NOCN Level 3 Award in Education and Training (12 credits at level 3)

Events > 2017 > February > NOCN Level 3 Award in Education and Training (12 credits at level 3)

About this event:

Exeter Colab

Are you considering a career in lifelong learning, or are you a trainer looking to keep your CV up to date?  Explore how to plan, deliver and assess inclusive, motivational sessions that will help your learners achieve their potential.

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is the latest standard qualification for those considering delivering adult learning, replacing PTLLS as the minimum requirement by most organisations delivering adult education.

The course will be delivered as 8 classroom days supported by some home study.

Subjects will include;

  • An introduction to teaching and learning
  • Lesson planning
  • Assessment
  • Record keeping
  • Use of resources and teaching materials
  • Communication skills in teaching and learning
  • Promoting equality and diversity in the learning environment

This is an experiential course.  Although theory is a part of the delivery the bulk of the course will be about the practical aspects of delivering training to adults.

How will I be assessed?

To pass this Level 3 Award you will need to complete 3 written assignments (approx. 1000 words each) as well as undertaking a short teaching session (known as a micro-teaching) for the other students on your course.

What qualification will I get?

NOCN Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Do I need to be teaching now?

No.  This course is ideal for those just starting out in adult teaching or those considering this work.

What are the entry requirements?

This is a level 3 Award and you will need to demonstrate the ability to complete the written assignments and to study at this level.

What are the time commitments?

The course meets for one day per week over eight weeks.  As well as attending all the sessions you will need to set aside time to complete the written assignments, carry out assigned reading and to prepare for your micro-teach session towards the end of the course.  Most people find that they can accomplish this in about 3-4 hours per week. If in doubt, please speak to us before enrolling. 

Do I need to attend all of the sessions?

It is important to try and attend all 8 sessions, especially the first day where the group is formed and the course is explained in detail.  However, as long as you attend a minimum of 75% of the course and complete all of the assignments you can still obtain the qualification.  You would be expected to do extra study for any missed sessions.  You must attend at least one of the last two days as these are when the students deliver their micro-teaching sessions.  You will need to deliver your own and to assess some of those delivered by your peers.

 Working to deadlines – is it for you?

There are a number of written assignments, reading assignments and preparation for delivering your micro-teach session.  All of these will require you to work to pre-arranged deadlines. You need to ask yourself if you have the time, capacity and resilience to work in this way. Your tutor will support you during this time and extensions can be arranged in certain circumstances. However, the onus will be on you to prepare and complete work on time. For some people this can create an unacceptable level of stress so you need to be honest with yourself before applying for a place on the course. The course tutor will be happy to discuss this with you to assist you in deciding if this is the course for you.

Dates:                         8, 15, 22 Feb, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Mar 2017

Times                         10.00 – 16.00 each day

Venue                         Exeter CVS, The CoLab Hub, King William St., Exeter EX4 6PD


£95*    if self-funding**

£145if funded by a voluntary sector organisation, or charity with a turnover of less than £250,000

£295   for all other applicants