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IQ Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

 

Qualification Number 601/1301/7
Title IQ Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)
Category National
Sector Teaching & Education
Operational Start Date 03/10/2013
Operational End Date 31/05/2020
Total Units 3 Min Credit 12
Min Guided Learning Hours 48 Max Guided Learning Hours
Min Age From 19 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £41.00 (excluding VAT) 

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). 

Moderation Fee : £

Introduction

This specification is intended for trainers, centres and learners. General information regarding centre approval, registration, IQR (IQ’s candidate management system), assessment papers, certification, reasonable adjustments, special consideration, appeals procedures,  are available from the website. This document should be read in conjunction with the IQ QMS Centre guide Enquiries: 01952 457452

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Qualification Purpose

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About this Qualification

The IQ Level 3 Award in Education and Training provides an introduction to teaching. It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as:

  • Individuals not currently teaching or training – achievement of the qualification does not require practice other than microteaching, unless units from the Learning and Development suite of qualifications are selected;
  • Individuals currently teaching and training, including those who have just begun teaching and training – although the qualification does not require practice other than microteaching (unless units from the Learning and Development suite of qualifications are selected), opportunities may be made available to observe and provide feedback on a trainee teacher's practice;
  • Individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching.

Objectives of the qualification include meeting relevant programmes of learning, preparing learners for employment, supporting a role in the workplace.

This qualification replaces the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (QCF).

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.

Structure

To be awarded the IQ Level 3 Award in Education and Training, the learner must achieve a minimum of 12 credits in total: 3 credits from the one unit in the Mandatory Unit Group A, a minimum of 6 credits from Optional Group B and a minimum of 3 credits from Optional Group C.

Full Option
Mandatory Group AMinimum Units:1
 Minimum Credits:3
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 H/505/0053Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training3312
 
Optional Group BMinimum Units:1
 Minimum Credits:6
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 J/502/9549Facilitate learning and development for individuals3612
 F/502/9548Facilitate learning and development in groups3625
 D/505/0052Understanding and using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in education and training3624
 
Optional Group CMinimum Units:1
 Minimum Credits:3
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 R/505/0050Understanding assessment in education and training3324
 D/601/5313Understanding the principles and practices of assessment3324
 
Limited Units Option
Mandatory Group AMinimum Units:1
 Minimum Credits:3
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 H/505/0053Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training3312
 
Optional Group BMinimum Units:1
 Minimum Credits:6
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 D/505/0052Understanding and using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in education and training3624
 
Optional Group CMinimum Units:1
 Minimum Credits:3
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 R/505/0050Understanding assessment in education and training3324

Assessment

All units in this qualification are assessed by portfolio (internally set and marked and quality assured by IQ).

There is also a requirement for the assessment of one or more microteach sessions and assessment of practice for the optional units from the Learning and Development suite.

An Achievement Record for this qualification is available from the website/ on request. All assessment criteria, of relevant units must be met and mapped and the location of the evidence must be indicated in the achievement record.

Learning outcomes in this qualification (or relevant unit) must be assessed using methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge and understanding; these can be assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Coursework
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment
  • Question and answer test
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Question and answer verbal (ensure records are kept)
  • Essay
  • Other

Learner Entry Requirements

All trainee teachers joining this qualification programme should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT. They should record their development needs and, where applicable, agree an action plan to address them. If trainee teachers join the qualification programme having already undertaken an initial assessment of their English, mathematics and ICT skills, their record of development needs and any previous actions taken to address them should be reviewed and updated as required.

There are no other nationally agreed entry requirements.

There is no requirement in relation to the minimum core in this qualification. However, there is a requirement to carry out an initial assessment of a trainee teacher’s personal skills in English, mathematics and ICT as outlined in section 2.6.

Providers may wish to base this initial assessment on the personal skills requirements for literacy, language, numeracy and ICT identified in the document, Addressing Literacy, Language, Numeracy and ICT needs in education and training: Defining the minimum core of teachers’ knowledge, understanding and personal skills. A guide for initial teacher education programmes (LLUK, 2007; updated LSIS, 2013).

 

Progression

Learners may progress to the IQ Level 4 Certificate in Education in Training or a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training and may transfer the credit for unit H/505/0053 Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training, achieved in the Award towards the Certificate. No credit can be transferred from this qualification to the Diploma as there are no common units.

Tutor Requirements

Requirements for those delivering units and/or observing and assessing practice:

All those delivering units and/or observing and assessing practice for the Level 3 Award in Education and Training should have all of the following:

  1. A teaching or training qualification. (This does not include qualifications that only provide an introduction to teaching, for example, the Level 3 Award in Education and Training or the Level 3 or Level 4 PTLLS awards. However, individuals who do not meet this criterion may be accepted if they have evidence of substantial and successful teaching experience in education and training).

2.    Evidence of relevant teaching experience in an education or training context;

3.    Access to appropriate guidance and support; and

4.    On-going participation in related programme quality assurance processes.

5.   The additional requirements for those who assess the Learning and Development units. Information  about the assessment and quality assurance strategy for the Learning and Development units is provided in Appendix A.

Centre Requirements

In order to meet the needs of a wider range of centres, two options for qualification approval are available which include or exclude the Learning and Development units.

Limited units option: Approval excluding the Learning and Development units requires that tutors / assessors meet the tutor requirements 1 to 4 as listed above.

Full option: Approval including the Learning and Development  units ( i.e. the full structure) requires that tutors / assessors meet the requirements 1 to 5 as listed above (which include the additional requirements of the  Assessment and Quality Assurance Strategy for the Learning and Development units (see Appendix A)

 

 

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