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Study Hours

Approx. 48 hours.

Course Duration

Your hours can be divided over a 12-month period. The course can be completed in a matter of weeks or over the course of a year.


A number of assignments and a micro-teaching assessment.

Course Type

This is an online course.


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This award is designed as an introductory qualification to help you into the adult education sector.

The Level 3 Teaching Qualification we offer at CTC Training is the ideal foundation course for anyone looking to teach in the adult education and skills sector. You can take this course regardless of your skill level to start on the path towards your career goal and learn at a pace which suits you since it’s completely online-based learning.

The Level 3 AET has approximately 48 hours of study time and, including research and assessment time, takes approximately 120 hours to complete. You can choose how you wish to divide these hours. You may wish to complete the course in a matter of weeks or spread it over the entire twelve months.

We also provide online training for the Level 4 Certificate and the Level 5 Diploma.

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PTLLS Online Training Course

This qualification was previously known as PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector). However, the PTLLS online training course is now known as Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) and can be followed up with levels 4 and 5 if you wish to extend your knowledge beyond this foundation level.

Find out more about our Level 3 Teaching Qualification online course by downloading our course brochure or by viewing course content and FAQs below.

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Awarding Body: Training Qualifications UK (TQUK)
Qualification Number: 601/1831/3

TQUK are an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation. This guarantees that all of their qualifications conform to a high standard.

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Level 3 AET Course Content


Understanding the Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training.

This introductory unit helps you to understand the introduction of teaching including health and safety, equal opportunities and the other professionals you may have to work with.


Understanding and using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in education and training.

This unit helps you to understand how people learn, the ways in which people communicate and how to use a range of different teaching methods and resources to help you meet your learners’ individual needs.


Understanding the principles and practices of assessment.

This unit identifies what assessment is and how to deliver excellent assessment practice. The unit is ideal for anybody with an interest in assessing workplace achievement or those delivering regulated qualifications and awards.

