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Course Overview

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The Level 3 Award in Education & Training (AET)

If you want to work within the teaching or training professions or are considering a move to this arena but require the formal initial training necessary to teach in the Further Education and Skills Sector. Then this online Level 3 Award in Education and Training is ideal.

This introductory qualification prepares you to teach within a wide range of contexts and provides you with the essential skills on which to build a successful teaching or training career. The course is accredited by Highfield Qualifications, an established Ofqual-regulated Awarding Organisation which assures your qualification is professional and recognised.

Benefits you will gain

Course Content

This course is delivered online and you can access to the course 24/7. The course covers the following units

  • Unit A: Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training,
  • Unit B: Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training,
  • Unit C: Understanding assessment in education and training.

The award is designed to develop the students’ ability to:

  • Identify students’ needs, backgrounds and aspirations
  • Define basic principles of teaching and learning in relation to teaching/training
  • Demonstrate in their planning, delivery and evaluation a regard for equal opportunities and health and safety legislation
  • Develop their skills in devising programmes and schemes of work
  • Adopt a systematic approach to planning learning sessions by reference to a variety of methods, and to develop innovation in their teaching/training
  • Design, make and use a range of teaching and learning materials, using their own creative and information technology skills
  • Develop their key skills
  • Apply communication skills in teaching and training
  • Design and apply appropriate means of assessing their own learners

Method of Assessment

Learners must complete:

  • 3x written assignments/workbooks (One per Unit)
  • 1x micro-teaching session (to be submitted as a recorded video)
  • 3x peer reviews
  • 1x Self evaluation

All assignments are submitted via the online Learning Management System.

Who is this Award in Education and Training for?

This Level 3 Award in Education and Training is suitable for those looking for an introduction to teaching or are already in education and looking to gain formal recognition of their skills. So, whether or not you possess little or no teaching experience and may just have a desire to impart knowledge to others, this course suits you since no prior qualifications or experience are necessary.

The qualification is suitable for individuals who:

  • are not yet in a teaching role
  • are in a teaching role, or who have just started a teaching role
  • have the potential to study at this level which has the same level of demand as that of A-levels studies
  • want a short qualification
  • want a qualification without a minimum teaching practise requirement
  • may have already achieved some learning and development units that can be brought forward into this teaching qualification (known as RQF equivalents)

Course Duration

The duration of your course is entirely down to you as it is self paced. Generally, you would comfortably complete this course over 1 month.


  • You will be asked to submit a copy of identification documents such as a passport or driving license.
  • Be a minimum of 19 years of age

Career Path


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