Education & Training

Level 3 Award (RQF)

L3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)

This qualification replaces the Level 3 and Level 4 Awards in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS).

Over a 5 day period, Learners will build an understanding of the specific roles and responsibilities related to planning and delivering inclusive training sessions. Topics covered include: maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment, relationships between teachers and other teaching professionals, assessing Learners and providing constructive and developmental feedback.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to prepare them for teaching in a wide range of contexts.

Who is it intended for?

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) qualification has been specifically designed to be an introduction to teaching for those who work or would like to work in the further education and skills sector for, e.g. Further Education (FE) Colleges, Independent Training Providers and/or Local Authorities.

The units covered are:

  1. Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  2. Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
  3. Understanding assessment in education and training

Entry requirements

Learners must be at least 19 years old on the first day of the training.

There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners consider a subject for delivery and hold the relevant qualifications and/or experience in their chosen area of expertise to be able to deliver it.

We advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 2 in English, mathematics and ICT or equivalent. If Learners do not meet this requirement they must inform Primo Aid of their development needs and agree an action plan to address them. We can work with you on this, so please get in touch.


Theory assessment (4 x written assignments, 1 x set of written questions, 1 x scenario), Practical assessment (Microteach) and continous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

Successful Learners will receive a QA Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) certificate.

Requalification requirements

It is not a requirement for Learners to renew this qualification, however it is recommended that they keep up-to-date with current practice in teaching and learning through regularly participating in personal development opportunities.


The QA Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher level, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.

Some possible routes of progression are:

  • QA Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF)

Duration: 5 Days (plus additional study time)

Certificate Valid: No Expiry
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Why choose us?

Ofqual Regulated
To ensure the highest standard of training and compliance, we are approved by Qualsafe Awards, and all of the courses that we offer are Ofqual Regulated Qualifications. It is important that your training is delivered by an accredited training provider to ensure you comply with Health and Safety legislation. All of our courses that show 'QCF' or 'RQF' will also include credits on the National Qualifications and Credit Framework or Regulated Qualifications Framework.


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