Education & Training Level 3 Award

Level 3 Education and Training

Course overview

If you’re interested in working or volunteering as a teacher, tutor or trainer within Adult and Community Learning, further education and/or work-based training, our Level 3 Award in Education and Training can help you gain the necessary skills required.

This introductory qualification covers the roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer, how to plan and deliver inclusive sessions and assess learning.

If you have already achieved the Level 3 Award in Education and Training and have a teaching placement of at least 30 hours, paid or voluntary, we can now offer a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training.

Course details

Please find below details of the where, when and how this course will be taught.

  • Start date: 4 January 2024 (Longsight), 9 January 2024 (Greenheys), 28 February 2024 (Greenheys)
  • End date: 28 March 2024 (Longsight), 26 March 2024 (Greenheys), 10 July 2024 (Greenheys)
  • Location: Longsight, Greenheys
  • Teaching day: Thursday (Longsight), Tuesday (Greenheys – January start), Wednesday (Greenheys – February start)
  • Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm (Longsight), 4:00pm-8:00pm (Greenheys – January start), 9:15am-12:15pm (Greenheys – February start)
  • Duration: 12-16 weeks depending on start date

This course consists of four units. Each unit has its own assessment criteria and associated learning outcomes.

Unit 1 – Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships of teachers in education and training: The first unit introduces the roles and responsibilities of teachers in education and training. You will explore how to create a safe, supportive and inclusive learning environment, learn about key legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice you need to be aware of as a teacher in the sector and consider how and when you will work with others to meet the needs of learners and carry out your role.

Unit 2a – Understanding inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training: The first part of the second unit introduces teaching and learning theories and approaches that are relevant to adult learners.  For this unit, you will need to observe an experienced teacher in order to identify and evaluate the use of different teaching and learning approaches.

Unit 2b – Using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training: The second part of unit two introduces planning and during the sessions you will be expected to plan, deliver and evaluate a short teaching session.

Unit 3 – Understanding assessment in education: This unit explores the importance of assessment in education and training and introduces the different assessment types and methods. You will consider how to involve learners in the assessment process and be able to identify the types of assessment records you may keep.

Our Level 3 Award in Education and Training sessions will be delivered face to face in our adult learning centres. You will access materials and complete assignments via Google Classroom.

You will need a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC and a good internet connection to join the online sessions and/or access learning materials and resources between sessions. You will need access to a laptop or PC to complete assignments throughout the course.

For each module, you will complete assignments that allow you to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and experience.

You will also be required to plan, deliver and evaluate a short teaching session in your chosen subject which will be assessed by a qualified tutor. This session will either be for other learners on your course or in a work or voluntary placement.

You will need to demonstrate that you have Level 2 English skills and that you have the digital skills required to participate in the course and complete assignments via Google Classroom.

These skills will be assessed using our pre-course assignment task.

Are you interested in teaching English or Literacy?

If you’re interested in teaching English or Literacy, we’re pleased to offer a Level 3 Award in English for Language and Literacy Teaching which compliments our education and training award.

This course aims to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to meet entry requirements to study subject specific teaching qualification in literacy and ESOL. 

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Help and support

You will find a range of support on offer when you study with MAES. From our friendly and enthusiastic business support team, located in our learning centres, to our well-qualified and committed tutors.  

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