Education and Training

Qualification: City & Guilds Award
Level 3

About the course

The Award in Education and Training (formerly known as PTLLS) is designed to equip a wide range of teachers and facilitators with a "threshold to teach". The award is an introduction to teaching that will give you an insight into the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training, how to plan and deliver inclusive teaching/training sessions and how to assess and give constructive and developmental feedback.

What you will learn

You will learn to adopt an integrated approach to theory and practice of teaching; to identify principles of learning, teaching assessment and evaluation.

You will study 3 units:

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
  • Understanding assessment in education and training

Theory assessments are by assignments. Practical assessment is a minimum of a 15 minute microteach and 45 minutes observing other students in practice during their microteach sessions. You will be taught to use Harvard referencing to develop academic writing skills.

Entry requirements

You will need to have evidence that you are able to study at Level 3, either a Level 2 Literacy qualification, GCSE or other qualification studied at a higher level would be suitable. If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence of IELTs at 6.5 or have an ESOL qualification at Level 1 as a minimum.

Even though you will not need to be in a teaching role while on this course, you will need to have an idea of what it is that you wish to teach. You may also need to have a Level 3 in the vocational subject.

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto the course.


What next?
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training