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Education and Training

Course Code: AETT

Level: 3
Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Award, City & Guilds
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: 12 weeks
When you'll study: Tuesdays, 5.15pm - 8.45pm

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About the course

Do you want to inspire the next generation of skilled workers, innovators, educators and business leaders in the city? Are you looking for a way to pass on your industry knowledge whilst training for a new career? This course, formerly known as Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTTLS) is ideal for anyone wanting to become a lecturer, assessor or work-based trainer at a College or in a company involved in post-16 training or post-compulsory education. The Award in Education and Training is an evening course studied over a 12-week period. You will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to begin, or re-focus, a career in teaching for the lifelong learning sector or training within industry. Whilst the course is not a teacher training qualification, it will give you a basic toolkit of teacher training techniques and will encourage you to develop the skills you need to be effective in your new job or current role. If you are already in a teaching role you may wish to consider the Certificate (replacing CTLLS) or the Diploma (replacing DTLLS) in Education and Training.

What you'll learn

The award comprises four units covering key aspects of teaching and learning. You will attend one session per week over 12 weeks and be expected to undertake approximately four hours self study per week.

Entry requirements

You must be 19 years or over and will be expected to attend an interview and an initial assessment session. As the qualification is at level 3, you will need to achieve a minimum of level 1 in the literacy assessment.

You must also be considering a subject for delivery and be aiming to achieve/or have achieved a qualification and experience for your subject/skill at the appropriate level.

In addition, the nature of both the learning and assessment required for the qualification is such that you should have the ability to manage the requirements of the level of the qualification you are taking, read and interpret written tasks, and to write answers in a legible and understandable form.

All assessment tasks must be word-processed and therefore good ICT skills are required, including Powerpoint. You will need to have time available for home study and be able to commit to the full twelve week programme.


Each unit is supported by a workbook and activities to be completed together with written assignments for each unit. The assignments include reports, reflective journals, lesson planning and delivery of an observed session (micro-teach). Tutorial support is available throughout the programme.

What's next?

The new suite of Education and Training qualifications are stand alone and, whilst we would recommend start at level 3 for new teachers, it is now possible to start at level 4 or 5 if you have suitable teaching practice. Upon completion of this level 3 course, you will be suitably equipped to progress to the level 4 certificate or level 5 diploma.

Please note; teaching education qualifications have recently been deregulated and as a result are no longer mandatory for teaching posts. However, these qualifications are still relevant and will enhance your CV and may be required by an employer.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: AETT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £400

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.