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PCT2U is a leading UK training provider. PCt2U has had good reports in the last few years from its awarding body NCFE and has attained DCS (Direct Claims Status) on its past PTLLS & CTLLS courses. And currently has DCS (Direct Claims Status) on its new courses established in 2014 including the new Award in Education and Training. PCT2U is also an MOD approved supplier NUMBER:4850 and delivers on-line training to all UK Forces worldwide.

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Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) 

Photo of Online Teacher Training & Quality Assurance CoursesThe PGCE in Lifelong Learning or Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) is considered to be equivalent to the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) at QCF Level 7. The DTLLS was also taught at QCF Level 5. (Wikipedia, 2017)

“I didn’t have any tutorials until the head of school sorted it with Paul Cook, I would of managed at the beginning a lot better if my school had of told me it was an option. In regards to my tutorials with Paul Cook, I couldn’t of managed without him, he was like my angel. Thank you for all the encouragement you have given me . I don’t know what I would have done without your endless support and cannot thank you enough”.

“Paul Cook, thank you for your invaluable mentoring these past months. I’ve had fun getting to know you better, and I’ve learned so much from talking with you and seeing how you work. You are amazing at what you do! I’m grateful to have had the chance to work with you so closely“.

Helen – Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training – Blackburn, England

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Most of our courses can be started on a deposit basis with monthly payments thereafter see our offers page.

Image of Online Teacher Training & Quality Assurance Courses‘Good teachers are not born, nor are they made by tutors. They make themselves. What’s more, anyone can teach well’. (Geoffrey Petty 2015)
This qualification provides training for those individuals who aspire to, or hold, a teaching role with an extensive range of teaching or training responsibilities, including those in more than one context.


This qualification is suitable for individuals who:

want the opportunity to explore underpinning theories, frameworks and research into effective teaching and learning in both their vocational area and a specialist pathway;
are currently teaching and want to have their experience and practice accredited;
are not currently teaching but can meet the minimum teaching practice requirement of 100 hours;
are able to undertake a large qualification, lasting one to two years.

This qualification is suitable for individuals who:
want the opportunity to explore underpinning theories, frameworks and research into effective teaching and learning alongside developing practical teaching skills;
are currently teaching and want to have their experience and practice accredited;
are not currently teaching but can meet the minimum teaching practice requirement of 100 hours;
are able to undertake a large qualification, lasting one to two years;
have the potential to study at this level, which has the same level of demand as that of a degree course;
want a wide choice of optional units to reflect the context in which they teach;
Assessment methods.

Photos of PCt2UThe new DET course is a blended learning course, which includes distance learning, e-learning (online) ,observations of your work and regular guided interaction on our Moodle. Although we do not visit any of your professional activities we offer a comprehensive and practical observation of your work via video recordings that are fully established as valid via our awarding body the NCFE.
Assessment will be by a range of methods such as written and practical assignments, professional discussion with your tutor, question and answering via our Moodle forums, observation and practical work assignments. You will be supported by an allocated tutor who will also be your assessor. You will also need to be observed teaching in a professional context for at least eight hours during the course.

The most important thing is that your teaching sessions are required to be supported by appropriate session plans and schemes of work.The observations are carried out by qualified expert professionals.

How long is the course?

Students are able to complete the course within a shorter time depending on a number of factors which includes own commitment and ability to study at a higher level. There is no compromise regarding the quality of evidence which has to be produced to demonstrate competency! Candidates will still be expected to evidence 100 teaching hours and 360 guided learning hours.

Picture of Online Teacher Training & Quality Assurance CoursesPlease bear in mind this course includes distance learning and students will require a lot of self motivation and should be committed and aim to maximise all the learning opportunities available! If a student invests more time on the course such as 15 hours a week then they will most likely complete earlier compared to someone who commits only 2 hours. You are usually expected to complete the course within 12 months from enrollment. However this time frame can extend given various mitigating circumstances up to a maximum of two years.

Entry requirements?

You will need to evidence Literacy and Numeracy skills. Students will also be expected to have access to 100 teaching hours.

You are expected due to the nature of course delivery to have access to the internet,computer and a word processor that can open and produce Microsoft Word Documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’. Candidates without Microsoft office are advised to consider free open source software such as Open Office. You however need to ensure your documents are saved and submitted for assessment as word documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’?

