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Level 3 Award in Education and Training Evening (January)

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. Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.


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 on a Wednesday evening (17:30 to 20:30).


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

January 2022


Please contact us to enquire about flexible payment plan options, the fees payable are:

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (03 Mar 2021 12:10) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

How to apply: 

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