Key course information
Teaching, Training and Assessing
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This City and Guilds Level 3 qualification replaces the PTLLS qualification and is aimed at candidates who would like an introduction to teaching and training. You do not have to be doing any teaching or training in order to do this course. This blended programme will see theory aspects of the learning delivered predominantly online with opportunities to for face to face learning in order to explore the more practical elements, including delivering a micro-teach as a part of the assessment of the programme. Overall you will be expected to engage in around 120 hours of learning, including all aspects of delivery and assessment as well as your own research, reading around the subject (recommended reading opportunities will be supplied) and home-learning activities set on the course. This qualification is suitable for those who work or want to work as: • Teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector (further education, adult and community education, Work Based Learning and the voluntary sector) • Training personnel in commerce, industry, the public sector, the uniformed services or HM Forces • Technicians and support staff in Further and Adult Education.
What will I learn?
This qualification will equip you with the basic skills and confidence required for planning, delivering and assessing learning and covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers in further education and skills sectors such as:
? Roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
? Inclusive teaching and learning approaches
? Planning lessons and resources
? Motivating learners
? Assessment of learners and record keeping
? Feedback for learning
? Develop skills in reflective practice
Assessment is by building a portfolio of evidence which includes assignments for each of the 3 units, a micro teach session, session plan, evaluations and observation record. Please note that micro-teach sessions will be videoed as part of the end assessment process.
This online delivery of the course has multiple start dates so that you can work at your own pace through the tasks and assignments, it should take you around 10 weeks although you have up to a year to complete. There are regular online workshop sessions delivered throughout the year. You will be expected to be able to engage in independent study, though you will have access to a personal tutor throughout your qualification. It is essential that you attend the face to face element of the programme in order to complete the micro-teach, though these will run throughout the year and you can attend any one of these.
? Good communication, writing skills and ICT skills are essential (maths skills are important especially if you are looking to progress within teaching).
? Must be aged 19+
? Please note enrolment is subject to an informal interview (this may be on line), initial assessment and copies of relevant certificates.
An interview is compulsory before students can enrol on this course. Please contact our Customer Services team to arrange this.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
To achieve the award, candidates must successfully complete all set assignments. This includes written assignments and a 15-minute microteaching to your peers. An interview is compulsory before students can enrol on this course.
Additional Costs and Information
You must be able to access a computer with a reliable internet connection.
The course fee includes online support for queries, marking of assignments with feedback from your tutor, registration and certification fee.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
The Certificate in Education/Professional Graduate Certificate in Education is suitable for those candidates who want to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector i.e. post 16. In order to do this qualification candidates need to be teaching a minimum of 100 hours over the two years of the course.