Level 3 Award in Education & Training

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This course is an introduction to teaching for those who have a background in the land-based sector and are considering teaching learners over the age of 16. 

It is suitable for people who are looking to start teaching for their first job or who are considering changing career. The course will equip you with the skills needed to confidently deliver an effective lesson to a group of learners, as well as providing you with the theory needed to get you started in teaching. Have the opportunity to observe Plumpton teachers in action.


To provide an introduction to the role of teaching in Further Education and to equip you with sufficient skills and knowledge to be able to prepare and deliver effective teaching to a group of young people and adults.


By the end of the course, all learners will be able to:

  • Prepare a lesson on a subject from their specialist area
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities associated with being a teacher
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a range of teaching strategies
  • Adapt assessment methods to meet the needs of learners

Units and modules

Unit 301 – Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training.

Unit 302 – Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training.

Unit 305 – Understanding assessment in education and training. 

Entry Requirements:

The course has no formal entry requirements but applicants must be able to demonstrate good experience in a relevant subject area.

Dates & Location:



The course consists of 8 weeks of delivery followed by a practical assessment and an individual tutorial that will require further attendance at college.

Sessions run from 4.30pm-7.30pm at the Plumpton College campus.


Please contact teachertraining@plumpton.ac.uk for further details. 

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