Level 3 or 4 – Award in Education and Training

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Course Summary

The Level 3 or 4 Award in Education and Training is aimed at those wanting to teach in the lifelong learning sector, or those already teaching within the sector who do not have the relevant qualifications.

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training will provide an introductory programme for new teachers and confer a threshold licence to teach.

Note that the threshold licence to teach allows learners to commence their professional development within the teaching profession.

This qualification is made up of one mandatory unit, Candidates must demonstrate achievement of all learning outcomes in assessments as well as in the micro-teach session(s). This qualification is graded pass or refer. The qualification can be taken as a free standing qualification or as part of a wider programme of training.

Guided Learning Hours: 30

Learning Outcome

  • Understand own role, responsibilities and boundaries of role in relation to teaching.
  • Understand appropriate teaching and learning approaches in the specialist area.
  • Demonstrate session planning skills.
  • Understand how to deliver inclusive sessions which motivate learners.
  • Understand the use of different assessment methods and the need for record keeping.

Assessment 1

Candidates should submit a written assessment that meets the following assessment criteria:

  • Explain what your actual or perceived role, responsibilities and boundaries are as a teacher in terms of the teaching cycle.
  • Identify the legislative requirements and codes of practice that directly impact on your teaching.
  • Identify the legislative requirements and codes of practice that directly impact on your learning environment.

Assessment 2

Candidates should submit a written assessment that meets the following assessment criteria:

  • Explain the ways in which you establish ground rules with your learners.
  • Describe how ground rules underpin appropriate behaviour and respect for others.
  • Explain and describe the types of resources that you have available to meet the potential needs of your learners.
  • Identify any other organisations which may be used as a referral point to meet the potential needs of the learners.

Assessment 3

Candidates should submit a written assessment which meets the following assessment criteria:

  • Describe how you would promote, establish and maintain equality, diversity and inclusion within the classroom environment.
  • Explain and give examples of how you would embed functional skills or elements of functional skills within your delivered sessions.

Assessment 4

Candidates should submit a written assessment that meets the following assessment criteria:

  • Explain the three main types of assessments used and fully explain how you conduct, or could conduct, an initial assessment of learners.
  • Explain how you utilise assessment methods.
  • Explain the importance and the requirement of keeping records, including those relating to assessment.

Assessment 5

Candidates should prepare, deliver and participate in micro-teaching. The essential requirements of this assessment are:

  • Produce a Scheme of Work for a minimum of four sessions.
  • Produce a Session Plan for your 30 minute micro-teach session.
  • Use a range of teaching and learning approaches which engage and motivate the learners effectively
  • Demonstrate effective communication with learners.
  • Observe a micro-teach session delivered by a member of your cohort and provide positive feedback.

Assessment 6

Candidates should submit a written document which meets the following assessment criteria:

  • Explain your selection of teaching and learning approaches.
  • Review and evaluate your choice of resources for your delivered session.
  • Explain how you gave constructive feedback.
  • Explain how you will use the feedback received to improve your teaching in the future.
  • Candidate notes