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DTTLS Level 5

DTLLS is the equivalent to the PGCE, and stands for the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. The DTLLS program from AMBA training will help you to develop more effective classroom techniques and allow you to choose better techniques and resources suitable for classes in adult education. It is run as a part-time one-year distance learning course.

The DTLLS qualification is required for those carrying out a full teaching role, that need to gain Qualified Teacher status (QTLS). At AMBA training we are proud to now offer the most up to date DTLLS certificate in both Assessor and non-Assessor Routes.

•    Affordable fees. Only £2,500 for the Generic course and £1,500 for the distance ‘Fast track course’.•    Accreditation of prior experience and learning allowing for exemption from certain modules (details on application).•    Input and observations by experienced tutors.•    Online resources for all session notes, meaning you’ll never be without input guidance.•    Accreditation by the EDEXCEL•    Study at Level 5 •    Progression to QTLS, allowing candidates to work as qualified teachers in both secondary and tertiary sectors.

Course Delivery:

At AMBA Training we allocate all learners with a mentor who guides you through the course, providing feedback at each stage and carrying out observations of teaching hours. Each module is covering a different aspect of the course and includes activities. At the end of each unit there are specified assignments to complete, which are marked and internally moderated.

You must have access to 150 teaching hours, writing a reflective journal on each hour and completing 8 hours of observation. You will also deliver a 15 minute practical Micro teach session and complete practical assessments on 2 candidates (Assessor route only).

AMBA trainings flexible training approach is built around your needs.

We offer a high level of flexibility in our training approach. You can qualify at your own pace and fit training around your existing job and lifestyle commitments. The online learning suite, ‘Claroline’, means you can learn at home or at work. Our dedicated staff will always give you the best possible advice and support and will only ever be a phone call away. You will also have access to other trainees through the interactive forum.

All our trainee teachers studying DTLLS come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Many are already teaching in some capacity, or are working as teaching assistants, and are looking to formalise their professional status as a fully qualified teacher, whereas some are new to teaching. Whatever your background, our highly supportive team will discuss your options with you, and support you along your chosen career path!

Course Length:

The total Guided Learning Hours for the DTLLS course is 360 plus 150 hours teaching. On average AMBA Training learners complete the full DTLLS Course in just 6-12 months, less if you have already completed any of the units previously. The course is done entirely at your own pace and your mentor is there to help keep you on track.



Study Day Themes

Day 1

Month 1

  • Induction
  • The role of the tutor in the lifelong learning sector
  • Legislation
  • Record keeping
  • Schemes of work and session planning

Day 2 

Month 2

  • Individual learning needs and learning styles
  • Inclusion, diversity, differentiation, personalising

Day 3 

Month 3

  • Teaching methods, learning activities and resources
  • Communication
  • Learning difficulties and disabilities

Day 4 

Month 4

  • Functional skills and minimum core
  • Presentations re unit 2

Day 5 

Month 5

  • Assessment
  • Feedback to learners

Day 6

Month 6

  • Learning theories and strategies

Day 7

Month 7

Day 8

Month 8

  • Curriculum models
  • Curriculum development for inclusion

Day 9

Month 9

Day 10

Month 10

  • Developing and managing resources

Day 11

Month 11

  • Wider professional practice
  • The lifelong learning sector
  • Assemble course portfolios
  • Course evaluation and progression / CPD


Individual tutorials as required

Month 16

Deadline for completion

This intensive programme comprises face-to-face training days, individual support, workplace assessment, individual research, use of our bespoke virtual learning environment (VLE) and the completion of 8 assignments.

You will attend 11 training days, one day a month.  These are highly interactive, face-to-face sessions.  They are built around key themes that address the course content, prompt reflective practice and provide an opportunity to share good practice with others.   Individual tutorial support and distance learning is built into the programme. The course is assessed by 8 unit assignments, and an on-going reflective journal and a teaching practice portfolio.  You will also have to evidence 150 hours of teaching and will be observed 8 times.

