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Highfield Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)

Highfield Awarding Organisation

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is designed to give people the knowledge and confidence to teach in the post-16 education sector. This could be as a trainer in the private training industry or as a teacher/ lecturer in further education.

This qualification replaces the old Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS course), certifying people to teach at a nationally accredited standard.

Who should complete the course?

It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as:

  • Individuals not currently teaching or training
  • Individuals currently teaching and training, including those new to the profession
  • Individuals currently working as assessors, who wish to achieve a qualification that introduces them to teaching


To provide delegates with the knowledge, skills and qualities required to become a successful teacher/ trainer.


By the end of the course, delegates will have the skills to:

  • Explore your roles and responsibilities as a teacher
  • Plan your own sessions and explore the importance of providing an inclusive teaching environment
  • Understand the 3 main types of assessment in teaching, and the role that ongoing assessment in teaching plays
Course Content

Course Content

The course is made up of three core units and requires three classroom days of attendance, consisting of a combination of:

  • Taught lectures
  • Lesson planning
  • Group discussions
  • Essay planning

Delegates will spend part of the first two days planning their own 15-minute micro teach lesson ready to deliver it on day three.

After the classroom days, delegates have one month to complete three essays at home/ work. Templates are provided on the course to help make these easier.


The total qualification time for this qualification is 120 hours and of this, 48 hours are recommended as guided learning hours.


This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence which must cover all assessment criteria of the units selected. The portfolio of evidence will be assessed and internally quality assured by the Centre.

What next?

Individuals achieving this qualification may wish to progress onto the Highfield Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF).

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