Award in Education & Training

Please note the next scheduled course will start in January 2022

The Award course is an introductory course, which offers learners an insight into many aspects of teaching in the FE / post compulsory / adult education / training sector such as assessment, legislation and inclusive practice. This course aims to develop knowledge and skills related to teaching and learning in a range of contexts in order to achieve a nationally recognised level 3 qualification.

The course is also invaluable for trainers in the voluntary sector, training personnel in commerce, industry, the public sector, the NHS and HM Forces along with technicians and support staff in further and adult education. No teaching practice is required for successful completion of the qualification.

What does the course involve?

This course directly replaces the Preparing to Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) qualification and achieving this qualification will provide sufficient evidence that the learner has obtained the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare, plan, deliver and evaluate basic teaching and learning sessions in a variety of teaching or training contexts.

Year by year

The Award course includes 3 units and for each unit there is an associated assignment.

  1. Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training
  2. Understanding and Using Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches in Education and Training
  3. Understanding Assessment in Education and Training

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100% of our Autumn Award group would recommend this course to others

How Will I be Assessed?

The course is assessed through coursework and a presentation (micro teach session to your peers on the course). The course is worth 12 credits and the modules are:

  • 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

Course Specific Entry Requirements

We usually require students to have some evidence of Level 3 study (e.g. A Levels, NVQ Level 3).


2021-22 course

Edexcel Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF): £425

Please note fees are accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to change.

How to apply:

Information sessions about the courses are held at regular intervals throughout the year. To book a place on one of these, for general enquiries or to request an application form, please contact

Application forms are also available to download from this webpage. References are not required for the Award course.

Following receipt of your application form, you will be invited to a short interview. This process enables us to answer any further questions you may have and discuss your situation.

Use this form to make an application to any HND or Teacher Training course.

Click here to view Higher Education Application Form (pdf / 43.51 kb)

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