What is AET all about? (Formerly known as Ptlls):
What are the entry requirements for the AET Course?
There are no formal entry requirements but you will need to be aged 19 or over with reasonably good written and spoken English, i.e. the ability to read and write in an academic style. We realise that not everybody is familiar or knows how to write in an academic way. That is why we at the UK Training College (UKTC) will teach you how to write and present your assignments in an academic manner to meet the Awarding Body’s Criteria.
Who needs the AET course qualification?
Anyone who has taught without qualifications or wishes to teach/work in the following sectors:
- Technician and Support Staff in Further and Adult Education.
- Trainers of personnel in commerce, industry, public and voluntary sectors or HM forces.
- Part-time teachers in Further and Adult Education.
- Teachers/Trainers/Lecturers in the Lifelong Learning Sector and Adult/Community Education.
What will I study on the AET course? / What are the course contents?
Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training.
Understanding and Using Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches in Education and Training.
Understanding assessment in education and training.
Is the micro-teaching compulsory on the AET, CET, DET & Assessors courses?
Yes, it is a mandatory requirement of the courses. Regarding the AET course, you will need to deliver a 20 minute presentation on your chosen subject. You can do this on any subject that you wish. The CET and DET courses have further classroom based & Micro Teach requirements. Please visit YouTube “Micro Teach” by Ann Gravells.
What is the duration of the AET course?
At what speed you finish the course online is entirely under your own control. Some people are able to spend the necessary time and effort to finish the AET course within a week. However, the course duration is 12 weeks and it is compulsory for you to complete it within that period. The CET and DET courses take longer. The classroom based duration is structured and the itinerary is prepared and made known to learners prior to registration.
What will be the benefits of doing the AET course?
The AET (formerly known as PTLLS) is a “PERMIT TO TEACH” in the Lifelong Learning Sector. AET is aimed at those who wish to improve their career prospects by entering the teaching profession, particularly in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
What are the progression routes after obtaining the AET qualification?
The next step might be the CET- Certificate in Education & Teaching (previously known as CTLLS). This qualification is appropriate for those in an Associate Teaching/Lecturing Role or who are involved in work based learning training, assessment and support.
Another step might be the DET – Diploma in Education & Training (previously known as Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS). This is appropriate for those in a Full Teacher Role. All teachers in the full role must complete this requirement within 5 years. You may well then become an Assessor.
We offer education courses accredited by some of the most respected awarding bodies in the UK and internationally.
You have access to dedicated lecturers who are experienced professionals in their field of study and are committed to helping you to succeed. Furthermore, with our team of friendly course advisors and professional administrators, you can be confident of receiving all the help and support you need.
Can I study if I live outside the United Kingdom?
Yes, we encourage and welcome international students to join our learning community. All of our distance learning courses are available to all learners from all academic backgrounds. If you are concerned that you may have difficulties, please feel free to contact our friendly course advisors. They will be happy to discuss any issues that may arise.
What if I haven’t been a student for a long time?
When you enrol on your course, you will receive a comprehensive study guide for every assignment which contains useful tips, guidance and advice on a variety of study methods to help you through your course. Furthermore, our support team is able to help and deal with any queries you may have. The telephone is manned 9.30 am to 1.00 pm GMT, five days a week.
What are the study methods available?
You can study either via face to face/classroom based or blended or/and online methods. A laptop is most probably ideal for training purposes, however many learners use PCs, Macs and tablets.
What is online study?
Anywhere you have an internet connection you can download the relevant information you need, followed by the assignments and take the qualifications. You also need to put the relevant time in studying anytime you have the time. A lunch break, a rainy day, a missed appointment, there could be many different opportunities!
If something appeared in my personal life whereby I could not finish the course, could I obtain a credit?
We would hope to offer you an extension depending on your circumstances. However sometimes unfortunately we have commitments with computer resources, classroom bookings, tutor availability, administration issues and financial viability and it may well be unfair upon the other learners too.
What happens if I do not pass the course?
Firstly, upon receiving the learner’s assignments, the assessor will give feedback based on the awarding body’s assessment criteria. The learner MUST follow the assessor’s first feedback and make appropriate adjustments and return an error free final assignment/s version to the assessor. Error free assignments will be sent to the Internal/External Verifier for moderation and certification.
If the learner does not complete the required adjustments after the first feedback and requires a second feedback, a CHARGE of £30 is made to the learner for further work by the assessor which will enable the learner to finish the course.
Normally most learners will follow the assessor’s feedback in the first instance and will make the appropriate corrections.