Progression on completion?

You can progress on to higher teaching courses such as the Masters in Education after your DET qualification and training. You can also after completion apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS).

Qualified status ( given by professional bodies membership or registration) is not regarded as a ‘qualification’ under the QCF.

When you have successfully completed your DET course, you can apply for your QTLS from the Education and Training foundation. QTLS will be conferred through the process of professional formation – a post qualification process of confirming your skills in a work setting.

How do I register?

We offer a rolling induction due to the nature of the course delivery and you can join us anytime as long as you meet all of our requirements as above. Please contact us in the first instance to discuss your requirements and further to that conversation you will be required to complete and application. If your application is successful then you will be registered with our awarding body the NCFE and your Moodle login details will be sent to you along with further guidance on our course available via your allocated tutor. You will be required to make a financial commitment further to registering you with the awarding organisation and details of payments in full or via our installment plans can be discussed.

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET) 

Images of PCt2UDespite being previously let down by an online training provider in the past, I was reticent about using another provider.  When I first spoke to Paul he assured me he would  help me get back on track and I would be able to complete my teaching qualifications. He kept to his word and I would highly recommend training with his company”.

Gail – Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training – Harrogate, England

Most of our courses can be started on a deposit basis with monthly payments thereafter see our offers page. .

‘Good teachers are not born, nor are they made by tutors. They make themselves. What’s more, anyone can teach well’. (Geoffrey Petty, Teaching Today 2015)

This is a professional teaching qualification which has an in-service teaching/training requirement. All teachers/trainers in-service must have access to 30 hours of teaching. This qualification is suitable for those delivering education and training in any learning environment.

What do I need?

You should be qualified/experienced in the subject you wish to teach this must be at least at Level 3, with good levels of language, literacy and numeracy. You should be IT literate. You must have access to 30 hours of teaching.

How is the course taught?

A wide range of blended teaching methods are used to meet your learning requirements, including dedicated tutor support, group activities via the Moodle online forums, tutorials via Moodle, or telephone if required.

How will I be assessed?

You will be continuously assessed throughout the course by a combination of assignments and observation of teaching or training. Assessment is subject to external verification.

What does it lead to?

Progress onto Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET)

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) 

‘Excellent course. Superb tutor support – thoroughly recommend. I shall certainly look into Level 4/5 study now. Once again, thank you for an excellent course!

Jamie – Level 3 Award in Education and Training – Leeds, England

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the course and was really thankful for the prompt feedback and continuous support I received from my tutor. Thank you. Julie – Award in Education and Training Level 3 Student January 2015 – Rugby, England

‘Good teachers are not born, nor are they made by tutors. They make themselves. What’s more, anyone can teach well’. (Geoff Petty, Teaching Today 2015)

Most of our courses can be started on a deposit basis with monthly payments thereafter see our offers page. .

This course is a competence-based qualification. It is approved by the NCFE and has been designed for those who want to start a career as a teacher in the further education sector. It is easy to breakthrough into the teaching industry now without having to go through the long process of an in-service PGCE. This qualification has replaced the PTTLS qualification since August 2014.

Course Content:

Group A

Unit Reference Number: H/505/0053

Title: Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training

Guided Learning Hours: 12

Unit Credit Value: 3

This is the mandatory unit for the course, where you will learn about your role as a teacher in lifelong learning. It is the foundation of the course and will give you all the knowledge you need to be effective as a teacher in lifelong learning.

Group B

Unit Reference Number: D/505/0052

Title: Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training

Guided Learning Hours: 24

Unit Credit Value: 6

This unit is a mixture of knowledge and practical and will give you the understanding you need to be able to understand the various learning and teaching strategies and methods. You will also learn about equality and diversity and their importance. You will also learn about planning an inclusive session, using inclusive approaches and assessment methods. You will have the opportunity to plan and deliver a short lesson as part of your micro-teach. Trainee teachers must be involved in at least one hour of microteaching. Each trainee teacher must deliver at least one 15-minute microteaching session that is observed and assessed by a member of the delivery team. For the additional 45 minutes, the trainee teacher can either deliver additional microteaching sessions or observe the microteaching sessions of other trainee teachers.

