Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)Course category Education and Training

Course summary text:

Qualification Purpose 

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) is an introductory teaching qualification, which prepares learners for teaching or training in a wide range of contexts. It does not develop competence, as learners are not required to be in a teaching position. The qualification is suitable for individuals who wish to teach in the Further Education and Skills Sector and forms a foundation for those with little or no previous experience of teaching or training. 

Some units from the Learning and Development suite of qualifications may be achieved within this qualification. These units require practice to be assessed in the trainee teacher’s place of work. More detail can be found in the ‘structure of the qualification’ section. 

Entry Requirements 

The qualification is suitable for learners of 19 years of age and above 

There are no specific entry requirements and learners do not need to have teaching practice hours to achieve the qualification. 

There may be a requirement, by a learner’s employer for them to hold a current CRB Certificate if they currently or intend to work with learners who are covered by the CRB regulations. It is the learner's responsibility to seek advice from their employer regarding this, along with attending any necessary Safeguarding information events. 

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) is regulated by Ofqual.  The qualification was supported by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) prior to its closure (in July 2013). 

There are three mandatory units we offer: 

1.  Understanding the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training. 

2.  Understanding inclusive teaching and learning processes in education and training. 

3.  Understanding Assessment in Education and Training