Course Details:

This qualification is designed  for anyone who works, or wants to work as teacher/trainer in the further education and skills sector.

You don’t have to be in a teaching role. You may have a job where delivery of training  is your responsibility  and you want to understand the learning process better. Or you may  want a short qualification to  inform you to make career choices.

You will learn about and be given an introduction to:

  • The roles and responsibilities of a teacher
  • The legal frame work that governs education
  • Designing a learning session
  • Delivering a learning session 
  • Educational theory
  • Assessment of learning

Entry Requirements:

You will have a good level of ICT, English and  maths skills in order to progress and achieve. You may already hold GCSE in maths and English  but  before enrolment you will  have to complete a formal initial assessment in English, maths and ICT. It is not an exam, the results will be discussed with you during a 1-1 interview  and  taken into consideration before a place on the course is offered to you.  


This course is available at:

What are the benefits of this course?

Achieving this level 3 qualification will give you a nationally recognised qualification which  can be evidenced on your CV. This course will help you develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in a range of topics centred  around education and teaching in Further Education or Adult and Community Education. Providing an insight of working as a teacher/trainer and support roles within the lifelong learning sector.  It may  help  you in making a career choice,  or assist you in being able to make the most of other learning opportunities. 

How will I learn?

You will make a commitment  to attend one 3 hour session a week, for 16 weeks. These  will be delivered by a member of our experienced and well qualified teaching staff. You will be required to do subject reading in your own time and the assignments will have to be word processed in your own time.  You will be amongst other learners who will have gone through the same assessment process  and you will have the course in common. There is a practical  micro teaching element that you will be fully prepared for by the teaching staff.  

How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

Your tutor will set 3 assignments. You will be given target dates to complete each phase of the course in preparation for the submission of your portfolio.  The assignments you submit will be marked with written feedback. At any point in time your work may be selected for Internal verification. All assignments have to achieve a  pass before the portfolio of evidence can be submitted. A random selection of portfolio will be called for by the external verifier who will be looking to maintain the quality assurance of the teaching  and marking.

What qualification will I get?

You will gain a City and Guilds Certificate, The level 3 Award in Education and Training.

After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?

Your tutor will discuss your next steps during and towards the end of your course, suggesting further qualifications that may be appropriate. You may like to continue to study Education and progress to the Certificate in Education and Training, the details would need to be discussed with your tutor.

Course costs


which includes registration  and certification fees.

There are no concessions.

The course does qualify for an Advanced learning loan available from:

Equipment Required

You will need a note pad and pen/pencil. Two folders, one leaver arch and one for presentation of your portfolio. A full reading list will be made available to learners who have enrolled. A memory stick  may be useful and  a personal  email address is essential.

Further information

For further information about this or any of our other courses please visit our website  or contact our staff who would be happy to help on 0121 557 0837.