Our dedicted DTLLS VLE gives you access to:

•   A wide range of resources that support the face-to-face training days•   DTLLS assignment guides•   Your DTLLS e-portfolio where you upload assignments, learning journal entries, book observations and receive formative and summative feedback•   The DTLLS forum where you can join discussions and participate in collaborative learning activities

This course builds on the Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS).  To join the course you must have PTLLS or its equivalent.

Course costs start at £2500 in advance for the classroom based program and£1500 for the online, distance learning package. *payment instalments available on request, dependant on individual circumstances*

Venue: Harrow


Classroon:  £2500.00

Online:        £1500.00


This course has been replaced by the

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET)

For more information, click here

Nationally recognised eight-day CTLLS course

This CTLLS course is perfect if you're teaching or training adults in a workplace or classroom. We cover everything you need to know so you can gain the Level 4 award, Certificate to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS).

The CTLLS qualification is designed to enable you to:

  • Integrate the theory and practice of teaching
  • Reflect on your own previous/current experience, practice and skills and areas for development
  • Identify the principles of learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation
  • Develop communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Develop an awareness of your professional role and responsibilities.

Taking the CTLLS course will help you to :

  • develop and improve your teaching
  • increase your professionalism within the teaching / training you do
  • learn new teaching theories and put them into practice
  • reflect on your own skill and development
  • gain up to date teaching techniques

Train at our venues or we'll come to you. Call us on: 0845 299 4049 or Contact Us to find out more.

We come to you - save time, effort and money

In-house training:

Is totally flexible

Saves time & money

Very convenient

Great for team spirit

Up to 6 people at your premises £3750 + VAT (from £625 each)


One place at our training centre is £825 + VAT


Course Dates for IndividualsPrice
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June 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th (Thursdays & Fridays) 2018£825.00£990.00
November 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd (Thursdays & Fridays) 2018£825.00£990.00

To enrol on the CTLLS course you will need:

  • To have already completed PTLLS / the Award in Education and Training or equivalent
  • Real candidates of you own who you will be teaching (your tutor will visit after the course to observe you teaching)
  • Qualification/s or experience in your subject area
  • Reading and writing skills in order to complete your assignments

What do you need for this CTLLS course?

  • qualification or experience in your subject
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) award
  • associate teacher experience (as an employee or volunteer)
  • to be observed for 3 hours in your teaching role
  • ability to deal with written documents – i.e. read, understand, answer
  • organisation skills

Training Course Content.

The course gives you 36 credits and is recognised by Ofqual. The course content includes five units , four of these are mandatory

  • Delivering lifelong learning
  • Assessing learners in lifelong learning
  • Planning to meet the needs of learners
  • Using resources for lifelong learning

You will then complete one optional unit to finalise your work and gain the qualification. You will be taught and guided by our team of expert teacher-trainers who are all lifelong educationalists and dedicated to ensuring that you qualify.

How will I be assessed?

You will be allocated a dedicated assessor and as you progress on the course your will complete various assignments, both theory and practical. Your assessor will check your work as well as provide advice, support and guidance to you to help you achieve the standard required. There is no formal exam, however one of the requirements is that you are observed by your assessor teaching your own candidates for at least three hours. We'll arrange this with you on a one to one basis to suit your schedule.

This course has been replaced by the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET). For more information and course details click here

CTLLS training course – background

Since 2007, this CTLLS qualification replaces the City and Guilds 7302 Certificate in Delivering Learning. Certificate in Teaching in Lifelong Learning (CTLLS) is now part of a minimum requirement if you wish to teach in post-16 education (i.e. adult education). It isn't suitable for compulsory education, i.e. primary and secondary schools.

Our team of experienced, competent and supportive tutors can help you achieve your CTLLS qualification in a matter of weeks. We'll give you expert classroom tuition and guidance, as well as on-line support with written CTLLS essays and assignments.

Train at our venues or we'll come to you. Call us on: 0845 299 4049 or Contact Us to find out more.

What’s next?

CTLLS qualification will give you a better chance in the job market and can lead you to DTLLS or Qualified Teacher status. 

Train at our venues or we'll come to you. Call us on: 0845 299 4049 or Contact Us to find out more.