Level 3 Award in Education and Training



Who is the qualification for?

This nationally recognised qualification is suitable for anyone who wants to or is currently working in a training, tutoring or assessing role.

This is the first stage of the teaching qualifications for those working in FE (colleges of further education), Adult Education, Community Education and Work Based Learning where it is often needed by staff to achieve and maintain contracts.

It is increasingly being required for trainers delivering all forms of government funded learning. It can be considered as the ‘threshold qualification’ for new tutors; until the qualification is achieved new tutors may have their teaching supervised. It may also be required for vocational assessors.


For further information about the new teaching regulations, and qualified teacher status (QTS) visit the Education and Training Foundation. Click HERE.


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What can you do with the Award E&T qualification?

There are many opportunities to teach and train in the many colleges, (see TES JOBS Click HERE), training and commercial organisations, locally and nationally. The qualification can be a valuable asset when attending interviews for teaching and training positions, as it confers a ‘threshold license to teach’.


Candidates who are already teaching or training may value the systematic approach to maximising learning and engagement for their own students and also to understand WHY their teaching strategies work or not. Many strategies for effective learning are investigated and used by all whilst on the course.


This teacher training qualification will give you a 'threshold license to teach'. This initial teacher training course is designed to suit a variety of needs. Prospective students may be wishing to change or pursue another career, in teaching adults (generally from 16 years old and upwards).



Aspects of learning: - specifically, the following topics will be addressed;


1)   Assessing Learners Needs – learning styles – areas of learning - learning theory including motivation principles.


2)   Lesson/Session Plan construction. Aims and Objectives, structure of session, differentiation – addressing every learner’s needs.


3)   Teaching and Learning Activities. 2 fifteen minute practice presentations in groups & a 20 to 25 minute assessed teaching session delivered by each candidate on the fourth day.


4)   Teaching/learning aids/resources and class-room techniques and strategies.


5)    Quality assurance procedures.


6)    Self-evaluation through a reflective diary relating theory to practice. Peer appraisal as well as tutor appraisal, which is an important part of the course, giving and getting meaningful evaluations.


7) Sharing issues, solutions, best practice within each peer group has proved invaluable for colleague support, confidence building, staff ‘bonding’, motivation and personal development.



This is a professional teaching qualification and the course requires active participation and the completion of three coursework assignments. Candidates should be successful in achieving virtually half of one of these assignments during the first four days. The remaining two and a half assignments can be partially completed on a fifth ‘assignment construction’ day, with the remaining work being undertaken after the course has ended, with dedicated one to one email support (with response time within one working day, usually) for up to two years.


The guided learning hours are 48. There will be approximately ten to fifteen hours of assignment work to do after the taught course element course has finished, with dedicated email support until successful completion.



Assessment, on the taught course, includes delivery of a 20 to 25 minute teaching session to the rest of the group on a subject of the candidate’s choice, as long as it is safe and legal!


Candidates will need to be able to express themselves effectively both orally and in writing using the English language. A pre-course assessment form will explore this. Candidates will need a qualification and/or experience in the subject area that people intend to teach.






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