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To gain the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, students need to gain a minimum of 12 credits, including three credits from the mandatory unit (Unit 1). You will study following 3 units in this course to gain qualification of Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF).

Group A

Unit 01 Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (3 credits).

Group B

Unit 02 Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training (6 credits).

Group C

Unit 05 Understanding assessment in education and training (3 credits).



  • Getting Started AET
  • Course Materials AET
  • Application Form AET


  • AET Main Book
  • Award in Education and Training Level 3 Course Objectives
  • Award in Education and Training Rules of Combination
  • Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships
  • Summary – Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships
  • Understanding and Using Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches
  • Session Plan – Understanding and Using Inclusive Learning and Teaching Approaches
  • Understanding Assessment in Education and Training


  • Day 1 Level 3 Education And Training
  • Day 2 Level 3 Education And Training
  • Day 3 Level 3 Education And Training


  • AET Video Session 1
  • AET Video Session 2
  • AET Video Session 3





Method of Assessment:

There is no formal examination. Students must complete three written assignments and one micro teaching session, which can be submitted as a recorded video. All assignments must be submitted within four months of course commencement. There is an additional charge of £239(inclusive VAT) for your assessments and certificate, which is not payable until you submit your assessments.


Completion of the course will earn you a Level 3 Award in Education and Training certificate from national recognised awarding bodies NCFE or EDEXCEL.

What will you gain through the course?

The course will teach you about the responsibilities and boundaries of the teaching role, give you advice on appropriate learning approaches, help you to develop lesson planning skills, and familiarise you with different assessment methods.

How are the assignment submitted?

Your assignments will be submitted via online learning portal only.

This online Level 3 Award in Education and Training course is available now at a special price. So don’t delay! Enrol on our course today!

Benefits you will gain:

By enrolling in to this course, you’ll get:

  • High quality e-learning study materials and mock exams.
  • Tutorials/materials from the industry leading experts.
  • Includes step-by-step tutorial videos and an effective, professional support service.
  • 24/7 Access to the Learning Portal.
  • Benefit of applying NUS extra Discount Card.
  • Recognised Accredited Qualification.
  • Access Course Content on Mobile, Tablet or Desktop.
  • Study in a user friendly, advanced online learning platform.
  • Excellent customer service and administrative support.

Course in-depth

What will I study?

The course is comprised of 6 modules that will prepare you for a career in teaching in the very exciting and evolving Further Education and Skills Sector. The course will introduce you to planning and principles of learning together with methods of teaching, learning and assessment. You will also learn about the underpinning educational theory to support your teaching practice and professional development.

How will I study?

You will attend University Centre St Helens one day per week on a Thursday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Additionally, you will need to undertake a minimum of 75 hours of teaching practice per year of the course - ensuring the minimum of 150 hours is achieved over the course of both years.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course you'll be assessed by essays, presentations including group presentations, portfolio building as well as self-assessment and peer-assessment methods.

In your placement/place of work you will be formally observed teaching on eight occasions, that is four observations in year one and another four observations in year two. The assessments are designed to showcase the opportunities within the sector and help prepare you for teaching roles.

Who will be teaching me?

The teacher training team at University Centre St Helens are experienced teachers and teacher educators in the Further Education and Skills sector and have the experience and expertise to guide you in becoming a successful teacher. They will model a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment methods so that you have experienced them and are able to use these with your own students. They are also experienced observers and will discuss your teaching with you in order to help you improve and become the best teacher you can be.

Modules - Year 1

Year 1

TS1106 Preparation for Education and Training (Level 4)

This module is designed as an initial 'toolkit' for trainees wishing to commence a teaching career within the Further Education & Skills and Higher Education Sectors. All teaching strategies will aim to develop a confidence in trainees to undertake the role of teaching and develop informed reflection that will help to shape their own actions. Personal research and collection of data around teaching and learning is introduced through the observation of practitioners away from the classroom setting and production of observation reports. The keeping of a professional journal to capture critical learning moments and learning while on the module is an important part of the module process. Trainees prior knowledge and experience of teaching will be assessed in order to provide differentiated activities to promote learning for all.

TS1107 Teaching, Learning and Assessment (Level 4)

This module will prepare you for basic classroom management and delivery of learning through developing skills in a broad range of learning, teaching and assessment strategies. This module will also deal with the application of resources used by trainees in preparing and facilitating learning with their groups. Trainees will examine all aspects of the learning and teaching cycle in relation to their own practice. They will also focus on the importance of functional skills for their learners and be introduced to the appropriate embedding of support for these within their subject area.

TS2304 Curriculum Design and Assessment (Level 5)

Trainee teachers will discuss how learning, teaching and assessment can be aligned and designed to meet a range of needs.

