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Frequently Asked Questions...

What happened to the PTLLS, CTLLS and DTLLS?

These courses were replaced in September 2013 following a review of the teaching qualifications, to simplify and rename them, working closely with employers and stakeholders in the sector.

The PTLLS is now known as the Certificate in Education and Training (12 credits)
The CTLLS is now known as the Certificate in Education and Training (36 credits)
The DTLLS is now known as the Diploma in Education and Training.

More information about the findings of the review can be found in the report Teaching and Training Qualifications for the Further Education and Skills Sector in England (2013): Guidance for employers and practitioners


Do I need teaching experience?

The requirement of teaching experience varies depending on the level of the course you wish to apply for. The Award in Education and Training (Level 3) does not require any teaching experience, whereas the Certificate and Diplomas (Level 4 and 5 respectively) do require teaching experience.

If you would like to talk to someone in more detail about teaching experience requirements then please contact 024 76524149.

How do I apply?

Each programme level has a different application form and the application process is different for courses held at Warwick and courses held at one of our partner colleges. We have a dedicated 'How to Apply' page:

If you have any questions about the application procedure then please call for further details.

When do the courses run?

It depends on the interest per course. Please contact us to register your interest in our courses and we will contact you once the details are confirmed and you can choose to apply or not.

How long are the courses?

Each course varies.

Specific details for each level of course can be viewed on the relevant individual web pages and if you are looking to be taught through one of our partner colleges then please contact the college directly for more information. See our Partner Colleges contact page for further details.

How much does it cost?

It depends which course you wish to study. Please note that for courses which include assessed teaching observations, there are small additional fees that must be paid if you live beyond a 30 mile radius of the University of Warwick.

Is there any financial support available?

This will depend upon which course you wish to apply for and your own financial situation. More information can be found at Student Funding or call the Student Funding Team on 024 7615 0096.


What qualifications do I need?

This varies depending upon the course you wish to study. For the Award in Education and Training (Level 3) it is not essential you have you have any previous teaching qualifications, just the motivation to learn, while others of a higher level will require certain qualifications. Please check on the relevant course webpage for the course you wish to study as to whether any specific qualifications are required.

Is there any childcare?

Yes, the University has a nursery.

If you have dependent children, you may be entitled to the Parents' Learning Allowance (PLA) and Childcare Grant (CCG). Please contact our Student Funding team for more information on 024 7615 0096.

How many hours a week do I have to come in for?

Each course varies.

Specific details for each level of course can be viewed on the relevant individual web pages and if you are looking to be taught through one of our partner colleges then please contact the college directly for more information. See our Partner Colleges contact page for further details.

How many hours of extra study or teaching practice will I have to do?

This varies depending on the level and length of course. Some courses require a minimum of teaching practice in order to sufficiently complete the course. Please check on the relevant course webpage for the course you wish to study for further details.