:

Thanks for your message. You do not need to complete the lower level qualifications and can access the DET straight away if you have the ability to complete the required 100 hours of teaching, be observed 8 times in a teaching environment and can demonstrate your literacy skills (your level 3 qualification will enable that part). Additionally, you need to be over 19 years of age.

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Helen asked:

My employer will be paying for me to go through this training. Can you please advise me how payment can be made? Thanks

Answer:

I believe your employer can purchase this course directly through the reed website, however, if your employer requires us to invoice please contact us directly through our own website.

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Mike asked:

I’m looking to become an instructor of close Protection is this course QCF

Answer:

QCF was replaced by RQF a little while ago. You need to be looking for the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) which is what the SIA require - and we have many students in your situation on this course.

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Safa asked:

The different between Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) (RQF) formerly A1

Answer:

The Level 3 Award in Education and training is aimed at those looking to teach in the adult education sector. By contrast the A1 or CAVA will allow you to gain employment as an assessor which is a little bit different. In many cases assessors will also hold a level 3 award in education and training as they will be teaching and assessing.

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Ugochi asked:

I am interested in this course, how much can I pay for 9 months?

Answer:

Reed administer payments through their website and I believe they offer up to 3 month payment terms. We offer longer payment terms through our own website directly - up to 5 months.

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Shell asked:

Once qualified will I be able to give out certificates to people I teach?

Answer:

If you are teaching any form of regulated qualification you will need an awarding organisation to produce certificates for you - you can search for the regulator 'Ofqual' for more information on awarding organisations in your sector.

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Abdalla asked:

Hello I am willing to teach in school, so either middle or high. Course description says its for teaching adults, so does it also apply to school

Answer:

This qualification is designed for the adult sector - over 14 years. It wouldn't be suitable as an alternative to a PGCE or similar degree level qualification aimed at teaching in schools.

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Mel asked:

I have a qualification in Children’s Learning And Development 0-18 years that I completed sometime ago. Can I still teach this and Where?

Answer:

Hi, we only provide teaching qualifications in the adult sector. Whilst I can try and help, without knowing exactly which qualification you hold I am unable to assist with any certainty.

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Simon Gibney asked:

How long does the qualification last?

Answer:

The Education and training awards do not have enquiry dates. However, we recommend you keep up to date with ongoing professional development to maintain your professional competence.

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Rebecca asked:

Would this qualification be recognised to register with the guild of beauty therapists and be able to issue certificates through Gti

Answer:

This is a regulated qualification issued through our OFQUAL accredited awarding organisation TQUK and therefore has both national and international recognition. We have many students from your area of expertise that go on to use this for the purpose of gaining approval at the Guild of Beauty Therapists.

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Gabrielle asked:

With this qualification am I able to provide beauty courses with n accredited certificate that would be insurable for my students ?

Answer:

Yes, you would be able to gain accreditation with an awarding organisation to provide certificates once you have completed this course.

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TheDuchess2890 asked:

So how do I obtain this qualification if I have no one to teach. Your previous response to my question did not help me at all.

Answer:

I am sorry but if you can't meet the standards by delivering a teaching session you can't pass the course. This is a requirements for the awarding organisation. The only other way around it is to visit our training centre in Shropshire and deliver to us.

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TheDuchess2890 asked:

Asked this before but no response. I want to do this but I have no one to teach. No friends or family. What do I do ?

Answer:

Thank you for resubmitting this question which we have previously answered. Our awarding organisation require us to see you deliver the micro teaching to a student. We cannot mark your teaching as a pass without meeting this requirement.

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Jay asked:

As a registered HCPC Paramedic. Can I begin to teach First Aid at Work with this course?

Answer:

This course would be a requirement for anybody teaching regulated first aid qualifications.

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Matt asked:

I'm looking to become a HIAB (lorry loader) trainer. The training body I want to be accredited through requires this qualification, how can I teach?

Answer:

This is the entry level teaching qualification in the adult sector. You don’t need to be in a teaching role to compete the course and can complete your final assessment (micro teaching) in a simulated classroom such as your own home.

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Marci asked:

I have no one to teach. No friends or family. What do I do?

Answer:

Unfortunately, you cannot complete a lesson without anybody to teach. The only other alternative would be to visit us at our training centre in Shropshire?

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Ducy28 asked:

How do you submit it do micro teaching when you have no one to teach

Answer:

You must teach your lesson to a real person - this could be friends or family members if you are not currently teaching in the workplace.

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Kylie asked:

Hi, is this level 3 the equivalent to the PTLLS? Are they the same thing?

Answer:

PTLLS was replaced with the level 3 award in education back in 2015, although most people still call the level 3 PTLLS.

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Nagwa asked:

I have a 2:1psychology degree & working as an LSA inadult education. I taught a few classes as a cover,if i do level 3 only is it enough to teach.

Answer:

Yes - the Level 3 Award in Education and Training is enough to teach in the adult sector.

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Sarah Haywood asked:

I was just wondering about what forms of identification are acceptable and what people can do if they don't have photographic ID?

Answer:

As this is a regulated qualification we must see photographic ID to confirm your identity. This could be a passport, driving licence, prove it card or works ID. Unfortunately this is a requirement of our awarding organisation and cannot be avoided.

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Lynsey asked:

Does this course include exam fees?

Answer:

Thanks for your message. The course fee includes all assessment and certification fees. There are no additional charges to pay.

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Donna asked:

Can I pay monthly?

Answer:

We are only able to accept split payment through our own website I'm afraid.

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Samah asked:

Hi. I would like to know if I will be getting any study material with the course?

Answer:

All of the course study materials are included in your online portal. This includes reading booklets (which you can print) and interactive presentations which include video and other media. We don’t sent hard copies.

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Jason Eldridge asked:

PTTLS course.I’m on universal credit so money is tight so would you be able to to do a discount and or a payment plan

Answer:

Thanks for your message. Unfortunately, the reed platform doesn't allow us to offer payment plans. We are sorry that we cannot help further with your request.

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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.