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Award in Education & Training

Award in Education & Training

This is a qualification with a value of 12 credits, comprising the following 3 units which are awarded at level 3: 

  • 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 Tel: 0117 9092367

The qualification is designed to enable candidates to:

  • Adopt an integrated approach to the theory and practice of teaching.
  • Reflect on their own previous/current levels of experience, practice and skills, and areas for development.
  • Identify principles of learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation.
  • Develop confidence, communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Develop an awareness of their professional role and responsibilities.

Level 3 learning includes:

  • Knowledge of relevant principles, and where appropriate theories, that apply in this field.
  • Evidence of appropriate reading relating to principles, theories and practice.
  • Consideration of how professional values impact on working in this area.
  • Credits from the AET count towards both the Certificate in Education and Training and the Diploma in Education and Training.

The qualification has a value of 12 credits (120 hours) on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF).

The class size is a maximum of 16 to allow for individual attention.

Participants are expected to do a substantial amount of self-study (minimum of 30 hours ). Course participants are expected to attend the whole course, and must attend for a minimum of 80% of course time.

Do I receive a qualification

How will the course be delivered

The course is taught using a variety of methods, including group activities, short lectures and home study tasks. The AET is assessed by assignments, both theory and practical. To achieve the qualification, candidates must successfully complete all assignments. Assignments will be graded PASS or REFER. Candidates must complete a reflective learning journal entry after each session attended and hand them in regularly throughout the AET programme. Finally, candidates will be required to plan and deliver a 15 minute micro-teach.

Is previous experience is necessary?

This qualification is not approved for anyone under 19 years old.

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, candidates must be considering a subject for delivery and be aiming to achieve / or have achieved a qualification and/or have experience in their subject/skill at the appropriate level.

In addition, the nature of both the learning and assessment required for the qualification is such that candidates should have the ability to manage the requirements of the level of the qualification they are taking, read and interpret written tasks, and write answers in a legible and understandable form. Candidates will also need to be able to organise written information clearly and coherently.

The qualification is for candidates who work, or want to work as teachers/ trainers in the further education and skills sector; for candidates who are not in a teaching/training role, or who have just started a teaching/ training role; for candidates who want a short qualification to enable them to make career choices.

What can I do next?

AET provides progression to the City & Guilds Certificate in Education and Training (CET) or the City & Guilds Diploma in Education and Training (DET) for those seeking 'Full Teacher' QTLS status.

Are there any extra costs?

You will need to register with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)  plus annual student membership. All exam fees (single attempt) and textbooks are included in the cost of your course.

You may be entitled to pay a reduced fee because of your personal circumstances or the particular qualification you chose to study. If you are in receipt of Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)You may be entitled to pay a reduced fee because of your personal circumstances or the particular qualification you chose to study. If you are in receipt of Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) and are wanting to use the course for skills training in order to help you into work, your course may be FREE.

Other significant reductions on course fees may be available if you are unemployed and want to use the course for skills training and are in receipt of: Contributions Based ESA; Council Tax Benefit; Housing Benefit or Income Support.

Please contact our Enrolment Centre 0800 0567 253 for further advice and guidance on fee remission.

*Please note this list is not exhaustive and is subject to certain criteria being met.

How do I apply?

For more Information contact Laura Sullivan

Email: Tel: 0117 9092367

Course Summary

Course Name:
Award in Education & Training
SGS College - Filton
12 Weeks
Start Date: