The qualification is suitable for individuals who wish to teach in the Further Education and Skills Sector and forms a foundation for those with little or no previous experience of teaching or training.
If you are looking to become a Teacher or Trainer this is the course you need to do. If you deliver formal qualifications and do not have a trainer certificate, you are required to complete this course so you have the certificate that qualifies you to teach and deliver training. It is approved by TQUK which means you get an accredited certificate that is nationally and internationally recognised.
It is easy to breakthrough into the teaching industry now without having to go through the long process of PGCE, etc..just by completing this course. This qualification has replaced the PTTLS qualification since August 2014.
The TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) is a new qualification which replaces the Level 3 and 4 Awards in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS).
The purpose of the qualification in the RQF is to ‘prepare for employment in a specific occupational area’.
You will complete the following units:
Unit 1 – Understanding Roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (3 credits)
This is the mandatory unit for the course, where you will learn about your role as a teacher in lifelong learning. It is the foundation of the course and will give you all the knowledge you need to be effective as a teacher in lifelong learning.
Unit 2 – Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training (6 credits)
This unit is a mixture of knowledge and practical and will give you the understanding you need to be able to understand the various learning and teaching strategies and methods. You will also learn about equality and diversity and their importance. You will also learn about planning an inclusive session, using inclusive approaches and assessment methods. You will have the opportunity to plan and deliver a short lesson as part of your micro-teach.
Unit 6 – Understanding the principles and practices of assessment (3 credits)
This unit is about assessment and will teach you everything you need to know about it. If in the future you decide to become an Assessor, having completed this unit you will get an exemption for unit 1 of the Assessor course.
- The course is delivered online through our cutting edge online portal
- Our professionally written course materials will teach and guide you step by step
- You will have dedicated Assessor who will provide support and assess your work
- You will be assessed through a series of questions to assess your knowledge
- Unit 2 will be assessed through you practically delivering a micro-teach session where you will be observed by your Assessor
Who is this course for?
The qualification is suitable for individuals who:
- are not yet in a teaching role (pre-service
- are in a teaching role, or who have just started a teaching role (in-service)
- want a short qualification
- have the potential to study at this level, which has the same level of demand as that of study for A-levels
- want a qualification without a minimum teaching practice requirement
- may have already achieved some Learning and Development units that can be brought forward into this teaching qualification (known as RQF equivalents)
- It is also for those who want to update their PTTLS qualification to the new one.
No formal requirements
After you complete this course you could go on to work as a Trainer or Teacher in the further education sector or colleges teaching vocational subjects you are competent in, such as Hairdressing, Health & Social Care, Childcare, Oil and Gas, Beauty, etc...
It is a generic course so it does not limit you to teach just one subject, you can teach any subject you have qualification or experience in.
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Kris Godden asked:
I have seen a few different completion times for this course. Some even state 48 hours. In reality how long will it take?
Hi Kris, Those advertising 48hrs will definitely be just where they deliver teaching sessions, but after that you are then left on your own to complete your portfolio, like completing your assignments and putting your evidence together so you can send them to assess once you complete. Realistically the average completion time is 3 months, but we have learners who completed in one month or less as they really needed the certificate for their job, so they worked on their assignments everyday.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Helen Jenner asked:
Are there any additional costs after the £150 for the course? And is it an OFQUAL accredited certification from a leading UK Awarding Body?
There is a £30 fee for awarding body certificate upon completion Yes the Ofqual accredited certificate is from TQUK a leading awarding body in the UK regulated by Ofqual. ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I'm looking to teach nails , this is the right course for me but how do I go about being an accredited trainer and award students with certificates ?
Hello Yes this is the course that qualifies you to teach. Once you enrol we can help you set up your own training centre so you can issue accredited certificate through an awarding body. We offer consultancy for those who start their own accredited training centre. ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
If I was to do this course to allow courses within my salon is this a recognized qualification world wide??
Yes this is a recognised qualification worldwide ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Sarah Wilken asked:
Hi, is this the course I need to do if I would like to teach in nails? Would this qualification alone be enough for me to get my courses accredited?
Dear Sarah, Yes this is the course you need to teach nail. To get your courses accredited you will need to register your training centre with an awarding body, we can help you with that process once you enrol on the course with us. ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I have been an ESOL teacher for 16 yrs. Lots of jobs in the FE sector now want PTTLS or equivalent is this the right course for me to do? Not CERTed?
Hello, Yes this is the replacement of the PTTLS course and is the right course for you to be able to train and teach in the FE sector. ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I have a maths degree and would like to go into teaching, is this the right course for me please?
Yes that’s the right course that will qualify you to teachThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I would like to teach childcare/early years. I have my degree in early years already. Will this help me in my career ? I live in N Ireland.
Yes this is the right course for you, it will enable you to teach. ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Good Morning, I will be starting as a Nutrition Trainer, I have a Professional Training qualification and Train the Trainer, will this ad benefit.
Good morning, with this you can deliver training to students doing NVQ or apprenticeships or in further educationThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi, is this qualification recognised internationally and can you pay by installments? Thanks
Yes it is recognised and you cannot pay by instalment on the discounted price through REED ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
is there a set time limit for the micro-teach lesson or is down to the individual giving the lesson ?
The microteach needs to be delivered in 15mins, so it should be a 15mins lesson ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I am a highly experienced HE & FE teaching professional. I like to do this and progress to L-4 cert. Can I complete the course in this month !
