Level 3 Award inEducation and Training

This award is a 12 credit qualification that offers an introduction to teaching in the education and training sector (to teach 14-19 and 19 plus). This introductory, knowledge-based teaching qualification (which has the same level of demand as that of study for A-levels) has no teaching practice requirement and can be undertaken by individuals who are not currently in a teaching role.

This qualification is suitable for individuals who:

  • Are not in a teaching role, or who have just started a teaching role
  • Want a short introductory qualification
  • Want a qualification without a minimium teaching practice requirement
  • Have a responsibility for delivery within their organisation

Course Content

You will:

  • understand the role, responsibilities, and boundaries in relation to teaching/training
  • understand the importance of embedding Maths and English within lessons
  • demonstrate session planning skills
  • understand how to deliver inclusive sessions
  • understand the use of different assessment methods and the need for record keeping
  • deliver a short micro-teaching session to your peers


This award will help new teachers, or aspiring teachers, tutors, or trainers to develop the basic skills and understanding required for teaching and training in the sector.

This qualification is suitable for indivisuals who:

  • Are not in a teaching role, or who have just started a teaching role
  • Want a short introductory qualification
  • Want a qualification without a minimum teaching practice

Entry Requirements

  • It would be desirable for you to possess a Level 2 literacy qualification, as well as a Level 3 qualification in your subject area and/or a significant amount of relevant work experience.

Please contact the International Admissions Office for further advice. international@loucoll.ac.uk

Progression Opportunities

Completion of the AET can lead to furture enrolement on to the College's Certificate (Level 4) or Diploma (Level 5) in Education and Training if a teaching role has been secured and entry requirements have been fulfilled. Those who aspire to become work based assessors can progress to the TAQA (Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance Awards) subject to securing a suitable work based placement.

For more information, please contact david.andrews@loucoll.ac.uk


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

Key Facts


  • February 2023
  • March 2024
  • September 2023

Mode of Attendance:

  • Part Time



Course Duration:

16 - 20 Weeks

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact the International Team for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 22/23MEJ0041
  • 23/24MEJ0031


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Rishabh Khandelwal

Agra, India