Modules - Year 2

Year 2

TS2301 Practitioner Research: An Action Research Approach (Level 5)

This module aims to build on an understanding of professional practice created in earlier modules Action Research as an approach is explored together with qualitative data collection methods. Understanding the need for, and effecting change is an important role for practitioner research and this module allows learners the opportunity to undertake a piece of small scale Action Research into their own practice and draw conclusions from the evaluation of data collected.

TS2306 Contemporary Issues in Education and Training (Level 5)

The aim of this module will be to address contemporary issues in education and training and the content will be expected to change and develop in response to current concerns. However, there will remain a constant core of themes central to the national debate and these will include the identification of significant aspects of government legislation, policy and control; management strategies and styles; funding and performance indicators; quality assurance and inspection; unemployed youth and vocationalism; innovations in curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment; access to education.

TS3301 Developing teaching, learning and assessment (Level 6)

The aim of the module is to continue to develop the link between educational theory and its practical application in teaching placements, in order to enable trainees to develop towards their full potential as successful teachers. There is a focus on the continued development of differentiation for meeting the needs of all learners and on inclusive practice, which will provide trainees with the skills to successfully promote learning for a range of learners with a variety of needs and backgrounds. The module also aims to enable trainees to broaden their view of the sector, by working with and observing their peers in other teaching settings and by reflecting on and evaluating practice in terms of its ability to facilitate inclusive learning for all students.

Entry Criteria

Entry Requirements

This course is open to both new applicants to teaching and in-service teachers, trainers and tutors in adult, community, work-based and further education and the wider Further Education and Skills Sector, who, at the time of starting the scheme meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  • A level 3 qualification in their teaching subject specialism.
  • Five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, to include English and maths.
  • The ability to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively in professional spoken English (IELTS 7.5 or equivalent).
  • A teaching or training contract for a minimum of 75 hours of teaching per academic year for the part-time programme, or a voluntary teaching placement may be possible for part time trainees.

Applications to join us in September 2018 on our Teacher Training courses can be submitted from 1st November 2017. The initial closing date for receipt of applications is 31st January 2018.

Formal interviews for a place on the course will take place in March 2018.

University Centre St Helens, however, will consider applications made after this closing date, subject to places being available on the course and necessary arrangements for your placement and DBS check can be completed in time.

Additional entry requirements

All suitably qualified applicants will be invited to attend an interview. More information will be provided upon initial application.

Your placement will require you to have an up to date DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate. The current cost of this is £44 for an enhanced check. If you are already employed as a teacher this will already have been done by your employer.

If you have criminal convictions or cautions, please do not be put off from applying for the course. Your acceptance onto the course will depend on the nature of any convictions and will be at the discretion of University Centre St Helens and your placement provider.

Teaching Placement/Place of work

As well as attending educational theory classes one day a week you are also required to undertake 150 hours of teaching over two years, which is 75 hours in year one and then the other 75 hours in year two.

It is a mandatory requirement of the course that when in the placement/place of work, the trainee teacher is assigned a subject specialist mentor. The mentor must be prepared to attend an initial mentor training session delivered by UCLAN as well as support the trainee teacher on a weekly basis throughout their teaching placement/place of work. University Centre St Helens may be able to provide some voluntary teaching placements within the college curriculum areas but places are limited and so are subject to availability, references and DBS clearance.

You will need to take responsibility for finding a suitable placement for your teaching experience.

For further information on volunteer placements at St Helens College please contact Jeanine Williams on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 01744 623842.

Careers and Progression Routes

Career Prospects

Upon successful completion of this course you may have access to a wide range of teaching opportunities which exist across the Further Education and Skills sector, in organisations including further education colleges, sixth forms, adult and community learning, the National Health Service, the prison service, the police service and in private sector training organisations.

The Certificate in Education (Education & Training) is for those wishing to teach primarily in Further Education and sixth form. Whilst this is not a school teaching qualification there are now employment opportunities in some schools, particularly for teachers of vocational subjects.

Many students receive offers to work at the institution where they have conducted their teaching placements, following an application process.

Progression routes

Once finished you can progress onto the BA (Hons) Education Studies at The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) as you will have achieved 180 credits (50% of the award) by completing the Certificate in Education (Education and Training).


Tuition fees

For 2018 entry, tuition fees for part-time study on this course are £3000 per annum.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, students can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to students joining this course in academic year 2017/18, together with details of how to apply can be found on our finance page.

How to Apply


To apply for a place on this course, please contact Sue Mather, Curriculum Leader for Teacher Training by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Following this you will also need to complete the UCLan Partnership Application Form for Entry to all Initial Teacher Education awards.

For more in-depth help on the application process visit our guidance page.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available in our University Centre St Helens Policies and Procedures section.

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Get in Touch

If you have any questions about this course or what it's like to study at University Centre St Helens, please contact:

University Centre St Helens Admissions
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