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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 prospective learners are interviewed and undertake an initial assessment of their current skills in English, maths & ICT to ensure course suitability. 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 is preferred. 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.


Roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
Using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
Use of assessment in education and training

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 & Training
Level 4/5 Certificate in Education / PGCE

Length of the course: 

Evening - 3 hours per week class contact time for 14 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 (20 Oct 2021 12:15) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

How to apply: 

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Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

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