Award in Education and Training

This is a Level 3 programme for those who wish to undertake teaching or training in post-16 education or work based learning.

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Teacher Education
  • Qualification City and Guilds Award
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Hele Road Centre
  • Course Length 12 weeks
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  • End Date *Please see below
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  • Fee £399
  • Course Code See below

This course is an introduction to teaching, learning and assessment in post-16 education or training. The aim is to provide you with an insight into the roles, responsibilities and relationships within post-16 education, to develop your knowledge and skills around planning and delivering an inclusive teaching session and how to assess and give constructive feedback to your learners.

The Award is the starting point if you’re thinking of entering the teaching profession or if you’re already involved in adult learning or training but have no formal teaching qualifications.

The course is delivered by taught sessions, group activities and discussions.

This Award is a 12 week course. This comprises 2.5 hours per week in the classroom and approximately 1 hour per week as homework.

Day Start Finish Time Weeks Fee Site Course code
Mon 18-Sep-23 11-Dec-23 13:30-16:00 12 £399 Hele Road main site P3PAEDT0/3/1
Mon 18-Sep-23 11-Dec-23 18:00-20:30 12 £399 Hele Road main site P3EAEDT0/3/1
Mon 08-Jan-24 15-Apr-24 13:30-16:00 12 £399 Hele Road main site P3PAEDT0/3/2
Mon 08-Jan-24 15-Apr-24 18:00-20:30 12 £399 Hele Road main site P3EAEDT0/3/2
Tue 05-Mar-24 11-Jun-24 18:00-20:30 12 £399 Hele Road main site P3EAEDT0/3/3
Thur 07-Mar-24 13-Jun-24 13:30-16:00 12 £399 Hele Road main site P3PAEDT0/3/3
  • roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer
  • understanding and using inclusive learning techniques
  • principles of assessment

You will learn about relevant principles and theories and will reflect on how you can apply these in your specialist area. You will gain confidence in how to plan and design an inclusive lesson and will also deliver a 15 minute microteach to your peers in the group. You will be assessed on your practical skills and a portfolio of written work built up throughout the course.

You could progress on to teaching in a range of settings in further education or the wider community. You can also progress onto full teaching qualifications e.g. Certificate in Education (Cert Ed), Diploma in Education and Training (DET) or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) depending on your role.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be over 19 years old and be working towards a Level 3 qualification (e.g. NVQ3, A Level, BTEC) in the subject they wish to teach. It is expected that all applicants will have a Level 2 (GCSE A* to C or equivalent) in English and maths, but if applicants do not there will be a short written entry test. Candidates will also need to be able to organise written information clearly and coherently.


You will have access to the college Learning Resource Centres. There is a cafe in the Digital and Data building on the Hele Road main site.

Additional Costs

Although course textbooks are available in the college library, you may wish to buy a textbook e.g. The Award in Education and Training (Further Education and Skills) by Ann Gravells. You will need to bring pen, paper and a folder to store handouts and assignments

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