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Approx. 48 hours.


Your hours can be divided over a 12-month period. The course can be completed in a matter of weeks or over the course of a year.


This is an online course.


A number of assignments and a micro-teaching assessment.


All inclusive - no hidden charges.


  • Level: Level 3
  • Awarded By: TQUK
  • Qualification Title: Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • Accreditation Status: Accredited
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 48
  • Credits: 12
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT): 120

Awarding Body: Training Qualifications UK (TQUK)

Qualification Number: 601/1831/3

TQUK are an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation. This guarantees that all of their qualifications conform to a high standard.

"The AET Course is the starting point for anyone looking to enter the adult education sector"

The Level 3 AET Course from Open Learning Academy is the basic course needed to start any teaching career in the adult education sector. This course acts as the foundation for any teaching roles you are looking to pursue. The Level 3 Teaching Qualification is completely online, so you can enrol and complete it at your own pace.

However, there is a 12-month deadline, before which you must complete and submit your assignments. There are approximately 48 hours of study time and a completion time of around 120 hours. So, you can divide up your hours however you want within these 12 months.

Not the course you’re looking for? You can check out all our other courses on our Course Page.

PTLLS Course or AET Course?

This award was formerly known as the Preparing To Teach in The Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS). But it has since been renamed to the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET). However, many are still used to the old name and prefer to use that instead. The Level 3 AET can also be followed up with the Level 4 CET and Level 5 DET.

Who is the AET course for?

This course is for prospective educators, trainers, and anybody looking to improve their teaching abilities. Moreover, this course is for you if you want to have a good effect on others through education. So, whether you want to change careers or improve your existing ones, the Level 3 Award in Education and Training is a great place to start.


You will be given 4 months to complete the coursework or Assignment. But it is suggested to do the microtech within 4 weeks. We have tutor who will assist you through live Zoom class to do your microtech. If you finish earlier, your certificate will be awarded early as long as you meet the required standard, you do not need to wait for 16 weeks.

Assessment Method

In order to be eligible for the certification, you need to complete the following assessments.

  • Three written assignments
  • One microteaching session 60 minutes (Which can be submitted as a recorded video)

All assignments should be submitted via the online portal with full tutor support.


The Level 3 AET takes an estimated 48 hours of study time before you can finish your assignments and proceed to the assessment phase.

The AET award has a deadline of 12 months. You must complete your assignment and attend the microteaching session within these 12 months. Otherwise, your registration will be nullified, and you will have to re-register.

Our course is completely online, so you can learn and complete all the assignments and microteach from the comfort of your home. Furthermore, this means that you can complete this course from anywhere in the world without having to attend live classes.

Our qualification pricing is simple – there are no hidden extras or charges. The fee includes your portal, tutor support, assessment / re-assessment and certification.

For any query or help, you can easily contact Open Learning Academy on 0203 289 8484


Awarding Body: Training Qualifications UK (TQUK)

Qualification Number: 601/1831/3

TQUK are an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation. This guarantees that all of their qualifications conform to a high standard.

Course Curriculum

    • A Brief Overview 00:10:00
    • Application Form 00:00:00
    • Rules of Combination 00:20:00
    • Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships 00:25:00
    • Understanding and Using Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches 00:30:00
    • Understanding and Using Inclusive Learning and Teaching Approaches 00:18:00
    • Understanding Assessment in Education and Training 00:25:00
    • Understand the Teaching Role and Responsibilities in Education and Training 00:35:00
    • Understand Ways to Maintain a Safe and Supportive Learning Environment 00:45:00
    • Understand the Relationship between Teachers and Other Professionals in Education and Training 00:30:00
    • Understand Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Education and Training 00:40:00
    • Understand Ways to Create an Inclusive Teaching and Learning Environment 00:40:00
    • Be Able to Plan an Inclusive Teaching and Learning 00:20:00
    • Be Able to Deliver Inclusive Teaching and Learning 00:20:00
    • Be Able to Evaluate The Delivery of Inclusive Teaching and Learning 00:25:00
    • Understand Types and Methods of Assessment Used in Education and Training 00:00:00
    • Understand How to Involve Learners and Others in the Assessment Process 00:00:00
    • Understand the Role and Use of Constructive Feedback in the Assessment Process 00:00:00
    • Understand Requirement for Keeping Records of Assessment in Education and Training 00:00:00
    • Micro Teaching 00:00:00
    • Assignments 00:00:00
    • Referencing Support 00:00:00
    • Submit Group A Assignment 00:00:00
    • Submit Group B Assignment 00:00:00
    • Submit Group C Assignment 00:00:00
    • Submit Micro Teach 00:00:00
    • Level 3 Award in Education & Training – Assignment Resubmission 00:00:00


A simple one-off payment and you’re ready to start learning.

