Key Points

The AOFAQ Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) replaces PTLLS; the Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (levels 3 and 4).


The new qualification consists of 3 mandatory units and includes an exciting curriculum to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills to prepare learners to start or enhance their teaching careers.

Ideal for a wide range of learners including people entering teaching, training and assessing. It also meets the requirements for training and assessing first aid qualifications as specified by Skills for Health and the HSE.

 

Guided Learning Hours:  48hrs


AoFAQ Level 3 Education and Training (QCF)
 Unit 2: Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
Unit 2: Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training (D/505/0052)


1. Understand inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training.

1.1 Describe features of inclusive teaching and learning.
1.2 Compare the strengths and limitations of teaching and learning approaches used in own area of specialism in relation to meeting individual learner needs.
1.3 Explain why it is important to provide opportunities for learners to develop their English, mathematics, ICT and wider skills

2. Understand ways to create an inclusive teaching and learning environment.
2.1 Explain why it is important to create an inclusive teaching and learning environment.
2.2 Explain why it is important to select teaching and learning approaches, resources and assessment methods to meet individual learner needs.
2.3 Explain ways to engage and motivate learners.
2.4 Summarise ways to establish ground rules with learners.

3. Be able to plan inclusive teaching and learning.
3.1 Devise an inclusive teaching and learning plan.
3.2 Justify own selection of teaching and learning approaches, resources and assessment methods in relation to meeting individual learner needs.
4. Be able to deliver inclusive teaching and learning
4.1 Use teaching and learning approaches, resources and assessment methods to meet individual learner needs.
4.2 Communicate with learners in ways that meet their individual needs.
4.3 Provide constructive feedback to learners to meet their individual needs.
5. Be able to evaluate the delivery of inclusive teaching and learning.
5.1 Review the effectiveness of own delivery of inclusive teaching and learning.
5.2 Identify areas for improvement in own delivery of inclusive teaching and learning.

 Unit 3: Understanding assessment in education and training
Unit 3: Understanding assessment in education and training (R/505/0050)


1. Understand types and methods of assessment used in education and training.

1.1 Explain the purposes of types of assessment used in education and training.
1.2 Describe characteristics of different methods of assessment in education and training.
1.3 Compare the strengths and limitations of different assessment methods in relation to meeting individual learner needs.
1.4 Explain how different assessment methods can be adapted to meet individual learner needs.

2. Understand how to involve learners and others in the assessment process.
2.1 Explain why it is important to involve learners and others in the assessment process.
2.2 Explain the role and use of peer- and self-assessment in the assessment process.
2.3 Identify sources of information that should be made available to learners and others involved in the assessment process.

3. Understand the role and use of constructive feedback in the assessment process.
3.1 Describe key features of constructive feedback.
3.2 Explain how constructive feedback contributes to the assessment process.
3.3 Explain ways to give constructive feedback to learners.

4. Understand requirements for keeping records of assessment in education and training.
4.1 Explain the need to keep records of assessment of learning.
4.2 Summarise the requirements for keeping records of assessment in an organisation.

 Compliance and Regulatory Requirements

Compliance and Regulatory Requirements:

 

The AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) has been designed to provide an introduction to teaching for individuals who currently or would like to work within FE Colleges, Independent Training Providers and/or Local Authorities.  

It further meets the requirements for training and assessing first aid qualifications as specified by Skills for Health and the HSE.

 

 Key Points

Name: AoFAQ LEVEL 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

Qualification Type: QCF

Guided Learning Hours: 48  

Credit Value: 12

Validity: Does not expire.

Price £31.50 + VAT per Learner Registration

 Unit 1: Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
Unit 1: Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training H/505/0053)

1. Understand the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training.
1.1 Explain the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training.
1.2 Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities.
1.3 Explain ways to promote equality and value diversity.
1.4 Explain why it is important to identify and meet individual learner needs.

2. Understand ways to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment.
2.1 Explain ways to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment.
2.2 Explain why it is important to promote appropriate behaviour and respect for others.
3. Understand the relationships between teachers and other professionals in education and training.
3.1 Explain how the teaching role involves working with other professionals.
3.2 Explain the boundaries between the teaching role and other professional roles.
3.3 Describe points of referral to meet the individual needs of learners.

 Qualification Assessment

Assessment:

The course is assessed by: 

Unit 1: Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  - 1x assignment (approx 1200 words each)

Unit 2: Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
  - 1x assignment (approx 1200 words each)
  - 1x Teacher assessed micro teaching session of a minimum duration of 20 minutes 
  - 1x self evaluation of micro teaching session 
  - 3x peer observation feedback forms 

Unit 3: Understanding assessment in education and training
  - 1x assignment (approx 1200 words each)

Assessments are downloaded from the AoFQA’s Training Manager

 AoFAQ Centre and Trainer Support Materials

The following is exclusively available from AoFAQ  to support the qualification:

Qualification Specification:

  • This gives details of all the Learning Outcomes with Assessment Criteria and full requirements for the qualification.

Scheme of Work:

  • This is a detailed construction on how to present the qualification to Learners.

Support Templates and Forms

  • Form 1: Assessment tracking sheet
  • Form 2: Internal Quality Assurer Sampling plan and tracking form
  • Form 3: Internal Quality Assurer Observation Plan form
  • Form 4: Internal Quality Assurer Assessor Observation form
  • Form 5: Internal Quality Assurer Learner Discussion form 
  • Form 6: Tutor observation form
  • Form 7: Peer observation form 

PowerPoint:

  • AoFAQ have produced a professionally designed PowerPoint that maps the Learning Outcomes to assist the Trainer in presentation of the course. A sample of the slides can be seen in the above graphic.

All these items are available FREE of charge to AoFAQ Approved Centres when 6 Learner Registrations are purchased in advance.

 Trainer, Assessor Requirements

Tutors/assessors must: 

  • Evidence of relevant teaching experience in an education or training context
  • Access to appropriate guidance and support 
  • On-going participation in related programme quality assurance processes 
  • A teaching or training qualification 

    Examples of teaching and training qualifications accepted to deliver and assess this course:
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Certificate in Education (Cert Ed)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong learning Sector (DTLLS)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong learning Sector (CTLLS)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF)
  • Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate 
  • S/NVQ level 3 in Training and Development or equivalent  
  • S/NVQ level 4 in Training and Development or equivalent 
  • IHCD Instructional Methods 
  • IHCD Instructor Certificate 
  • CIPD Certificate in Training Practice 

    Note: This list is not exhaustive 

See Qualification Specification for details:

 Internal Quality Assurers

Internal Quality Assurers must:

Meet the criteria of the trainer as listed.

  • Have working knowledge of the requirements of the qualification they are quality assuring at the time any assessment is taking place
  • Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the role of assessors
  • Visit and observe assessments and carry out other related internal quality assurance

Note: It is understood that not all IQAs will be qualified initially, and that sufficient time should be considered to achieve these qualifications. During this time centres should ensure that IQAs are following the principles set out in the current Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Assessment. This could be evidenced by holding a qualification such as:

  • SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Workplace Assessment
  • QCF Qualifications based on the Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Assessment
  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
  • V1 or D34

Note: This list is not exhaustive.

 Links and Downloads

Information Link
Qualification Specification
L3 Education and Training Qualification Specification




Level 3 Education and Training (QCF)
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  • Level 3 Assessing the Quality of Assessment (QCF) – TAQA
  • AoFAQ Level 2 National Award in Safeguarding Children and Young People

 

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