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BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training
Course Overview

This is a Level 3 course validated by Edexcel, it complies with the new overarching professional standards in teaching, training and tutoring in the Lifelong Learning Sector required of all teachers entering the sector after 2001. This course will provide you with the skills, confidence and knowledge to embark on a teaching career in the post compulsory sector or as a trainer. The course is a mixture of practice and theory.

The course is held on a Wednesday evening for 10 weeks

Course Content

This is an introduction to all the aspects of teaching from the role of the practitioner to the development of lesson plans and resources and the purpose and organisation of assessment.

Units covered:

Unit 1: Understand roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training

Unit 4: Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training

Unit 5: Understanding assessment in education and training

Entry Requirements

A telephone interview is required prior to enrolment, teaching hours are not required. A minimum Level 2 qualification (or equivalent) in literacy and numeracy is expected.


All students are required to complete three written assignments and undertake a micro teaching session to their fellow students.

What does this course lead to?

After successfully completing their course, trainees can progress to the Level 4 Certificate followed by the Level 5 Diploma. There is a minimum teaching hours requirement for these - 30 hours for Level 4 and 100 hours for Level 5. If these are of interest to you, please discuss with the team during your initial interview

Equipment Required

The following books are recommended: Gravells A, Level 3 Award in Education & Training, Learning Matters Ltd, Exeter UK.

How to Apply

To be considered for this course please email lesley.gallein@bcot.ac.uk and include a copy of your CV.