Award Crest
York College


Start Date: Continuous

April start

Start Date: 11/04/2018

Formerly known as PTLLS, the Award in Education and Training is a short course designed to enable a wide range of students to undertake teaching, training or learning tasks relevant to their own training or teaching situation. It is recommended for all teachers new to the sector, whether in further education, adult and community learning, work-based learning or other parts of the learning and skills sector.

The award is suitable for those who work, or intend to work, as:

  • Teachers in adult and community education
  • Teachers or trainers in the voluntary sector
  • Training personnel in commerce, industry, the public sector or HM Forces
  • Technicians and support staff in further and adult education

Entry Requirements

Students should normally have at least a Level 3 (i.e. A-Level/BTEC equivalent) qualification in the subject they wish to teach and have a reasonable command of English, Numeracy and IT.

Dates and Times

We are hoping to run this course again very soon. For more information please ring the InfoZone on 01904 770770 or email them on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

There is also an online version of this course.
The online version of the course involves 40 hours of work over 12 weeks, but students are expected to attend College for one day to give presentations.
This course is on a rolling start. Further information is available from the College, using the contact details below.

Course Content

The award is designed to develop the students' ability to:

  • Identify students' needs, backgrounds and aspirations
  • Define basic principles of teaching and learning in relation to teaching/training
  • Demonstrate in their planning, delivery and evaluation a regard for equal opportunities and health and safety legislation
  • Develop their skills in devising programmes and schemes of work
  • Adopt a systematic approach to planning learning sessions by reference to a variety of methods, and to develop innovation in their teaching/training
  • Design, make and use a range of teaching and learning materials, using their own creative and information technology skills
  • Develop their key skills
  • Apply communication skills in teaching and training
  • Design and apply appropriate means of assessing their own learners

Additional home study is required.
Homework is set each week and should take one to two hours to complete.

Exams and Assessments

On-going coursework assessment.


Ascentis Level 3 Award in Education & Training.


Students may progress from this course to either the Ascentis Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training or the Certificate in Education/PGCE.

Course Fees

The cost of this course is £500.
The cost of the online course is £350.

Courses costing more than £200 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

How to Apply

Applications should be made to the College and you may be required to have an interview. You can apply online on the web page of your chosen course, collect an application form from the College, or request a paper or PDF copy from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01904 770400.


Start Date: Continuous

April start

Start Date: 11/04/2018

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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