Level 3 Award in Education and Training RQF (PTLLS)


The Level 3 Award in Education and Training RQF course, formerly known as Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS), is the industry-standard foundation course for those looking to teach or train.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training RQF (PTLLS)

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About This Course

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training RQF is a cutting-edge qualification designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary for teaching. This course supersedes the older Level 3 and Level 4 Awards in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) and is fully accredited on the RQF framework, ensuring the highest standard of education.

Ideal for anyone looking to teach in the adult education and skills sector, this award will help you feel confident delivering information to groups big and small, regardless of the setting. It is suitable for both individuals who are not currently in a teaching role and those who are actively teaching.

As part of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training RQF, you will also participate in one hour of micro-teaching. This hour should include at least a 15-minute teaching session that you lead. The remaining 45 minutes may be used for observing fellow learners conduct their micro-teaching sessions. Alternatively, you have the option to use the full one-hour block for your teaching session.

This course is your gateway to becoming a confident and effective educator, whether you’re just starting or looking to enhance your skills.

Course Benefits

Our programme empowers you to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of your role, responsibilities, and the boundaries associated with teaching.
  • Explore effective teaching and learning methods tailored to the dynamic world of flexible learning.
  • Develop essential session planning skills.
  • Learn how to create inclusive sessions that inspire and engage learners.
  • Master the use of diverse assessment techniques and the importance of meticulous record-keeping.

Course Units

Qualification Title: TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training RQF

Qualification Number: 601/1831/3

Total Credits: 12

UCAS Points: 8

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: Session Planning and Micro-Teaching Skills

Unit 4: Understanding Assessment in Education and Training


You’ll assemble a portfolio of evidence by successfully completing the written assessments presented at the end of each unit. Your assessor will help in this process by evaluating and giving you feedback on each unit.

You will also engage in one hour of micro-teaching as part of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training RQF. You should lead a 15-minute teaching session during this hour. The remaining 45 minutes can be spent observing other students’ micro-teaching sessions. Alternatively, you can use the entire one-hour slot for your teaching session.

Required Knowledge

There are no requirements to enrol in this course.

Awarding Body

Once you’ve successfully completed each unit and the micro-teaching session, you’ll be awarded a certificate of achievement from the awarding organisation, TQUK.

Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) stands as one of the industry’s most innovative and dynamic awarding organisations, dedicated to infusing a fresh perspective and top-notch service into the learner experience. Stringent quality assurance protocols and procedures mean you receive the highest standard of customer service, qualification delivery, and assessment.

TQUK has received full approval as an awarding organisation from Ofqual and offers an impressive range of RQF courses across multiple sectors.


From the moment you enrol, you’ll be given your login details and assigned to one of our industry-expert assessors, who will help tutor and guide you towards success. We’re firm believers that distance learning doesn’t mean distance support, and when you choose to learn with us, you’ll never have to feel alone in your studies.

Our comprehensive study guides and course materials are designed to provide you with everything you need to know to complete your Level 3 Award in Education and Training, and should you have any questions, our friendly student support team will be on hand.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

This is a government-regulated qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual-regulated awarding body.

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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