£600.00 £190.00


Recurring monthly payments to split the cost.


per month for 5 months

For any query or help, you can easily contact Open Learning Academy on 0203 289 8484

Why Choose Open Learning Academy?

Flexible Schedule

OPEN Laearning Academy is flexible with the course timing as we provide you with the freedom to set your own time once you purchase the course. You can continue your course from anywhere, anytime, in OPEN Laearning Academy.

Assessment Procedure

You will be given assignments with clear and precise instruction in order to complete the course. You need to complete the assignments and submit them accordingly through the learning management system.

Follow Up Support

Throughout the course, you will receive email support (We normally respond within 24 hours.) During office hours, Telephone Support is available (9 am to 6 pm Monday – Saturday

our Certification


As soon as you submit your assignments and micro-teaching video, your tutor will assess those. Based on the assessor's evaluation, you will be graded either achieved/not achieved yet. If you are in the achieved category, you will receive an accredited certificate from the renowned awarding body TQUK.

Awarding Body

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training ( AET ) course is accredited by TQUK. A certificate from this renowned awarding body will bring you out as a highly marketable candidate within the desired industry.


There are two methods of assessment in this course. First, you will submit assignments on each of the sections in the course. Afterwards, you will attend a Zoom meeting, where you will teach other students live in front of an assessor.

With our course, you don’t have to record a microteach session with a peer. Instead, we will provide you with other learners, who will all teach each other as a test.

Don’t worry! If you end up referring to an assessment, you will get a second chance, where you will receive proper feedback. Moreover, you can use this feedback to correct your mistakes and resubmit your work.

Open Learning Academy provides everything necessary to complete the AET course in full. Furthermore, we go one step further and also provide the learners for your microteach session!

You will be studying 3 units in this course. They are the following:


  • Understanding the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training .
  • Understanding inclusive teaching and learning in education and training.
  • Understanding the principles and practices of assessment.

The Course length depends almost entirely on your pace of learning. You can choose to put in full hours and complete the course in a few days, or you may take things slow and complete it over months.

The Level 3 AET course requires learners to be at least 19 years old.

Yes. You can purchase this course in bulk for all of your students, employees, or otherwise.

Course Reviews


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Samantha Lewis
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The Level 3 Award in Education and Training from Open Learning Academy was an excellent course that provided me with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to become an effective educator. The online platform was user-friendly, and the tutors were knowledgeable and supportive. Highly recommend!
Michael Thompson
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As someone with no prior teaching experience, I was apprehensive about the PTLLS course. However, Open Learning Academy exceeded my expectations. The engaging modules and practical assignments gave me the confidence to pursue teaching. It was an invaluable learning experience.
Emily Davis
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I chose this Level 3 AET course for its reputation, and it didn't disappoint. Comprehensive content, insightful online discussions, and a top-notch teacher's training overall.
David Wilson
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The course helped me stay up-to-date with the latest teaching methods, especially incorporating technology - essential for today's digital learners.
Sarah Brown
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Open Learning Academy's PTLLS course was truly transformative. The supportive tutors encouraged meaningful discussions, deepening my passion for creating engaging, inclusive learning experiences. I couldn't be more prepared to teach after this course.
James Martin
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Perfect for my career change into teaching. Covered everything from planning to assessments with real-life examples.
Jessica Taylor
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The Level 3 Award in Education and Training was excellently structured and informative. The tutors provided valuable feedback to improve my skills. A fantastic PTLLS course that boosted my confidence.
Robert Anderson
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As someone with corporate training experience, this teacher's training course helped me apply sound educational principles to enhance my approach to diverse learners.
Emma Thompson
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I was hesitant about an online course, but the interactive elements and multimedia resources in Open Learning Academy's Level 3 AET made for an engaging experience.

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