Why study this course?
This City and Guilds Level 3 course is for those who wish to teach adults in further education colleges, adult education centres or the workplace. It is an introductory course so no previous teaching experience or access to teaching is needed. Studied at Level 3, this is a good starting point if you are looking to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Applicants do not need to be in a teaching role to do this course.
This introductory, knowledge-based teaching qualification has no minimum teaching practice requirement, meaning it can be undertaken by individuals who are not in a teaching role. However, there is a minimum requirement to take part in microteaching.
What will I study?
After gaining the Level 3 Award in Education and Training qualification, you will be able to:
�Understand the how to use different teaching techniques
�Plan interesting and effective lessons
�Know how to teach confidently and effectively
�Be able to assess how well your candidates are learning
This is your passport to teaching and training. Once you have gained the Level 3 Award in Education and Training you can get started teaching real classes, organising training events and put your new teaching skills into action.
What will I be able to do after I complete this course?
This is an introductory course that will improve your confidence and practice if you are already teaching or wish to go into teaching. In order to become a qualified lecturer or trainer a further course of study would be needed, such as the Certificate in Education or PGCE (CertEd/PGCE).
The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is a nationally recognised qualification for teaching in post-16 education (i.e. adult education). It gives teachers, or those wishing to teach in the adult, post compulsory sector, a recognised, good quality award that will enable them to show they have the required skills to deliver training and carry out assessment during that training. They can then progress to a Level 4 qualification or a Level 5 qualification as they gain experience and expertise - finishing with a full QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) qualification if they so wish. It has been developed in conjunction with City & Guilds and Ofqual and is the latest and most up to date qualification in the education and training field.
How will I be assessed?
You will complete three written assignments covering the topics above. As part of one of the assignments you will plan and deliver a 15-minute micro teaching session to the rest of the class on a suitable subject of your choice.
This course is designed for those in an associate teaching role, or for those looking to progress to the full Diploma or Certificate in Education/PGCE.
The course covers the knowledge, understanding and skills required for session-planning, negotiating learning goals, designing teaching, design and use of resources, and learning and assessment strategies.
Applicants will need a Level 3 qualification in their subject area, or employer endorsement that they are working at an appropriate level. A Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) qualification is strongly recommended and students should have at least 30 hours of voluntary or paid teacher experience. On entry onto the course, students will be required to undertake diagnostic assessment in Maths, English and ICT and formulate an action plan based on the results. For the duration of the course they will need a mentor and this should be someone with appropriate subject-specialist knowledge who will be able to help and support students though the programme.
An application form must be completed and an interview may be required.
Dates and Times
January 16, 2017 - July 3, 2017
Time: 18.00pm - 21.00pm
22nd January 2018 - 2nd July 2018
Time: 18.00pm - 21.00pm
Students will take the following units: understanding roles and responsibilities, planning to meet the needs of the learner, delivering education and training, assessing learners and using resources.
In addition to this they will undertake an action research project in an area relevant to their specialism. The teaching practice will have to run concurrently with the course and the student will need to evidence this through schemes of work, lesson plans, evaluations and resources.
Additional home study is required. The student will be expected to work independently at home. Home study usually takes at least five hours per week and forms an essential part of the course. It will be needed if students are to take a full and active part in class activities.
Exams and Assessments
For each unit, students will be required to provide written evidence to satisfy the learning outcomes. This will consist of a range of formal written academic assignments, documentary evidence such as schemes of work and lesson plans, and in-class presentations. Students will be required to produce a portfolio of appropriate evidence along with supporting documentation.
In addition, they will be observed three times during the course - twice by the course team and one a paired observation between a member of the course team and the student’s own mentor.
A-Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training.
Certificate in Education or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - direct to Year Two, subject to an online top-up requirement.
Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) - our PGCE covers all of the DTLLS requirements.
Employment as an associate teacher/trainer.
The cost of this course is £1,417.
Courses costing more than £200 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.
If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01904) 770770.
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