Level 3 Award in Education & Training

9th June 2023

09:30 - 16:00



Thanks to funding from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Adult Education Budget we are pleased to be able to offer this course free of charge – provided that attendees meet the following eligibility criteria;

  • Aged 19 or above as of 31/8/22
  • Reside in the Liverpool City Region
  • Do not currently hold a full Level 3 qualification regardless of employment status, OR;
  • Are Unemployed, regardless of whether they hold a full Level 3 qualification or above; OR
  • Are Employed and earning less than £21,225 (£10.90 per hour) regardless of whether they hold a full Level 3 qualification or above.

Please note that we will require evidence of the above (Universal Credit App, payslip/contract of employment, Prior Learning Record, proof of address etc.)

If you do not meet the above criteria we can still offer this course on a commercial basis – please enquire for further details.

The qualification provides an introduction to teaching and aims to meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as those not currently in a teaching or training role, those currently teaching & training including new starters, and assessors.


NCFE Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

Course content:

This qualification is designed to prepare learners for employment and support them to progress to a teaching role within the workplace. It has been developed for those intending to work in the post-16 education and training sector. By the end of the course, attendees will have learnt about the following;

  • Understanding the teaching role and responsibilities in education & training.
  • Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice.
  • Why it is important to identify and meet learner needs.
  • Understand inclusive teaching & learning approaches in education & training.
  • Why it is important to provide opportunities for learners to develop their English, Mathematics and ICT skills.
  • Explain ways to engage and motivate learners.
  • Summarise ways to establish ground rules.
  • How to provide constructive feedback to learners to meet their individual needs.
  • Identify areas for improvement within own delivery.
  • Understand types and methods of assessment.
  • Explain how different types of assessment can be adapted to meet individual learner needs.
  • Understand the role and use of constructive feedback in the assessment process.
  • Understand requirements for keeping records of assessment in education & training.

Progression and related jobs:

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

Learners may also progress into employment as a tutor within:

  • further education colleges
  • adult and community education providers
  • offender education
  • work based learning providers
  • the third/voluntary sector
  • independent training organisations.

Assessment Criteria:

This qualification is assessed via written assignments and a mictoteach.

Please note that interested learners will be asked to attend an Information & Enrolment Session prior to the course commencing, to complete an Initial Assessment and speak to our Tutor to assess suitability. Whilst this course is delivered remotely, in-person attendance in St Helens is required on the final day due to the microteach.

For further information or to enrol, please contact us via 01744 698800 or info@thestartingpoint.org

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