Level 3 Award in Education and Training


The ability to help people learn is valuable and rewarding, and it's not just needed in formal education. Your role at work may include teaching colleagues or you may have particular experiences or abilities that you want to teach to others, perhaps at a sports club, voluntary or community group, training centre or college.

With this online course you start to build the knowledge and skills needed to teach or train adults in a professional and confident manner.

By successfully completing all the course assignments and the microteach, you will gain the Level 3 Award in Education and Training as recognition of your skills. This is an up-to-date award that replaces the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (known as PTLLS).

You'll explore how adults learn and what stops them from learning. You'll look at your role and responsibilities as a teacher or trainer, how to make sure you have good working relationships with learners and the host organisation. You'll learn how to plan and structure a training session that engages people and helps them learn and how to assess what learners have achieved.The course is practical; it asks you to reflect on your own experiences of learning and teaching, consider good practice and try out ideas in activities. At the end of each section there is an assignment, which you complete and submit to your tutor. The course is likely to take 4 months to complete.

4 assignments form the assessment for the qualification. At the end of the course, for the final assignment, you'll put what you've learned into practice and do a short (15 minutes) teaching session to a group made up of other learners and your tutor.Teresa Weston, the lead tutor on the course and director of Mira Training Solutions, is a specialist in teacher/trainer and assessor training and an assessor for Training Qualifications UK, the awarding body.

Entry Requirements

You will need to be at least 19 years of age and have a good command of basic English. You will need to hold a relevant vocational or academic qualification of at least the level above that of the learners you plan to teach for, and ideally a minimum of a level 3 qualification in your chosen area of specialism. You will need to attend a micro-teach session in Cambridge, or be able to work with a qualified assessor and have video recording capabilities. This is an online course so you will also need access to the internet.

Teaching & Learning

As a guideline, you should allow for between 48 and 61 hours' study time, plus additional time for completing assignments. You will have tutor support for a period of up to 6 months from the date of enrolment. You can enrol on courses at any time of the year, but will need to bear the time of exams in mind if your course leads to a qualification. You will receive a login and password to an online learning system as soon as you are enrolled, which will allow you to see your learning material online immediately. Tutor support will be available from the date of enrolment.

Progression Routes

Various other courses are available through SS&L.

Fee Information

Fees Include; •  Course materials •  Support materials •  Personal Tutor for the duration of the course •  Marking and authentication of coursework The course fee does not cover: •  Additional set texts where necessary •  Registration with awarding organisations (where applicable) •  Fees payable to exam centres (where applicable)

Additional Information

This course is delivered in association with the National Extension College.

Available Courses

Location Online
Day Online
Start Any
Finish Varied
Time -
Code NEC007
Cost £595.00