Education & Training Award (Express) Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introductory teaching qualification. Achieving this Award will provide sufficient evidence that the learner has acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare, plan, deliver and evaluate basic teaching and learning sessions, in a variety of teaching or training contexts. This introductory, knowledge-based teaching qualification has no minimum teaching practice requirement. Therefore, it may be undertaken by individuals who are not in a teaching role. However, there is a minimum requirement to take part in micro-teaching.

It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including:

  • individuals not currently teaching or training
  • individuals currently teaching and training, including those who have just begun or are about to begin
  • individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification providing an introduction to teaching.

It gives learners the opportunity to:

  • develop knowledge related to teaching and learning
  • develop skills in teaching and learning
  • achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification
  • develop their own personal growth and engagement in teaching and learning

This qualification is a direct replacement for the Pearson Level 3/Level 4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2011).

Units of study/what is involved:
Mandatorythree credit unit:

  • Understanding the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training

Optional Units- a further nine credits:

  • Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches
  • Understanding Assessment in Education and Training

Assessment Methods

This course is assessed via a series of written tasks throughout the duration of the course. These tasks include idividual and collaborative tasks directly related to your own context and will be submitted online via MS Teams. There will also be a practical assessment of your teaching via a micro-teach at the end of the course.

Teaching methods

You will be required attend five delivery days (on campus) over a two week period. A variety of teaching and learning techniques will be used such as, tutor led teaching, collaborative learning tasks, independent research, small and large group work, discussions and Question and Answer.

Progression Options

There are progression opportunities onto:
–  Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
–  Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Course Summary

Course Title Education & Training Award (Express) Level 3
Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites or formal entry requirements for this

Attendance Requirements Mandatory attendance on campus and online
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I found the entire experience of studying my Level 2 course really rewarding, that I decided to further my knowledge by completing a Level 3 course. I’m continually learning new skills and it’s really helping my professional development in the workplace.

Amanda, ILM Leadership & Management Level 3

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