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Study Skills for PTLLS

Study Skills for PTLLS

Second Edition

June 2012 | 168 pages | Learning Matters
PTLLS candidates often find their studies challenging - some are returning to study after a long break and others have no previous experience of study at this level. This accessible book provides all candidates with a study skills guide specifically tailored to PTLLS Award, no matter which awarding organisation they are registered with. This Second Edition has beem updated for the four unit PTLLS Award and includes new information on referencing and e-portfolios.

This text covers the different methods through which PTLLS is delivered, helping candidates to study more effectively. It helps candidates:

-prepare for the award, with advice on interpreting the skills needed for PTLLS and the requirements at levels 3 and 4

-make the most of their taught sessions and self study time by examining effective note taking, group activities, research and resource evaluation

-succeed in their practical sessions, including tips on effective presentations and the use of ICT

This text is a companion title to the bestselling Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector core text providing an essential introduction to all the key aspects of the PTLLS Award. It cal also be used alongside Passing PTLLS Assessments. Together, these texts provide complete coverage of the qualification, helping candidates with all aspects of their study and practice.

Preparing for Your PTLLS Award
Meeting the Lifelong Learning Professional Teaching Standards

Becoming an Expert Student

Taught Sessions
Getting the Most from Taught Sessions

Effective Note-taking

Keeping Notes and Information Safely

Making the Most of Group Activities

Researching Using Different Media

Choosing and Evaluating Texts and Other Resources

Reading Texts Activitely and Critically

Reflective Practice and Reflective Learning Journal Writing
Reflecting on Learning

The Reflective Cycle

Writing Reflective Learning Journal Entries

Referencing your PTLLS Work
Avoiding Plagiarism

Using and Setting out Quotations and Citations in your Text

Setting Out References in Your Reference List and Bibliography

Presenting Your PTLLS Work
Prsenting your Work in Writing

Presenting Your Work Practice

Moving Forward
Transferable Skills

Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Lifelong Learning

Appendix 1- PTLLS Written Assessments: Guidance

Appendix 2 - Answers to Harvard Referencing Activity

Appendix 3 - Answers to Terminology Word Search

Appendix 4 - SMOG Readability Calculator

Appendix 5 - Useful Books and Websites


very good for apprentices

Ms Lorraine Hale
Hair and Beauty, Buxton and Leek College
December 6, 2014

This is a well written book for my PTLLS learners it covers all the mandatory units and it is more than excellent read. The level of english is adequate for those undertaking the course and it has been a very indispensable resource. Would definitely recommend it as an essential read.

Adult education, London Guildhall College
June 27, 2014

Very useful for our level 4 students in need of a text that is accessible at their level.

Sue Horder
Education, Glyndwr University
May 21, 2014


Emma Manchett
Teacher Education & Prof Development, West Anglia College
May 7, 2014

This further engaging read is really worth recommending to students who have no recent or little study and research experience to support their learning and progression. It will help ignite sound study skills and writing compilations.

Mr Donald Moyse
Teacher Education Department, Northbrook College Sussex
November 27, 2013

I lent candidates this book to trial and the feedback was good. They said it was easy to read, not too academic and particularly like the 'presenting your work' section starting on page 105, as it helped them focus on the writing process. Many candidates are not confident with grammar and spelling and the examples of conjunctions etc. were really useful.

Miss Catherine Mitchell
Education Department (Trinity Road), Bradford College
August 29, 2013

This has been invaluable for students on the PTLLS course. It is written in a non-condescending practical manner with lots of hints and tips to complete assignments.

Ms Tish Cooney
ITT, Wiltshire College
July 30, 2013

A good choice for those learners needing further support.

Mr Adrian Stanfield
Basford Hall College, New College Nottingham
June 1, 2013

Useful guide for learners who have been out of study for a long time and are returning to learning. It focusses on the specific qualification studied which is better than the generic study skills books. It can also be used for CTLLS.

Mr Sue Pylee
Cottingham Adult Education Centre, East Yorkshire Council
May 4, 2013

Book is easy to follow, providing clear guidance and tips that students find useful. Students commented on how they have found it 'brilliant' and keep it alongside them as they study/write.

Dr Linda Withey
Early Years Dept, Hopwood Hall College
March 28, 2013

Jacklyn Williams

Jacklyn Williams has been teaching since 1995, developing, managing and teaching business education, Skills for Life, key skills and teacher education. She has worked in sectors including FE, HE, personal and community development learning, family learning, the Prison Service and work-based learning. She also works nationally as a trainer and consultant, and is an External Quality Assurer for the City & Guilds teacher education qualifications. /par1/Jacklyn has QTLS status, holds a MA in Education, and is an NLP Master Practitioner, which bring an added dimension to her teacher education. More About Author

Ann Gravells

Ann has been teaching, assessing and quality assuring in the further education and skills sector since 1983. She is a director of her own company Ann Gravells Ltd, an educational consultancy based in East Yorkshire. She specialises in teaching, training, assessment and quality assurance. Ann holds a Masters in Educational Management, a PGCE, a Degree in Education, and a City & Guilds Medal of Excellence for teaching. She is a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training, and holds QTLS status.Ann has been writing textbooks since 2006 which are mainly based on her own experiences as a teacher and the subsequent education of trainee... More About Author

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