Award in Education & Training - Level 3 - Spring Start (2020) - Tuesday evening (North Devon)
North Devon Campus
Starts 14th January 2020 - Ten weeks - one evening a week
This Award is the first step towards teaching in post-compulsory education. This course provides an introduction to teaching and training.
It is for those intending to teach in Further Education colleges or for independent training providers, local authorities and voluntary organisations.
The Award is designed to contribute towards developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that can lead to employment in the post-16 education and skills sector. It is also an ideal qualification for employers wishing to facilitate effective training within their company to support the up-skilling of the workforce in a sustainable, cost-effective way.
The Award in Education and Training offers a chance to explore the challenges and rewards of teaching and to get a foot on the professional ladder. It covers:
- Lesson planning
- How to develop a range of teaching and learning activities and methods
- How to recognise and support a range of learner needs
- How to understand and deploy a range of valid and reliable assessment methods used to measure learning.
The course consist of three units:
301: Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
302: Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
305: Understanding assessment in education and training
By the end of the programme, trainees will have planned and delivered a 15-minute 'micro teach' encapsulating all that has been learnt on the programme.
On successful completion of the programme you will gain 12 credits.
The course is delivered as either a ten-week evening course, or a five-day, weekly intensive programme.
Trainees will be assessed through a combination of three assignments, on topics such as the teaching, learning and assessment cycle, legislation & teachers' roles and responsibilities, assessment & inclusive practice. Trainees will also be assessed on their practical skills including a 15-minute 'micro teach'.
There are no formal entry requirements for the Award in Education and Training and no prior teaching/training experience is required. However, to gain maximum benefit from the programme, we advise that you should have:
- Subject or vocational qualifications to Level 3, plus experience and relevant professional qualifications.
- Effective communication skills and have a good command of written English.
- An English Language qualification at Level 2 (GCSE English Grade C).
There is an initial assessment of literacy, numeracy and ICT which needs to be completed before enrolment can take place.
The Award in Education and Training can lead to employment in teaching or training in the Post-16 and Skills Sector.
This programme meets the national standards for Teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector and will act as an initial 'Licence to Practice'.
The possible 'next step' programme would be the Certificate in Education incorporating the Diploma in Education and Training (DET).
The Award in Education and Training is a Level 3 qualification and replaces the former PTLLS qualification.
Please bring a notebook, folder and pen.
For more information, please contact our Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422.