The Lingfield Review
recommended the Government to scrap PTLLS as "unfit for purpose".
This became effective from 31st Dec 2013 and the public sector has been returned to a free market for training qualifications - good news! It means a level playing field for TAP at last!
PTLLS to TAP upgrade programme
The PTLLS qualification was neither designed, nor intended for
commercial trainers. It was designed specifically for teachers in
colleges of Further Education
Regrettably, from 2008 it was mistakenly promoted by the Lifelong
Learning Sector Skills Council (LLUK) as appropriate for ALL trainers
LLUK subsequently had its licence cancelled by the Government: it
was too focused on the FE sector and failed to engage with employers
Now, with PTLLS being discontinued, there are no mandated
training qualifications being imposed on the public sector.
This is very good news for everyone, including the learners!
PTLLS holders can upgrade their qualification to the
TAP Certificate in Training Delivery
by successfully completing a 3-day Fast-track course
Discounted fee for PTLLS holders; £1,150 +vat
To reserve a place (Coventry) call: 024 7641 1288
"The Training Foundation maintained from the start that the PTLLS regime would take the quality of learning backwards not forwards. This has now been independently recognised.
Free choice is impacted when taxpayer-funded training is mandated. It creates an uneven playing field, reduces competition and creates complacency amongst providers. It was predictable that this policy would adversely affect the quality of the learning experience."
The Training Foundation