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This is a short intensive course taught on one evening or one day per week. The course is designed as an introduction to teaching, learning and assessment. The aim is to provide you with an insight into the roles, responsibilities and relationships within education and training, and to develop your knowledge and skills-base around planning and delivering an inclusive teaching session and how to assess and give constructive feedback to your learners. If successful you will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

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    Entry Requirements

    • Preferably: a Level 3 qualification and Level 2 English &/or Maths
    • Completion of an initial assessment that indicates an appropriate level of English and mathematical ability
    • You must also be aged 19 years+

    Whilst there are no formal entries requirements for this course, the candidate will need good written and spoken English to meet the demands of the theory and practical assessment elements of this course. NB: to secure teaching work &/or to progress onto higher teaching qualifications you will need a minimum level 3 qualification.

    Assessment Method

    Candidates build a portfolio of evidence which will include written assignments, micro-teach, reflective logs etc. There is no final examination.

    Aims of the course

    To provide an introduction to teaching, learning and assessment to enhance employment/promotion prospects and/or progress onto higher teaching qualifications.

    Progression Opportunities

    Successful completion of this course can lead to employment (paid or voluntary) in Further Education colleges, adult and community learning, 14-19 units in schools and academies, private training organisations, prison education and the public services (police, paramedics, fire service,) and/or progression onto a full teaching qualification (Diploma in Education and Training or the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education). NB: minimum requirement of Level 3 qualification


    There will be a mix of delivery models used: classroom-based teaching, tutorials and workshops, independent research study and online learning. You will also have access to our VLE site (eME) that will provide you with a range of materials and resources to support your learning whilst on this course. Both individual tutorial support and additional learning support are available, if required.

    Career Options

    Teaching/training profession

    What can I earn as a teacher? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. With a vocational qualification in teaching, you'll be starting on a career path with lots of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights.

    For example:

    • Teaching assistants start on around £15,000 a year and can earn £19,000 with a few years' experience
    • Special needs teachers start on around £26,000 a year and can earn £46,000 with a few years' experience
    • Secondary school teachers start on around £29,000 a year and can earn up to £47,000 with a few years' experience

    If you're interested in a career in teaching, we offer a range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our tiered qualifications are taught by expert tutors and include valuable work experience, giving you the confidence and skills to take your first steps in this rewarding sector. To find out more go to or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 14 weeks
Start Date 21/09/2020
End Date 15/01/2021


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 400 p/year
24+ £400 p/year
International £960 p/year

More Options

  • Starting 22/02/2021 at Southwark
    Venue Southwark
    Day/Eve Day
    Mode Part Time
    Duration 14 weeks
    Start Date 22/02/2021
    End Date 18/06/2021


    For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

    16-18 Free
    19-24 £ 400 p/year
    24+ £400 p/year
    International £400 p/year

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