CIEH Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 28 April 2017.

More information can be found on the Voluntary Surrender of Recognition page.


An introductory level, knowledge-based qualification for individuals who are not already in a teaching role.

Who needs this qualification?

This qualification is designed for people who:

  Are not in a teaching role, or who have just started a teaching role
  Want a short qualification
  Want a qualification without a minimum teaching practice requirement

Why is this training important?

This training helps individuals who are new to teaching to develop an understanding of how to deliver inclusive and engaging training programmes that meet learners’ needs.

Learning outcomes

  Develop understanding of the teaching role and responsibilities
  Learn how to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment
  Plan, deliver and evaluate inclusive teaching and learning
  Develop understanding of the types and methods of assessment used in education and training
  Learn how to involve learners and others in the assessment process
  Understand requirements for keeping records

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  Qualification Specification  


Duration  Duration  Three-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Two MCQ examinations and one assignment (including a micro-teaching session) 
Prerequisite  Prerequisite  Minimum of level 2 in English (or equivalent, recommended)
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training or the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. 
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