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Education and Training

Our range of Education and Training courses are aimed at anyone who wants to work in a teaching role. With a range of entry levels depending on your previous or current experience, our part-time and Higher Education courses will give you all the skills you need for a long and successful career in teaching.

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Level 3 BTEC Award in Education and Training

This is a 10 week programme for people who want to work in education or training. It’s an introduction to the sector with 3 units covering aspects of teaching from the role of the practitioner, to the development of lesson plans, resources and the purpose of assessment.


This course will provide you with the skills, confidence and knowledge to embark on a teaching career in the post compulsory sector or as a trainer. On completion of this course you can progress on to the L4 certificate in Education and Training and the L5 Diploma in Education and Training.

Level 4 Edexcel Certificate in Education and Training

This 24 week course is for practitioners who are new to teaching or training in the post-compulsory sector or training environments. The course covers planning, delivery, resource development, assessment methods and inclusive practice. A minimum requirement of 30 hours teaching is required to join the course and English and Maths at C grade/L2 or above. 3 observations are completed in your place of work* over the duration of the course.

You will learn from outstanding practitioners who will develop your practical skills as well as offer a broad knowledge into supporting learner needs and using technology in teaching and training to enthuse your learners! 

Level 5 BTEC Diploma in Education and Training

This 1 year course is designed for teachers and trainers in the post-compulsory sector. You will need a full time role that carries the full range of teaching and training responsibilities. By the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate an extensive range teaching skills and strategies. There are 8 observations which will give you specific development points to improve your practice. You will gain an understanding of curriculum innovation, education theories and undertake an action research project that will be supported by your tutor. 

As a result of the course I find I am much more reflective of my own practice in the classroom and can use that to improve student learning. I would thoroughly recommend the course.
Sue Williams
Vikki Soanes

Vikki Soanes

Course Director, Education and Training.
I am very proud to be able to deliver the education and training courses at BCoT.
Basingstoke College of Technology I 2018