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PTLLS Course Reviews

  • I have completed my Level 3 Award in Education & Training Course, I can't thank Chris & Andy enough for supporting me from booking the course, undertaking the course and to now gaining my certificate. The content was very easy to understand and supportive materials. The communication and marking the modules have been fantastic. I highly recommend this course for everyone. Thomas McCowie
  • A 5 star course, well thought out and supported. Excellent material and training information. Tutors encouraged me, leaving constructive feedback on improvements, enabling me to pass the course. Would recommend , 10/10! Stephen Titley
  • This course was really really good and very informative . The support from Chris was second to none especially when I needed assistance with completing the course in time for another course that required the level 3 as a pre requisite. The feed back and speed to questions I had was brilliant. I have nothing but praise for Chris and the whole experience!! Thank you. I will be back for the Level 4 in due course. :). Chloe Grimes
    Thank you for this great feedback, it was an absolute pleasure working with you and so glad we could get you a certificate out in time! Chris Turner
  • The support I received from Chris was outstanding, I would recommend anyone to study with this course provider :) Kerry rolls
    Kerry, thank you so much for your kind words - I wish you all the best with your future teaching! Chris Turner
  • I have been really impressed with this course. I spent a long time looking at various providers before I settled on this course based on previous student feedback and I have not regretted my decision. The course was easy to access and work through in my own time and by working intensely I was able to complete the level 3 award in just a few weeks. It would have been just as easy to work through the content at a slower pace. My tutor was excellent and seems to work 24/7 because feedback was so prompt and even received over the weekend. He answered the couple of questions I asked even faster. The course was excellent value compared to others and allowed me to meet my objectives and receive the qualification I needed easily. Rebecca
    Rebecca, thank you for your fantastic feedback which you have forwarded to us at the office. We are so pleased you have enjoyed your course and were happy with your purchase. We hope to work with you again in the future should you decide to gain higher level awards in your chosen field! Chris Turner
  • Wonderful course and I got a lot more out of it thanks thought!!! I have just set up a business to pass on my expertise. This course has taught me how to look at delivery from the learner's perspective not mine. This means that my learners will be more engaged, motivated and learn more!! That should mean more recommendations and repeat customers. A win win!!! Great support from CTC throughout. My final assessment was teaching guitar and I enjoyed it so much I am now looking to add this as another income stream!!! Simon Creasey
    Thank you for the brilliant feedback. We are so pleased that this course has given you so much. Chris Turner
  • The help and Support you get From Chris and his team is amazing. Its not easy when your in your fifty's and been away from school many years. I would recommend this course to people of any age . Tracey Strong
    Thank you for your kind words. We are extremely pleased we could help you through this qualification! Chris Turner
  • I really enjoyed this course. It was really easy to follow and the tutor graded the assignments really quickly. The course itself was well laid out so it was easy to work through and understand. I would highly recommend this course. Donna M
    We try and make our courses as user friendly as possible and appreciate your comments. Congratulations on gaining your award! Chris Turner
  • the support and advice from Chris (tutor) was always there when I needed it. The set up of the online file and system allowed me to work and do the course at my own pace, with no issue. easy to use online and if i ever had any technical issues Chris wold always reply promptly. Dan
    Thank you for your comments. I am pleased we could get you through this award! Chris Chris Turner
  • This was a fantastic course and I learned so much from it. The tutor and the course material were superb and I would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to teach in the adult learning sector. David Armstrong
    Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your feedback and wish you all the very best with your future teaching! Chris Turner
  • This course is well structured with plenty of course material to assist in completing your assignments. Each unit gives you a course reading booklet you can download to refer too. uploading completed assignments is made easy and once they are marked the most important thing is the feedback from your tutor, this is invaluable, so you can reflect on your work and prepare for the next unit. CTC is very helpful should you need assistance at any time and I would personally like to thank Chris for all his feedback and support. I would highly recommend CTC Training and Education and I will be using them again in the future. Many thanks for everything. Jason Clements
    Thank you for your kind comments - it has been a pleasure working with you and look forward to hearing from you in the future should you decide to enrol in higher level qualifications! Chris Turner
  • After taking a few years off from studying I was unsure as to whether I would be any good at this. However I can not praise this course enough. It has been fully explained, fully supported and I have not at any point felt out of my comfort zone or unable to approach for support. The online sessions were easy to follow and all explained really well. This has definitely settled me back into studying and I look forward to attempting higher levels. elena may
    Thank you so much for your kind words. We always try to support people as much as possible and i'm glad you appreciated this support through your award. Good luck with your future qualifications! Chris Turner
  • This is the ideal course for somebody who wishes to get a foot on the education & training ladder but doesn't have masses of spare time to commit. I found the open ended timescale really useful in fitting around my busy life and it helped to eradicate any stress regarding completion of the course. Chris was a friendly tutor and always ready to respond to my questions or issues, even out of office hours. This is my first attempt at 100% online education and I certainly won't hesitate to use CTC training to aid my career in the future. Great value for money too. Thank you Gareth Davies
    Thank you for the review, we do really appreciate you taking the time feedback, particularly positive feedback such as this. I hope to work with you again in the future! Chris Turner
