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PTLLS & CTLLS are now AET & CET

(If you just wish to read about the format and content of our courses, please click here).

In September 2007, the government introduced new regulations to reform the training and qualifications of teachers, tutors, trainers and instructors Further information here. There have since been reviews, reports and more reviews and currently we now have the suite of qualifications below:

1. "Award in Education and Training" - Level 3 (This was PTLLS - Level 3 or 4)

2. "Certificate in Education and Training"- Level 4 (This was CTLLS - Level 3 or 4)

3. "Diploma in Education and Training" - Level 5 - We do not deliver this course yet

4. "Award & Certificate in Education and Training" with "LPI Certified Trainer" certificate

Course 4 is a course which combines either the AET or the CET "with" The Learning and Performance Institute's "Certified Trainer" certificate. This is a unique opportunity to gain both the Level 3/4 Qualification "and" gain The LPI's "Certified Trainer" certificate as well.

Should I attend the AET or the CET?
The Level 3 AET qualification is designed for people who don't have prior teaching experience or qualifications. It is ideally suited for those planning to enter into training/teaching. It will also suit people who already work in the training/teaching arena but who just want their experience and practice recognised and made into a Level 3 qualification. If that describes you then the AET qualification is fine for you.

Do I “have” to gain AET, CET or even the DET?
In the broadest of terms no you don't "have" to gain them but think of this..... When you look for a company to complete work on your home or your car, don’t you check that they have the credibility of a license to operate, or that they are at least a member of a professional body? Most people do just that, so why shouldn't organisations do the same when they want to employ or contract a professional trainer?

Here at MPAKTS Training it is further believed that in time any trainer operating within the UK will need to hold a license (this requires CET or equivalent) or they will run the risk of not being employed as a trainer or hired as a freelance contractor due to the lack of such a license.

Which is right for me, the AET or the CET?
The Level 3 AET qualification is designed for people who don't have prior teaching experience or qualifications. It is ideally suited for those planning to enter into training/teaching. It will also suit people who already work in the training/teaching arena but who just want their experience and practice recognised and made into a Level 3 qualification. If that describes you then the AET qualification is fine for you.

However, if you have delivered training before or are even quite experienced at delivering and you wish to gain a Level 4 qualification to formalise your experience, then you would be strongly advised to have a look at the Certificate in Education and Training (CET).

Are there any entry requirements or pre requisites to attend AET/CET courses?
All learners signing up to AET/CET courses must be able to read and interpret written tasks in English, and to write answers in a legible and understandable form. Learners will also need to be able to organise written information clearly and coherently. Whilst we allow for handwritten assignments Learners who are, and have been, able to bring a laptop with them have said it has made their written assignments far easier.

Food for thought!
Becoming Qualified or even "Licenced" to deliver professional training boosts the credibility of a trainer and their organisation. It shows a commitment to standards and demonstrates professionalism in an increasingly competitive commercial training world. Buying in now could avoid lost opportunities in the future as gaining the these qualifications is not a swift process!

Why should employers be asking for qualified trainers?
Organisations which employ trainers have a duty of care not only to their trainers but also to those learners who their trainers deliver training to, so why not prove to the world that your organisation cares about recognised qualifications for training professionals? Doesn't the word "professional" suggest they are qualified to do an excellent job? It is very much worth getting qualified now. If you have it and don't need it then fine, but if you don't have it and need it that opportunity will be lost.

If you have any questions regarding our courses, the qualifications or whether they are right for you or your trainers, please contact Mac Macdonald directly by phone on 01952 274 993 or by emailing Mac here (click on this link) and Mac will get back to you as soon as he can.

Why should I gain Professional Formation from the IfL if I don't have to? In short, to become a licensed practitioner.

AET & CET are not mandatory requirements for many trainers especially those who work as commercial trainers. However, taking me as an example, I can not say with certainty that I know exactly who I will be working for in 5 years time. If I find myself looking for a contract and find one where the organisation is asking for applicants to be licensed by the IfL, then I need to have it, but the process is lengthy and I will lose that opportunity if I don't already have it.

To gain AET/CET/licence for some will be a personal choice, I would rather be prepared for any eventuality. I also think that becoming a "Licensed Practitioner" gives my years of experience formal recognition and credibility and therefore makes me more employable.

The days of job security is, for most of us, a thing of the past. Can anyone afford to risk being beaten to a contract or a new job because the competition hold a level 3/4 qualification proving that they are qualified to deliver training? Don’t take the gamble, become qualified now.

Ultimately the choice is yours, so feel free to call Mac to discuss this further if you wish.

01952 274 993 - 07968 865 007