The cohorts of this module will continue to be delivered on a virtual basis. There is currently no plan in place to return to face to face training, however you will be notified once a development on this takes place.
If you have any queries regarding bookings for the Mentorship/AET/Clinical Supervision modules, please use the Contact Us form to contact us with your query and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

This course is taught in-house by a SWAST tutor. Providing the minimum statutory standard for all those entering a teaching profession, the main objective of the qualification is to equip the individual with the skills and knowledge to begin a teaching career within the post compulsory learning sector.

The course is a Level 3 Quality and Credit Framework (QCF) course, and is accredited and agreed by OfQual. The student will gain a nationally recognised electronic certificate on successful completion of all the assessment criteria set by OfQual.

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand own role and responsibilities in lifelong learning
  • Understanding and Using Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches in Education and Training
  • Understanding Assessment in Education and Training
Guided Learning Hours
  • There are 5 taught days
  • The Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 5 taught days of 9 hours, equivalent to 48 hours
  • The Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 120 hours, which means there are 72 hours of personal study time

The assessment consist of two aspects:

  1. Practical assessment consisting of a 15 – 30 minute lesson delivered to your peers on a non-work based subject. This is delivered via Zoom.
  2. A portfolio of evidence consisting of 4 x 500 word reflections and 9 pieces of evidence consisting of a number of short answers questions. The portfolio is set against the provided assessment criteria, all of which must be met to pass the course.

You MUST attend all 5 days & submit a portfolio to pass the course – failure to attend all 5 days or submit will result in you breaching the T&Cs and becoming liable for the cost of the course.

Course Resources

The course is delivered using PowerPoint and Tutor Lead classes, group work and individual study. The course has a course handbook that can be purchased from Amazon: The Award in Education and Training by Ann Gravells.

Course Cost

This course costs £250 per person and is fully funded by SWAST. Please ensure you can attend all 5 taught dates. If you cancel or cannot complete the course for any reason, you need to advise with as much warning as possible.

Cohort 1

Day 1

Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
14/04/2022 26/04/2022 12/05/2022 26/05/2022



Cohort 2

Day 1

Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
07/07/2022 21/07/2022 04/08/2022 18/08/2022



Cohort 3

Day 1

Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
22/09/2022 06/10/2022 20/10/2022 01/11/2022



All dates will have the timings of 0845-1600 


The teaching will take place via a Zoom video link – You will be expected to be available all day on the course dates. Instructions on how Online learning works are on the website here – FAQs –  ZOOM.

Fill out the form below and apply for a place. Should you have any questions and queries, please contact Lizzie Ryan.
If there is no booking from showing here then it means the course is fully booked.
*People do drop out, and if a place becomes available, we will advertise the vacant spots (you can subscribe to the mailing list below – bottom left of the page).
When people are deleted from bookings- the vacant places will re-appear on this pageand be available to book.

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