Our courses are designed to give you flexibility in your studies using the ‘andragogic’ principle that you are autonomous adult learners and you can be self directed and choose when to study and learn rather than follow pedagogy as we did in our school days.. As the famous educational scholar ‘Geoffrey Petty’ states, ‘What the learner does is more important than what the teacher does’,and we tend to agree.This does not mean that our courses are not fully supported and that our management team do not care about your progress. We will be with you every step of the way offering you feedback and guidance throughout. If you require face to face input then we can arrange this via ‘Skype’. If you prefer telephone support then we can help you in this way with a professional discussion. Or you might prefer to book a chat session on our online ‘Moodle’ the same online training system used by most major universities and colleges around the world for distance learning. What we do care about is you passing your course and actually learning something in the process that will assist you in your chosen career. For more information on the flexible 24/7 study opportunities without any travel or attendance please contact us to discuss further.
The first step is to contact us and discuss your requirements these can be varied due to your previous experiences and we need to discuss your past experiences and qualifications to ensure that you get on the right course for you. Please call us in the first instance so we can offer you advice on the suitability of our courses for you and general guidance on what is required.
The next aspect is to complete our application form and send this back to us this can be done via email and a digital signature will suffice. This form includes an initial assessment and helps to further consolidate your requirements and suitability for the course. Once this has been approved you can transfer the course funds to our company bank account or post us a cheque to get started.
Once we have received the funds and your application is approved we can register you with our awarding body one of the largest in the UK the NCFE and you will then be signed up to our online learning system Moodle. There are no start dates and no attendance is required, again saving you lots of time and money. You will then be sent your login details to get started and you can commence your studies and research from that point.
We do run a course deposit scheme if you require it this helps our students in two ways if you cannot afford the whole course fee amount but want to make a start then the deposit gets you registered and started on the course. We then require a monthly payment via standing order to show some further commitment from you.
We also advise that if you are not sure about the course and want to test the water then again a good way to start is by paying us a small deposit that is non refundable and then see how you feel about our way of studying. To participate in our course you have to be a self starter and autonomous and be able to carry out independent adult research and reading on various topics for your course units. You also need some degree of technical abilities using the internet a personal computer and you need to interact with our online system Moodle that is very similar to software such as Facebook that you have to upload and download information from. Again if you need to be spoon fed information by a tutor on a face to face basis in a classroom then this course is definitely not for you. Our courses are designed to fit around you and your work your responsibilities at home they allow you to think outside of the box and work outside of the normal hours for studying at colleges and universities. Our Moodle LMS is available 24/7 and worldwide and fully supported by your own personal tutor who is actually at the end of the telephone line or email system unlike some other distance learning courses that are more fire and forget.
If you need any further information on our course then don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you on your learning journey and with some honest help and advice on the qualifications you need to prove for your chosen career.
Registrations for the PTLLS, CTLLS & DTLLS have now ended. These courses in the UK have been replaced by the new Award, Certificate and Diploma in Education and now are available through PCT2U accredited by one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK the NCFE. For more information on the new teaching qualifications please contact us to discuss.
- Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) 601/1622/5
‘There is no credit transfer from the PTLLS or CTLLS on this course’ Credit transfer from the IQA
- Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) 601/1621/3
‘There is no credit transfer from the PTLLS award on this course’ Credit transfer from the IQA, TAQA & AET courses.
- Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) 601/1620/1 (Direct Claims Status) through the NCFE
‘This course replaces the old PTLLS award’
The entry level Award qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and above. The qualification provides an introduction to teaching and aims to meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as: • individuals not currently in a teaching or training role • individuals currently teaching and training (including those who have just begun teaching and training Individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching.
Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (Direct Claims Status)
Level 3 Certificate and Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
(Credit transfer to the CET – Direct Claims through the NCFE)
- Unit 1 – Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment. (QCF) D/601/5313
- Unit 2 – Assess occupational competence in the work environment. (QCF) H/601/5314
- Unit 3 – Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding. (QCF) F/601/5319
‘TAQA Theory Unit 1 – This unit is knowledge based and only requires a theory response. It is appropriate for those who do not wish to carry out verification work but need to know about the process such as managers et al’.
LEVEL 4 Certificate and Award in the Internal Quality Assurance Processes and Practice (Credit transfer to the DET)
- Unit 1 – Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) T/601/5320
- Unit 2 – Internally assure the quality of assessment (QCF) A/601/5321
- Unit 3 – Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility (QCF) H/600/9674
‘IQA Theory Unit 1 – This unit is knowledge based and only requires a theory response. It is appropriate for those who do not wish to carry out verification work but need to know about the process such as managers et al’.
The IQA Unit 1 course, (Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment), is ideal for managers who are possibly managing teams of assessors. This first unit helps you to manage your teams, have some insight and knowledge into how you should go about ‘chairing’ standardisations meetings and how to prepare your companies IQA plan. It is a requirement that you hold the TAQA Unit 1 award or else the old A1 and D32/33, qualifications in quality assurance before you can proceed to the IQA units of study.