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Level 3

There are various start dates during the academic year. Attendance is required at a training day / induction, after which all other leaning and assessment is arranged on an individual basis.

 

The start dates for the 2021/22 academic year are Tuesday 7 September 2021, Tuesday 18 January 2022 and Wednesday 27 April 2022 at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds.

 

This qualification comprises two units, a knowledge unit and a performance unit. It can only be achieved by individuals who are assessing learners' occupational competence in a real place of work. The assessor-trainee and the learners can be employed or volunteers but the assessor-trainee must be able to assess at least two learners on at least two occasions. The assessor-trainee must be using, as a minimum, observation, examination of work products and questioning when assessing their learners. The Award has a 9 credit value and is usually assessed through a combination of assessment methods: observation of your assessment activities, assignments, examination of work products, questioning and professional discussion. It usually takes 6 – 12 months to achieve.

 

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introductory teaching qualification.

Achieving this Award will provide sufficient evidence that the learner has acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare, plan, deliver and evaluate basic teaching and learning sessions, in a variety of teaching or training contexts.

 

This introductory, knowledge-based teaching qualification has no minimum teaching practice requirement.

 

Therefore, it may be undertaken by individuals who are not in a teaching role. However, there is a minimum requirement to take part in micro–teaching.

 

It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including: ? 

 

  • individuals not currently teaching or training
  • individuals currently teaching and training, including those who have just begun or are about to begin ?
  • individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification providing an introduction to teaching.

 

It gives learners the opportunity to:

 

  • develop knowledge related to teaching and learning  ?
  • develop skills in teaching and learning ? 
  • achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification
  • develop their own personal growth and engagement in teaching and learning

Full course specification

There are various start dates during the academic year. Attendance is required at a training day / induction, after which all other leaning and assessment is arranged on an individual basis.

 

The start dates for the 2021/22 academic year are Tuesday 7 September 2021, Tuesday 18 January 2022 and Wednesday 27 April 2022 at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds.

 

This qualification comprises two units, a knowledge unit and a performance unit. It can only be achieved by individuals who are carrying out assessment of learners in a classroom, training or workshop environment, usually preparing learners for work. The assessor-trainee must be able to assess at least two learners on at least two occasions. The assessor-trainee must be using a minimum of three assessment methods with their learners – these can be simulation, skills tests, questioning, assignments, projects and case studies. The Award has a 9 credit value and is usually assessed through a combination of assessment methods: observation of your assessment activities, assignments, examination of work products, questioning and professional discussion. It usually takes 6 – 12 months to achieve.

 

There are various start dates during the academic year. Attendance is required at a training day / induction, after which all other leaning and assessment is arranged on an individual basis.

 

The start dates for the 2021/22 academic year are Tuesday 7 September 2021, Tuesday 18 January 2022 and Wednesday 27 April 2022 at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds.

 

This is a 15 credit qualification which comprises a knowledge unit and the two performance units described in the awards (course codes 21ET5605 and 21ET5598). This means the assessor-trainee needs to be actively assessing in both a workplace and work-related training environments.  They will need to demonstrate that they are assessing at least two learners in each setting. It usually takes 9 – 15 months to achieve.

 

 

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