Formerly known as PTLLS, the Award in Education and Training is a short course designed to enable a wide range of students to undertake teaching, training or learning tasks relevant to their own training or teaching situation.

It is the qualification for all teachers new to the sector, whether in further education, adult and community learning, work-based learning or other parts of the learning and skills sector.

The qualification is suitable for those who work, or intend to work, as:

Teachers in adult and community education
Teachers or trainers in the voluntary sector
Training personnel in commerce, industry, the public sector or HM Forces
Technicians and support staff in further and adult education

The award is designed to develop the students’ ability to:
Identify students’ needs, backgrounds and aspirations
Define basic principles of teaching and learning in relation to teaching/training
Demonstrate in their planning, delivery and evaluation a regard for equal opportunities and health and safety legislation
Develop their skills in devising programmes and schemes of work
Adopt a systematic approach to planning learning sessions by reference to a variety of methods, and to develop innovation in their teaching/training
Design, make and use a range of teaching and learning materials, using their own creative and information technology skills
Develop their key skills
Apply communication skills in teaching and training
Design and apply appropriate means of assessing their own learners
Additional home study is required.


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