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Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Fifth Edition

© 2012 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
This highly popular and accessible guide to the PTLLS Award is a comprehensive introduction to teaching in a variety of settings within the lifelong learning sector. This includes further education, adult and community learning, work-based learning, the forces and offender learning and skills. It is easy to read with plenty of practical activities and examples throughout and the content is fully linked to the Teacher Training Standards.

This Fifth Edition is written for the four unit PTLLS Award. The book reflects current practice at levels 3 and 4 and 'extension actitivities' specifically target those taking the Award at Level 4. Chapters are based around the teaching and learning cycle and are focused on the PTLLS assessment criteria.

  • updated for the four unit PTLLS Award
  • contents specifically follow the teaching and learning cycle and match the qualification requirements
  • the text is readable, relevant and easy to understand
  • provides valuable support for prospective teachers and trainers with little or no previous experience
  • an excellent foundation for those considering or progressing to further teaching qualifications

Moving to the new Award in Education and Training? The Award in Education and Training by Ann Gravells

?Ann Gravells is leading a CPD Day on 22nd June in London. The event will focus on Raising quality and improving practice in the FE and Skills sector and is a rare opportunity to learn from leading experts. There will only be a limited number of seats available, so book your place here to avoid disappointment.

The Structure of the Book and How to Use It  
The PTLLS Award  
Qualifications and Credit Framework  
Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector  
Lifelong Learning Professional Teaching Standards  
The Institute of Learning  
Chapter 1: Teaching and learning
Roles and Responsibilities of a Teacher  
Boundaries of Teaching  
Record Keeping  
Legislation and Codes of Practice  
Chapter 2: Theories of Learning
The Teaching and Learning Environment  
Learning Styles  
Key Theories of Learning  
Chapter 3: Identifying Needs
Identifying Needs of the Organisation, Teachers and Students  
Initial and Diagnostic Assessment  
Potential Needs of Students and Points of Referral  
Equality and Diversity  
Inclusive Learning  
Chapter 4: Planning and Learning
Schemes of Work and Session Plans  
Literacy, Language and Numeracy  
Information and Communcation Technology  
Chapter 5: Facilitating Learning
Induction, Icebreakers and Ground Rules  
Teaching and Learning Approaches  
Communication, Behaviour and Respect  
Working with Groups and Individuals  
Safeguarding and Every Child Matters  
Chapter 6: Assessing Learning
Planning for Assessment  
Assessment Types  
Assessment Methods  
Making Decisions and Giving Feedback  
Assessment Records  
Chapter 7: Quality Assurance and Evaluation
Quality Assurance  
Self-Reflection and Learning Journals  
Continuing professional development  
Chapter 8: Micro-Teaching

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

This has provided an extremely useful guide for students who are new to the sector and to teaching as it is easy to follow and covers all course outcomes. It's a very useful basic course book. Feedback from students is that they have found it invaluable, particularly if new to writing these type of assessments.

Ms Anita Collins
Education , Leeds City College
November 23, 2013

Always recommend that my students buy this book to help with their studies.

Mrs Lisa Moreton
Professional Development Programmes, Churchgate Academy
November 22, 2013

Great to see an updated version of this essential course reader. Recommended it to all my learners.

Ruth Dixcee
Cornwall Learning, Cornwall County Council
November 22, 2013

This is an excellent book that I would recommend for a PTTLS course, it has all that you need ror the student working towards this award, in accessible format.

Mr Mark Flagg
Faculty of Humanities, Swansea Metropolitan University
November 21, 2013

A text that students will/have found very helpful.

Mandy Turton
Cornwall Learning, Cornwall County Council
September 23, 2013

Provides valuable insight int the challenges that practitioners will face in the delivery of curricular in FE sector

Mrs Rosalind Roberts
Business Administration , Swansea Metropolitan University
September 9, 2013

A good readable book that is practical and accessible.

Mr Robin Lodge
Leadership and Management, Robin Lodge Associates Ltd
August 15, 2013

Recommend toallmy PTLLS students

Mrs Theresa Rowland
Teacher Training, Adult Education Centre
July 30, 2013

This book has been an essential course book for PTLLS students and I am awaiting in anticipation for Anne Gravell's next publication in August to support the new qualification.

Mrs Karen Curry
Prof, Aylesbury College
July 3, 2013

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