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Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET/PTLLS) - Distance Learning

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Distance learning, self-paced
48 hours
Level 3 Award in Education and Training
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) is a nationally recognised train the trainer and teaching qualification. Designed for trainers, tutors or instructors who deliver training in the workplace, private training providers, colleges, local authorities, or any other adult education role.

We also offer a range of CPD accredited train the trainer courses.


Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Regulated by Ofqual

Course media


  • Leaflet - Level 3 AET - download
  • Leaflet - Teaching and Training Qualifications - download


No Hidden Costs - We will not ask you for any additional fees! Some providers charge additional amounts for your micro-teach session or certificate. We also have a fast turnaround on certificates.

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) was formerly known as PTLLS and is generally the minimum level of qualification to teach in an adult education setting.

This Award in Education and Training qualification is the first step to teaching in further education and is a nationally recognised teaching qualification. It is usually the preference for employers to source as an accredited train the trainer qualification.

Learning Materials

You will gain access to a wide range of online learning materials through our online platform and assigned a dedicated tutor who will support you through the Level 3 Award in Education and Training course. You may also be invited to optional live online sessions to assist your study. Learning materials include videos, articles, links and useful templates.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training - Units

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
  • Understanding assessment in education and training

Assessment Methods

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) includes three written assignments and a practical micro-teach session. There are various ways the micro-teach can be completed, including an observation in your own workplace by a qualified colleague, or a remote observation.

Delivery Methods

We offer a choice of delivery methods for the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, including:

Self-paced study (with tutor support) – ideal for individual learners who can enrol online at any time for immediate access to course materials and complete your practical assessment remotely.

In-house/company (Remote or face to face) – We offer this nationally recognised teaching and train the trainer qualification as an in-house course with a choice of delivery methods. We can deliver it fully remotely, fully in the classroom, or combination of both. You may only be able to release your colleagues to attend training one day a week, or on an evening, or weekend. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Who is this course for?

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF), replaces the qualification previously known as PTLLS. It is suitable for:

  • Individuals looking to get into teaching at a college or private training provider, or already working as a tutor, lecturer or other teaching staff
  • Tutors / trainers delivering funded courses and qualifications
  • Corporate / workplace trainers looking for a recognised train the trainer qualification

It is also the common choice for those who are looking to become a first aid trainer, manual handling trainer etc. This provides a recognised teaching qualification that compliments other subject matter expertise.

This is also a recognised train the trainer qualification by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) under the quality assurance framework (QAF).


Learners must be aged 19+ years to be enrolled onto the Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

Career path

People holding the Level 3 Award in Education and Training often work as:

  • Teacher, Tutor or Lecturer in a college
  • Trainer in a company
  • Learning and Development officer
  • Instructors of construction, first aid, safety, driving instructors
  • and more...

Following completion of this course, learners may consider progressing to the Level 4 Certificate or Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.