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AET PTLLS Distance Learning

AET Training (Level 3 Award in Education and Training RQF) - PTLLS Course

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) has replaced both the Level 3 and 4 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Sector (PTLLS) awards. This course is designed for candidates who are thinking of starting a teaching career or those who have limited access to teaching opportunities. You are not expected to be already teaching as the practical element of the course is assessed by a micro-teach session lasting at least an hour. The practical element can alternatively be assessed in the workplace instead of the micro teach if you work with individuals or a group of learners. Candidates thinking of becoming an NVQ Assessor can complete the assessor theory unit as part of this course.

Course Guide Download

You can download the AET Course Guide to have an idea of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria. We have also provided you an example of one of the assessment tasks in order to give you an idea regarding the demands of the course.

You are usually expected to complete this course within 1 to 8 weeks depending on the mode of course delivery and the combination of units you choose. If you are thinking of completing the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training or the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, there is no requirement for you to complete this course prior.

Vocational Learning encourages candidates to submit naturally occurring evidence from their work environment to demonstrate competency against the assessment criteria. We welcome other evidence such as prior learning and do not just rely on assignments. This can include schemes of work, assessment reports, course resources and communication records.The course has a 60 hours guided learning requirement which you have to meet by interacting with course staff. The total qualification time is 120 hours.

  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Structure
  • Course Delivery
  • Assessment
  • Duration
  • Support
  • Certification
  • What can l do after completion?
  • Enrolment (Pricing and Bookings)

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for the education and training level 3


This course is open to anyone. You will be expected to have basic numeracy and literacy skills in line with national occupational skills for teachers.

You are also expected to have access to the internet, multimedia computer, printer and a word processor that can open and produce Microsoft Word Documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’. Candidates without Microsoft office are advised to consider free software such as Open Office. You, however, need to ensure your documents are saved and submitted for assessment as word documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’?

Course Structure

Course Structure of this new PTLLS Training



The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) course has a similar structure as the predecessor PTLLS qualification. The credits and guided learning hours remain the same. The units have now been reduced from four to three as follows:

Unit 1: Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
Unit 2: Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
Unit 3: Understanding assessment in education and training

If you are currently working in any learning and development setting and can provide evidence of supporting an individual learner or a group of learners you are welcome to complete either Unit 4 or Unit 5 highlighted below instead of the microteach (Unit 3).

Unit 4: Facilitate learning and development in groups
Unit 5: Facilitate learning and development for individuals

If you want to complete the assessor theory you will need to complete unit 6 highlighted below instead of unit 3.

Unit 6: Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Course Delivery

Course Delivery

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) course is delivered by either distance, blended learning or as classroom based. You are expected to meet course requirements regardless of the method of delivery. Fast track is also available to candidates with evidence of prior learning and those who have the time, learning opportunities and can work at a faster pace.


Distance Learning (Online)

This mode of study will stretch you as you need to self-motivate and work against the pressures of studying alone. You will need to fully participate in online activities and provide multimedia evidence whenever required.


Blended Learning

You will be expected to participate in some online activities prior to attending the two days classroom based session to complete the course. Dates for the two day fast track sessions are published on the calendar displayed on our course booking page.

Assessment

Assessment of this new PTLLS Online Course


The course is assessed by a portfolio of evidence which you have to compile and submit at the end of the course. Candidates completing units 1, 2, 3 are assessed by 5 short questions and a micro-teach. You will be expected to plan and deliver a microteach for a minimum 15 minutes.


All candidates will be expected to take part in a microteach activity for at least an hour. This can be accomplished by delivering your own session for 15 minutes and observing others for the remaining 45 minutes. You can also deliver an extended mocroteach up to an hour if you do not want to observe others. If you are currently teaching we might be able to accept your real teaching session in order to meet the microteach requirement.


Candidates completing a combination of either units 1, 2 and 4 or units 1, 2 and 5 will be assessed by four short questions, recorded discussions and observation of any work based evidence.

