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AET Award in Education and Training

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introductory teaching qualification. Achieving this Award will provide sufficient evidence that the learner has acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare, plan, deliver and evaluate basic teaching and learning sessions, in a variety of teaching or training contexts. This introductory, knowledge-based teaching qualification has no minimum teaching practice requirement. Therefore, it may be undertaken by individuals who are not in a teaching role. However, there is a minimum requirement to take part in micro-teaching.

It gives learners the opportunity to:

1. develop knowledge related to teaching and learning
2. develop skills in teaching and learning
3. achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification
4. develop their own personal growth and engagement in teaching and learning

The learner will need to meet the requirements outlined in the table below before Pearson can award the qualification.

   Minimum number of credits that must be achieved 12
   Number of mandatory credits that must be achieved 3
   Number of optional credits that must be achieved 9


Unit Unit reference number Mandatory units Level Credit value Guided learning hours
1 H/505/0053 Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training 3 3 12
Optional units group
6 credits must be achieved from this group
2 J/502/9549 Facilitate Learning and Development for Individuals * 3 6 25
3 F/502/9548 Facilitate Learning and Development in Groups * 3 6 25
4 D/505/0052 Understanding and Using Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches in Education and Training 3 6 24
3 credits must be achieved from this group
5 R/505/0050 Understanding Assessment in Education and Training 3 3 12
6 D/601/5313 Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment * 3 3 24

* Indicates that units are from the Learning and Development suite

Entrance Requirements
You need to be 18 years or over to enrol on this course. However, there are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification. We will carry out an initial assessment to ensure that you have the required knowledge, understanding and skills to enrol and successfully achieve this qualification. Any identified needs will be discussed at feedback and a development plan discussed to support any requirements.

In order to work in the education sector, you may require Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and you will be responsible for arranging this. There will be a charge to obtain DBS clearance to be met by yourself or your employer. You will not get DBS clearance if you have a criminal record and so are unlikely to get employment in the education sector now or in the future. You must declare all criminal convictions to the college otherwise we cannot advise you properly.

Mode of Study Part-time
Duration Eight Weeks
Starting Dates January, April and September
Awarding Body Pearson
Award Award in Education and Training


Additional Costs
All applicants are advised that the fees paid cover the cost of tuition for programme delivery. There may be additional costs to cover, for example, books if required, stationary, awarding body registration fees, professional body registration fees, and travel costs to events. Having access to an up-to-date computer/ laptop and internet is advised.

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