Hello yes you can. Once you enrol I would advise you to sign up for fast track option when you get your enrolment email by contacting our office after enrolment to finish in a month.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I am currently overseas and do not work in a salon yet (hairdressing) how would I complete any assessments in this case?
Hello, Your microteach does not have to be in a salon, it can be with your friend and family gathered in a room and you deliver a teaching session to them on any topic you have chose .This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
John Walker asked:
I am a forklift instructor, always a "classroom" session during courses, like to be an assessor, is this a good qualification for me?
If you want to be qualified to deliver forklift training in class, then yes this is the course you need ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
How are the practical observations assessed, and are there extra costs involved? Can we supply a filmed micro teach?
You can video your microteach and email to us. Only extra cost is £30 for awarding body certificate upon completion as we don’t charge for that upfront ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
saira Afeefa Iqbal asked:
Is the level 3 sufficient enough for me to become a private Tutor? How is this qualification recognized within the industry?
Dear Saira, The level 3 is sufficient for you to start delivering training in any subject you have competence in and also in delivering apprenticeships. This qualification is regulated by ofqual and is the minimum requirement for any trainer within any industry and it is also accredited and nationally recognised. You can become a private Tutor with this qualification as it qualifies you to train. ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Jeff Baker asked:
Do I have to complete in three months
Hi Jeff, You do not have to complete in 3 months, the course is open with support for 12 months, so you can take your time and choose your own pace to complete. ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Date today is 22.6.18 . The price of the course is listed £135.00 all in Nothing else to pay. Is this correct? Thank you.
Upon completion you will have £30 to pay for certificate fee and that’s all ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I am a nurse of 21yrs & have been in a teaching role for 11yrs but have no qualification just years of experience.Would this be suitable for me?
Hello, Yes this course would be suitable for you As it will now qualify you to deliver training and teach formally ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Justine Walters asked:
Hi, do you have a course which offers level 3 teaching as well as being able to assess students?
Hello, You will need to do a combination of level 3 Award in Education and training and level 3 certificate in assessing vocational achievement. If you do the level 3 Award in Education and Training only it qualified you to teach and it also has the knowledge unit of the Assessor course But I would recommend both as explained above to give you better chances ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I intend to teach French as a foreign language. Is this training appropriate for this purpose ? Thank you.
Yes this training is appropriate and will quality you as a trainerThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi im an aviation first aid instructor for a local aircraft charter company. Would this course give me an accreditation for this? Ty
This course will qualify you to deliver training in your field. Yes you will be qualified to deliver training with this courseThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Can I be a private tutor and award accredited certificates for NVQ Level 2, 3, & 5 in health and social care with this qualification?
Yes you can, this qualification will qualify you to be a Tutor for these courses as long as you have qualifications and competence in these courses ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Mrs H Burnell asked:
Hi I completed my TAQA L3 last year. As Unit 3 exempts you from doing this on the Assessors award, I am assuming I will not have to do Unit 3. Ta.
For the Award in Education and Training you will be able to use the lesson plan and observation report of your teaching and classroom assessment from your Assessor course to get exemption from doing the microteach part of this course that is learning outcome 3 of unit 2This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi , Is this a course to qualify me to become a A1 assessor to be able to deliver QCF training in health & care and to what level
Hi this course only qualifies you to deliver training. If you want to become an Assessor you need to look at level 3 Award in assessing competence in work environment. ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi, Is the course completely home study or are their away (class) requirements? such as assessments or exams.
Everything is online and remote assessment to be submitted through e-portfolio.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi i hold My D32 & D33 and also hold Level IQA (501/1678/2) and A first aid at Work Instructors Qualification can i use any of this toward the unit 2?
Hello Because the Award in Education and Training is new compared to the Assessor qualification you have, you won’t be able to get any exemption. But you would definitely have everything require to provide as evidence for your micro-teach Thank youThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Barry Price asked:
I need an on line provider for 'what was the level 4 Ptlls' qualification for 2 new members of my team. Your advise, please.
Hello, We can help you with that. The replacement for the PTTLS is the Award in Education and Training and you can book your two members of staff on it. This is the right course for them to qualify to deliver training in any area they are competent in. Hope that helps ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
John Walker asked:
I am going to register on this course. It states 3 months duration. Is this the time limit for online resources and tutor support?
No that’s just on average how long most people complete The course and suppport is open for 12months ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
For this course who is classed as an assessor? What qualification must they hold as a minimum? Thanks
An Assessor is someone who holds the D32 D33 or A1 or Level 3 Assessor certificate, that person is classed as a qualified Assessor who can observe you. If you don’t have, you can video your microteach and email to us. ThanksThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
saira Afeefa Iqbal asked:
is this the Initial Teaching Qualification? After gaining this qualification would i be classed as a Teacher? (not QTS obviously).
Hello Saira, Yes this is the initial teaching qualification and upon completion you are classed as a Trainer or Teacher for 16 year old and above. If you want to teach children in schools then the qualification you would need to do is supporting teaching and learning in schools, which we offer as well through REED. Thank youThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi, I am looking for a course that will allow me to then deliver First Aid training courses to my business, will this enable me to do this please?
Hi Louise, The level 3 Award in Education and Training is the course you will need to do to deliver First Aid training to your business. All trainers delivering training are now required to have the Level 3 Award in Education and Training. Thank youThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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