The PTLLS qualification is for new comers to the Lifelong Learning Sector – This means you don’t have to have any previous teaching qualifications or experience.  The qualification is also ideal for people who already work in the industry but want to obtain an official qualification. Before you sign up for a PTLLS course it is a good idea to know what subject you would like to teach, so you can work towards the award in that area.

This nationally recognised City and Guilds qualification replaces the City and Guilds 7307 Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners, 7407 Certificate in Further Education Teaching; and 7302 Certificate in Delivering Learning.

Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector is the minimum standard threshold qualification for all those wishing to deliver training in the lifelong learning sector. It is the necessary threshold for those delivering accredited qualifications in the FE sector


The Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector or PTLLS award covers the fundamentals of teaching in  progressing and adult education – The course includes how to plan your sessions,  how to motivate your learners and the use  of a number of assessment techniques. It’s the initial step  on the way to becoming an official practitioner  – In other words a complete  licence to teach in the lifelong learning sector.