This Level 3Award in Education and Training lets you apply for ‘affiliate’ status with the Society for Education and Training (SET), preparing you to teach at a post-16 level in the private sector or further education institution. A direct replacement for NVQ/QCF PTLLS, this level 3 teaching qualification is ideal for those who have little or no teaching experience or training, and want a course which will allow them to gain a respected, accredited qualification online in their own time, at their own pace.
The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an accredited qualification on the RQF framework, regulated by Ofqual. You’ll learn all about the roles, responsibilities, and relationships involved in further education, how to deliver inclusive sessions which engage and motivate learners, and the use of assessment methods and record-keeping.
What’s more, even though you’ll need to demonstrate teaching competency as you complete this course, you’ll have the option to do this by microteaching a short lesson to a peer group, meaning that you can gain your level 3 teaching qualification without classroom experience.
What you'll learn
Unit 1 - Understanding roles, responsibilities, and relationships in education and training
In the first unit, you’ll look at the roles and responsibilities of a teacher, the learning and assessment cycle, and factors which might disrupt effective learning. You’ll also tackle issues of quality assurance, GDPR, accountability and compliance, and health and safety.
Unit 2 - Understanding and using Inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
Next, you’ll discover tips for inclusive teaching and assessment, as well as how to set up an effective learning environment. You’ll look at how to motivate learners and use blended learning options, as well as study models such as Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and Bloom’s taxonomy.
Unit 3 - Understanding the principles and practices of assessment
In the third unit, you’ll explore the function of assessment in learning and development, looking at different assessment methods, key concepts and principles, and the responsibilities of the assessor. You’ll also compare the strengths and limitations of a range of assessment methods, learn about the standards and criteria that an assessor works to, and more.
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To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully complete one mandatory unit and a minimum of two optional units. At the end of this course, you’ll be awarded a formal certificate of achievement from NCFE, the UK’s leading sector specialist in health, care and education.
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
- NCFE Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
- NCFE Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
How is this course assessed or examined?
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, or by delivering a short lesson to a peer group.
Given the nature of the course, the minimum entry age is 19. There are no other formal entry requirements for this course however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.