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Tue 7th Feb 2012

One of the questions that we get asked most frequently is “How do I become a trainer?”

How do you become a trainer?

To work as a teacher in state-maintained schools in England and Wales you need to have professional qualified teacher status (QTS).

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) is designed to introduce trainee teachers to the lifelong learning sector, providing a threshold license to teach and opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in planning and enabling learning in the sector so that they are able to provide high quality teaching that will enable the development and progression of their learners.

An Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector covers the basics of teaching in continuing and adult education including how to plan sessions, motivate learners and use a variety of assessment methods.

Its a first step towards official practitioner status a full licence to teach in the lifelong learning sector.

This Award is for new entrants to the Lifelong Learning Sector you dont need any prior teaching experience or qualifications. It also suits people working in the area already who want to gain official qualifications.

You should have an idea of what subject youd like to teach, and either have or be working towards a qualification in that area.

Areas of study

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a teacher
  • Identify legislative requirements for Teachers
  • Establishing ground rules
  • Issues of equality, Inclusion and diversity
  • How to embed functional skills
  • The three main types of assessment
  • Preparation for a 30 minute Micro Teach
  • Reflective Practice on Teaching Delivery

What is the Aim of the PTLLS Course?

To provide an introduction to those who wish to teach and train in industry or education.

Why become a trainer?

There are many reasons to become a teacher. Some of the current teacher have said..travellove of teaching.working with senior citizens.improving quality of life for the mental and physically challengedencourage creative expressionhave FUN.

The reasons are endless.what is mine?

  • Freedom
  • Security
  • Fun!
  • Travel

And last all the most important thing? I never tire of teaching and meeting new people! Its just great to get paid for what I love doing the most! .