LEVEL 3 AWARD IN PREPARING TO TEACH IN THE LIFELONG LEARNING SECTOR

This qualification sets the minimum standard for all those in or entering the teaching, learning and development sector. It introduces the knowledge and skills required by teachers to develop and deliver programmes, provide learning support and take responsibility in managing the learning process in post-16 education.

Who needs this qualification?

Anyone entering teaching or training roles or already in-service who needs to achieve the minimum threshold status as a teacher within the following:

  • Further Education College
  • Adult and community learning centre
  • Work-based learning or training organisation

Why is this training important?

From 2010 anyone who teaches courses that are publicly-funded will have to be qualified. This qualification meets the basic minimum standard for those entering the lifelong learning profession and confers a threshold licence to teach.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand your own role, responsibilities and boundaries of role in relation to teaching
  • Understand appropriate teaching and learning approaches within a specialist area
  • Demonstrate your session planning skills – plan, deliver, observe and evaluate a micro-teaching session
  • Understand how to deliver inclusive sessions that motivate learners
  • Understand the use of different assessment methods
  • Understand and analyse the need for accurate record keeping and procedures that can be adopted – including internal and external assessment information

Facts

Duration: Five-day programme

Assessment: One practical and two written assignments

Ofqual accredited: Yes

Prerequisite: None

 

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