Duration

How long is this Level 3 Course?


We are often asked how quick someone can complete this course? This depends on a number of factors which includes your own commitment, time, assessment opportunities and the ability to study at a higher level. It will also help if you have evidence of prior learning and have access to resources that will enable you to actively participate in course activities.


Candidates joining the course with evidence of prior learning and credits will obviously be able to complete quicker than someone without. If you invest more time on the course such as 15 hours a week then you will most likely complete earlier compared to someone who commits only 2 hours for the same period.


We however expect you to complete the course within 1 to 8 weeks.

Support

Support

With pride with our support services which are designed to maximise opportunities and facilitate your learning. We aim to response to any correspondence within 72 working hours. We usually respond within minutes or hours during less busy times. All communications are tracked are audited reguarly by our team.

All candidates are allocated in assessor who also be there dedicated tutor. You can request tutorials at any time. Your assessor will also naturally schedule tutorials as part of the assessment, review and planning process.


All candidates will be given access to our portal where they can access resources (including videos, exemplars and downloads) and course work. The portal also contain features which facilitate communication between our staff and yourself. You will be able to submit your work and book appointments on the platform


We host regular teaching and support sessions by web conference. These are designed to take the place of face to face contact. Candidates will also have access to online forums where they can gain support from our team of assessors and tutors. These forums act like a classroom where peer support and learning can also take place.


Candidates will also have the opportunity of attending any of our open face to face monthly workshops at our Centre. these sessions normally take place on a Friday and Saturday. The workshops can also be scheduled in other areas such as Birmingham and London subject to demand.


We also provide an online chat which operates from 9am to 9pm (Monday to Saturday). An adhoc service runs on Sundays and during bank holidays. Our online chat can sometimes be open for longer during times when assessors and our support team is active.


Support with coursework

Candidates can complete an assessment planner prior to completing any coursework. Your assessor will then provide feedback and guidance which will help you with your write up.

Certification

Certification

Vocational Learning delivers regulated qualifications. All certificates come from an Ofqual regulated awarding body. Quality assurance activities have to take place as part of the certification process.


We will strive to get you certified as soon as you have met all course requirements and submitted your portfolio of evidence. Your work will need to be moderated internally. This will involve auditing your assessment process, quality of evidence and learning journey. We generally carry out internal moderation on a monthly basis for longer courses and within 72 hours for all short and classroom based courses.Dates are published under events.


Where we have direct claim status, your certificate is claimed as soon as our internal moderator has signed you off. Certficates claimed this way normally arrive within 10 working days.


Other portfolio of evidence will need to be either emailed or posted to the awarding body for external moderation. You will normally get your certificate within 14 working days.

What can l do after completion?

What can l do after completion?


The qualification can be used in its entirety if you are a tutor or trainer. You can go on to complete the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET), the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) or any other higher education course.

Enrolment

Enrolment

You are only enrolled when you book online and make payment. Payment is normally expected within 5 days after making a booking. We are however flexible with corporate bookings where we might be expected to be signed up as a supplier and an order number is required. Please let us know as soon as possible if this is the case.


Level 3 Award in Education and Training Online, Distance Learning

You will be expected to complete the course between 3 to 8 weeks.

The full cost of the course is £195. You can also pay using a payment plan by making a deposit of £115 and one monthly instalment of £115

Level 3 Award in Education and Training Fast Track Blended Learning - 2 Days

We deliver this AET Course by fast track. You will be expected to participate in some online activities prior to attending the two days classroom based session to complete the course. Dates for the two day fast track sessions are published on the calendar displayed on our booking page which you can access by clicking the 'Book" button below. The full cost of the course is £230.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training with Assessor Unit

Distance learning will stretch you as you need to self-motivate and work against the pressures of studying alone. You will need to fully participate in online activities and provide multimedia evidence whenever possible.You will be expected to complete the course between 3 to 8 weeks.

The full cost of the course is £250. You can also pay using a payment plan by making a deposit of £145 and one monthly instalment of £145