BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) (12 credits)

The Award in Education & Training was introduced in September 2013 to replace the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, as an initial award for those who deliver adult learning. It demonstrates that learners have a good understanding of their role, can organise effective learning, and have personally developed through evaluation and reflective practice. This 12-credit Pearson Edexcel Award is accredited with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Three units are completed online and a 15 minute micro-teach session is recorded and submitted for assessment.

Work At Your Own Pace

Candidates work at their own pace and can complete the award in six weeks to twelve months, with an average being three-months. This award does not require 10-12 weeks attendance at a college, so is very suitable for people who work shifts. The online system provides 24/7 access to the assignments and assessor feedback.

You must be willing to undertake an initial assessment of your skills in English, mathematics and ICT.

All of your assignments are completed and stored online and, as such, can be accessed from any venue with access to the internet. This means you can complete your award from work or home.

There is no requirement to write an essay. The Award is broken down into small bite sized chunks making it achievable for busy people.

NAPPI assessors recognise that each candidate is unique and plan person-centred progress throughout with regular access to a personal-assessor. This is ideal for those who are nervous, or who have not completed formal education for a while, or who are just simply busy. Increasingly this delivery option is chosen by people living in remote places and those working abroad.

Training Qualifications UK Recognised Centre

We are a Training Qualifications UK Recognised Centre.

Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) are a UK-based awarding body. The qualifications offered by TQUK are recognised by the UK Government, who also officially regulates the sector. TQUK is also recognised as an awarding body by Ofqual and they only provide qualifications that sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Award Price

The cost of completing the 12 credit Level 3 Award in Education and Training is £525 + VAT. Please note that we are sometimes able to take payment in installments (no certification would be awarded until full payment was received).

Methods of Assessment

Three units are completed online and a 15 minute micro-teach session is recorded and submitted for assessment. The units are assessed using a holistic approach, incorporating worksheets, professional discussion, recorded Skype tutorials and reflective journals.


A start date can be set that best suits your requirements. Please contact NAPPI for more information.

Learner Feedback

"How will the learning you have undertaken change your working practice? It will encourage me to think about the bigger picture when I am delivering a training session or assessing a learner. It has encouraged me to think about the different learning styles and methods to use in order to meet the needs of all learners."

AET Award April 2022.

"I have enjoyed and gained a lot of valuable knowledge from the course and from Denise. It will support me in my new role and enable me to deliver training that is relevant to the organisations and workforce."

AET Award 2019.

"I have a very different approach to each member I work with and this course has helped me do that."

AET Award 2019.

"I am very thankful I had a demanding assessor. It allowed me to understand my mistakes and more to know the knowledge."

AET Award 2019.

"I feel that I have learnt how to plan well for assessments and how to give feedback to the staff, I have more confidence when speaking out in front of the staff in meetings due to the micro teach session."

AET Award 2018.

"Being a busy professional and travelling globally I needed to be able to work towards my Level 3 Award in Education and Training at my own pace. My course tutor/assessor was really supportive, flexible and accommodating in being able to communicate with me through tutorials, often facilitated out-of-hours. Guidance and feedback was provided to a very high standard, throughout the programme. I would definitely recommend NAPPI uk distance learning to any individual who is looking to learn around their busy schedule."

Mark J Turner
Director MJ Airport Associates Ltd
AET Award May 2015.

"Thank you so much for your support. As I stated at the start I had my reservations about the course and the thought of having to do it was quite demoralising but I couldn't have been more wrong. You have helped me use this as REAL reflective process and I have got so much out of it. Much of this was because of your support. I will miss our discussions and thank you for such an insightful and interesting opportunity. Good luck with the course."

Dr Kate Payling
AET Award January 2014.

"Finally I'd like to reflect on how important the role of the assessor is. Receiving prompt and supportive feedback is vital to keep the momentum going. Carefully worded reflections on work submitted empower the process and I am grateful to have had such an engaging and supportive assessor.

Whilst PTLLS is primarily focused on teachers, I still found it very relevant to my own role as a trainer. Sessions still need to be effectively planned, assessments need to be carried out, records kept and boundaries maintained. In addition, this is a good foundation for anyone wishing to go further into the teaching world and I wouldn't rule this out as a possibility for myself. One of the unexpected benefits is how I have developed in my capacity to coach others in the 'art of teaching', something I have enjoyed sharing very much."

Richard Mills
PTLLS Award March 2013.

EQA Feedback

Feedback from our External Verifiers at TQUK - March 2023 visit:

"The learner portfolios reviewed as part of this sample were all held on the centre's secure e-portfolio system. A variation of learner evidence was sampled across the qualifications, which consisted of learner written responses and submitted performance evidence. The evidence viewed confirmed all of the learners meeting of the requirements for their respective qualifications. The standard of assessment practice was very good, it is standardised across the units, with learners receiving clear, supportive and developmental feedback when appropriate.

IQA activity was evident across all of the portfolios sampled. Feedback was supportive, developmental and reflected those decisions made by the assessors. Assessment practice is consistent with the qualification requirements. During the visit, the IQA demonstrated a very good understanding of the centre's policies, processes, and procedures and those in relation to TQUK.

Decisions made by the assessors I found to be VACSR. Well done!"

Feedback from our External Verifiers at TQUK - December 2020:

"There are some very good sources of evidence and examples that the learners have submitted to the on line portal which has been assessed from the assessor and they have provided the learners with feedback that is supportive and encouraging to their development and progress. IQA activities have been undertaken and the IQA has provided the assessor with feedback to their assessments of the learners and their evidence. The IQA has confirmed that the evidence and assessments are valid, authentic, current, sufficient and reliable.  I agree with the judgments of both the assessor and the IQA for the learners to be certificated their qualification."

Feedback from our External Verifiers at TQUK - September 2020:

"The learner has completed their portfolio of evidence via an on line portal that has the units and the learning outcomes mapped to the qualification specification. The standard of the learners evidence is very good and they have provided some very good detail and examples of evidence.  The assessor  has assessed each submission of evidence from the learner and they have provided them with feedback that is motivational and supportive. Where the learner has not fully met the unit criteria the assessor has provided the learner with advice and guidance on the areas that require further developments. These have been re-submitted and re-assessed and the assessor has confirmed that the learning outcomes have been fully achieved. The learner has provided details of research and resources used for their development. IQA activities have been undertaken and the IQA has provided the assessor with very detailed feedback to their assessments of the the learners evidence. The IQA has confirmed that the evidence is valid and and fair, to confirm that the units sampled meet the qualification requirements. No actions have been identified and I agree with the assessment decisions to certificate this learner."

Feedback from our External Verifiers at TQUK - November 2019:

"The learner has completed their evidence via an online portal where the unit and learning outcomes have been clearly identified to the qualification. The assessor has ensured that each learning outcomes has been assessed and the assessor has provided the learner with feedback to each learning outcome. The feedback provided is clear and concise and provides the learner with good references to the learners work that has been provided. IQA activities have been undertaken and the IQA has completed a very detailed IQA report and identifies areas of good practice used by the assessor. I agree with the judgments of both the assessor and the IQA for this learner."

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