1st4sport Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

This qualification is designed to provide learners with an introduction to teaching/training in the further education and skills sector. It is a knowledge-based teaching qualification which has no minimum teaching practice requirement, and therefore, it may be undertaken by individuals who are not currently in a teaching role. However, there is a minimum requirement to take part in microteaching[1]. The qualification is composed of one mandatory unit and two optional groups containing various optional units, of which one must be selected from each group.

[1] Microteaching is an activity where trainee teachers prepare and deliver a short teaching and learning session to their peers and then evaluate their practice.

The qualification is designed for those aspiring to teach or new to teaching in the further education and skills sector. Prior to accessing a programme of learning, learners must be 19 years of age or above.

This qualification can help learners to progress in teaching/training and support roles in a wide range of organisations in the education and training sector. These include; Public sector organisations, Private sector organisations, Further Education, Adult and Community Education.

Once in a teaching role, you may choose to follow a programme of training for the Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training or the Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training depending upon your role and associated teaching responsibilities.

Recognised centres offering this qualification determine their own fees, and they will vary from centre to centre. The fees charged should entitle you to a programme of learning and assessment, registration and certification for the qualification, a 1st4sport Learner Pack and an appropriate learning resource. For further information on the costs of courses, please contact a recognised centre.