Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level 3-4 Certificate - Vocational Qualifications Framework (QCF)

This is a small introductory course which will give a threshold status to teach. Those for whom teaching/tutoring/training is their major role, will be required to progress to a further qualification suited to those identified as being as an associate teacher. Someone is deemed to be an associate teacher role (as identified by LLUK) if their role and responsibilities are to teach predominantly in at least one of the following ways:

  • From packs/pre-prepared materials and therefore having fewer responsibilities in design of curriculum and materials generally.
  • On a one-to-one basis.
  • A programme confined to a particular level/subject/type of learner (i.e. does not develop or deliver a full range across a curriculum area).
  • Short courses.

The certificates in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) are made up of three mandatory units (worth 18 credits) and at least one optional unit (depending on the credit value of the unit). Candidates must complete at least 24 credits to achieve the certificate. These qualifications are part of the Qualifications Credit Framework and are at either Level 3 or Level 4 to allow access to candidates with different abilities.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification

Progression

Candidates who successfully complete these certificates can use some of the completed units towards the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the lifelong learning sector, depending on the level of each unit. If a candidate completes the Level 4 certificate with all units at Level 4, all of these units can be used towards the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the lifelong learning sector.

Target audience

The Certificates in teaching in the lifelong learning sector give a threshold licence to teach for all new teachers, trainers and tutors delivering publicly-funded provision and also qualify candidates who are in an Associate Teacher role
Please note: ‘Teacher’ is used as a generic term to represent teachers, tutors, trainers, facilitators, instructors, lecturers, practitioners.

Qualification structure

To achieve this qualification, candidates must complete a total of at least 24 credits

Assessments and grading

The qualification, which consists of 24 credits, will be locally assessed and externally verified. Each unit will be graded pass or fail

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