Level 3 Award in Education and Training

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Start date
Feb 12, 2024
Jun 10, 2024
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Typical offer
A Level 3 qualification or equivalent
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8 weeks (part time)
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UK: £


This qualification provides an introduction to the theory and practice of education and training. The course has no teaching practice requirement and can be taken by individuals who are not currently in a teaching role. In this course you will cover the following:

  • Understand the roles, responsibilities and associated relationships in education and training
  • Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
  • Understand assessment in education and training
  • Plan and deliver micro-teach sessions and evaluate your own teaching practice with the aid of feedback from the tutor and peers.

Course structure


This is a short course (on a part time basis) which provides 12 credits at Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

Contact hours

Contact hours or guided learning hours are the number of hours a student will be taught and/or supported by their tutors during their studies. This includes direct teaching, guidance or supervision time. In addition, students are expected to spend additional time to attempt tutor set tasks and reading, completing their assessments, as well as independent study to learn the material covered in order to complete the qualification.

Each module is worth a certain number of credits. Each credit is estimated to be 10 hours of learning. For example, a 20-credit module requires 200 hours of learning, and this will include scheduled contact hours with your tutor(four hours/week online and/or in-person class attendance, and 48 hours over a 12 weeks semester). The remaining time is for the student to engage in tutor guided reading and tasks set for them, and also completing assessments.

The modules will be delivered by blended learning, which employs multiple methods to deliver learning by combining face-to-face interactions with online activities. Face-to-face interactions include lectures, seminars/tutorials, student presentations, and one-to-one support. In addition, students will be expected to engage in independent study to prepare for weekly classes, formative assessments, and coursework for each module..

Teaching staff

Students will be taught by a highly qualified, enthusiastic team of academics with wide-ranging research interests. Their research is used in lectures and seminars so you learn about the latest issues impacting the subject area.

Entry requirements

A Level 3 qualification in your subject area or a significant amount of relevant work experience. Qualifications from established Dar al-ulum (Islamic seminaries) are also acceptable. Applications are welcomed from mature students (24+) with non-standard qualifications. We recognize all other equivalent and international qualifications. Please note this is a part-time short course and is not offered to international students.

Fees and funding

UK and EU
Full-time course per annum. Studying at the Markfield campus.
Full-time course per annum. Studying at the Markfield campus.
What's included? The fees includes registration, tuition, examination/assessment marking and graduation. It excludes: study materials, re-examination, residential accommodation, meals, travel, graduation robes and photographs. Please also note that the tuition fees above are for ONE YEAR of study, and therefore, those on undergraduate programmes that are more than one year, will need to pay the above tuition fees for each year of study.

Career paths

This course aid career progression in a relevant teaching and training profession in public or private sector. Learners who have achieved the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training can progress to the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training or the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.

How to apply

All prospective students must complete an application form. To gain a place at the Markfield Institute you will need to meet our general entry requirements and the specific entry requirements of your chosen course. Your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Team for your course, who will decide whether your application should receive an offer. Specific entrance requirements for individual courses can be found on individual course pages on this website. After considering your application and documents, MIHE will send the candidate an email about the outcome of his/her application. Successful candidates will be sent an offer letter by email informing them about fees and the level and exact title of the course. Unsuccessful candidates will be informed by email.All students must complete an application form. If you are unable to complete this form for any reason, please contact admissions@mihe.ac.uk

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