Part-time residential at the college and online 

The Award in Education and Training provides valuable training for teachers, trainers and those in support roles, in a wide range of organisations in the lifelong learning sector such as further education, adult and community education, the voluntary and community sectors, the public sector and the private sector.  The course offers you a combination of theoretical background and approaches alongside the development of practical skills. The Award in Education and Training (AET) has replaced PTLLS as the nationally recognised qualification at an introductory level.

The course includes the following:

Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training

  • Understand the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training.
  • Understand ways to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment.
  • Understand the relationships between teachers and other professionals in education and training.

Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches in Education and Training

  • Understand inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training.
  • Understand ways to create an inclusive teaching and learning environment.
  • Be able to plan, deliver and evaluate the delivery of inclusive teaching and learning.

Assessment in Education and Training

  • Understand types and methods of assessment used in education and training.
  • Understand how to involve learners and others in the assessment process.
  • Understand the role and use of constructive feedback in the assessment process.
  • Understand requirements for keeping records of assessment in education and training.



8th June 2022 - 20th July 2022 

 Split across 4 residential (3 day - 2 night) stays and 8 Online tutorials 

Residential Stays:

8th June 2022 - 10th June 2022

22nd June 2022 - 24th June 2022

4th July 2022 - 6th July 2022

18th July 2022 - 20th July 2022

Online Dates 

To be confirmed. 



Full awards at level 3 or above cost from £0-£100 depending on your income


Level 3 


City & Guilds

Entry Requirements 

  • You must be working at a Level 2 or above in literacy.
  • You will be expected to complete a maths and English initial assessment
  • You will also need to have basic IT skills, access to a computer and WiFi 
  • You will need to have a webcam, microphone and speaker installed within, or attached, to your computer to allow interaction during the virtual lessons 
  • You must already be working in the education sector or have plans to get a job within that sector
  • This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority and is therefore only available to people residing in certain areas of the West Midlands.  If you are unsure if you are eligible or not to apply please contact [email protected] along with your postcode.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at new and experienced teachers, those in support roles and trainers within further education, adult and community education, the public sector, the private sector and the voluntary and community sectors as well as those who wish to develop their own careers by working towards a nationally recognised teaching qualification.  We are particularly experienced in working with those in the voluntary and community sectors.


Depending on your teaching role, you may wish to progress to the Certificate in Education and Training (level 4) or to the Diploma in Education and Training (Level 5) ’.  You may also wish to consolidate your Numeracy and Literacy qualifications by sitting one of the National Tests in Numeracy at Level Two such as Functional Skills.