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Course Title:

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

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Course Description:

Are you teaching, or would like to teach, adults or young people over the age of 16 years?  Do you desire to use your skills to help people change the world in some way?  Then this course could be for you.


The course is for anyone wanting to teach for a social purpose. It is recognised by employers and funders, and could enhance your career.


The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers and trainers in the further education and training skills sector. This includes:


the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
inclusive teaching and learning approaches
assessment of learners
facilitating learning and development for individuals and groups
understanding the principles and practices of assessment.


This is not a teaching qualification. To become a teacher or tutor you will need to continue to study to at least level 5. However, with this qualification, some employers will employ you as an unqualified teacher or tutor if you have industry experience, and allow you to do your level 4 and 5 qualifications whilst you are teaching.


Entry requirements:

To teach in the post 16 sector, you will usually be expected to have at least a level 3 qualification in the subject you want to teach, level 2 qualifications in maths and English and good digital skills.

If you do not have your level 2 qualifications (Level 2 Functional Skills, GCSE grades C/4 and above), you can study for them here at Northern College in a flexible way for free.

We also have the new Essential Digital Skills Qualifications too. These are also free.

What could this course lead to?

Certificate in Education and Training - CET (Level 4)
Certificate in Education (Level 5).

With further study possible careers include: Post 16 Teacher, Post 16 Tutor, Post 16 Lecturer, Learning Mentor.


How will this course be delivered?

Sessions are 2.5 days, Wednesday and Thursday, 1/2 day Friday.


Funding Support Statement:

This is not a funded course and must be paid for by the student.

Need more Information?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Virtual Open Events

Tuition Fee: £395*

* Please note the fee displayed is for the tuition fee only. If you are staying overnight at the college and you are not eligible for residential funding, there will be an additional charge to cover bed, breakfast and evening meal.
* Please confirm with The College Registry as fees can change and also with regards to your circumstances (unless otherwise stated).

email : mis at northern dot ac dot uk
Tel : 01226 776000