In last month’s article, we explained everything you need to know about the PTLLS qualification, your first step towards a fulfilling career as a teacher.

If you’ve earned your Level 3 PTLLS Award — congratulations! You’re already on your way to becoming a qualified teacher. Your next challenge is the CTLLS Certificate, which will improve your teaching skills and grow your prospects as a teacher.

In this article, discover everything you need to know about the CTLLS qualifications, including what it is, why it’s useful and what the course involves.

What is a CTLLS qualification?

CTLLS stands for ‘Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector’. It is a nationally-recognised qualification that enhances your teaching skills, increasing your prospects of securing a more advanced teaching role.

CTLLS is widely recognised as the name of the level 4 teaching qualification, but the name has recently been changed to the Certificate in Education and Training (CET). The CET and CTLLS qualifications are broadly similar but minor updates to the qualification structure and criteria have been made to refresh and modernise the content.

The course is offered as a second step towards teaching in post-16 education. It is the second of three levels for teaching and is the first that has a teaching and training practice requirement.

Do I need to be in a teaching role to earn the CTLLS qualification?

It is not necessary to be in a teaching role to complete the qualification, though many candidates opt to wait until they are in a placement before starting the course. 

CTC Training’s online teacher training course can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including:

  • Individuals who are not currently teaching or in education training but who can meet the practice requirements of the course. These include the observed and assessed practise requirements of the qualification.
  • Individuals who are currently teaching and training (including those just starting out) who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practise requirements of the qualification.

What does the course involve?

The course is designed to help prepare trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts.

There are six units within the course:

UNIT NO: 1 — Understand roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training.

UNIT NO: 2 — Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training

UNIT NO: 3 — Delivering education and training

UNIT NO: 4 — Assessing learners in education and training

UNIT NO: 5 — Using resources for education and training

UNIT NO: 6 — Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area.

How long does the course take?

The level 4 teaching qualification takes approximately 360 hours to complete. With CTC Training, you can complete the course at your own leisure. Enrol in the course through CTC Training and you’ll gain 24/7 access to the student portal, where you can view course content and upload assignments. The 360 hours can be spread across a maximum of 12 months, meaning you can complete the course on a schedule that suits you.

If you’re interested in earning your Level 4 Teaching Certificate, enrol with CTC Training today. Find out more about the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training here. For more information about what CTC Training can offer you, get in touch with our team.