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Teaching & Education

Mode of study Part-time
Duration 12 Weeks
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 3 February 2021
Tuition Fee £600
Exam/Reg Fee £58
Course code PLR3AET001 (2021B)
Runs on Wednesday
  • Who is it for?

    Designed for Individuals looking to get into teaching. This course  is designed for those wanting to start teaching or training within the further education sector and gain a nationally recognised qualification for their career development.

    The Award in Education and Training is designed to be a knowledge based introduction to teaching and/or training for anyone interested in teaching or training within the further education and skills sector (Post 16). It is a point of entry course for those who are not involved in teaching at the moment or have just started a teaching/training role. The course will serve as an introduction to a very wide range of teaching methods and strategies.

  • What does the course involve?

    The course focuses on 3 modules. The first module focuses on the roles, responsibilities and relationships that exist within the further education sector and features some of the key legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice, the importance of promoting equality and diversity, and the motivation of students and teachers. The second module focuses on understanding inclusive methods in education and training and the importance of involving all learners. As part of this module you will also plan, deliver and reflect on a 15 – 30 minute micro-teach to the rest of the group. The final unit focuses on the different types of assessment used in education. A key feature of this is looking at the strengths and weaknesses of different assessment methods, the need for keeping records, peer and self-assessment, and the importance of feedback. Delivery will be through taught lessons which will be conducted in a variety of ways.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Assessment for the course is through on-going tasks set-out by Pearson. You will receive these immediately in the first session and will receive guidance and support with planning and completing them. Further assistance is provided by the tutor in workshop sessions, and materials are available on the course Moodle page and course Facebook page. Successful completion of the course involves producing a portfolio of evidence.

  • How much does it cost?

    You will be required to purchase a book which details will be provided at the start of the course.

  • Additional Notes

    This qualification could provide progression onto the PGCE in Further Education at Level 5 or 7.

  • What do I do next?

    If you meet the entry requirements for this course, please use the Register my Interest or Apply Now buttons or contact Course Advice on 01743 342333 to organise enrolment. If you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Course Advice on 01743 342 333, use our Live Chat facility or email:

    Fees stated are for enrolment for the current academic year only. Courses which run for 2 or 3 years will be subject to further fees and possible price increases each year.

Louise Thomas

Louise Thomas

Level 3 Pearson Award in Education & Training

Before completing the Level 3, I was a self-employed beauty therapist, working around three young children. I chose the correct time to pursue this career and it fitted well into my family life.

I knew I wanted to be a teacher and the time was right for me and my family to pursue this goal. I then transitioned straight to the L5 course, which was a challenge, though the support I received from teachers provided the I tools needed to succeed."

Whilst completing the first year of Level 5 I had the opportunity to spend one day a week on placement, securing the position as beauty teacher at the end of my first year. I completed the second year of Level 5 in role, providing an excellent opportunity to use the knowledge gained from my course and leading learners in their chosen course.

Kate Hodge

Kate Hodge

Level 3 Pearson Award in Education & Training

The Level 3 was an introduction to teaching and made me sure it was what I wanted to do. Level 4 took things a lot further and was the perfect spring-board to the PGCE. The courses provided me with good background knowledge which has served me well. I found the courses challenging and really enjoyed them.

If you haven’t studied academically for a while, the support is absolutely brilliant. The course tutor suggested this route to me, and I am so glad they did because I don’t think I would have got onto a PGCE without it and it would have been much harder to achieve without the knowledge I gained from the courses at SCG.

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