Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) Course
The Level 3 Award in Education and Training Course, also known as the AET Course, is your accredited introduction to teaching in post-16 education. To obtain the linked qualification or Level 3 Award, you will need to complete the AET Training Course and pass the assessments.
Having an Award in Education and Training is often a basic requirement for teaching positions in post-16 education. The qualification enables you to conduct training sessions or teach classes on areas that you are knowledgeable or passionate. Over the 3-day Level 3 Award in Education and Training Course, you will cover how to plan sessions, why assessments are important and different learning methods.
Note on previous course name
The Award in Education qualification was formally known as Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector or PTLLS. The training course was revised in 2013 and is now known as the Level 3 Award in Education and Training Course.
Course Content for AET course
The AET course is 3-days long and introduces you to the basic principles of teaching. The course aims to increase confidence and encourage teachers to be more engaging.
You are expected to have strong numeracy and literacy skills, as well as access to a computer in order to submit assessed coursework.
The AET Course consists of 3 units:
Unit A: understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training, including inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
Unit B: facilitate learning and development for individuals and groups
Unit C: understanding assessment in education and training, including principles and practices of assessment
Assessments for Level 3 Award in Education and Training Course
To obtain your Level 3 Award in Education and Training, you will need to successfully complete the assessments. The AET Training Course is assessed by a practical exam and 3 pieces of coursework.
Practical assessment: you will be required to conduct a 15 minute classroom session on the 3rd and last day of the AET Training Course. This is called "Micro Teach" and will be recorded for assessment purposes. Planning and preparation will be covered as part of the course. Upon completion, you will be receive useful feedback from your trainer.
Written assessments: there are 3 written assessments - one for each unit (see above). You will be required to submit around 1000 words on each unit. Further guidance will be provided during your course by your trainer.
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