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Level 3 Award in Education and Training


This qualification is an introduction to teaching in the further education and skills sector. It gives an insight into the roles, responsibilities and relationships involved in education and training; how to plan and deliver inclusive teaching/training sessions and how to assess and give constructive feedback.

It is aimed at candidates who: would like an introduction to teaching; are in a teaching/training role but do not have a formal qualification; are considering a change in career.


You will work towards achieving 3 units:

Unit 301 Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training

Unit 302 Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training

Unit 306 Understanding the principles and practices of assessment.

There is no teaching practice requirement so you can complete the qualification if you are not in a teaching role.


A wide range of learning and teaching strategies are used including group activities, reflective diaries and blogs, student presentations, peer assessment, group discussions and research tasks. The units are taught holistically so that you gain an overview of the different aspects of the teaching role.

Entry Requirements

You need to demonstrate the capacity to produce written work at Level 3. This will be established through an individual interview and discussion about prior experience/qualifications.

Interview Process

No specialist equipment is required.

Questions & Answers

Who is the course for?

The qualification is suitable for: Teachers in Further Education; Teachers in Adult and Community Education; Teachers in Work Based Learning and the Voluntary Sector; Technicians and Support Staff in Further and Adult Education; Trainers in Commerce, Industry, the Public Sector, the Uniformed Services or HM Forces.

What will be studied?

To achieve the qualification candidates must successfully complete 3 theoretical assignments and 1 practical assignment. The qualification is assessed at level 4 only. Candidates are required to deliver a minimum of one 30 minutes micro teaching session. In – service candidates can be observed in one of their teaching sessions, which must be no less than 30 minutes.

What makes the course special?

This qualification is designed to equip a wide range teachers and facilitators with a threshold licence to teach. It does not qualify candidates to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, but it is the mandatory entry qualification which allows progression to a full teaching qualification

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Yes the 6302 Award is a nationally recognised qualification.

How is the course assessed?

You complete a written assignment for each unit to build up a portfolio of evidence. Developmental feedback is given on each assignment and there are opportunities to resubmit your work to achieve a ‘pass’. The practical element of the course is assessed through a short teaching session which you plan and deliver to your peers.

Are there any opportunities for progression?

You can progress to the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training or to the Certificate in Education/PGCE awarded by Huddersfield University.


Before Enrolment

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During Your Study

To help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services. For instance, you may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Part-time (evening)
  • Start Date: 19 March 2018
  • Hours per week: 3 hours per week
  • Days: Thursday
  • Start Time: 5.00 pm
  • End Time: 8.30 pm
  • Duration: 15 weeks
  • Course Fees: £465. (FCR) The fee quoted is for guidance and will be confirmed at enrolment Full Cost Recovery Courses do not attract any funding and therefore the full cost of the fees are payable by the student irrespective of their circumstances.
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: HE & Professonal Studies
  • Department Manager: Katie Walker


  • Level: Level 3
  • Qualification Name: Award in Education and Training (6502)
  • Awarding Body: City and Guilds

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