Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) (7304)

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2015
With the Certificate in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector you can become officially qualified as an associate teacher in continuing education - someone who works from pre-designed curricula to teach a particular a subject or learner type.
Acquiring this Certificate qualifies you for Associate Teacher, Learning & Skills (ATLS) status, and is your licence to teach.

The Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector is for anyone working in an associate teacher role without a recognised qualification, or planning to become an associate teacher in further, adult or continuing education.
To take the Certificate, you'll need access to 30 hours of teaching practice in a recognised lifelong learning location.

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment. You will assess learners through a combination of a portfolio of evidence, practical skills demonstrations and written examinations.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

All learners must have access to 30 hours of teaching practice in a recognised location. You must make sure they can access all the resources they need to complete the qualification.

To find all the resource requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector could help you progress in a role as:

• Associate teacher in further education adult and community education
• Associate teacher in work-based learning
• Technician or member of support staff in further and adult education.

You'll be qualified for Associate Teacher, Learning and Skills (ATLS) status.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

To officially gain your ATLS status, the next step after taking this qualification is to go through the process of professional formation with the Institute of Learning (IfL).

Find out more about the professional formation process.

If you're interested in progressing from associate teacher to full teacher after taking this qualification, you can take the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

You'll cover things like:

• The theory and practice of teaching
• Principles of learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation
• Confidence, communication and interpersonal skills
• Your professional role and responsibilities.

To get the Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, you learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments. You will demonstrate what you've learned through both practical skills assessments and assignments that cover the theory of teaching. These assessments may include a portfolio of evidence, practical skills demonstrations, and written examinations. You will also complete 30 practice teaching hours.

Which level is right for me?

Level 3 and Level 4
You are or would like to be an associate teacher within the Lifelong Learning Sector. You are looking to progress in your career with a solid introduction to teaching skills and theory. Delivery of the qualification is the same for both levels - the level you achieve depends on the assessments you choose and the results you get.

Level 3

Level 3 will suit you if you are or would like to be an associate teacher within the Lifelong Learning Sector. You are looking to progress in your career with a solid introduction to teaching skills and theory.

There are three core units (18 credits total):

  • Planning and enabling learning
  • Principles and practice of assessment
  • Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector.

You also choose between 6 and 18 credits' worth of optional units. Optional units include:

  • Equality and diversity (6 credits)
  • Preparing for the coaching role (3 credits)
  • Preparing for the mentoring role (3 credits).

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector could help you progress in a role as:

  • Associate teacher in further
  • Adult and community education
  • Associate teacher in work-based learning
  • Technician or member of support staff in further and adult education.

You'll be qualified for Associate Teacher, Learning and Skills (ATLS) status.

To officially gain your ATLS status, the next step after taking this qualification is to go through the process of professional formation with the Institute of Learning (IfL).

Find out more about the professional formation process If you're interested in progressing from associate teacher to full teacher after taking this qualification, you can take the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Level 3 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (7304-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2013

Level 3 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

  • Accreditation No: 500/2007/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 24 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 110 - 115 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4

Level 4 is ideal if you are or would like to be an associate teacher within the Lifelong Learning Sector. You are looking to progress in your career with a solid introduction to teaching skills and theory.

There are three core units (18 credits total):
  • Planning and enabling learning
  • Principles and practice of assessment
  • Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector.
You also complete between 6 and 18 credits from a range of optional units. Examples include:
  • Delivering employability skills (6 credits)
  • Evaluating learning programmes (3 credits)
  • Preparing for the coaching role (3 credits)
  • Preparing for the mentoring role (3 credits).
For a full list of units, download the course handbook from the centre documents.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector could help you progress in a role as:

  • Associate teacher in further
  • Adult and community education
  • Associate teacher in work-based learning
  • Technician or member of support staff in further and adult education.

You'll be qualified for Associate Teacher, Learning and Skills (ATLS) status.

To officially gain your ATLS status, the next step after taking this qualification is to go through the process of professional formation with the Institute of Learning (IfL).

Find out more about the professional formation process If you're interested in progressing from associate teacher to full teacher after taking this qualification, you can take the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (7304-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2013 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

  • Accreditation No: 500/2006/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 24 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 110 - 110 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

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