PTLLS 6302 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector


This course has been replaced by the

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

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This Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) course is for people who:

  • want to start teaching or training adults
  • want to training people in their workplace eg. induction training, staff training days, updates etc.
  • want to teach people to pass recognised qualifications including NVQs
  • teach on a one-to-one or group basis or
  • give private tuition
  • need a nationally recognised qualification in teaching
  • are existing trainers or teachers and want to get qualified
  • intend to be trainers in industry, commerce or the post-16 sector

PTLLS training course – background

The 6302 PTLLS qualification replaces various qualifications, including:

  • City and Guilds 7303 PTLLS
  • City and Guilds 7307
  • Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners 7407
  • Certificate in Further Education Teaching
  • and the 7302 Certificate in Delivering Learning.

It is often the minimum requirement for people who want to start teaching in post-16 education.  PTLLS is also the first step towards gaining fully qualified teacher training status.

Course Entry Requirements.

There are no formal entry requirements for this training course, but candidates must have a qualification or experience in the subject they wish to teach. This could range from a formal certificate to experience in the workplace or as a volunteer.

After gaining this PTLLS qualification, candidates will be able to:

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

This course has been replaced by the Level 3 Award in Education and Training. You can go to the new course page by clicking here. 

You can also book this latest course from the list below.

Course Dates for IndividualsPrice
(Ex VAT)
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Book NowTraining Location
November 18th to 21st (Mon - Thur) 2019 £399.00 £478.80
December 2nd to 5th (Mon - Thur) 2019 £399.00 £478.80
January 20th to 23rd (Mon - Thur) 2020 £399.00 £478.80
February 3rd to 6th (Mon - Thur) 2020 £399.00 £478.80
February 10th to 13th (Mon - Thur) 2020 £399.00 £478.80
February 17th to 20th (Mon - Thur) 2020 £399.00 £478.80
March 16th to 19th (Mon - Thur) 2020 £399.00 £478.80
March 16th to 19th (Mon - Thur) 2020 £399.00 £478.80
March 23rd to 26th (Mon - Thur) 2020 £399.00 £478.80
March 30th to April 2nd (Mon - Thur) 2019 £399.00 £478.80
April 21st to 23rd (Mon - Thur) 2020 £399.00 £478.80
April 27th to 30th (Mon - Thur) 2020 £399.00 £478.80
May 11th to 14th (Mon - Thur) 2020 £399.00 £478.80
May 18th to 21st (Mon - Thur) 2020 £399.00 £478.80
June 1st to 4th (Mon - Thur) 2020 £399.00 £478.80
June 8th to 11th (Mon - Thur) 2020 £399.00 £478.80
June 22nd to 25th (Mon - Thur) 2020 £399.00 £478.80


We Support You Every Step of the way.

All candidates on this PTLLS course with Carlton Training will have the support of our team of trained staff and from a wide range of organisational backgrounds and vocational areas.

6302 (formerly known as City & Guilds 7303 Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning sector PTLLS).

Very soon all organisations offering training that are funded by the Government, either directly or indirectly, will require their teachers to have a 6302 PTLLS (formerly known as 7303 PTLLS - Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) certificate.  In other words nearly all deliverers of learning will be required to have this qualification   It will be needed by those providing learning in workplaces and colleges and also where underpinning knowledge is required for particular qualifications.

PTLLS will give 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.

The PTLLS 6302 qualification will provide the chance for prospective teachers to achieve a qualification that will allow them to gain entry to the training or teaching world.  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.

Grasping the requirement for a PTLLS qualification is dependent on fully comprehending the expression "lifelong learning". The skills needed for teaching in primary and secondary schools differ considerably from those required to teach in the adult education world.  PTLLS is designed to enable those skills required in the post compulsory or "adult education" area to be gained.

A PTLLS qualification is not suitable for those wishing to teach in the compulsory education area i.e. those wishing to teach in primary and or secondary schools.  A PTTLS qualification is suitable for those already in or aiming to enter the adult or post compulsory education arena.

The adults in post compulsory education may be learning to further their careers, to acquire a new skill, to perfect an existing skill or to achieve academic or vocational success which eluded them during their time in compulsory education.   In undertaking this learning adults may attend classes on a full time basis, one or two days a week or for an hour or two in the evening.

This great variation in the amount of time that adults devote to their learning means that teachers in the post compulsory education world must plan their lessons well.  Lesson planning is an essential part of the PTLLS qualification.

Our PTLLS courses cover how to plan lessons to make the best use of the time and resources available  Hand in hand with this is the ability to plan courses effectively . By learning how to plan courses effectively teachers will be able to ensure that not only all the required topics covered in the courses they are teaching, but also that enough time is devoted to each topic area and subjects are covered thoroughly.

When teaching adults it is essential that teachers take note of peoples differing needs and requirements in order that lessons can be taught in an inclusive and customer friendly manner. PTLLS courses help teachers learn how to do this in order to be able to teach in a wide variety of situations and different learning environments, from workplace on-the-job training to formal college settings.

Keeping pupils motivated and involved in the lessons are skills which are gained by attending our PTLLS courses, there are many different teaching method available to today's teachers and trainers. Finding out about these methods and how to apply them to your lessons is vital to the success and effectiveness of the teaching you are providing.

One of the most frequently overlooked roles of a teacher or trainer is that of assessing the progress of learners ie. checking to make sure they are keeping up with the lessons and learning what they need to. The ability to assess learners' progress is a vital part of our PTLLS courses, where different assessment methods are explained, demonstrated and analysed. Approaches to the best way to implement assessments within your teaching and how to tailor these to your learners are all covered.

To be awarded the PTLLS qualification candidates will need to complete some written assignments. These include some theory about the role of a teacher/ trainer in relation to teaching adults, liaising with colleagues in the teaching field, how to select the best teaching methods for your class. Candidates will also keep a journal on the course to aid them in completing a summative profile of themselves on completion i.e. an account of what they have learnt and how it will be of use to them in the future.

One of the most important assignments candidates complete on the PTLLS course is the microteaching, which is where each member of the class teaches a short sample lesson the the group. This lesson can be on any subject, most people prefer to choose the subject which they are eventually going to teach after the course. The instructor guides everybody through exactly what needs doing in terms of preparing and planning this lesson. Microteaching is an important chance for candidates to have a chance to teach in a supportive and risk free environment, gaining vital skills and confidence by practical application of what they have learned.

To give learners the best possible experience it is vital to make sure that they are engaged in the whole learning process, so that they feel that the teaching and assessing being provided is relevant to their needs. It is important to bear in mind that when teaching adults there is no such thing as a captive audience, unlike school pupils, adult learners can leave anytime if the teaching is not up to the standard thety expect.

What is next ?

Once you have gained the Level 3 Award in Education and Training this is your passport to teaching and training, you can get started teaching real classes, organising training events and put your new teaching skills into action. Further qualifications in this area include CTLLS (Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) and DTLLS (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector)

Carlton Training offers PTLLS courses at our training centres.  We also provide courses on clients' own premises.   Our team of experienced, competent and supportive tutors can help you to achieve this award sometimes in a matter of weeks.   We provide expert classroom tuition and guidance as well as on line support for candidates with their written assignments.

This course has been replaced by the Level 3 Award in Education and Training. For more information and course details click here

Alternative titles for this course :

  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • PTLLS 7303
  • PTLLS 6302
  • Petals
  • LLUK – Lifelong Learning UK
  • LSIS Learining and Skills Imporvement Service

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