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Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET)


The TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) is an introductory teaching qualification that serves as a solid foundation for individuals aspiring to teach or train in various contexts, particularly in the Further Education and Skills Sector. It is designed for those with limited teaching or training experience, offering relevant coverage of adult teaching responsibilities, methods for engaging learners, and education assessment. This qualification is ideal for those seeking a teaching career and employment in the education sector, making it a valuable choice for aspiring teachers, trainers, and coaches.

Entry Requirements

Candidates interested in enrolling in the qualification should hold a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification. The entry requirements are useful for completing the course:

  • Not currently in a teaching or training role.
  • Good reading and writing skills in English.
  • Willingness to complete the course and improve your understanding.
  • Knowledge of the subject you wish to teach or deliver.

Awarding Body

We are an approved Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) Centre, offering accredited qualifications through this OFQUAL-regulated, globally accredited awarding body. All our teacher training course certifications will be provided by TQUK. TQUK is a leading, modern, and innovative awarding organisation in the UK, providing learning opportunities for individuals worldwide to develop creative and innovative skills. Operating under the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), TQUK has a vast network of 400+ recognised centers across the globe, serving a diverse student population of over 100,000 across 50+ countries. TQUK maintains stringent quality controls to uphold the highest qualifications and customer service standards.

How you will be assessed:

Assessment: The qualification is assessed through internally set assessments, with external quality assurance. Sample assessment tasks and assignments are available.

Microteaching: Learners must engage in at least one hour of microteaching, including a 15-minute session observed by centre staff. Additional microteaching or observation is allowed.

Observation and Recording: Teaching practice must be observed and can be recorded for self-evaluation. Learners can be assessed at their workplace, and specific units in the Learning and Development qualification have practice requirements.

Mandatory Units:

Students must study the following modules:

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training –  3 Credits
  • Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training –  6 Credits
  • Understanding assessment in education and training –  3 Credits


Career Progression

  • Trainer or Instructor: After completing the Level 3 Award, you can work as a trainer or instructor in various settings, including corporate training, vocational training, and community education.
  • Teaching Assistant: The Level 3 Award can also prepare you for a role as a teaching assistant in schools and colleges, supporting teachers in delivering lessons and assisting students.
  • Private Training Centres: You can qualify to teach various subjects in private training centres, which offer courses and workshops.
  • Online Educator: With the growing demand for online learning, you could work as an online educator, creating and delivering courses through e-learning platforms.
  • English Language Instructor: The Level 3 Award can be beneficial for teaching English as a second language, as English language proficiency is highly valued in various settings.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET)