The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introductory teaching qualification.  The award is appropriate for teachers, tutors and trainers who may be working within an FE college, Adult and Community Learning Center or Learning Provider and for those delivering work based learning such as within voluntary, community, private and public organisations.

All new or unqualified teachers who work with adult learners will need to achieve this qualification, in order to work towards Associate or Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills status (ATLS/QTLS).


To understand the roles and responsibilities in relation to teaching

To understand appropriate teaching and learning approaches within the candidate's specialist area

To plan, deliver and evaluate micro-teaching sessions or assessed practice in a real work environment

To understand the use of assessment methods and record keeping

Recommended guided learning hours; 48 to 61

Prior Knowledge, Attainment and/or Experience

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Can read and communicate clearly and accurately enough to meet the requirements of their training
  • Have at least a Level 2 or equivalent in English and mathermatics
  • Be ICT literate 

This course is for pre-service or in-service teachers, who have ideally, already completed 6302 PTLLS (or equivalent) and wish to progress to the next stage of their Continuing Professional Development.

The achievement will enable holders to gain licensed practitioner status in the teaching (lifelong learning) profession, as an Associate Teacher (ATLS), in line with government reforms of the sector.