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Level 3 BTEC Award in Education and Training

Part Time

Course Overview

The L3 Award in Education and Training is a 10 week programme for people who want to work in education or training. It’s an introduction to the education and training 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. The course is a mixture of practice and theory. There are no teaching requirements to participate.

The course starts 3 times a year  on a Wednesday or Thursday evening, dependent on the term undertaken 18:00 - 21:00. Applications are welcome all year. Intensive courses are available to deliver to organisations upon request, a minimum number of delegates applies.

Course Content

This is an introduction to all the aspects of teaching from the role of the practitioner to the development of lesson plans and resources and the purpose and organisation of assessment.

Units covered:

Unit 1: Understand roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training

Unit 4: Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training

Unit 5: Understanding assessment in education and training

Entry Requirement

There are no entry requirements for this course, however there is substantial further reading and essay writing. A understanding of the post compulsory sector or training is also advised.


All students are required to complete three written assignments and undertake a micro teaching session to their fellow students. These are submitted in a paper portfolio.

Where does this course lead to

After successfully completing their course, trainees can progress to the Level 4 Certificate followed by the Level 5 Diploma. There is a minimum teaching hours requirement for these - 30 hours for Level 4 and 100 hours for Level 5 and a C grade/L2 in English and Maths. If these are of interest to you, please discuss with the team during your initial interview.

Roles that can be applied for with a L3 include:

Post-compulsory educator

In house trainer

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Course Outline

Course Code: HEBC005
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 10 Weeks
Start Date: 19 September 2018, 17 January 2019 or 25 April 2019
Day & Time: Wed 18.00 - 21.00 (Autumn Term) Thur 18.00 - 21.00 (Spring or Summer Term)
Tuition Fees: £350
Registration Fees: £93 tbc
Exam Fees: n/a
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