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Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level 3 Award (PTLLS)

Awarding Body – HABC

The course is delivered over four days, but additional private study time is required to plan and complete the set assignments.

This qualification meets the minimum standard for those entering teaching in the lifelong learning sector (post 16 education). Successful completion of the award will equip candidates with the knowledge and skills to develop and deliver programmes, provide learning support and manage the learning process.

Who is ‘Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector’ training designed for?

The course is designed for those who need the minimum threshold status as a teacher delivering training in the publicly funded sector, those entering teaching or training roles or already working in education or training.

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements, candidates will need to demonstrate written and verbal communication skills sufficient to meet the assessment criteria for the qualification, up to date and relevant subject knowledge and a CRB if appropriate.

The course covers:

  • A beginners guide to the psychology of learning
  • The trainer’s role and responsibilities
  • Designing and planning a teaching session
  • Presentation and Delivery
  • The use of various teaching aids
  • Assessment and Evaluation methods
  • Equality Diversity and Inclusion
  • Functional skills
  • Assessment and Evaluation methods
  • Current legislative requirements and codes of practice
  • Responsibilities and recording

To be successful the candidate must complete a total of six assessments including the planning and delivery of a 25 minute presentation.

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Level 3 Award) Course Dates


Thursday 25th October, Friday 26th October, Monday 29th October, Tuesday 30th October


Thursday 21st February, Friday 22nd February, Monday 25th February, Tuesday 26th February
Thursday 13th June, Friday 14th June, Monday 17th June, Tuesday 18th June
Thursday 24th October, Friday 25th October, Monday 28th October, Tuesday 29th October