Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET)

level 3 award in education and training online course

Course Description

What is the Level 3 Award in Education and Training? (L3 AET)

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is nationally accredited, it is an ideal introduction for anyone wanting to work and teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Who’s it for?

It is designed for both the private training industry and post 16 educational institutes; the course covers the generic teaching skills required to become an effective teacher/trainer.

Potential progression routes include the Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training (CTLLS) or the Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (DTLLS).

I’m already teaching, but don’t have a recognised qualification

This is the course for you – it’s perfect for people who are already teaching and looking to gain a nationally recognised teaching qualification for their career development.

I don’t have any previous experience as a teacher

That’s not a problem, this course is ideal if you would like to start teaching.  You will learn about the fundamentals for teaching, and gain a recognised qualification, helping kickstart your career as a teacher or trainer.

What does it involve?

The course easily fits in around your existing commitments. The guided learning hours for this qualification are 48-61 hours. The course is completed 100% online and there are no deadlines.  You complete the course at your own pace.

What will I learn?

The units will explore the key principles of teaching, and you will gain an understanding of:

  • The roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • How to use inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
  • The principles and practices of assessment

Each unit contains written assignment questions, which will become part of your portfolio.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through both assignment coursework and practical assessment.

You will perform a Micro Teach session, fully supported by your tutor throughout the planning and delivery of this process. You will draw up a lesson plan and use Zoom/Skype or similar to demonstrate a 15-minute teaching session. You will also participate in the evaluation process of other micro-teaching sessions.

Course Completion

On successful completion of this course, you will have a portfolio of work and  a UK recognised, fully accredited qualification/certificate – Level 3 Award in Education & Training (AET) (RQF)

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What Our Students Are Saying


In my current job role I have taken part in many online courses, but Future Step Education have truly been the best. Tutor support has been fantastic and they are always there for any worries you may have. Programme is well structured giving ample time to complete units and the inclusion of cohort group chats means that you feel like you are part of a group not just going at it alone, like many online courses can sometimes make you feel.

Feedback on coursework is great and very timely, meaning you don’t have to spend the next unit worrying about the last one. Resources and tutorials are also varied and easily accessible and easy to follow. You truly get what you pay for and more with this course, would recommend them to anyone.

Jordan Hagerup – Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training