  • There are so many courses out there for teacher training. I am so glad I chose this one. It has been informative and very rewarding for me to achieve this award. I have enjoyed the work to be completed, although challenging at times. Chris has been very efficient at answering questions and grading work quickly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company. Amanda Cherry
    Thank you for your kind review. It has been a pleasure working with you - good luck with your future teaching! Chris Turner
  • I found this course great to be able to fit in with working full time. The course units were clearly set out so you knew exactly what you had to do. I didn’t think doing an online course would be easy to do. All the online content and assessments were very useful and I have learnt a lot. Thank you so much. Zahra Sefiani
    Thank you for feedback - we really appreciate it. Chris Turner
  • Fantastic and informative course! Chris is always in hand with support and guidance! Would not hesitate to recommend CTC Training! Rachel Badrock
    Thank you for your positive comments. It has been a pleasure working with you on this qualification. Chris Turner
  • Started this course months ago and lost a little bit of motivation at the beginning as I find it hard to concentrate for long but once I got stuck back in I was amazed at how easy it was to learn from the online content and videos and apply this to the workbook tasks. I enjoyed the assessment method as the written tasks were broken down into easy sections and while I was apprehensive of filming a 15 min video it was actually fun! Chris literally replied to answer questions immediately which was so helpful and reassuring. Overall an excellent course that I would happily recommend to anyone going into teaching. Leah B
    Thank you for the lovely feedback. It is really good to hear that you found our content easy to follow. I wish you all the best with your teaching. Chris Turner
  • Completing the AET (was formerly PTTLS) has given me the confidence and skills to deliver training to adult learners. I do not come from a training background so the theory behind how people learn has been invaluable. I researched providers of AET via Google and there were a lot and I was concerned about signing up to a company that wasn’t reputable. With this in mind, I used the link to CTC Supplies via a reputable agency and have been very pleased with the professionalism and online support provided and would have no hesitation in recommending them as a provider for the training. Studying for the qualification has given me credibility as well a confidence FIONA QUADE
    We really appreciate your lovely feedback and we are extremely pleased you have gained so much knowledge and enthusiasm for teaching! Chris Turner
  • In the beginning, I was a bit afraid. How the course will be, how I will manage and also about the tutor. But now I can say to everybody, go for it without thinking, even for a second. You will have a good tutor who is a superb leader in this course. You will get a quick response from him. Even if you get stuck somewhere and ask questions do 100s of emails or calls he will response you instantly. Good wishes and respect for him Chris you are a great tutor. Hope and wish to see you some point in person and say thanks. Abida Perveen
    Thank you so much for the fantastic comments. I am always pleased to hear we all met your expectations and delivered a service to be proud of! Good luck with your future teaching! Chris Turner
    It has been lovely working with you and I am so pleased to see your great comments. I look forward to working with you again in the future as you gain experience and progress towards your Level 5 Diploma. Chris Turner
  • A fabulous course that is value for money and has allowed me to get into teaching the subjects I am passionate about. The assignments and course structure is very easy to follow. My tutor, Chris, gave me great constructive feedback and was always on hand to help me along the way. The assignments were marked really quickly. I now have more confidence in helping other people and understand the role of a teacher! Thank you Chris and thank you CTC for this opportunity. Hazel Newman
    Hazel, Thank you for this very positive feedback. It has been an absolute pleasure in helping you achieve your career goals! Chris Chris Turner
  • A very well set out course. Easy to follow and Chris was on always happy to help at anytime answering any queries with a speedy reply. Assessments were also marked really quickly and everything was explained clearly. I would definitely recommend CTC courses and I am so happy I passed the course, it has motivated me to carry on with my teaching plans in the near future. Kerry
    Thank you so much for your comments. I am looking forward to working with you again very shortly! Chris Chris Turner
  • I am really proud and grateful to this course and to Chris, my tutor. Thanks to this Award I learnt a lot about what I love: teaching. I can't imagine myself doing anything else, and this course helped me to realize my dream and my teaching philosophy. Now I feel much more confident! Thank you, CTC! As soon as I can I will certainly enroll at the next level of this qualification. Hallyson Boldrini
    Thank you for the really lovely comments. It was a pleasure working with you throughout your qualification and I look forward to potentially working with you again on either the Level 4 or Level 5 qualifications in Education and Training. Chris Chris Turner
  • I have learnt much much more from this course than I expected. I have really enjoyed it and now understand so much more when it comes to teaching ! It's also boosted my personal self confidence, speaking to a room of people and knowing I am able to control the room and keep their attention. My tutor was amazing, I got really quick responses via email and all the help and guidance I needed. I would definitely recommend ! Gaynor Jolliffe
    We are so glad you enjoyed the program and learnt a great deal along the way. Thank you so much for the kind words! Chris Chris Turner

Who is this course for?

This qualification is designed to help you get a basic understanding of teaching and training roles within the adult education and skills sector. It’s a great springboard to more advanced qualifications that allow you to teach and train in the real world. The Level 3 AET is suitable for beginners with little or no prior experience in teaching and training.

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    Select and pay for your course online.

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    Once you’ve successfully completed the required course components, you’ll get your OFQUAL-regulated qualification.

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One time purchase

A simple one-off payment and you're ready to start learning.

£225 £199

inc. VAT

  • Completely online
  • No previous experience needed
  • Qualifications regulated by OFQUAL
  • Enrol instantly and start today

Looking to purchase multiple?

Start Your Course
Limited time offer!

Monthly subscription

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£199.00 inc. VAT £45.00 inc. VAT per month for 5 months

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