Who is the awarding body? - Highfield Qualifications

How many course credits? 12 Credits.

Is it an accredited course? Yes, it is an Ofqual Regulated Qualification (RQF), fully accredited course.

Is it recognised outside of the UK? It is a U.K based qualification, however U.K qualifications are highly sought-after internationally.

Does the qualification expire? No, the qualification is yours for life and does not need to be renewed once achieved.

How many guided learning hours? 48 Guided Learning Hours (GLC), most learners take 1 month to complete the qualification.

How long does the average learner take to complete the qualification? Most learners take a month to complete the course. There are no official deadlines with our courses and you can take as long as required to complete the qualification.

How long does the certificate take to process after I have completed the course? The certificate takes up to 10 working days to process and will be emailed to the booker of the course.

Will I receive a hard-copy of my certificate? No, all certificates are electronic (pdf). Certificates can be downloaded and printed once received.

What are the 3 assignments?

Unit A- Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (3 credits)
Unit B- Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training (6 credits)

Unit C- Understanding assessment in education and training (3 credits)

How long are the 3 assignments? – The suggested word count is 2,000 words per assignment- however there is no official word count, you can write as much information as required. Assignments can be written in the first or the third person. Most candidates pass each assignment on the first or second submission.
How many references or sources of information do I need to include within the assignments? You only need to reference  Ann Gravell’s Level 3 AET textbook-however you can include other sources of information such as websites, journals and other text books if required.

What support will I have available? Support available over the phone, the office hours are Monday-Friday (9.00am-5.00pm). Office contact number: 01737 237590

Our dedicated marking team work to 5 working days to review and turn around assignment marking. You can submit as many assignment resubmissions required in order to meet the pass criteria- there are no additional resubmission fees on our courses.
The Train Aid YouTube Channel contains the latest support videos to assist you with your qualification.
What are the entry requirements? Candidates must be 19 years old to begin the course. Basic I.T skills are an advantage when completing the assignments and micro teach.
Can I get funding for this course? – No we do not arrange for funding, however we do offer flexible monthly payment plans to support our learners on our courses.

Do I need to work within a teaching role to complete this qualification? No, it is the first qualification on the teaching and training ladder. You will learn about the roles, responsibilities and skills of a teacher or trainer and do not need to be working within a teaching or training role in order to achieve this qualification.

What can I teach after the Level 3 Award in Education & Training? You can teach any course, subject or qualification that you hold yourself.

What career opportunities are available after the Level 3 AET course? There are many career opportunities once you have achieved the Level 3 AET course. Some of the most popular progression routes following the AET course involve becoming: a First Aid Trainer, Freelance Trainer, College Teacher, In-House Trainer, Training company manager.
Can I set up my own training company with this qualification? Yes, we also recommend that you join an awarding body within your chosen area. Popular awarding bodies include: FAIB, VTCT, BABTAC, City & Guilds or The Beauty Guild.

Can I deliver my own courses with this qualification and offer certificates? You can- however you will need to gain the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) in order to issues accredited course certificates.

What can I deliver my 15-minute micro teach on? Any topic you are familiar with such as a hobby, interest or something to do with your job role. The best micro-teach lessons are interactive with your learners.
Can I deliver my micro teach longer than 15 mins? No, the micro teach is strictly 15 minutes in total and should contain a clear aim and objectives. You will be required to write a lesson plan for your micro teach.

Does the course count towards UCAS points? No, the qualification does not offer any UCAS points-however it is a valued qualification to assist with any university application.
Can I use power point slides for my micro teach? Yes, you can use power point slides, we do recommend no more than 5 slides per micro teach. A member of the Train Aid team will check your lesson plan before you begin your micro teach lesson.

Can I show videos during my micro teach? Yes, however we encourage no more than 1-2 minutes. It is good practice for learners to be active during the video such as completing a worksheet.
What are the 3 different course formats and do you receive different certificates?

Online/Self-paced course
Webinar (3 days on zoom)
Classroom (3 days in classroom)

Regardless of the course format, you will receive the same qualification and the course format will not show on your final certificate.

What happens if I need to take a break from my studies? You can take as long as required to complete the qualification, there are no expiry dates with the Level 3 Award in Education & Training- however we do suggest for you to complete the qualification within a calendar month from starting the course.
What are the progression areas after the Level 3 AET?

Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training
Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training
Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA)
Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (IQA)

Can you use this qualification within Primary, Secondary and the Independent school sectors? It is a post-16 teaching qualification, however many candidates have gained this qualification to teach within their organisation and promote their confidence and skills when teaching lessons. We advise that you check with the organisation that you are thinking of applying to.

What teaching roles can I apply for? College/post-16 teacher roles, tutoring/teaching assistant roles. We recommend reviewing websites such as TES Jobs  and Reed Education for the latest teaching vacancies.