Award in Education and Training L3

Start Date
Course Course
Teaching & Education
City Campus

About this Course

The Award in Education and Training (AET) is an ideal course for those looking for an introduction into the lifelong learning sector (i.e. further education, community education, work-based learning etc.). The course focuses on key aspects of teaching, such as the principles of assessment and inclusive teaching and learning practice, as well as giving students the opportunity to develop their practical skills through a micro-teach session. This is a part-time study programme where students will typically be in college one day per week.

Key Units

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is not a teaching qualification - it is an introduction to teaching that will give an insight into the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training, how to plan and deliver inclusive teaching/training sessions and how to assess and give constructive and developmental feedback.

There are three units:
  • Unit 301 Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • Unit 302 Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
  • Unit 305 Understanding assessment in education and training
This corresponds to three written assignments and one practical 'microteach' session. You will also be expected to maintain an Individual Learning Plan, which will contribute to a reflective journal.

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates are required to have evidence of at least a Level 3 qualification within the area in which they will teach/train if they are to progress into teaching in the further education and skills sector
  • Candidates must have evidence of or be working towards Functional Skills English Level 2 and/or GCSE English Language Grade C/4
  • Candidates must complete an initial assessment in English and Maths
  • Candidates must be 19+

Where does this Lead

The qualification allows candidates to progress into the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Assessment and Quality Assurance (City and Guilds)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (City and Guilds)
  • Level 5 Certification in Education (click here for more info)
  • Level 7 Post Graduate Degree in Education (click here for more info)

Future Opportunities

Typically students who complete this course go on to pursue careers as teachers/trainers.

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Further Information
There is no car parking available on site for daytime sessions but there may be for the evening sessions. Parking is limited around City Campus and this should be considered in your journey time. There is plenty of public transport available - please visit the Travel South Yorkshire website for more information. 

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘Click to apply’ above and fill in the application form.

For further details about the course please contact Briana Chapple on

Extra Costs

The course fee is £495. There is a 10% discount if you choose to pay the fees in full; alternatively there is the option to pay in three instalments.

Once you have enrolled there is no opportunity to obtain a refund, fully or partially, other than in exceptional circumstances.

Please note that the Award in Education & Training is a full cost course, which means there is no fee remission available, regardless of your personal circumstances.

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