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The Level 3 Award in Education and Training provides an introduction to teaching. It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as:

Individuals not currently teaching or training; Individuals currently teaching and training, including those who have just begun teaching and training; Individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching.

Objectives of the qualification include meeting relevant programmes of learning, preparing learners for employment, supporting a role in the workplace.

This qualification replaces the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS).



Entry requirements

All trainee teachers joining this qualification programme will be given an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT. They should record their development needs and, where applicable, agree an action plan to address them. If trainee teachers join the qualification programme having already undertaken an initial assessment of their English, mathematics and ICT skills, their record of development needs and any previous actions taken to address them should be reviewed and updated as required.

There are no other nationally agreed entry requirements.

There is no requirement in relation to the minimum core in this qualification. However, there is a requirement to carry out an initial assessment of a trainee teacher’s personal skills in English, mathematics and ICT as outlined above.

Assessment method

All units in this qualification are assessed by portfolio (internally set and marked and externally quality assured). There is also a requirement for the assessment of one or more microteach sessions and assessment of practice for the optional units. Learning outcomes in this qualification are assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Coursework
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment
  • Question and answer test
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Question and answer verbal
  • Essay
  • Other

Equipment reqd

All required equipment will be provided in the workplace.

“I achieved my Award in Education and Training through STA and I found their help invaluable.”

Lisa Rushton

Level Manager, Wembley Stadium