BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training

What is it?

This is an introductory professional teaching qualification for the further education sector (ie FE colleges) and the workplace learning sector (training at work, apprenticeships, volunteers, etc).

It is a knowledge-based qualification that provides the necessary skills to prepare, plan, deliver and evaluate basic teaching and learning sessions.

Who is it for?

It is for anyone who delivers any form of education or training, inside or outside of a classroom, in any environment, for any subject or activity. There is no requirement for previous teaching experience. Candidates must be 19 years of age or over.


The qualification is 12 credits and is 48 guided learning hours. The learning hours include the time taken in directed learning, research, assignment completion and practical activities.

There are three units:

  • 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

Delivery and assessment

Any organisation who wishes to deliver this qualification will need to provide a venue and suitably experienced staff to support the learning. Learners should have access to the internet at some point during the course.

CVQO will register the learners, provide the learning resources, give access to CVQO’s Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), provide assignments, mark and internally verify these assignments, manage the external standards verification and claim certificates.

Learners will initially need some directed learning, tutorial support and a micro-teach session. They download assignments from CVQO’s VLE, complete them offline with tutorial support if necessary, and then upload them to the VLE for marking and feedback.

If required, the delivery and assessment process can be individual tailored to meet an organisation’s needs.

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