Level 3 Award in Education and Training


The Level 3 Award in Education and Training prepares trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts.

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About the Qualification

The award in Education and Training prepares teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts. It requires observation and assessment of performance which can be completed entirely online. It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers; for example, individuals not currently teaching or training, individuals currently teaching or training (including those who have just begun teaching or training).


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Sample Topic: Online Tutorials

What Will I Study?

The Learner must achieve a total of 12 credits from mandatory and optional unit combinations and a total of up to 60 guided learning hours:

a) 3 credits from group A
b) 6 credits from group B
c) 3 credits from group C


Unit  Reference  Number/Type Unit Title Group Level Credit Value
Mandatory Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training A 3 3
Optional Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training B 3 6
Optional Facilitate learning and development for individuals B 3 6
Optional Facilitate learning and development in groups B 3 6
Optional Understanding the principles and practices of assessment C 3 3
Optional Understand assessment in education and training C 3 3

When Will I Study?

Start Date: Anytime

Length of Course: The maximum time that you may take to complete your course is 9 months.

Where Will I Study?

This is a 100% distance learning course so it’s your choice.  Study at home, at work, on the beach or on the go.

How Will I Study?

Online tutorials, videos, elearning materials, activities, projects, one-to-one support and more to equip you with the knowledge and skills that you will need to pass the course.

How Will I Be Assessed?

You will create a portfolio of evidence.

Entry Criteria

You do not need to have specific qualifications to do this course.

We do recommend that you have:

  • a good command of English (written and spoken)
  • basic mathematics skills
  • good ICT skills

Equipment and Resources

You need to be computer literate and have:

  • access to a computer (a tablet or smart phone may also be used and will require an app to be installed)
  • access to the internet

You may also need occasional access to a printer.

Job Prospects

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Sample Topic: DfE Teaching Music

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