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Achieving Your PTLLS Award

Achieving Your PTLLS Award
A Practical Guide to Successful Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Second Edition

October 2012 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This accessible book comprehensively covers the new assessment requirements for Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS).

This updated edition includes:

-practical interactive activities for readers

-roles, responsibilities and relationships

-inclusive learning and teaching approaches

-learning and development for individuals and groups

-principles and practice of assessment

The book will be helpful to unqualified teachers, and to anyone embarking on a PGCE or Certificate in Education programme in PCE. The book also provides knowledge for Learning and Development units.

You can also access additional web resources at

Moving to the New Award? New edition mapped to the new Level 3 Award in Education and Training available! 

Working in the Lifelong Learning Sector - Roles, Responsibilties, Boundaries
Establishing a Positive Learning Environment
Communicating with Learners
Motivating Learners and Managing Behaviour
Starting to Plan
Planning for Inclusive Learning
Learning Individually and in Groups
Teaching Your Specialism
Effective Use of Resources
Assessing Learning
Competence-based Assessment
Supporting Functional Skills Development
Developing Session Plans
Evaluating Learning
Appendix 1 - Mapping the Content of the Book Against PTLLS Requirements

Appendix 2 - Example Session Plans

Appendix 3 - Citing and Referencing

Glossary of Terms

'A great book for anyone embarking on a teaching career in adult and further education. Relevant to all teachers, whether in family learning, prison education, colleges or community centres'
-Pip Kings, Institute of Educaiton, University of London

'Whether new to teaching, training or just requiring a refresher, this book, written by seasoned teacher educators, is a must. It will definitely have a home on my bookshelf'
-Dr Anne Samson, Westminster Partnership Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training

'If you want to pass your PTLLS, buy this book!'
-Andrew Duff, Kingston College

Easy to read resource

Ms Gayle Peachey
Teacher Training, Harlow College
August 23, 2014

Mary Francis provides a very useful guide for professionals new to teaching in the lifelong learning sector.

Ms Julie Tilstone
Education, Douglas Macmillan Hospice
May 28, 2014

good basis for DETS qualification covering some of the more basic areas.

Mrs Jacqui Robinson
Adult Team, Harlow College
May 22, 2014

similar to others in this sector but much more in depth. Good section on VLE and powerpoints.

Ms Marian Carter
Health and social care, Bishop Burton College
May 15, 2014

The book is a useful, accessible reference book for building knowledge and understanding on the L3 PTLLS

Mrs Ros Windley
Humanities , East Riding College
April 3, 2014

An excellent resource to accompany your PTLLS course. It has useful web links and is completely up todate. It will certainly point you in the right direction for all of your assignments particularly if you don't have any teching experience before you start the course.

Mrs Kate Harrison
Education Centre 1, Lancashire Teaching Hospital
March 19, 2014

With the revocation of PTLLS and the change to the Award in Education and Training, this book has become somewhat redundant. But the 1st edition was my favourite PTLLS text-- much better than Ann Gravells-- and I hope these authors will do a similar text for the Award.

Mrs Suzanne Savage
FCPS, Kidderminster College
March 19, 2014

This was very useful to help plan the lessons, and I have reccommended it as suggested reading.

Mr Alex Dunitz
Education and Training, London Borough of Havering
November 25, 2013

A recommended read for all students on our PTLLS programme.

Mr David Andrews
Education, Grantham College of Further Education
August 22, 2013