Level 3 Award in Education and Training

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About the course

This is the course that has replaced both the Level 3 and 4 Preparing to teach in the lifelong sector (PTLLS) awards. The course is an introduction to teaching and involves describing and explaining. You are not expected to be already working as a teacher or trainer to enrol for this course.

Your tutor will try, whenever possible to be flexible and implement a holistic approach. Please ensure you are actively involved during all stages of your learner journey starting from the initial plan, discussing prior learning, negotiating deadlines and meeting your needs.

What does it mean to study at Level 3?

You will be assessed at the same level as someone completing A-Levels. Achievement at Level 3 reflects the ability to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to complete tasks and address problems that, while well defined, have a measure of complexity. It includes taking responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures as well as exercising autonomy and judgment within limited parameters. You will be expected to use references and reflect an awareness of different perspectives or approaches within your area of study or work.

Ground Rules

You are expected to demonstrate how you have met at least 48 Guided learning Hours by the end of the course. You are expected to be fully active and demonstrate learning throughout your enrolment. We regularly host a number of online web conferences, which are advertised under “Events”. Unfortunately, face-to-face contact is currently limited due to the ongoing pandemic. In the meantime, you are encouraged to supplement your learning by requesting tutorials and utilising the resources provided. You can also attend any of our face-to-face sessions, which usually occur at the end and beginning of every month. You are encouraged to supplement the support by requesting tutorials.

Learners should bear in mind that the course is not just about submitting assignments. You will need to focus on both participating in course activities and completing coursework. Assessors might withhold your assessments if your course participation is below expectation. There should be evidence of learning which our quality assurance team will also use to cross-reference the authenticity and reliability of your work. More information regarding ground rules is located under “Getting Started”.


Before starting your course, you will need to attend an induction. This has to be either face-to-face or online. Dates and times are published under “Events”. It is your responsibility to book an induction session in order to understand how your course is delivered fully, assessments, deadlines, ground rules and how to use this site. If you are in a hurry to get started, please get in touch with your assessor to request a mini-induction.


This course is assessed by a portfolio of evidence, which you must compile and submit at the end of the course. You will need to complete five questions and a micro-teach session. Your assessor might be able to accept evidence of you supporting a learner or a group within your workplace instead of the micro teach. Please bear in mind that all assessment decisions are subject to quality assurance and may change. You are only fully signed off after successful internal and external quality assurance.

The assessment strategy for all course tasks is for you to have up to three attempts to meet the assessment criteria. Your assessor will ask you to highlight your work in Green to indicate this is a second attempt. You will be asked to highlight your work in Blue to indicate this is your third attempt. If you have not fully addressed the assessment criteria after three attempts, this might indicate you are struggling. The assessor might ask you to have another attempt, vary your assessments or refer your work to our quality assurance team.

Progress Indicator

The progress indicator displayed above only measures your progress generated by clicking on the resources on the right-hand side. The counter will record any clicks, even those made within seconds. Your course completion is only determined by meeting all course requirements, which will involve submitting your completed portfolio of evidence for quality assurance.

Fair and Healthy Assessments

We operate both fair and healthy assessment policies and procedures. Our fair assessment is based on the principles of assessments that must be reflected when decisions are made. This involves ensuring that your evidence is sufficient, current and authentic. The assessments must be valid, reliable, fair and fully reflect how learning outcomes and the criteria have been met. We provide a reasonable course duration for you to work safely and demonstrate your competency. While we support learners to work fast track, this should not compromise the quality of evidence and place a burden on safe working procedures.

The assessment environment has to be conducive to ensure that the quality of assessment is not compromised by making harried decisions or assessing too much work within a short time. Our policies and procedures align with other initiatives, such as the safe management of learners.

Our healthy assessment policies are underpinned by the need to ensure that assessors work in a healthy environment. There are feedback timescales that must be adhered to to ensure sufficient time allowance is given without putting any pressure on assessors.

You must submit your work at least seven working days in advance for a whole unit to be assessed in time for the next appointment. Where you seek formal feedback for a partially completed unit, your work has to be submitted at least three working days before the appointment.


All communication with your assessor (including when submitting coursework) must be on this platform to ensure a clear audit trail. You must email (contact@etutor.org.uk) if you require admin or IT support. The course-dedicated day for the Level 3 Award in Education and Training is Monday, when all assessments and support are usually expected to take place. Tutorials can take place on any day (including evenings) as long as you have booked at least a week in advance.

The course-dedicated day for the Level 3 Award in Education and Training is Monday, when all assessments and support are usually expected. Tutorials can take place on any day (including evenings) as long as you have booked at least a week in advance.