Part Time

Subject Area


Course Length

16 weeks






City & Guilds

Course Level


Home / Course / Education and Training Award Level 3

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who have no prior teaching experience or qualifications and are looking to start in the Lifelong Learning Sector. It’s also suitable for people currently working in the sector that would like to gain an official qualification.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You will need to have an acceptable level of literacy and numeracy to be working at this level and either possess or be working towards an Adult Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 qualification such as GCSE grade C or equivalent.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course covers the basics of teaching in continuing and adult education – including how to plan sessions, motivate learners and use a variety of assessment methods.

How you will learn

This course is taught using a variety of methods including practical sessions, group discussions and written assignments. You will be required to carry out 30 minutes of practical teaching and keep a reflective log of learning, as well as producing a portfolio of evidence.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing this course you could find work as a Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Training Instructor or Training Manager. You could also progress on to other qualifications that will help you achieve Associate Teacher, Learning and Skills (ATLS) status or Qualified Teacher, Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, such as the Certificate in Education and Training Level 4 or the Professional Certificate/Graduate Certificate in PCET Level 5 and Level 6

What costs will you incur?

You will be required to provide items of stationary such as pens and paper, as well as purchasing a memory stick for use in college.