This course replaced both the Level 3 and 4 Preparing to teach in the lifelong sector (PTLLS) awards from September 2012. This course is designed for candidates who are thinking of starting a teaching career or those who have limited access to teaching opportunities. You are not expected to be already teaching as the practical element of the course will be assessed by a micro-teach session lasting one hour. The practical element can alternatively be assessed in the workplace if you work with individuals or group of learners. If you are also thinking of becoming an NVQ Assessor, you can also complete the assessor theory unit as part of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training.