The Award in Education and Training is an introduction to teaching. It replaces PTLLS as the threshold qualification for anyone wanting to teach in the Further Education and skills sector.  Because it is knowledge-based, there is no teaching practice requirement.

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Who is AET for?

The Award is suitable for:

  • People not yet teaching or training
  • Teachers and trainers just starting in the role
  • Other professionals whose role includes elements of teaching or training
  • You must be 19+

What will you learn?

The qualification covers the key knowledge and skills required by teachers and trainers:

  • the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • inclusive teaching and learning approaches
  • assessment of learners
  • facilitating learning and development for individuals
  • facilitating learning and development in groups

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

To succeed on AET you will need:

English and IT skills to read and interpret written tasks and write answers in a legible and understandable form. We will assess this as part of the application process.

To progress beyond AET you will need:

  • A level 3 qualification or equivalent experience in the subject you intend to deliver
  • Level 2 English and Maths qualifications. We will assess this during the course and work with you on an appropriate development plan.

 How is it taught?

AET is taught at Fircroft on a non-residential basis over 5 days:

2.5 days                Mon 30th July to Wed 1st August 2018

2.5 days                Mon 6th Aug to   Wed 8th August 2018

Mondays and Tuesdays are 9am-5pm. Wednesdays are 9am-1pm

This is supplemented by material on our virtual learning environment and by tutorials.

What is the cost?

AET costs £395. This is fully inclusive of City and Guilds registration, teaching and assessment, tutorials, materials, refreshments and lunch between sessions. If you wanted to stay overnight, we might be able to accommodate you for an additional cost.

No reductions or loans are available for AET. You can talk to us about paying by instalments if that would help.

 How is it assessed?

The qualification is assessment by a combination of:

  • Assignments to evidence the knowledge based assessment criteria
  • Production of a session plan and other evidence in a portfolio
  • At least 15 minutes teaching or simulated micro-teaching observed

 What will you achieve?

Successful achievement of 3 mandatory units gives you 12 credits and the City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training (6502-31)

 What can you do after this?

AET allows you to progress into employment as a teacher or trainer in the sector, and then use those teaching hours to enrol on the following City and Guilds qualifications:

  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
  • Level 3 and 4 Awards, Certificates and
  • Diplomas in Learning and Development (6318)
  • Level 3 Assessment and Quality Assurance
  • 6258 Awards in Planning and Delivering Training Sessions
  • 6259 Awards/Certificate for Learning Support Practitioners
  • 6255 English for Literacy and Language Teaching / Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching

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