Education & Teaching Qualification - Training Award

Award in Education and Training

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Award in Education and Training

Assessment Requirements Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisors (EQAs).

Aims and Objectives of the Qualification

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training provides an introduction to teaching. It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers; for example, individuals not currently teaching or training, individuals currently teaching or training, individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching.

The objective of the qualification is to prepare learners for employment and support them to progress to a teaching role within the workplace.

Entry Guidance

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

However, there is a requirement to carry out an initial assessment of a trainee teacher's personal skills in English, mathematics and ICT.

Providers may wish to base their initial assessment on the personal skills requirements for literacy, language, numeracy and ICT identified in the document, Addressing Literacy, Language, Numeracy and ICT needs in education and training: Defining the minimum core of teachers' knowledge, understanding and personal skills. A guide for initial teacher education programmes. Please see the link below for further information:

This qualification is suitable for those who work within the Education sector. It provides Learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their competence and knowledge in a wide range of job roles.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into further qualifications such as:

IAO Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

Assessor and Verifier qualifications

(Achieving the Level 3 Award is not a prerequisite for entry to the Level 4 or Level 5 qualifications)

Learners could also progress into a teaching role within the workplace


For details on eligibility for government funding please refer to the following websites:


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