Level 3 Award in Education & Training

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What's involved?

The course is made up of three units and delivered through lectures, group activities, group discussions, and independent work.

Learners will also spend time planning their own 15 minute lesson called a ‘micro teach’.  The Micro Teach is a short lesson, demonstrating the skills needed to be a successful teacher.

This course is an introduction to teaching for those who are considering teaching learners over the age of 16.  There are no formal entry requirements.  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.

If you are unable to attend Plumpton College you can study via our distance learning option and only attend Plumpton College to deliver your micro teach lesson.


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

Please contact  teachertraining@plumpton.ac.uk for further details. Or apply now using the links below:

Distance learning option

Study at Plumpton College

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:

September & January starts


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 5:00pm - 7.30pm at the Plumpton College campus.


£295 based at Plumpton College or £225 distance learning option 

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