Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

Level 3 Award in Education and Training in Bristol
AET (Previously PTLLS)

Level 3 Award in Education and Training AET PTLLS

The Award in Education and Training Fast Track 4 Day course is available to organisations and individuals.

The NOCN Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) teaching qualification as well as being of interest to those teaching, training and tutoring on learning and development courses are also suitable for team leaders, supervisors and managers who wish to facilitate their staff team's learning and development.

The AET course covers the key essentials of teaching and organisational skills based on a participatory approach that involves team members in their own learning. It also includes the skills and techniques linked to learning in groups and teams, as well as up to date assessment procedures. This Level Three qualification will complement other team skills such as coaching, facilitation and leadership.

This qualification will cover responsibilities, teaching role, learning styles and planning lessons. To successfully complete this qualification you will need to achieve a minimum of 12 credits. The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is made up of 3 units:

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (3 credits)
  • Facilitate learning and development in groups (6 credits)
  • Understanding assessment in education and training (3 credits)

At the end of the qualification, you will be required to be observed in your workplace delivering a training session. On completion of the course, you will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Education and Training accredited by the NOCN.

Please contact Philip or Ternaya on 01454 868572 if you have any questions about this qualification.

Next course date to be announced in 2019.

Tutor Profile

Derek Close is a qualified teacher and youth and community worker. He is a skilled and experienced facilitator, consultant, coach and trainer.  For over 30 years he has successfully run his own learning and development business with a focus on building individual and organisational capacity based on effective interpersonal communication and relationships.  He respects and works with people’s experience, strengths and skills, using a range of group and learning processes. He regularly contributes to nationally accredited courses, open course and in-house programmes of learning.


What are the entry requirements?

You must be over the age of 19 years old to enrol on this qualification. You will need to have basic numeracy, literacy and ICT skills. You will also need to have or be looking for opportunities delivering training. This could be in your current employment such as helping your team or clients better understand something about their work how they might respond to change or do something differently.

Is there any homework to do?

Yes, you will be required to study at home throughout the course.

Why is the course only 4 days long?

This course is a fast track course, other training providers or colleges may offer it over the course of 10 weeks (2-5 hours per week). The advantage is that you will become qualified quicker but still cover the same content and requirements for guided learning hours.

Are there any exams?

There are no written exams but you will be observed in your workplace delivering a training session. You will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence to the required standard that demonstrates your learning. The tutor will support you putting the portfolio together. The first session of the course will cover what is required, how it needs to be done and the support you will receive throughout the course.

Do I need any previous teaching experience before starting this course?

No, previous experience is not necessary as the basic knowledge required to become a tutor, trainer or teacher to adults will be covered.

Is this qualification the same as PTLLS?

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training replaced the PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning) in September 2013. This qualification is similar to the PTLLS Level 3 but the unit structure is slightly different.

Can I pay the course fee in instalments?

Please contact us on 01454 868572 and we will discuss the options available to pay instalments for the course.

What are the progression options when I complete the qualification?

On completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training or the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.

What support is available from the tutor?

The course includes 4 days of training but extra support can be provided via phone or email to ensure you complete the paperwork.

Is the course focused on a specific subject?

No, you will be able to provide training to adults on any subject of your choice when you complete the qualification.

Can I teach children in schools with this qualification?

No, this qualification is aimed at teaching adults (post 16). The Department for Education has provided guidance on how to get into teaching.

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