The Ascentis Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introduction to teaching. The Award is appropriate for teachers, tutors and trainers who may be working within an FE college, a Community Learning and Skills provider or an Independent Learning provider, and for those delivering work-based training – for example, within voluntary, community, private and public organisations.

The Award gives the learner an introduction to teaching and explores roles and responsibilities associated with the teaching role. It covers the planning and delivering of sessions, including engaging and motivating learners and establishing ground rules within a learning environment. It explores the different assessment methods and the need for record-keeping. The delivery of an observed microteaching session or an assessed practice in a real work environment is a requirement of this qualification.

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Course Details

Course: Level 3 Award In Education and Training
Start: 2023 dates to be confirmed.
Dates & Times: 2 hours per week, between 3:15 pm and 5:15 pm on Mondays.
Total Cost: £199.00

Modules & Delivery

There are several features of this qualification that make it appropriate for its target learners:

  • There are Ascentis-devised assessment tasks designed to cover all the assessment criteria within the units
  • Assessment tasks are designed to be holistic and relevant to learners working or intending to work within a wider range of learning environments in the Further Education and Skills sector
  • Centre-devised assessment tasks are permissible provided they are approved by Ascentis before commencement of delivery
  • It can be achieved by pre-service or in-service learners

Units will be delivered through blended learning; lectures at college, live through Teams, online delivery, mentoring and tutorials, shadowing, lesson observations, seminars, workshops and independent study.

This qualification replaces the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector and the Level 4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) introduced in 2007 and updated in 2011.

Application Information

Applicants must:

  • Hold a relevant vocational and/or academic qualification of at least the level above that of their learners and ideally a minimum Level 3 qualification in his/ her own area of specialism
  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake an initial assessment of their skills in English, mathematics and computer skills.

If you would like to apply, or have further questions, please contact Caroline Scott on caroline.scott@ffc.ac.uk.

Safeguarding: All applicants will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check. Applicants must not have a criminal record that prevents them from working with young people or vulnerable adults

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