Teaching Course: P.T.L.L.S

(16 Posts)
10152530 Sat 15-Mar-14 07:51:59

Hi there
Has anyone taken P.T.L.L.S teaching course?
I am about to embark on one from Monday for 4 days and quite worried on what to expect, how hard is the course and the Amount of work I need to put in myself..!
Any advice would be most appreciated.

missisboot Sat 15-Mar-14 07:54:10

Have they not given you a course outline?
Mine took up a reasonable amount of time. 3 essays so all the prep that went with that and a reflective journal. Mine was a level 4 pttls course.

LIZS Sat 15-Mar-14 07:57:46

It shouldn't be difficult as such, assuming you have a sound background in the subject you want to teach, most of the info for your essays is within the teaching . However if it is an intensive course I'm surprised you haven't been given more advice as to what to prepare ie. for the microteaching.

eatyourveg Sat 15-Mar-14 08:43:30

I did ptlls in 2009 - just checked my portfolio, I did essays on the following.

Roles, responsibilities and boundaries
Current legislation
Equality diversity inclusion
Ground rules/behaviour
Embedding functional skills
Record keeping
Types of assessment

And the reflective journals of course on everything you did.

The other units were practicals - formulating a lesson plan on your specialised subject and then the microteach which involved lesson planning, delivering and reflection

I work part time and it was doable without much trouble. Did mine over a term, one morning a week.

KatoPotato Sat 15-Mar-14 08:53:39

I've been assigned this through work too and is advised as 36hours distance learning and part of a 4 day refresher.

I'm a trainer at work and this is an optional unit as part of my refresher. Need to crack on before the end if the month :/

KatoPotato Sat 15-Mar-14 08:54:17

If anyone wants to share their old work I can pay in gin??

eatyourveg Sat 15-Mar-14 09:44:35

Make it cherry brandy and I'll consider grin

10152530 Tue 25-Mar-14 16:11:25

Please help with links or websites to PTLLS assignments questions ... Mine within hair & beauty industry.
I did the 3 day course and my micro-teach presentation went really well. Got very good & positive feedback from teacher and peers.
Thank you

10152530 Thu 27-Mar-14 09:06:24

No replyhmmhmmhmmhmm

getyourshoesonNOW Thu 27-Mar-14 13:44:21

Sorry to hijack but has anyone done a PTLLS course in London? Can you recommend anywhere? I want to do an intensive three or four day course (ie not evening or distance learning course) and can hardly find any recommendations/ testimonials.

Clarita256 Thu 27-Mar-14 18:45:25

Hi shoes on, try city & guilds
http://www.cityandguilds.com/courses-and-qualifications/learning/teaching/6302-preparing-to-teach-in-the-lifelong-learning-sector-ptlls
They have different venues in London. I did mine on 17 March at advance training located by Asda Park Royal.
Their next 3 day course is due on 7th April. Good luck and keep me updated.
Ah, in what sector your PTLLS will be?

getyourshoesonNOW Thu 27-Mar-14 22:23:31

Thanks for that - was it good?

10152530 Fri 28-Mar-14 06:48:31

Hi
Yes it was good and a bit hectic..., 2 days of teaching and 3rd day for micro-teach presentation. You have to prepare your lesson plan and deliver it in 30mins on the 3rd day.
I would suggest to choose the topic you will be presenting to the teacher and peers and start planing your lesson too.
What is your specialism?

FunkyBoldRibena Fri 28-Mar-14 06:54:16

It isn't called PTLLS any more, it is the L3 award in Education and Training.

getyourshoesonNOW Fri 28-Mar-14 09:50:39

Funky, many colleges still seem to offer PTLLS, but I would prefer to to the E and T award, as it is the latest qualification. 101, my specialism is literacy

10152530 Sun 30-Mar-14 07:54:22

Any help with where to find resources/ examples of PTLLS level 4 assignments!!! Thank you

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