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Study Skills for PTLLS - Book Cover

Study Skills for PTLLS

Second Edition
By: Jacklyn Williams, Ann Gravells
Study Skills for PTLLS - Book Cover
Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9780857258878
  • Published By: Learning Matters
  • Series: Further Education and Skills
  • Year: 2012
  • Page Count: 168
  • Publication date: February 01, 2013

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The PTLLS qualification has since been replaced with the Award in Education and Training (with a text book of the same name). However, the text in this book will help you to:
*make the most of your taught sessions and self study time by examining effective note taking, group activities, research and resource evaluation;
*succeed in your practical sessions;
*prepare for assignments and use academic writing and referencing.
Please note: The qualifications and standards mentioned in the book have since been updated.



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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.

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 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 teachers. She aims to write in plain English to help anyone with their role. She creates resources for teachers and learners such as PowerPoints and handouts for the assessment, quality assurance, and teacher training qualifications.

Ann has worked for several awarding organisations producing qualification guidance, policies and procedures, and carrying out the external quality assurance of teaching, assessment and quality assurance qualifications.

She is a consultant to The University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education, Ofqual, and the awarding organisation Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

Ann Gravells’ textbooks

The teaching, assessment and quality assurance qualification titles change over time. Ann has written books in the past which reflect these titles and has updated them when they have changed. However, the content of the qualifications and the job roles which teachers, assessors and quality assurers carry out remain very much the same.

Ann has now written three generic books aimed at covering all the teaching, assessment and quality assurance qualifications as well as the relevant job roles. It doesn’t matter what the qualification title might be called now or in the future or which awarding organisation offers it, these three books should meet the required content of them all.

  • Principles and Practices of Assessment (2015)
  • Principles and Practices of Quality Assurance (2016)
  • Principles and Practices of Teaching and Training (2017)

Ann’s first book Delivering Adult Learning was written in 2006 and was aimed at anyone taking the qualification of the same title. This book is no longer in print, but forged the beginning of her writing career and her aim of helping trainee teachers with their role.

Ann is the author of the following text books, many of which are now in new editions (listed here in alphabetical order).

  • Achieving your Assessment and Quality Assurance Units (TAQA) (2014)
  • Delivering Employability Skills in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2010)
  • Passing Assessments for the Award in Education and Training (2013)
  • Passing PTLLS Assessments (2012)
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2012)
  • The Award in Education and Training (2014)
  • What is Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector? (2012)

She is co-author of:

  • Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2012)
  • Passing CTLLS Assessments (2010)
  • Planning and Enabling Learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2010)
  • The Best Vocational Trainer’s Guide (2015)
  • The Certificate in Education and Training (2014)
  • Passing Assessments for the Certificate in Education and Training (2014)

She has edited:

  • Study Skills for PTLLS (2012)
  • Achieving QTLS Status (2018)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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


Price: $41
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For Instructors

This book is not available as a review copy.