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Ascentis Level 3 Award in Education and Training Evening (January 2019)

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

This qualification replaces Level 3/4 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS). The Ascentis Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introductory teaching qualification. The award is appropriate for teachers, tutors and trainers who may be working within an FE college, Adult and Community Learning Centre or Learning Provider and for those delivering work based training such as within voluntary, community, private and public organisations.

Overview of the course: 

The award gives the candidate an introduction to teaching and explores roles and responsibilities associated with the teaching role. The planning and delivering of sessions including engaging and motivating learners and establishing ground rules within a learning environment is covered. It explores the different assessment methods and the need for record keeping. The delivery of an observed micro-teaching session or an assessed practice in a real work environment is a requirement of this qualification.

Entry requirements: 

All candidates are interviewed & undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, maths & ICT. Candidates are selected providing they meet the minimum criteria, read & communicate clearly & accurately. Hold a relevant vocational and/or academic qualification of at least the level above that of their learners and ideally a minimum Level 3 qualification in their area of specialism.


The roles and responsibilities in relation to teaching, appropriate teaching and learning approaches within the candidate’s specialist area, consider how to plan, deliver and assess during teaching sessions, evaluation and legislation, assessment methods and record-keeping.

How is the course assessed?: 

This course is assessed by a range of methods including written assignment, observation, peer assessment and feedback, reflection tasks and development plans and final submission of a portfolio of evidence.

Further study options after this course: 

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training or Level 5 Certificate in Education and Training.

Length of the course: 

Evening - 3 hours per week class contact time for 16 weeks


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

January 2019

More important information about this course:


*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (22 Jun 2018 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve

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