Award in Education and Training (AET)


Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET)

The Award is for anyone new to teaching who would like to take an introductory qualification to find out what it's like to teach. It's a short 'pre-service' award - i.e. you don't need to be in a teaching role. 

You will deliver a short 'micro-teach' session to your peers, and complete assignments. It can be achieved by taking certain topics, known as units, for example:

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (level 3, 3 credits)  

  • Understanding and using inclusive approaches in education and training (level 3, 6 credits)  

  • Understanding assessment in education and training (level 3, 3 credits).


Everyone working towards the Award must take the first unit of Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training which is classed as a mandatory unit. However, it is possible to achieve part of the Award by taking units from the Learning and Development qualification. These units are known as accepted equivalents, but they are only for those who are currently in a teaching and assessing role with learners of their own.

For example, you could substitute the unit Understanding and using inclusive approaches in education and training with one of the following units from the Learning and Development qualification:

  • Facilitate learning and development for individuals (level 3, 6 credits) OR 

  • Facilitate learning and development in groups (level 3, 6 credits).  

You could also substitute the unit Understanding assessment in education and training with the following unit from the Learning and Development qualification: 

  • Understanding the principles and practices of assessment (level 3, 3 credits).

If you wish to substitute any units, you will need to discuss this with the centre you are taking the Award with, as they might only offer the three main units of the Award and not the Learning and Development units.


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  • Resources and assessment materials are available at this link.

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  • Find out about the micro-teach session by clicking here.

  • Online modules which cover the content of the course can be found at this link.


If you are working towards the Award qualification, the following guidance may help you to complete the units. As soon as you checkout, you will receive a download link.


Award unit one - Guidance for completing the unit (£2.50) (Ref PGU1A)

3 pages listing guidance and evidence which could be produced to meet the unit Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training.


Award unit two - Guidance for completing the unit (£2.50) (Ref PGU2A)

5 pages listing guidance and evidence which could be produced to meet the unit Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training (includes the micro-teach session).


Award unit three - Guidance for completing the unit (£2.50) (Ref PGU3A)

4 pages listing guidance and evidence which could be produced to meet the unit Understanding assessment in education and training.


Learning and Development unit - Guidance for completing the unit (£4.50)
(Ref PGA01L3)
16 pages listing guidance and evidence which could be produced to meet the unit Understanding the principles and practices of assessment. 



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