City & Guilds 7303 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
City & Guilds 7303 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, City and Guilds Registered Centre

City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Education & Training (QCF)
(was PTLLS 7303)


Q. What has happened in Teacher Training Qualifications from September 2007?
A. From September 2007, all new teachers in the learning and skills sector (all post 16 education - including FE, adult and community learning, work-based learning, offender education) in England will be required to take qualifications which form part of the Qualified Teacher - Learning and Skills (QTLS) framework. The City and Guilds 7303 Award replaced the 7302 Certificate from September 2007. ALL NEW TEACHERS in the learning and skills sector must complete the City and Guilds PTLLS 6302 Award

Q. Why should someone undertake the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) Qualifications?
A. There are several reasons:

Q. Is there any pre-course educational qualification required before commencing the C&G 7303 / 6302 course?
A. Although there is no specific educational standard required for students prior to starting the course the coursework does demand a reasonable ability in writing and logical thinking. It is also useful to have at least an average ability to talk in front of a class or small group of people.

Q. Do you need to have any previous teaching experience?
A. You don’t need any previous teaching experience but any you do have will probably reduce your learning deficit. The qualification provides an introduction for those new to teaching and training or those wishing to teach or train. It is designed as a qualification which will equip a wide range of teachers/trainers/tutors and facilitators to deliver learning.

Q. Where does the C&G 7303 / 6302 come in the scale of teaching/training qualifications?
A. The C&G PTLLS 6302 is the foundational teaching/training qualification and is the basic award necessary to function as a teacher/trainer/tutor in industry. It is a Level 3 or Level 4 Award.

Q. What are the learning outcomes for the C&G PTLLS?
A. The
qualification is designed to enable candidates to:

Q. What can the C&G PTLLS 6302 lead to?
A. The City and Guilds PTLLS 6302 Award is an introductory qualification that ALL NEW TEACHERS in the learning and skills sector must complete. The follow-on stages of the QTLS (Qualified Teacher - Learning and Skills) framework are:

Q. Do I need to be computer literate to do the course?
A. The course is not computer based and can be completed by hand writing the assignments. Nevertheless, the use of a personal laptop can be advantageous.

Q. How many hours of evening work are required during the course and is there tutoring available?
A. Approximately 2/3 hours for three nights and expert tutoring is available each evening.

Q. What does the course cost?
A. The latest course fee is here.

Q. Is accommodation available on the site?
A. Accommodation is not provided but there is a range of local accommodation available ranging from B&B to 4* hotels.

Q. Can I get the City and Guilds PTLLS course in a local non-residential situation?
A. Local colleges and other training companies will be able to offer the C&G 7303/6302 course, however, it is usually done by attending for one evening a week/month and thus can take from 3 to 12 months to complete. Classes are often large and getting personal attention can sometimes be difficult.

Q. Your course seems relatively expensive – what are the advantages of doing it this way?
A. Compared with your local college our course can seem relatively expensive but there are several advantages to our method which make it attractive to many students particularly those in business. These include rapid result, small classes, personal tutoring, compact timeframe for completion, no distractions, mature students and easy on-site free parking. Furthermore, to reduce the cost you can often tap into funds from your Learning Skills Council or use Enhanced Learning Credits.

Q. Does the C&G 7303/6302 exempt me from any aspect of the C&G 7407 Level 4 Award?
A. The possession of the C&G PTLLS does not exempt you from taking any modules in the C&G Cert Ed award but it does provide a strong background for the work and provides a good indicator towards your suitability to take the next highest level of teacher qualification.

Q. Is there any lower or upper age limit for students?
A. You must be at least 19 years of age to undertake the PTLLS course. There is no upper age limit for students.

Q. What are the entry requirements?
A. There are no entry requirements. Candidates must undertake an initial assessment that includes an assessment of their skills in literacy and numeracy at the beginning, but there is no specified entrance level. However, candidates must also complete an action plan to address learning needs that have been identified.

Q. Is it necessary for assignments to display any specific level of literacy?
A. No, but the standard of communication must be sufficient for tutors and others to understand.

Q. Can I start delivering training either on my own or for my own company after qualifying with the C&G PTLLS?
A. You can function as a trainer in any capacity that your clients will pay for but in order to deliver any officially recognised qualifications, such as Health & Safety etc., you or your company will need to be approved, as required by the appropriate awarding body, e.g. the Heath & Safety Executive.


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City & Guilds 7303 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, City and Guilds Registered Centre
City & Guilds 7303 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector