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Level 3 Award Education & Training

Subject Area

Education & Training

Student Type


Study Mode

Distance Learning

What is the course about?

The level 3 award is a short introductory course which prepares new entrants for teaching in the lifelong learning sector. If teaching, tutoring, or training is part of your remit, you may be required to progress to a further qualification appropriate to your role.

Why should I choose the course?

If you would like to begin a career in teaching in the further education sector and want to gain the introductory skills you need, this course is right for you. Learning from experienced staff, you will be introduced to this rewarding sector and find out more about the key skills and knowledge required to be a successful FE teacher.

What will I learn?

The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers in the further education and skills sector, such as:

  • The roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • Inclusive teaching and learning approaches
  • Assessment of learners
  • Facilitating learning and development for individuals
  • Facilitating learning and development in groups
  • Understanding principles and practices of assessment.

You will be assessed through a variety of methods including practical and theoretical assignments. A micro teach assessment is also required.

What will the course lead on to?

Successful completion of this course allows for progression on to the Level 4 Education and Training or the Level 5 Education and Training (subject to meeting additional entry criteria).

Are there any links with industry and university?

The tutors on the course have excellent links with industry professionals, and students will benefit from these partnerships.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Here at Warrington & Vale Royal College we have a team of dedicated, experienced staff who can share their extensive knowledge and skills with you. Learning in a friendly and inclusive environment, you will be fully supported to achieve your goals.

What are the entry requirements?

You should have a minimum of a level 3 qualification in your chosen teaching subject and ideally hold a level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy (further guidance can be provided on enquiry). You are not required to have access to teaching hours for the Level 3 Education and Training course.

What are my funding options?

For further information on funding please contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are currently no additional costs associated with this course.

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12 Weeks
Class Times
Distance Learning
In your own time
Adult Fee
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