September 2013 - PTLLS has Changed... Education and Training is here!

As of September 2013 PTLLS had undergone some drastic remapping, renaming and restructuring...

It has now become... CIEH Level 3 Award in Education and Training (EAT)

What has replaced the PTLLS course at level 3?

CIEH Level 3 Award in Education and Training - A 5 day introduction to training and the minimum requirement to deliver CIEH courses publically funded. This course has replaced 'Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector - PTLLS'

CIEH Level 3 Award in Training - Principles and Practice - A 3 day introduction to training and the minimum requirement to deliver CIEH courses non-publically funded. This course has replaced 'Training Skills and Practice - TSP'

The changes from the course going from PTLLS to EAT will be based on how the units of the new course are assessed - you are required to pass all 3 of 2 x 15 multiple choice questions exams and a Micro-Teach session.

Other changes include the actual levels of the courses, previously there was:

  • Levels 3 & 4 Award in PTLLS - Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Levels 3 & 4 Award in CTLLS - Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Levels 5, 6 & 7 in DTLLS - Diploma in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Now there is:

  • Level 3 Award in Training - Principles and Practice (Previously TSP)
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training (Previously PTLLS)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and training (Previously CTLLS)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (Previously DTLLS)

These new qualifications all relate to QCF units and are rewarded 6, 12, 36 and 120 credits respectively.

We will be running this new qualification for the first time in January and February, the price for CIEH Level 3 Award in Education and Training will be £520 + VAT the same as PTLLS was previously.

Further information is available here - http://www.feadvice.org.uk/what-do-i-need/fe-teaching-qualifications-september-2013

PLEASE NOTE - The PTLLS is still available to run up until March 2014 (for ourselves we are only offering the PTLLS course in-house, all public courses from here are aligned to the new qualification structure), and is of course recognised within the industry for the foreseeable future -

"The plan is for these to be available alongside the existing qualifications but gradually they will replace the earlier versions. Please note that previous qualifications will still be recognised. If you are unable to obtain these new qualifications it does not in any way prevent you from teaching in the FE sector in the future."

So yes, ptlls is still recognised!

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Menter Training Celebrates 3,000 Learners

Menter Training are proud to announce that in just over 2 years since our inception, we have taught over 3,000 people, a figure that we would have thought of as many years distant had it even been optimistically whispered at the time.

Along the journey we have remained committed to our core value, and have engrained them into every aspect of the business. We remain focused on delivering a positive learning experience for each individual through our provision of professional, efficient and affordable training solutions. Our foundations of quality and innovation in our training provision continue to be built upon as we have recently become the first company in Wales to gain IOSH accreditation for our Manual Handling of People Train the Trainer course which has been received with popularity from our customers all across Wales and England.

We are constantly looking to improve ourselves and we hope that each of our next 3000 learners receive a training experience that is second to none and are as much a pleasure to train as the last 3000 have been.

Investors in People Accreditation

Menter training is delighted to announce that, as of October 2012, we are an accredited Investor in People!

What is Investors in People?

Investors in People is an internationally-recognised performance management system, which, if utilised correctly, results in enhanced business performance. Menter Training really values its people, and recognises that if we put our people first, then ultimately the business will benefit – and this is the core philosophy of the Investors in People accreditation.

How does Investors in People benefit the people we work with, as well as Menter Training as a whole?

Menter Training puts people first, making sure our customers receive a high-quality, engaging learning experience in an respectful and inclusive environment. Likewise, we strongly believe that our staff make us what we are, and without them we wouldn’t be able to succeed as a business. Therefore, we like to invest in our people to make sure they remain committed, motivated and skilled to carry out their roles to the best of their capabilities – ultimately allowing us to achieve our key visions and business objectives.

Menter Training Celebrates 1000 Learners

On the 6th of January 2012 this year, Menter Training celebrated the delivery of training to its 1000th learner – just 9 months after the delivery of its first public training course.

Speaking of the achievement, Senior Trainer Alison Davies, who delivered the training course in question said ‘It’s a remarkable feat considering that the company has been in operation for less than a year – I’m delighted! We always felt that our commitment to quality, a positive experience for the learner, and all-round good customer service would stand us in good stead, and clearly we have been proved right.’

Menter celebrates learners

Assistant Manager, Michael Broad, added: ‘Since Menter’s inception we have continually strived to deliver the highest possible standard of service to our customers; working in partnership with both learners and employers to ensure that the service we provide leads to positive outcomes for their respective organisations.

In 2012, Menter Training will continue its commitment to delivering the best possible quality of service to its customers, and in doing so we hope to see our 2000th learner in the not so distant future!

New Sponsorship

Menter Training are delighted to announce our sponsorship of local football team AFC Colcot. Barry-based Colcot, who are currently undefeated in the Vale of Glamorgan Premier Division, brushed aside local rivals Sully on the weekend with a comprehensive 5-0 victory to show they are just as committed to quality  in their performance as Menter! The full news report and match summary from the Barry and District News can be found below - just click on the link!

Menter sponsors Calcot FC

As a business Menter are wholly committed to supporting local communities, and so when the opportunity arose to sponsor a football team for training sweatshirts, we were keen to show our support. Keep your eyes peeled on our website in the run up to christmas for further news stories on other similar activities we have in the pipeline…

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