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.
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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
27/06/2023 11/07/2023 25/07/2023 08/08/2023



Cohort 2

Day 1

Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
19/10/2023 02/11/2023 14/11/2023 28/11/2023



Cohort 3

Day 1

Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
11/01/2024 25/01/2024 15/02/2024 07/03/2024


All dates will have the timings of 0830-1630 


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.

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UPDATE: 22.08.23: The process has recently been updated, and a completed application form is required in order to submit the booking form below.

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Contact CPD Admin if you have any questions about the application process or any general questions.

UPDATE: 22.08.23: Bookings can now only be accepted with completed application form. Please see “How to Apply” section for more information

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