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Teacher Training Courses

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training has been designed to provide an introduction to teaching for individuals who would like to work or currently work within FE Colleges, Independent Training Providers and/or Local Authorities. It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as: • Individuals not currently teaching or training – achievement of the qualification does not require practice other than microteaching, unless units from the Learning and Development suite of qualifications are selected; • Individuals currently teaching and training, including those new to the profession – although the qualification does not require practice (see explanation above), opportunities may be made available to observe and provide feedback on a trainee teacher’s practice; and • Individuals currently working as assessors, who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching. The qualification is assessed through the delivery of a micro-teach session and the production of a portfolio of evidence and is certificated through Highfield Qualifications.


Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

This qualification is intended to prepare trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts. It can meet the needs of trainee teachers, including: • Individuals who are not currently teaching and training but who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements, of the qualification; • Individuals who are currently teaching and training (including those who have just begun teaching and training) who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements, of the qualification; and • Individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification. This qualification is assessed by observation and assessment of practice and the production of a portfolio of evidence as well as written assignments and is certificated through HABC.