Central Bedfordshire College
Course Code
Course Title
Level 3
16 weeks
Entry Requirements
You will need a good standard of English and IT in order to complete a portfolio of work. You will need to be proficient in the subject you intend to teach in order to use the qualification.
Start Date
September 2020
Days and Times

Is this course right for me?

Teaching is a rewarding lifelong career where no two days are the same. If you are looking to move into a career in education; progress into teaching or even looking to teach English as a second language there is a course here for you.

Course Overview

The Award in Education and Training is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and will support you to develop the skills and confidence you need to teach and train in the post-compulsory sector. This course is a great choice if you would like to teach or train in the post-compulsory sector (e.g. further education, adult education, higher education, workplace training).

Areas of study could include: • Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training • Facilitate Learning and Development for Individuals • Facilitate Learning and Development in Groups • Understanding and Using Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches in Education and Training

• 3 Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

You will be assessed throughout the course, with no final examination. You will present a portfolio of assignments covering the topics of the course, including feedback and reflection on a micro-teaching session to your colleagues on the course. The tutor will help you to monitor your progress and set targets for improvement throughout the course. Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.

Courses begin in October and February. The course is taught Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning across 16 3-hour sessions. There will be taught sessions, group working and research and workshops. Micro-teach sessions will give you the chance to practise your skills.

Your Study Programme includes valuable additions to help you succeed! • You will have a regular 1:1 appointment with highly qualified and experienced professionals who will help you to manage your workload, give you valuable feedback and ensure that you meet College expectations. • Careers Advice & Guidance is available throughout your time at CBC from our friendly, dedicated Advisors. They can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, UCAS applications, interview skills and much more.

What options are there after completing this course?

Upon completing your course, you have a great range of options available to help you continue your adventure. • After completing the course, you can teach or train with increased confidence. You may wish to take a Certificate in Education or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education. • Want to know more? Click here to see where this course can take you!

Additional information

Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.

We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.