The TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) Qualification is an introductory, knowledge based teaching qualification which can be undertaken by individuals who are not yet in a teaching role (pre-service), or are currently teaching (in-service). However, there is a minimum requirement to take part in microteaching.
Microteaching is an activity where trainee teachers prepare and deliver a short teaching and learning session to their peers and then evaluate their practice.
The Education and Training (QCF) 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 QCF equivalents)
The TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) Qualification 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 Education and Training qualification in the QCF is to ‘prepare for employment in a specific occupational area’ (C2)
Unit 1– Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
Unit 2– Understanding and using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in education and training
Unit 3– Understanding assessment in education and training
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Qualification reference number – 601/1831/3
Credit Value – 12
The TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) Qualification is assessed through activities which are developed by The Learning College, and are internally marked and sampled as part of quality assurance/internal verification procedures.
The assessment methods for this qualification are as follows:-
- online assessments
- portfolio of evidence
Learners must be involved in at least on hour of micro-teaching. Each learner must deliver at least one 25-minute micro-teaching session (recorded and submitted to the college), which is observed and assessed by The Learning College.
You will be required to observe two micro-teaching lessons via our learning platform and provide assessment based on you observing each session and complete a self evaluation form based on your own micro-teach lesson.
You will have access to a Tutor, via email, who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you prepare for your assignments. You will be provided with all course materials in order to complete your TQUK LEVEL 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) Qualification along with ‘Podcast’ lessons in order to be guided through your course content. The podcast lessons enable you to watch your tutor and hear your Tutor as you complete each unit. Full tutor support is offered throughout the course to ensure your learning outcomes are met to a satisfactory standard.
The guided study hours to complete your TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) Qualification are an approximate figure and are dependent upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. You should allow enough time to complete assignments/ question papers to ensure satisfactory outcomes are met.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) Qualification is: 48-61 hours.
You will have an initial 8 months in which to complete this qualification and after that you can extend for a further 4 months if required giving you a maximum time-scale of 12 months.
There are no specific entry requirements and learners do not need to have teaching practice hours to achieve the TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) Qualification.
- Learners must be at least 19 years of age at certification
- Minimum standard of English at Level 2 required (Can be provided by completing Individual Learning Plan)
The Certification fee for this qualification is £85.00 of which is only payable upon successful completion.