'Information overload abounds in teacher training in the lifelong learning sector - this extremely accessible guide sets the new regulations into a meaningful context for teachers and trainers. In particular, the chapter on functional skills would be informative reading for all teachers, not just those embarking on their professional career.'. Pip Kings, Institute of Education, University of London, UK. This highly accessible book comprehensively covers the assessment requirements for the 'Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector' (PTLLS) award. All new lecturers in the sector must now gain their PTLLS qualification in their first year of teaching, and this book aims to help them achieve this. The book focuses on the five learning outcomes of the PTLLS Award: - Understand own role, responsibilities and boundaries of role in relation to teaching - Understand appropriate teaching and learning approaches in the specialist area - Demonstrate session planning skills - Understand how to deliver inclusive sessions which motivate learners - Understand the different assessment methods and the need for record keeping . The authors provide a sound introduction for all lecturers, including those appointed on the basis of expertise and experience in their vocational area, who may be less familiar with academic study. The book includes reader activities, enabling readers to assess their knowledge as they progress through the book. This book is suitable for new entrants and unqualified teachers, and trainers in the lifelong learning sector who require the PTTLS qualification in order to gain their license to practice. It will also challenge those who already have lecturing, teaching or training experience, enhancing the skills they already have and providing stimulus for reflection.