What is the Level 3 Award in Education and Training?,

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introductory, knowledge based teaching qualification which can be undertaken by individuals who are not yet in a teaching role (pre-service), or are currently teaching (in-service). However, there is a minimum requirement to take part in micro teaching. Micro teaching is an activity where trainee teachers prepare and deliver a short teaching and learning session to their peers and then evaluate their practice. Our online course allows you to access other micro teach sessions to observe as part of your course if you do not have anyone to observe yourself.

The qualification is suitable for individuals who:

  • are not yet in a teaching role (pre-service)
  • are in a teaching role, or who have just started a teaching role (in-service)
  • want a short qualification
  • have the potential to study at this level, which has the same level of demand as that of study for A-levels
  • want a qualification without a minimum teaching practice requirement
  • may have already achieved some Learning and Development units that can be brought forward into this teaching qualification (known as QCF equivalents).

What does it involve?

Depending if you have any experience or not, you can choose either of the optional units from group ‘B’ that may be relevant. If you have no experience and you are not delivering training in work you will be required to complete the micro teach option as part of your package (Unit 2 of Group B). *Alternatively you may be ‘in service’ and would be more suited to either units 3 or 4 from Group B. We will deliver the course that best suits you! The qualification is made up of 12 credits from 3 groups.  Group A is mandatory; Groups B and C contain optional units

Combination of units:

Group A – 3 credits, Group B minimum of 6 credits and Group C minimum of 3 credits.

Group A (3 credits)

Unit 1: Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training

Group B (6 credits)

Unit 2: Understanding and using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in education and training (microteach)

*Unit 3: Facilitate learning and development for individuals

*Unit 4: Facilitate learning and development in groups

Group C (3 credits)

Unit 5: Understanding assessment in education and training

Unit 6: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment (If you are considering completing your Assessor qualification in the future choosing this optional unit will give you the first unit of the full qualification (CAVA Level 3)

If you choose unit 2 from Group B you will be required to deliver a micro teach session. This optional unit requires a 20 minute delivery session to a minimum of three colleagues, peers or friends. This must be evidenced through either a recorded Skype delivery with your tutor or by recording the session and sending to us at the Centre for your tutor to observe and give feedback.

Course Assessment

Assessment is done through various methods based on written assignments and a portfolio of supporting evidence and an observation with written and verbal feedback on the micro teach delivery aspect of the course. There are no exams and the learner can either pass, fail or be referred.

Course Entry Requirements

Learners must be at least 19 years of age at certification There are no specific entry requirements and learners do not need to have teaching practice hours to achieve the qualification.

Course Cost £225 pp

Additional Fees

There are no additional fees for this course however you may wish to purchase a reference book by Anne Gravells These can be purchased for under £20 each.