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Education and Training

Course Overview

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) has been designed to provide an introduction to teaching for individuals who would like to work or currently work within FE Colleges, Independent Training Providers and/or Local Authorities.


This qualification can be combined with DCMT and DPIT (see Combined Instructor Course).

Who is the course for?

This course can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as:


  • Individuals not currently teaching or training – achievement of the qualification does not require practice other than micro-teaching, unless units from the Learning and Development Suite of qualifications are selected.
  • Individuals currently teaching and training, including those new to the profession – although the qualifications does not require practice (see explanation above), opportunities may be made available to observe and provide feedback on a trainee teacher’s practice; and
  • Individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 120 hours and of this 48 hours are recommended as guided learning hours.


TQT is an estimate of the total number of hours it would take an average learner to achieve and demonstrate the necessary level of attainment to be awarded with a qualification, both under direct supervision (forming guided learning hours) and without supervision (all other time). TQT and GLH values are advisory and assigned to a qualification as guidance.

What is the assessment method?

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence which must cover all assessment criteria of the units selected. The portfolio of evidence will be assessed and internally quality assured by the Centre.

Start at any time - this is a continuous rolling course
Work at your own pace or in small groups
Cost: £375.00
(Incl of VAT)
Venue: Wales and South West

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