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Train the Trainer - TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) - Online

The Level 3 Award in Education and Trainings, replaced the PTLLS qualification (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector). This course is often called Train the Trainer and is the minimum requirement for delivering training to adults in first aid and a wide range of other subjects.

This is a regulated qualification that is designed to enable you to deliver training in your specialist subject. This is a regulated qualification that is nationally recognised. For more information please call us on 01206 805380

Course Information

Course Duration: Minimum 48 Guided Learning Hours

Course Location: Micro-teach day option - Colchester

Video Based: Micro-teach option - your location

Course Price: with Micro-teach at Colchester £220 + VAT

Course Price: with submitted video-based Micro-teach £220 + VAT

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Award Details: TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)

Qualification Number: 601/1831/1

Awarding Organisation: Training Qualifications UK

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  • IT, Maths and English skills.
  • Delegates must be aged 19 or over at point of certification.
  • Completion of our online initial assessment form.

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Micro-teach options.

1 Day - Micro-teach at our training centre in Colchester

Attending the micro-teach day, enables you to get real-time feedback from your tutor and peers. Delivering your presentation to a group of your peers, builds confidence.

  • 1 day in the classroom.
  • Your session plan will be submitted and marked prior to attending.
  • You will know if you have passed straight away.
  • You have the opportunity to re-do your micro-teach on the day if you need to with no additional fee.

Option 2 - Video Based Micro-teach

This option is very convenient for some learners who cannot travel to complete the micro-teach, however there are very strict regulations for delegates taking this option:-

  • Your session plan must be submitted and marked as passed, before the presentation.
  • The presentation must follow the submitted and marked session plan.
  • Presentations must be filmed and the trainer and three others must be visible at all times, to gauge feedback and interaction.
  • Any resources used in the presentation must be clearly visible.
  • The filming must be provided to us as MP4 and be clear with good sound quality.
  • The presentation must be one hour and meet all of the learning outcomes.
  • There is a fee for presentations that are submitted, which do not meet the learning outcomes.

More information about the (AET)

You can complete your Level 3 Award in Education and Training online through our Moodle Virtual Learning Environment, then you come to our training centre for 1 day to deliver your micro-teach and provide peer assessments for other delegates.

You will have access to the training with our online virtual learning environment for 3 months, the course is set out in an easy to follow format and 3 months is plenty of time to complete your assignments.

The online training provides you with videos, lessons and many useful handouts to help you to complete the theoretical side of this course, your tutor will provide guidance and feedback, your assignments will be marked within 48 hours of submission, however this is often sooner.

If you submit an assignment that doesn't meet all of the learning outcomes, don't worry. Your tutor will point you in the right direction and you can re-submit an assignment as many times as necessary.

You will also learn how to complete your session plan and it will be marked before you deliver your training presentation, this way you know that you have included all of the elements you need to successfully complete your qualification.

If you choose online training, the virtual learning environment (VLE) allows you to learn at home, at your own pace and our online tutors mark your work and provide support and guidance.

What IT Skills do I need to complete the course online?

Using the VLE does require basic IT Skills, you will need to be familiar with uploading and downloading files, the course lessons can be accessed through any mobile device.

When you have completed the assignments on the VLE and your session plan has been submitted and marked, you simply book onto one of our monthly micro-teach days.

On your micro teach day, you will deliver your training presentation to your peers in a relaxed and professional environment. You will also be completing peer reviews based on other presentations. 

Learning Outcomes

This is a 12 credit qualification

  • Understand your own roles, responsibilities and boundaries in relation to teaching/training - (3 credits)
  • Understanding and using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in education and training - (6 credits)
  • Understanding assessment in education and training (3 credits)

Who is this for?

  • are not yet in a teaching role (pre-service)
  • are in a teaching role, or who have just started a teaching role (in-service)
  • want a short qualification
  • have the potential to study at this level, which has the same level of demand as that of study for A-levels
  • want a qualification without a minimum teaching practice requirement
  • may have already achieved some Learning and Development units that can be brought forward into this teaching qualification (known as RQF equivalents).

An example of the subjects covered

Teaching roles,responsibilities and boundaries

  • Teaching  roles, responsibilities and boundaries
  • Introduction to boundaries
  • Working with other professionals
  • Reading List
  • Website List

Legislative requirements

  • Legislation
  • Legislation – examples 
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Regulatory requirements – examples
  • Codes of practice
  • IfL Code of practice
  • Policies and procedures

Inclusion, equality and diversity

  • Identifying inequality
  • Ways to promote equality and value diversity
  • Promoting and advancing equality

Learning needs

  • Features of inclusive teaching and learning
  • Differentiation
  • Teaching and learning environments
  • Motivation
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Promoting Appropriate Behaviour and Learning OutcomesPage

  • What is appropriate behaviour of the teacher?
  • What is appropriate behaviour of learners?
  • Ways to improve appropriate behaviour
  • What is respect?
  • Ways to improve respect

