Trainers need new qualification

David Bassett
David Bassett

New UK regulations will affect all businesses with in-house trainers and mentors. From 2010 any trainer, assessor or member of learning staff who delivers publicly funded training to one or more learners will be required by law to gain the City & Guilds Level 3 PTLLS qualification.

Local training provider, DCET Training, has stepped up to the mark to ensure these qualifications can be delivered locally. Based in Exeter and Camborne, the company has gained approval from City & Guilds to deliver two new learning and development qualifications that include the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) and an Introduction to Trainer Skills course.

“The legislation is going to have a huge impact on large businesses and SMEs in the south west with in-house trainers,” said David Bassett, managing director at DCET Training.

“HR and internal communications departments will need to review their trainers and ensure that they are up to date with their skills and qualifications this year. It is also a good time for anyone considering a new career to gain a UK recognised qualification that will enable them to continue on to becoming a full qualified practitioner.”


  1. According to the LSC South West, Trainers working for an Approved Training Organisation delivering LSC approved qualifications are encouraged to obtain certain qualifications as part of the quailty control process. There is no stipulation for the City and Guilds level 3 PTLLS qualification and it is not a legal requirement.

    I would be very interested to hear where David Bassett’s information came from because it obviously has big implications, but the LSC have not heard of any legal requirement for a single qualification and would not recommend this approach

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