Level 3 – Award in Education & Training
Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) have developed the Level 3 Award in Education & Training as a result of the New Overarching Professional Standards for Teachers, Tutors & Trainers working in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
This Award is designed for those entering the teaching profession in the Lifelong Learning Sector or for anyone required to obtain recognised teaching status as defined in the Lifelong Learning Sector’s New Overarching Professional Standards for Teachers, Tutors & Trainers. If you provide funded Work-Based Learning (WBL) as a trainer, you may also need to obtain the Level 3 Award to fulfill your funding requirements.
Content of Programme
This Level 3 qualification is designed to provide all participants with the knowledge, necessary skills, and understanding to teach in the Lifelong Learning sector.
The goals and objectives of this programme are to help participants:
- Comprehend the responsibilities, relationships and roles in lifelong learning
- Learn appropriate learning and teaching approaches within a specialised area
- Grasp the meaning of inclusive teaching and learning in lifelong learning
- Know how to plan, execute and assess a micro-teaching session
- Understand the assessment principles in lifelong learning
Requirements to Enrol
The Level 3 qualification is appropriate for all those planning on becoming teachers in the lifelong learning sector. It is also for those who need to gain recognised teaching status as described in Lifelong Learning Sector’s New Overarching Professional Standards for Teachers, Tutors & Trainers.
There are no specific entry requirements for the programme. However, those applying should be qualified or have experience in the subject matter they plan on teaching.
During the course, participants will be required to produce a portfolio containing evidence to establish that they have met the learning requirements of the qualification. This will include theory as well as practical assessment. Practical assessment will consist of a single 15-minute micro-teaching session to be delivered in conjunction with the programme, with feedback being given by both tutors and peers.
Once this qualification is completed, graduates may progress to DET or enrol on PGCE at a University.
Level 5 – Diploma in Education & Training (DET)
The Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE) Diploma in Education & Training (DET) – Level 5 is the updated teaching qualification for people who have a full teaching position and are required to obtain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS).
This Diploma prepares teachers in training to teach in a variety of contexts. The DET will provide the knowledge you need to develop the skills necessary to hold a full teaching position within the Lifelong Learning Sector. Participants learn how to plan and deliver schemes of work including sessions, a whole range of strategies for teaching and learning, how to develop a curriculum and assessment practices as well as insights on professional development. This DET programme is for those currently working as teachers or people planning on going into this profession.
Content of Programme
- How to teach, learn and assess in education and training
- Developing the skills to teach, learn and assess in education and training
- Principles, models and theories in education and training
- Broader professional development and practices in education and training
- How to develop, organise and use resources within a specialised area
- Inclusive practices
- Teaching in a specialised area
Requirements to Enrol
This qualification is designed for all those entering the teaching profession in the lifelong learning sector. It is also appropriate for those required to gain recognised teaching status as spelled out in the Lifelong Learning Sector’s New Overarching Professional Standards for Teachers, Tutors & Trainers.
All teachers must undertake the DET qualification, whether they have a full or associate’s role. All learners should hold a minimum of a Level 3 qualification or its equivalent in his or her particular specialised area before starting this qualification.
Once this qualification is completed you can be hired in as a teacher and apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) at the Society for Education & Training. For further information about QTLS please contact Society for Education & Training.
Please contact Gateway Education for more information and to find out how to enroll:
Phone: 020 8594 3500