Learner differences

Theories of learning

  • How does learning occur?
  • Learning preferences: Fleming, Honey & Mumford
  • Retention of learning
  • Domains of learning: Bloom
  • Conditions of learning: Gagne
  • Sensory theory: Laird
  • Experiential theory: Kolb
  • Humanist theory: Rogers
  • Behaviourist theory: Skinner

The Education Environment

  • Physical
  • Social
  • Learning

Boundaries of teaching

  • Professional boundaries
  • Other boundaries
  • Example boundaries of teaching

Learner needs and points of referral

  • Identifying learner needs
  • Information, advice and guidance (IAG)
  • How to identify learner needs
  • Examples of learner needs
  • Meeting learner needs
  • Points of referral
  • Maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment

The teaching, learning and assessment cycle

  • Identifying needs
  • Planning learning
  • Facilitating learning
  • Assessing learning
  • Evaluating learning

Functional skills

  • Embedding functional skills
  • Why provide opportunities for learners to practice these skills?
  • Terminology
  • How to provide opportunities for learners to practice their skills in:
  • English
  • Maths
  • ICT
  • Wider skills

Teaching principles

Induction, Icebreakers and ground rules

  • Ground rules
  • The induction process
  • Creating an induction checklist
  • Using icebreakers
  • Types of icebreaker
  • Using energisers
  • Establishing ground rules
  • Maintaining ground rules

Assessment methods

  • What is assessment?
  • Formative and summative assessment
  • How can you choose which methods to use? 
  • Assessment methods: informal and formal 
  • Holistic assessment 
  • Strengths and limitations of assessment methods 
  • Meeting individual needs 

Assessment types

  • What is assessment?
  • The assessment cycle
  • Assessment types: initial, dignostic, formative and summative

Teaching, learning and assessment approaches

  • Teaching and learning approaches
  • Table: strengths and limitations, meeting individual needs - teaching 
  • Facilitating learning
  • Assessment approaches
  • Table:strengths and limitations, meeting individual needs - assessment
  • Meeting individual needs
  • Providing constructive feedback to learners
  • Resources

Assessor roles and responsibilities


  • What is communication?
  • Verbal communication
  • Non verbal communication
  • Speaking, listening, reading, writing
  • Barriers to communication
  • Theories of communication

Making assessment decisions and providing feedback

  • How to make a decision
  • Factors influencing decisions
  • Appeals and complaints
  • What is feedback?
  • Different feedback methods
  • How to give feedback
  • Feedback hints

Involving learners in the assessment process

  • How to involve learners in the assessment process
  • Self-assessment: examples, strengths and limitations
  • Peer assessment: examples, strengths and limitations
  • Questioning
  • Involving others in the assessment process
  • Sources of information

Record keeping

  • Reasons for record keeping
  • Examples of records
  • Data Protection Act (1998)
  • Confidentiality
  • Freedom of Information Act (2000)
  • Assessment records
  • Examples of assessment records

Self evaluation and CPD

  • What is self evaluation?
  • Questions to ask yourself
  • Obtaining feedback
  • What is reflective practice?
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • How to plan and maintain CPD 

Divising an inclusive session plan

  • What is a teaching and learning plan?
  • Preparing a plan
  • Aspects to consider when planning a session
  • Aims and objectives
  • Example of a session plan
  • Teaching and learning activities
  • Resources
  • Assessment
  • Timings
  • Contingency plans

Delivering a micro-teach session.

  • What is a micro teach session?
  • Questions to ask in advance
  • Planning
  • Preparing
  • Delivering (the beginning, middle and ending)
  • What makes a good session?
  • Evaluating

All of the subjects are covered by video, lessons and examples on our virtual learning environment. the individual subjects are covered by means of video lessons, written lessons, examples and templates that you download and us to provide your assignments.

We have delivered this course to thousands of individuals who have gone onto deliver training in their specialist subject with confidence. Don't settle for anything less, complete your Award in Education and training with ITG online.

This course is available nationwide if you choose to provide a video for your micro-teach it will need to meet the criteria, this does mean that you can complete the course 100% online and at your location.

In addition to the Award in Education and Training we also deliver a range of Assessor and Verifier qualifications through our virtual learning environment. A recognised assessing or Internal Quality Assurer qualification are great qualifications to have if you are looking for a career as a trainer.

Assessor Qualifications available:

  • Vocational Assessor
  • Workplace Assessor
  • CAVA/ TAQA (Certificate in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement)
  • Internal Quality Assurance (for assessment practice and processes)

Other Specialist courses available:

  • First Aid Train the Trainer / Instructor
  • Moving and Assisting People Trainer Courses
  • Manual Handling Trainer Course
  • Food Safety Level 3
  • Food Hygiene Level 3
  • Safeguarding Level 3