Level 3 Award in Education and Training


Introduction to the Level 3 Award in Education and Training

The TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) is an introductory, knowledge based teaching qualification which can be undertaken by individuals who are not yet in a teaching role (pre-service), or are currently teaching (in-service). However, there is a minimum requirement to take part in microteaching. Microteaching is an activity where trainee teachers prepare and deliver a short teaching and learning session to their peers and then evaluate their practice. The qualification is suitable for individuals who:

  • are not yet in a teaching role (pre-service)
  • are in a teaching role, or who have just started a teaching role (in-service)
  • want a short qualification
  • have the potential to study at this level, which has the same level of demand as that of study for A-levels
  • want a qualification without a minimum teaching practice requirement
  • may have already achieved some Learning and Development units that can be brought forward into this teaching qualification (known as QCF equivalents). Pro-formas to support the qualification are available in the appendices; however, centres are free to design and use their own providing they meet the requirements of the qualification

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Level 3 award in education and training

Qualification purpose

The TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) is a new qualification which replaces the Level 3 and 4 Awards in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS). The purpose of the qualification in the QCF is to 'prepare for employment in a specific occupational area' (C2). The TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) is an introductory teaching qualification, which prepares learners for teaching or training in a wide range of contexts. It does not develop competence, as learners are not required to be in a teaching position. The qualification is suitable for individuals who wish to teach in the Further Introduction to the qualification 4 Education and Skills Sector and forms a foundation for those with little or no previous experience of teaching or training. Some units from the Learning and Development suite of qualifications may be achieved within this qualification. These units require practice to be assessed in the trainee teacher’s place of work. More detail can be found in the ‘structure of the qualification’ section.

Entry requirements

Learners must be at least 19 years of age at certification There are no specific entry requirements and learners do not need to have teaching practice hours to achieve the qualification. There may be a requirement, by a learner’s employer for them to hold a current CRB Certificate if they currently or intend to work with learners who are covered by the CRB regulations. It is the learner's responsibility to seek advice from their employer regarding this, along with attending any necessary Safeguarding information events. Centres are responsible for ensuring the qualification is appropriate for the age and ability of the learners. There is no requirement for a learner to take the TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) if they already hold an equivalent QCF qualification such as PTLLS, or an exempt qualification, which is listed on the Standards Verification UK tariff: http://www.standardsverificationuk.org/evidencing-skills-and-qualifications/tariff-of-qualifications-itt/whatqualifications-are-on-the-tariff/ There is no requirement for learners to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and personal skills in literacy, language, numeracy and information communication technology (ICT), known as the Minimum Core as part of the TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF). However those who progress to the Level 4 Certificate and/or the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training are required to demonstrate these skills.

Units of Assessment

Unit 1

Title: Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training

Level: 3 Credit value: 3 Guided learning hours: 12 Learning outcomes

 

Unit 2

Title: Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training

Level: 3 Credit value: 6 Guided learning hours: 24

Unit 3

Title: Facilitate learning and development for individuals

Level: 3 Credit value: 6 Guided learning hours: 25

 

Unit 5

Title: Understanding assessment in education and training

Level: 3 Credit value: 3 Guided learning hours: 12

 

Unit 6

Title: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment

Level: 3 Credit value: 3 Guided learning hours: 24

 

 

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