Group C

Unit Reference Number: R/505/0050

Title: Understanding assessment in education and training

Guided Learning Hours: 12

Unit Credit Value: 3

This unit is about assessment and will teach you everything you need to know about it. If in the future you decide to become an Assessor, having completed this unit you will get an exemption for unit 1 of the Assessor course. If you have already completed TAQA Unit 1 then we can RPL the work against this unit.
Entry Requirements:

Be competent in your field, the subject your want to teach
Level 2 written and spoken English (Equivalent to GCSE A-C)
Basic understanding of lifelong learning
IT literate (Internet, Microsoft office)
Able to understand and interpret course materials
Self-motivated and willing to complete and achieve

Course Delivery:

The course is delivered online through our cutting edge Moodle portal
Our professionally written course materials will teach and guide you step by step
You will have dedicated Tutorr who will provide support and assess your work
Assessment Method:

You will be assessed through a series of questions to assess your knowledge
Unit 2 will be assessed through you practically delivering a micro-teach session where you will be observed by your Tutor on submission of your video evidence.
How to get started

Choose payment method – Pay in full or via deposit
As soon as you complete the payment process, you will receive your log in details to our online Moodle with immediate contact from your Tutor who will arrange your first induction tasks to get started.

Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA) Assessors Level 3 awards and certificate:
Unit 1 Understanding the principles and practice of assessing
Unit 2 Assess occupational competence in the work environment
Unit 3 Assessing vocational skills, knowledhe and understanding

My tutor would answer any question I had no matter if it was 1am or 7am. I have to say it took me a while to get used to the system, but once I did, it fell into place. As my tutor would agree, I’m ‘to the point’ kinda guy, and sometimes felt that the answers could be condensed, but I understand that there are guidelines to follow and adhered to. Thanks a million PCt2U.

Danny – TAQA Certificate Level 3 Student 2014 – Donegal, Ireland

A three unit award including the knowledge based Unit 1. This includes fully supported guidance using the tried and tested Moodle platform as used by all of the major colleges and Universities worldwide.

If you need any further expert guidance on your assessors training then don’t hesitate to contact us on 020-33974548

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and above.

What topics are covered by the course?

You will look at theory aspects related to assessment and this study now underpins the entire qualification. You then decide your routes for the practical units either the workplace unit or the vocational unit. You will look at assessing your learners in these environments and you will engage in professionals discussions with your tutor on your working aspects related to your work with your learners. You can choose all three units of study or just two units depending on your learners and your delivery type.

Who should attend?
Anyone wanting to assess NVQ’s in the workplace or in a vocational setting and who has candidates and learners in place to work with.

What will I be able to do on completion?

When completed the Assessors certificate or award you can gain you work in a variety of sectors according to your specialism and can open up doors to complete the Certificate in Education and Training. Your Assessors qualification can present as a direct transfer claim towards some of the CET units.

How will I be assessed?

The student is assessed via portfolio and through practical outcomes that are observed by your tutor. There is no need for us to visit your workplace or private establishment as we utilise video and audio based media as an assessment tool. We also use Moodle the same online software system used by schools, colleges and universities for distance learning courses. Further to this your theory assignments are assessed on a pass or refer basis.

Sign up to our NCFE Assessors – TAQA Certificate or Award with a deposit only. (Direct Claims Status)

Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) Verifiers Level 4 awards and certificate:
Unit 1 Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring quality in assessment
Unit 2 Internally assure the quality of assessment
Unit 3 Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility

This course allows you to monitor assessors either in the workplace or a vocational setting. Or if you want to work across both sectors then you can sign up for the Certificate and you can gain all three units. Managers can if they prefer just sign up for the knowledge based theory unit.

Unit 1 – Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) T/601/5320

Unit 2 – Internally assure the quality of assessment (QCF) A/601/5321

Unit 3 – Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility (QCF) H/600/9674

‘IQA Theory Unit 1 – This unit is knowledge based and only requires a theory response. It is appropriate for those who do not wish to carry out verification work but need to know about the process such as managers et al’.

The IQA Unit 1 course, (Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment), is ideal for managers who are possibly managing teams of assessors. This first unit helps you to manage your teams, have some insight and knowledge into how you should go about ‘chairing’ standardisations meetings and how to prepare your companies IQA plan. It is a requirement that you hold the TAQA Unit 1 award or else the old A1 and D32/33, qualifications in quality assurance before you can proceed to the IQA units of study.

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