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The QA Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) qualification has been specifically designed to be an introduction to teaching for those who work or would like to work in the further education and skills sector for, e.g. Further Education (FE) Colleges, Independent Training Providers and/or Local Authorities.
This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to prepare them for teaching in a wide range of contexts.
Over a 5 day period, Learners will build an understanding of the specific roles and responsibilities related to planning and delivering inclusive training sessions. Topics covered include: maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment, relationships between teachers and other teaching professionals, assessing Learners and providing constructive and developmental feedback. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.
The objective of the qualification is to benefits Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge, understanding and skills required to prepare them for teaching in a wide range of contexts. It will help the Learner to build and understanding of the specific roles and responsibilities related to planning and delivering inclusive training sessions as well as how to assess Learners giving them constructive and developmental feedback.
Learners must be at least 19 years old on the first day of the training. There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners consider a subject for delivery and hold the relevant qualifications and/or experience in their chosen area of expertise to be able to deliver it. It is recommended all learners undertake an initial assessment. We advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 2 in English, mathematics and ICT or equivalent. If Learners do not meet this requirement they must record their development needs and agree an action plan to address them.
Theory assessment (4 x written assignments, 1 x set of written questions, 1 x scenario), Practical assessment (Microtech) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.
The Learner receives 2 certificates on achieving this qualification:
• The qualification
• A list of the units in the qualification
The certificate date is the date the Learner achieves the final unit.
It is not a requirement for learners to renew this qualification however it is recommended that they keep up to date with current practice in teaching and learning through regularly participating in personal development opportunities.
Relationship with other Related Qualifications
This qualification replaces the Level 3 and Level 4 Awards in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS). This qualification is only available at Level 3, however, Learners could progress to the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF). This qualification contains a unit Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training that is a mandatory unit in the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF or RQF).
The QA Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher level, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession. Some possible routes of progression are:
QA Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF)
Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF)
Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF)