PTLLS also allows you to progress onto a full teaching qualification at a later date if you gain some teaching practice hours.
School of Education and Social Science
This course is taught in 13 Partner Colleges across the North West.
Partner Colleges Only
All colleges offer a September start. Some also offer January and April starts.
This qualification is suitable if you:
To download the Programme Specification for this course, please click here.
The PTLLS certificate (20 credits) offered through the university is larger than the national PTLLS award identified by LLUK (12 credits), as we feel that all new teachers benefit from observing other subject specialists teaching and being able to write and reflect on their own practice.
This course is taught at Blackburn College, Myerscough College, Runshaw College, West Lancashire College, Southport College, Burnley College, Carlisle College, Furness College, Hugh Baird College, Kendal College, Lakes College West Cumbria, Lancaster and Morecambe College and Wigan and Leigh College.
The course covers:
You will need to spend additional time every week on course related activities during the programme, beyond the class contact time. This will include preparation for teaching, observing other teachers, private reading and preparation for assessment activities.
You will be assessed throughout the course, with no final examination. We use a variety of assessment methods that are appropriate to the course and subject, and which suit different learners, including short written assignments, practical teaching, reflections and observations of other teachers. All assessment activities go to make up your Teaching and Learning Portfolio that is formally assessed by your college tutors.
To be awarded the PTLLS, you must pass all the components.
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.Application is made direct to the local participating college, and confirmed by the University of Central Lancashire. Application forms are obtainable from the Programme Leader at the appropriate College (see below):
Blackburn College - HE Admissions
Tel. 01254 292594
Burnley College - HE Support
Carlisle College - Paolo Reale
Tel. 01228 822891
Furness College - Liz Gibson
Tel. 01229 844869
Hugh Baird College - Julie Balmer
Tel. 0151 353 4444
Lancaster & Morecambe College – Debbie Williams
Tel. 01524 521421
Myerscough College – Enquiries
Tel. 01995 640611
Wigan & Leigh College - Jacqueline Burrows
Tel. 01942 761661
Short Form of Course:
Institution Code Name: CLANC
Institution Code: C30
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