Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Have you ever thought about having a qualification in teaching and training? If so, the Level 3 Award in Education and Training might interest you.

(Eastchurch team with learners)

POA Learning offer a Level 3 Award in Education and Training accredited by ABC Awards. The course is open to anyone who currently works or would like to work in the Lifelong Learning Sector and is designed to be the first step towards a career in teaching and training.

There are two options to enrol on the course:

  • The tutor led course (£300)

This course can be offered over 5, 10 or 15 weeks.

  • The online course (£249)

This course lasts 15 weeks.

The course material is diverse and includes distance learning documents, one-to-one tutor support and a micro-teach session.

Across the country, dozens of learners have completed the course. In addition, to it being a great qualification, it is also an opportunity to go back to learning and gain a positive experience. “This course helped me re-gain some of my confidence in my abilities.” said Debra Yardley.

Some of our learners have used their training in both their personal and work lives. Like Samantha Hatcher Swann - Executive Director at Blossoms Care Service Ltd who explained: “I have always been interested in gaining a training qualification as I felt this would be a natural progression of my skills and assist me both in my role at Blossoms and within my volunteering role at the youth club.”

Completing the course gave Marshall Brook a new goal: “This has given me drive and determination to achieve more. I will look into going further down this path as a teacher. I am now able to take lessons and assign subjects. I wish to teach creative studies which includes music theory, art, visual art, drama, writing.

Both students and tutors enjoy the journey, Andy said: “Teaching and delivering the AET course is the opportunity to engage learners in teaching heories, models and literature (albeit at Level 3). Further, I enjoy teaching learners to write formally, and for purpose. In sum, the course encourages learners to start to think critically and reflectively, whilst also equipping them in a practical sense to write formally and effectively.”

For Gareth, getting to know the students is a plus: “I love seeing the students deliver the micro-teach session. It shows how they have taken on board what they have learnt. I also enjoy hearing them talking about what they are interested in.”

(Maghull team with Marshall Brook)

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