This qualification replaces the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (QCF) 600/2397/1

Achieving the qualification will provide sufficient evidence that an individual has acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to teach beyond an initial year in the FE sector.

Who Would Benefit

  • Learners aged 19 +
  • Those considering a career in education and training
  • Those who already have a role within education and training, who do not already hold an equivalent/ higher teaching qualification
  • Those who are already working as an assessor who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching

Qualification Units:

  1. Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  2. Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
  3. Understanding assessment in education and training

Course & Assessment:

This qualification will consist of 2 day course, followed by ongoing assessment of the following:

  • Worksheet
  • Course work / portfolio of evidence consisting of
  • Lesson Plan
  • Observation
  • Evaluation
  • Micro teaching log
  • Practical observation

NB: Qualification registration will last a maximum of 12 months from the date of the course, you must complete the qualification within this time-frame.


Gary Wiswell
Written by Gary Wiswell

2 Comment responses

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    March 15, 2017


    Can you give more information on cost of the Award in Education and Training.? Is there any way the course can be funded through government loans for someone who is 33.

    Many thanks



  2. Avatar
    August 14, 2017

    Can advanced learner loans be used for this course and the assessing course?


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