Course overview

Kickstart your education career with this introductory teaching qualification. Experience the buzz of learning environments and get a view into the profession. Learn essential teaching skills and open doors to further education jobs in this Education and Training course. This course prepares you for teaching jobs working with adults. These can include roles as a tutor, learning assistant, teaching assistant, or trainer in universities, Sixth Form colleges, or other adult learning settings. This Level 3 Award in Teaching and Education is the first step towards a fulfilling career in teaching. If you want to get a teaching qualification, this foundational course can give you a taste of the industry before you move onto higher level qualifications.

Course description

Gain essential teaching skills including classroom management, planning, and organisation. Learn how to facilitate learning for individuals and groups. Understand assessment processes. Develop practical classroom skills through micro teaching activities. Your performance will be observed and your tutor will give you important feedback.

Your tutor will assess you through a portfolio of tasks. These could include worksheets, lesson plans, or reports. You’ll have support and guidance throughout your learning process.

The aim of this teaching qualification is to help you enter the workforce. You’ll learn skills employers look for in teaching staff at adult education organisations.

When you complete a Level 3 Education and Training course, you can work in teaching roles in a variety of adult education settings.

You can also progress to further study at universities or Higher Education centres. You can do a Level 4 Certificate or a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.

To take this course you’ll need to have access to the internet. You’ll communicate with your tutor and access learning materials through Canvas, the WEA’s digital learning portal.

We’re committed to helping you access and enjoy adult education. If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

You’ll be supported throughout your studies by your dedicated WEA tutor. We promise it won’t feel like school, and you’ll be in control of your learning.

Most of our courses are free for most of our learners. Please note that you need to get to the end of the enrolment process to see the discounts.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know. This course is free if you live in London and receive benefits (Universal Credit, Tax Credit, etc.) or have an annual household income below £25 300 .

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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