Education and Training Qualifications

The ATHE Level 3 Award in Education and Training is a 12-credit Ofqual regulated qualification. It is a work related, practically oriented qualification designed to develop, knowledge, understanding and skills needed for progression to further qualifications and a career in education/training.

At a glance:

  • This qualification is Pass/Fail
  • A basic introduction to the education system
  • Can be delivered in the classroom, by distance or by blended learning.


To be awarded this qualification, a learner must achieve a minimum of 12 credits. Three credits from Group A, six credits from Group B, and three credits from Group C. To see the contents of each unit you can view the Qualification Specification.

Group A
Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training

Group B
Understanding and Using Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches in Education and Training or Facilitate Learning and Development in Individuals or Facilitate Learning and Development in Groups

Group C
Understanding Assessment in Education and Training or Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Guided Learning Hours
A minimum of 48 to a maximum of 61, depending on your chosen units.

Entry Criteria

Age: 19 +
Entry profile:

  • 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
  • other equivalent international qualifications
  • experience of working in a training/education environment accompanied by in-service training and development

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