TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (PTLLS)


TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training

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Formerly known as the PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Sector)

The TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training is a recognised qualification that prepares individuals to become effective educators. This program provides learners with the essential knowledge and skills needed to successfully plan, deliver, and assess teaching sessions in a variety of settings. Through a combination of theoretical learning and practical assessments, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of educational principles, inclusive teaching approaches, and how to create a supportive learning environment. This qualification is suitable for aspiring teachers, trainers, and tutors who want to enhance their teaching abilities and pursue a career in education.

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About this TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training Course

Study for the TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training to gain a nationally recognised teaching qualification and begin your career in education. This qualification, formally known as the PTLLS course, prepares you to enter the teaching profession and work within education. Upon completion, students are able to begin working in Further Education and the Skills Sector and the course is designed for anyone – even those with no previous experience in teaching.

The course is studied completely online but with some practical elements. These practical elements are recorded and then sent in to your tutor so a job in education is not necessary to complete the course.

Study Time: 48 hours
Enrolment length: 12 months
Course Format: Online
Entry Requirements: Learners must be 19 years or above

Upon completion of the TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training course, students achieve full Ofqual reguated certification from the awarding body. The course is suitable for a range of career paths including: 

  • Teaching in a variety of settings
  • Tutoring
  • Further education staff
  • Adult education
  • Workplace training

This course is designed for people who will be teaching others that are 14 years or older.


To gain the full TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training certification you will need to submit and pass all of the tutor marked assignments and practical assessments. There are 3 written assignments in the course and then a requirement to undertake a microteach session as well as carry out reviews on videos of other teachers. There is no need to purchase any textbooks as we provide all of the lessons and materials required to learn the syllabus.

There is no formal exam and the certification fee is included in the course fees.

For further information, go to: www.tquk.org/. Qualification Code 601/1831/3.

See the TQUK Qualification summary for this course here

See the Ofqual Qualification summary for this course


All of our students are given access to our online campus through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are uploaded through your account and the process is easy and intuitive. Our online campus includes:

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
  • Instant access to your course after you enrol- start studying immediately!
  • Integrated chat and messaging systems so that you can contact your tutor
  • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Progress bar to show the work you have completed and how many tasks you still have to complete on your course
  • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor


To pass this course learners must pass 4 written assignments, a microteach and then 2 reviews of other teachers (videos are provided for these). These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

Enrolment Length

All of our courses are allocated plenty of time for students to complete their studies and all materials are self-led so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Should you require additional time on one of our courses you can extend your enrolment by 30 days for an additional fee of £60.

As well as this we operate a 14 day money back guarantee on every one of our qualifications- that’s how confident we are of how you will love studying with us!

TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training Course Content

The TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training course assesses the following units:

Unit 1 – Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training

In this unit, you will learn what it means in practice to work as a teacher in an education or training setting. The unit is divided into three parts.

The first part examines the roles and responsibilities of a teacher. It includes information about the minimum professional standards all teachers should meet and describes the day-to-day activities teachers do. It also provides an overview of legislation and codes of practice that impact how teachers do their jobs, for example the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006).

The second part of the unit discusses ways in which teachers establish and maintain safe and supportive learning environments. You will find out how to identify and meet your learners’ needs, how to promote equality and diversity in the classroom, and how to encourage appropriate behaviour among your learners.

Finally, the third part of the unit looks at the relationships between teachers and other professionals working in education and training settings, for example learning support staff or administrators. You will also learn about professional boundaries and how to refer learners to external services such as health centres and libraries.

Unit 2 – Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training

In this unit, you will learn what it means to use inclusive approaches in education and training settings. You will be introduced to both theory and practice, then asked to demonstrate your understanding of inclusive approaches by ‘microteaching’ in a real classroom.

The first part of this unit will set out what is meant by inclusive approaches, and consider what kinds of classroom activity might be more or less inclusive and why.

Next we will move on to discuss ways that teachers create an inclusive classroom in practice, for example the techniques they use to engage learners in their lessons and how they establish rules that everyone can respect.

The final parts of the unit are designed to support you with your microteaching session, which will last up to one hour. Although this can be an intimidating element of the Level 3 course for new practitioners, remember the best way to learn to teach is by teaching!

Unit 3 – Understanding assessment in education and training

In this unit, you will find out more about assessment in education and training. Most courses include some element of assessment, whether formal (like an exam leading to certification) or informal (like teachers asking questions to see what learners have understood). Assessment allows both learners and teachers to see progress, strengths and areas for improvement.

This unit will provide an overview of the types and assessment methods commonly used in education and training settings, their relative merits, and how they can be adapted to meet individual learners’ needs.

The second part of the unit looks at ways that teachers can involve students in the assessment process, for example by encouraging them to set their own learning goals or taking part in peer assessment. Finally we will examine the role and use of constructive feedback in assessment.

Giving constructive feedback is a skill that must be learned, as it can be tricky to identify genuinely helpful action points and communicate these in a way that motivates rather than undermines the student.


The most important tool that all of our students have at their disposal is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with in-depth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutors expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.


TQUK Certification

Included in the cost of this course is certification with TQUK. TQUK are an Ofqual-approved awarding body that develop nationally recognised qualifications in a variety of sectors. These qualifications are then taught by TQUK centres throughout the world to the highest levels possible.

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TQUK is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators (‘regulators’) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training Course regulated?

Yes this course is fully regulated through Ofqual which means it is recognised by all employers and linked to national standards. The course has qualification number 601/1831/3 and a total qualification time of 48 hours. TQUK stands for Training Qualifications UK and they are one of the most innovative and cutting edge awarding bodies in the country. Each of their qualifications are regulated through Ofqual, resulting in nationally recognised achievement.

What is included in the cost of the TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training course?

The cost of this course includes everything needed to pass. Your lessons, tutor support and certification costs are all included in the price with no additional costs at any stage. Should you wish to buy paper versions of the course materials you can do so on the checkout for £35 extra but this is optional.

What entry requirements are there for this course?

There are no entry requirements for this course at all. Anyone can study for this certification and there is no need to have any prior knowledge or experience.

How long do I have to study?

This Education and Training course has an enrolment length of 12 months included from the date you enrol. This is plenty of time to complete the assignments but you can purchase additional time for £60 per month should you need longer to finish the assignments.

Do I have to sit an exam?

No, there are no exams on this course. Everything is assessed through coursework which you can submit at any time within the enrolment length.

Am I assigned a tutor for this course?

Yes – all students are assigned to a personal tutor who will be in charge of your tuition. The same tutor marks all of your work as well as being available to answer any questions you may have throughout your enrolment period.

Do I need to be working to do the TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training?

No, you do not need a work placement. Everything is completed online from home through assignments and you do not need to be in a teaching job for this course.

Can I speak to someone before I enrol?

Of course. Our helpful course advisors are on hand from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday. Contact us on our online chat or by calling 0800 772 0887 to discuss this course.

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