Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details




Education & Teacher Training

Course Start Date

Thursday 30th January 2025

Course Duration

Full-time, 18 Weeks

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 300.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

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Course Overview

This programme is designed to follow the new national standards for Further and Higher Education. If you work as a trainer or want to begin teaching as a career this introductory course helps you to understand teaching methods, principles and skills required by the education sector. It is intended as a ‘taster’ and will provide you with a starting point if you wish to progress to a full teaching qualification.
This introductory, knowledge-based teaching qualification has no minimum teaching practice requirement. Therefore, it may be undertaken by individuals who are not in a teaching role. However, there is a minimum requirement to take part in micro-teaching.

Course Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements although it is usual to have a Level 3 qualification in your subject area. Additionally, Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy qualifications are expected.

What you will Learn

Achieving this Award will provide sufficient evidence that you have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare, plan, deliver and evaluate basic teaching and learning sessions, in a variety of teaching or training contexts.


Assessment will be portfolio based and students will be required to take part in micro-teaching with their peers.


You can progress onto the Certificate or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) , or you can follow the training career path and complete the CIPD Certificate in Training Practice. You can also work towards Assessor or IQA qualifications.

Career Options

The award is widely recognised in community-based teaching and for companies who have a training requirement but no qualified staff. It is also the ideal qualification to begin your journey in teaching.

Completing an education and training course can lead to a wide range of career opportunities in the field of education, instructional design, and training. Here are some career options for individuals who have completed such a course:

Teacher or Educator: Work as a classroom teacher at various levels of education, including post-compulsory education.

Trainer or Corporate Trainer: Train employees or clients in various industries, providing job-specific skills and knowledge.

Instructional Designer: Design and develop educational materials, including online courses, e-learning modules, and instructional content for training organisations or businesses.

Distance Learning Trainer: Manage and administer distance or online learning programs, ensuring that students have access to educational resources.

Online Instructor or Facilitator: Teach online courses or webinars, sharing expertise in specific subjects or skills.

Mandatory Units

Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training
Understanding and Using Inclusive Approaches in Education and Training
Understanding Assessment in Education and Training

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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