This is a qualification with a value of 12 credits, comprising the following 3 units which are awarded at Level 3: • Unit 301: Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training • Unit 302: Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training • Unit 305: Understanding assessment in education and training or: • Understanding the principles and practice of assessment (TAQA unit 301) The qualification is designed to enable candidates to: • Adopt an integrated approach to the theory and practice of teaching • Reflect on their own previous/current levels of experience, practice and skills, and areas for development • Identify principles of learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation • Develop confidence, communication and interpersonal skills • Develop an awareness of their professional role and responsibilities Level 3 learning includes: 1. Knowledge of relevant principles and, where appropriate, theories that apply in this field 2. Evidence of appropriate reading relating to principles, theories and practice 3. Consideration of how professional values impact on working in this area 4. Evidence of a reflective approach
What do I need to join?
This qualification is not approved for anyone under 19 years old. Although there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, candidates must be considering a subject for delivery and be aiming to achieve or have achieved a qualification, and/or have experience in their subject/skill at the appropriate level. In addition, the nature of both the learning and assessment required for the qualification is such that candidates should have the ability to manage the requirements of the level of the qualification they are taking, read and interpret written tasks, and write answers in a legible and understandable form. Candidates will also need to be able to organise written information clearly and coherently. The qualification is for candidates who work or want to work as teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector; for candidates who are not in a teaching/training role or who have just started a teaching/training role; and for candidates who want a short qualification to enable them to make career choices. The qualification provides an introduction for those new to teaching and training or those wishing to teach or train.
How will I know how I am doing?
The course is taught using a variety of methods, including group activities, short lectures and home study tasks. The AET is assessed by assignments, both theoretical and practical. To achieve the qualification, candidates must successfully complete all assignments. Assignments will be graded 'pass' or 'refer'. Candidates must complete a reflective learning journal entry after each session attended, and hand them in regularly throughout the AET programme. Finally, candidates will be required to plan and deliver a 15-minute micro-teach.
What can I do next?
AET provides progression to the City & Guilds Certificate in Education and Training (CET) or the City & Guilds Diploma in Education and Training (DET) for those seeking ‘Full Teacher’ QTLS status.Apply for this course
Course information last updated: Monday 20th January 2020 @ 8.30am (22 hours ago)