The course is most suitable for teachers, tutors and trainers who may be working within a Further Education (FE) college, Adult and Community Learning Centre or Learning Provider and are currently not qualified. The course is also suitable for those not yet in a teaching or training role, but wish to be.
We are no longer taking applications for the September start for this course. If you would like to join the February 2020 enrolment, complete an online application and you will be contacted in January to attend an interview.
The course covers the following units:
Successful students have progressed onto the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training and the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.
A number of students have fulfilled the requirements of their employment by taking the programme.
Some students have found teaching and training related employment as a result of doing the qualification.
You will be taught in a variety of ways, including practical sessions, but lessons will typically consist of active learning in a classroom environment.
Assessment is through assignment coursework, and practical assessment in the classroom – this includes a 15 minute micro-teaching session, which you must deliver to your peers, and take part in the evaluation process of other micro-teaching sessions.
There are no other specific costs associated with the programme.
NCFE Level 3 Award in Education
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In addition to the time spent in classes in College, you will be expected to spend approximately 3 hours per week on research, and completion of coursework.
Typically students who come on the course have Level 3, or first degree, qualifications in a subject specialism they want to teach/train in. However, there are no formal qualification requirements for the programme, except a level of English commensurate with the programme (see below).
We may, in some circumstances, ask for a reference.
No prior knowledge, or experience, of teaching is necessary to do this course.
You are expected to demonstrate Level 2 competencies in English.
Before/when you join the course you will take an initial assessment to determine your level.
You do not need a specific Mathematics qualification to join this course, but you should be aware that teaching professionals should be qualified to Level 2.
All our Further Education (FE) courses (Entry to Level 3) are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August 2019. For a few courses you may be expected to contribute towards the cost of specialist materials and resources. However, depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help from the College’s Learner Support Fund. You should apply for any such financial support as soon as you have been offered a place. If you are aged 19 or over on 31st August 2019 and you are a UK/EU resident you will normally be required to pay a course fee.
The cost of your course will include tuition fees and examination fees, where applicable. Where a course requires additional specialist materials, there may be an additional cost. Some courses are cheaper than others because they are part funded by the government; some of these courses may also attract concessionary fees for some people.
If you are aged 19+ or over and studying a Level 3 course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan. To be eligible for this loan, you must have been living continuously in the UK for 3 years immediately before the start date of your course. You must also be undertaking a course of study that is at Level 3 or above, e.g. National Diploma/Certificate etc. For more information click here.
Concessionary rates are now available for learners that meet the following criteria:
For more information on fees and remission click here.
If you are on a low income you may be eligible for financial support towards tuition fees from the Discretionary Learner Support Fund.
For further information click here.
Care to learn - childcare support for young people aged 16-20
If you are aged under 20 at the beginning of your course, or moving to the 2nd year of a level 3 course, and are caring for your own child you may be entitled to £175.00 maximum per week, per child through Care to Learn.
Please ensure you register on the Care to Learn website even if you haven’t chosen your childcare provider or the course you want to study. Once you have registered Care to Learn will confirm financial support in principle.
For further details and help with making an application please visit https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn or speak to a Student Advisor.
If you are aged 20+ when you start a course and need financial support to help with the cost of childcare while you study the college may be able to help.
You will be required to make use of any government NEF or 2+ Funding before requesting any financial support from the college.
It is essential that you speak to a Student Advisor prior to enrolling on a course to discuss your personal circumstances, childcare needs and to find out if there are funds available.
Eligibility for help with childcare costs is based on your personal circumstances.
You need to have evidence that you meet general discretionary Learner Support Funds or 19+ Advanced Learning Loan bursary fund criteria:
All childcare applicants approved for funding will be required to sign our Terms & Conditions and MUST inform the College immediately should they stop attending lessons for any reason.Email email@example.com to put your name on the childcare waiting list. You MUST speak to a member of the Student Advice or Learner Services team before you enrol on a course.