Education & Training TQUK Level 3 Award

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) is the introductory teaching qualification for teaching adults or training adults in a college or further educational environment. You are not required to be teaching already as this course will give you a foundation of knowledge. However, it is also suitable for those who have just started a teaching role (in-service) or those who have been teaching for a while but have no specific teaching qualifications.

Course Content

There are three theory Units in your qualifiction which will be assessed through three written assignments:

Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
Understanding and using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in education and training
Understanding assessment in education and training

There is also one practical Unit:
A 30 minute micro teach on a subject of your choice

In addition, you will be required to write a Reflective Learning Journal after each of the above Units to evaluate what you have learned and how it will impact on your practice.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

You must have a GCSE in English or English at level 2. In order to be considered for this course you should have the potential to study at this level, which has the same intensity of demand as that of study for A-levels.
You must have excellent subject knowledge, experience and qualifications (at least at Level 3) in the subject you wish to teach. You must be able to commit to at least 5 hours of study outside of the taught sessions.

First Class Requirements

you should bring a ring binder, notebook and black pen to the first class.

Attendance Requirements

This is a very short, intensive course so it is important that you are able to attend all of the sessions.

Assessment Methods

Your assignments will be assessed by your tutor. You will be observed delivering a teaching session to your peers.

Further Study Options

Once you have completed this course you can undertake the Level 3 Understanding Principles and Practices of Assessment to qualify as an assessor
You must have access to a computer with microphone and webcam facilities as work will be submitted electronically and an electronic portfolio will be kept
Progression to the Diploma in Education and Training is possible if teaching work is gained

Additional Information

As a result of the government’s closure of schools and colleges, some of our courses will be delivered through remote learning including video conferencing, (using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our learning resource team on We are here to help you.