The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) is aimed at learners aged 19+ and has been designed to provide an introduction to teaching for individuals who would like to work or currently work within FE Colleges, Independent Training Providers and/or Local Authorities. It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as:
* Individuals not currently teaching or training – achievement of the qualification does not require practice other than microteaching.
* Individuals currently teaching and training, including those new to the profession – although the qualification does not require practice (see explanation above), opportunities may be made available to observe and provide feedback on a trainee teacher’s practice; and
* Individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching.