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Education and Training City & Guilds Level 3 Award (Formerly PTLLS)

Teacher Education HE Part-time


Education and Training City & Guilds Level 3 Award (Formerly PTLLS)

This City and Guilds Level 3 course is for those who wish to teach adults in further education colleges, adult education centres or the workplace. It is an introductory course so no previous teaching experience or access to teaching is needed. Studied at Level 3, this is a good starting point if you are looking to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Applicants do not need to be in a teaching role to do this course.

This introductory, knowledge-based teaching qualification has no minimum teaching practice requirement, meaning it can be undertaken by individuals who are not in a teaching role. However, there is a minimum requirement to take part in microteaching.

Course information

Entry requirements

This qualification is suitable for individuals who:

  • are not in a teaching role, or who have just started a teaching role;
  • want a short qualification;
  • have the potential to study at this level, which has the same level of demand as that of study for A-levels;
  • want a qualification without a minimum teaching practice requirement;
  • may have already achieved some Learning and Development units that can be carried forward into this teaching qualification.

Applicants need to be suitably qualified up to Level 3 and/or experienced to teach in a chosen subject  and have adequate literacy, numeracy  and ICT skills to cope with three written assignments at Level 3.

Course content

After gaining the Level 3 Award in Education and Training qualification, you will be able to:

  • Understand how to use different teaching techniques
  • Plan interesting and effective lessons
  • Know how to teach confidently and effectively
  • Be able to assess how well your candidates are learning

This is your passport to teaching and training. Once you have gained the Level 3 Award in Education and Training you can get started teaching real classes, organising training events and put your new teaching skills into action.

Assessment methods

You will complete three written assignments covering the topics above. As part of one of the assignments you will plan and deliver a 15-minute micro teaching session to the rest of the class on a suitable subject of your choice.

Further study and career options

This is an introductory course that will improve your confidence and practice if you are already teaching or wish to go into teaching. In order to become a qualified lecturer or trainer a further course of study would be needed, such as the Certificate in Education or PGCE (CertEd/PGCE).

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is a nationally recognised qualification for teaching in post-16 education (i.e. adult education). It gives teachers, or those wishing to teach in the adult, post compulsory sector, a recognised, good quality award that will enable them to show they have the required skills to deliver training and carry out assessment during that training. They can then progress to a Level 4 qualification or a Level 5 qualification as they gain experience and expertise – finishing with a full QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) qualification if they so wish. It has been developed in conjunction with City & Guilds and Ofqual and is the latest and most up to date qualification in the education and training field.

Additional information

Each part-time course runs for 14 weeks. Courses will start in January of each year and you will need to attend College one evening a week for 3 hours. You will need to spend approximately an additional 6 hours per week researching and preparing assessments.

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 21/09/2022
Type: Part Time
Length: 14 weeks
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 5:45pm - 9:00pm
Fees: £495.00
Bedford College
Starts: 25/01/2023
Type: Part Time
Length: 14 weeks
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 5:45pm - 9:00pm
Fees: £495.00
Tresham College Wellingborough campus
Starts: 01/02/2023
Type: Part Time
Length: 14 weeks
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 5:45pm - 9:00pm
Fees: £495.00

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.