Education and Training Award Level 3 RQF (Teacher Training)

Our course code: X319

Course fee: £495 or from £37 per month

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Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET qualification) is the first step in teacher training and this learning pathway can take you all the way to a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education). This is a nationally recognised teacher training course and at the end of this course you will be known as an “Associate Teacher” and able to teach at post-16 level.

This AET qualification is a direct replacement for the old NVQ/QCF PTLLS course (often referred to as “petals”), which stopped being offered in August 2014.

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an accredited qualification on the RQF framework, regulated by Ofqual and is suitable for individuals who wish to teach in the Further Education and Skills Sector and forms a foundation for those with little or no previous experience of teaching or training. This teaching training course can offer you fantastic career prospects and development opportunities and this course is a great place to begin. This course has been designed so that you can study it online in your own time.

On this teacher training course, you will discover:

  • The roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning
  • Understanding inclusive learning and teaching in lifelong learning
  • Appropriate teaching and learning approaches in your specialist area
  • How to deliver inclusive sessions which engage and motivate learners
  • The use of different assessment methods and the need for record-keeping
  • Relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice.

The first step in teacher training; this learning pathway can take you all the way to a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate).

  • A formal qualification

    This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: NCFE CACHE
  • Our course code: X319
  • Qualification code: 601/1620/1
  • Official Qualification Title: NCFE Level 3 Award in Education and Training

CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Study Hours

Up to 120 hours which is under 40 minutes per day for 6 months.

Study Method

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, PowerPoint presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Assessment

There are three tutor marked assignments (TMAs), which are submitted and then marked by your tutor. You will not be required to take an external exam, however, you will need to complete a short practical Micro-Teach as part of the qualification. This can be achieved by volunteering in a teaching environment.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive an NCFE CACHE Qualification. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information

Official Qualification Title - NCFE Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Credits - 12

Course Content

1: Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training
  • Understand the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training
  • Understand ways to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment
  • Understand the relationships between teachers and other professionals in education and training
2: Understanding and Using Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches in Education and Training
  • Describe features of inclusive teaching and learning
  • Compare the strengths and limitations of teaching and learning approaches used in own area of specialism in relation to meeting individual learner needs
  • Explain why it is important to provide opportunities for learners to develop their English, mathematics, ICT and wider skills
  • Explain why it is important to create an inclusive teaching and learning environment
  • Explain why it is important to select teaching and learning approaches, resources and assessment methods to meet individual learner needs
  • Explain ways to engage and motivate learners
  • Summarise ways to establish ground rules with learners
3: Session Planning and Micro Teach Skills
  • Devise an inclusive teaching and learning plan
  • Justify own selection of teaching and learning approaches, resources and assessment methods in relation to meeting individual learner needs
  • Use teaching and learning approaches, resources and assessment methods to meet individual learner needs
  • Communicate with learners in ways that meet their individual needs
  • Provide constructive feedback to learners to meet their individual needs
  • Review the effectiveness of own delivery of inclusive teaching and learning
  • Identify areas for improvement in own delivery of inclusive teaching and learning
4: Understanding assessment in education and training
  • Explain the purpose of the types of assessment used in education and training
  • Describe characteristics of different methods of assessment in education and training
  • Compare the strengths and limitations of different assessment methods in relation to meeting individual learner needs
  • Explain why it is important to involve learners and others in the assessment process
  • Explain the role and use of peer and self-assessment in the assessment process
  • Identify sources of information that should be made available to learners and others involved in the assessment process
  • Describe key features of constructive feedback
  • Explain how constructive feedback contributes to the assessment process
  • Explain ways to give constructive feedback to learners
  • Explain the need for keeping records of assessment of learning
  • Summarise the requirements for keeping records of assessment in an organisation

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.