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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
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, the September course is on a
Wednesday evening from 18:00 – 21:00, the spring and summer term starts are on
Thursday evenings 18:00 - 21:00.
Applications are welcome all year. Intensive courses are
available to deliver to organisations upon request, a minimum number of
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.
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
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.
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:
In house trainer
Apply now for a full-time or part-time course at BCoT
Basingstoke College of Technology
Worting Road, Basingstoke
Hampshire, RG21 8TN
Tel: 01256 354141