BTEC Level 3 Award in Education & Teaching
BTEC Award in Education and Training (QCF)
This introductory, knowledge-based teaching qualification has no minimum teaching practice requirement. Therefore, it may be undertaken by individuals who are not in a teaching role. However, there is a minimum requirement to take part in micro teaching. Preferably GCSE English and Maths at Grade A-C or equivalent i.e. Functional Skills or Key Skills. However, applications are assessed on an individual basis following initial assessment of English, Maths and ICT.
The BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) is an introductory teaching qualification. Achieving this Award will provide sufficient evidence that the learner has acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare, plan, deliver and evaluate basic teaching and learning sessions, in a variety of teaching or training contexts.
It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including:
individuals not currently teaching or training
individuals currently teaching and training, including those who have just begun or are about to begin
individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification providing an introduction to teaching.
It gives learners the opportunity to:
develop knowledge related to teaching and learning
develop skills in teaching and learning
achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification
develop their own personal growth and engagement in teaching and learning.
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