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IQ Level 3 Award in English for Literacy and Language Teaching (QCF)


Qualification Number 600/7982/4
Title IQ Level 3 Award in English for Literacy and Language Teaching (QCF)
Category National
Sector Teaching & Education
Operational Start Date 01/02/2013
Operational End Date 31/05/2017
Total Units 4 Min Credit 12
Min Guided Learning Hours 60 Max Guided Learning Hours
Min Age From 16 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £46.00

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).

Qualification Purpose

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 3 Award in English for Literacy and Language Teaching will support learners in the analysis of the English language and well as the development and acquisition of English skills in speaking and listening, reading and writing.

The qualification will prepare learners to progress to English qualifications at a higher level, or to qualifications in other subject areas where English skills would be an advantage. It will also support the development of personal skills and/or knowledge in English and has been identified by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) as an appropriate qualification to develop the knowledge and skills needed to teach Functional Skills English. Objectives of the qualification include: preparing learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding, preparing learners to progress to a qualification in another subject area and to give learners personal growth and engagement in learning.

The criteria for this qualification were developed by Lifelong Learning UK in 2007, and revised in 2010. The criteria are available on the LSIS website.

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.


To achieve this qualification learners must achieve 12 credits in total form the 4 mandatory units.

IQ Level 3 Award in English for Literacy and Language Teaching (QCF)


All the units are knowledge-based and there is no requirement to undertake assessed practical teaching to achieve this qualification. However, it is expected that the assessment will provide learners with an opportunity to apply their skills in a practical context where appropriate.

Assessment will be internally set by the centre, internally marked and verified; and quality assured by IQ. All assessment criteria must be met and mapped and the location of the evidence must be evidenced in the Achievement Record which is available from the IQ website/on request.

The qualification is not graded and successful learners achieve a pass.

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, it is expected the learners will have undertaken an initial assessment in English which indicates they are working at level 2 or above, before undertaking this qualification.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers delivering this qualification must have, or be working towards an appropriate teaching qualification at level 4 or above and have experience or qualifications in English skills at level 4 or above.

Examples of suitable teaching qualifications include: level 4 PTTLS or CTTLs, DTTLS or Qualified Teacher Status.

Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved by IQ in order to offer this qualification.



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