New online teacher training course at Bridgwater College - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Bridgwater College has launched a new introductory teacher training course, the nationally-recognised PTLLS programme, which is delivered almost entirely online and so can be studied in the learner’s own time, in any location with a wi-fi or 3G connection.

The ePTLLS programme, Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, is aimed at those new to, or interested in, teaching in colleges or adult training.

Students will be required to attend College for a total of six hours, comprising three hours at the start of the course when they will meet up with staff and fellow students, and then again for three hours at the end of the course for the final assessment. In between, course materials will be available via the internet, and students will complete a series of activities and assessments for each topic, and have the ability to interact with their tutors and course colleagues online.

This ePTLLS course is ideal for students needing flexibility because of work or other commitments. It enables them to update and increase their skills without having to take time off work, and offers the same level of interaction and support as if they had to attend College regularly.

John Baglow, ePTLLS tutor said,

“ePTLLS gives you the best of both worlds; you get the total flexibility of online learning, which means you can access the course 24/7 from any location using the device of your choice. Add to this the two short classroom sessions where you get hands-on experience of using different teaching strategies and putting your new skills into practice. And throughout the entire course your tutor is just a mouse click away.”

If you would like more information about studying ePTLLS, which starts on Monday 10 February and runs until Monday 17 March at Bridgwater College, please come to our Open Evening on Wednesday 15 January, 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

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