Level 3 Award in Education & Training

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Our Level 3 Qualification is for ambitious tutors of all subjects and levels of expertise who appreciate the importance of continuous professional development and reflective practice.

This course will allow you to think about the big ideas in education today, and to engage in a professional dialogue with like-minded people.

This qualification is a Level 3 in Education and Training, internationally accredited by Ofqual. Completion will provide you with our QT Quality Mark, a shareable verifiable digital credential which will help to set you apart as a qualified tutor.

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Our Level 3 Award in Education & Training provides transformative training for tutors looking to accelerate their tutoring business.

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Hybrid Learning

This course can be completed at your own pace as you work through the videos and complete tasks. Our facilitators assess and respond to your answers, and you are encouraged to connect with fellow participants to share advice & insights.


Our QT House Rules are Be Curious, Be Generous, Be Reflective.


This learning culture enables real transformation.

Peer and Mentor Support

We know that tutoring can be lonely. Learn alongside other tutors, and our Learning and Development Team for a really supportive and stimulating experience.


Course Benefits

Transformational Training – The Qualified Tutor learning experience is something truly  special. We have combined the biggest ideas in teaching today with some really practical tutoring strategies to create a practical and powerful course for you. To get the best experience from this course, you will attend the live sessions as well as completing the selfpaced work. The more you engage with the coaches and peers, the more you will benefit from what’s on offer.

Digital Credentials – Lifelong Learning should be celebrated. We will send you a shareable, verifiable digital credential every time you complete a unit. Think of these as your ‘Star of the Week’ badge. But instead of putting them on the fridge, you can share them on social media.

Raising Standards in Tutoring Together – We know that the best way to improve outcomes for students is to develop the adults who work with them. By participating in this course, you are now a part of our big mission.

Together, we can make tutoring even better.

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Course Expectations

You must:
– Complete every workshop (live or as a recording)
– Complete every task
On the Level 3 then you will also need to:
– Deliver a fifteen minute Live Topic Review of one of the topics of the course
– Observe at least three other participants’ Live Topic Review
– Complete your written assessment

Unit 1: Safeguarding for Tutors

Learning Objectives:
To be able to explain how professionalism keeps tutors to stay safe.
To be able to Recognise, Respond and Report safeguarding concerns.
To be able to use QT’s 7 Ps of People First Professionalism as a basis for staying safe

Unit 2: Relationship Matters

Learning Objectives:
To be able to describe an effective culture learning
To be able to plan a fun tutoring activity
To be able to articulate how we establish reciprocally respectful relationships
To understand the importance of trust in the tutor-student relationship

Unit 3: The Learning Loop – A Responsive Planning Tool

Learning Objectives:
To be able to evaluate the use of a range of assessment strategies.
To be able to identify the key elements of planning & delivering an effective tutoring session.
To learn about the importance of responsiveness in tutoring
To be able to describe the importance of professional reflection in tutoring

Unit 4: Barriers for Learning: Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, Mental Health

Learning Objectives:
To be able to understand what knowledge and skills are required to establish an inclusive, limitless approach to supporting students with SEND and Mental Health.

Unit 5: Powerful Feedback

Learning Objectives:
To be able to evidence how much impact feedback has on progress
To understand the key characteristics of Powerful Feedback

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Unit 6: Live Topic Review

Find it in: Your Assessment Portfolio.

Learning Objectives:

To Plan, Deliver and Evaluate a 15-minute ‘micro-teach’ session on one of the topics in the course
To Observe and Evaluate three other Live Topic Reviews
The Live Topic Review is a chance for you to practice your tutoring skills in a safe and supportive space. You will receive feedback from your peers and from your assessor. In addition to delivering your own fifteen-minute session, you are required to observe and give feedback on those of at least three other participants.

Please note: the Live Topic Review and Observations must be completed live. Whilst you are welcome to watch recordings of others’ sessions, you must complete your session live. 

Top Tips for the Live Topic Review:
– Choose a small and self-contained idea that feels relevant to you.
– Try to engage your learners using some of the ideas in the course.
– Please don’t go more than five minutes over time.
– Try to show us what kind of a tutor you really want to be.
– Don’t worry about nerves – we all feel them.

Unit 7: Written Assessment

Find it in: Your Assessnebt Portfolio

During this session you will:
Summarise your knowledge and skills in education and training
By the end of this session you will be able to:
Pass the Level 3 in Education and Training
This is where you show us what you know. To pass you need to answer each question clearly.
In most cases, one paragraph will suffice.
Please note: A1.2 and C1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 have supporting documents to help you to answer them successfully. You must refer to these documents before attempting those questions.

Assessment Guidance

CPD – Units 1-5 assessments are a combination of discussion forums (we call them ‘Read and Respond’s) and end-of-unit tasks. We require you to participate in every one. There is no pass or fail in this course, you will receive your certification once you complete every activity including the feedback form.

Level 3 – Units 6 and 7 make up your Assessment Portfolio. Participants find them a helpful way to consolidate the learning that’s taken place, and a lovely takeaway from the course.

We will support you every step of the way.

Unit 6 – Live Topic Review Assessment Criteria

Your observation feedback will be based on how well you achieve these criteria. 

  • Use teaching and learning approaches, resources and assessment methods to meet individual learner needs. 
  • Communicate with learners in ways that meet their indvidual needs. 
  • Justify own selection of teaching and learning approaches, resources adn assessment methods in relation to meeting individual learner needs. 
  • Review the effectiveness of own delivery of inclusive teaching and learning.
  • Identify areas for improvement in own delivery of inclusive teaching and learning. 

Unit 7 – Written Portfolio Assessment Criteria. 

Section A – Explain the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training

  • Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities. 
  • Explain ways to promote equality and value diversity. 
  • Explain why it is important to identify and meet individual learner needs. 
  • Explain why it is important to promote appropriate behaviour and respect for others. 
  • Explain how the teaching role involves working with other professionals. 
  • Explain the boundaries between the teaching role and other professional roles. 
  • Describe points of referral to meet the individual needs of learners (ie. how would you signpost them to your learners for further support?)

Section B – Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training

  • Describe features of inclusive teaching and learning. 
  • Compare the strengtsh and limitations of teaching and learning approaches used in own area of specialism in relation to meeting individual learner needs. 
  • Explain why it is important to provide opportunities for learners to develope their English, mathematics, ICT, and wider skills. 
  • Explain why it is important to create an inclusive teaching and learning environment. 
  • Explain why it is important to select teaching and learning approaches, resources and assessment methods to meet individual learner needs. 
  • Explain ways to engage and motivate learners. 
  • Summarise ways to establish ground rules with learners. 

Section C – Understanding assessment in education and training

  • Explain the purposes of types of assessment used in education and training.
  • Describe the characteristics of different methods of assessment in education and training. 
  • Compare the strengths and limitations of different assessment methods in relation to meeting individual learner needs. 
  • Explain how different assessment methods can be adapted to meet individual learner needs. 
  • Explain why it is importnat to involve learners and others in assessment process. 
  • Explain the role and use of peer- and self-assessment in the assessment procfess.
  • Identify sources of information that should be made available to learners and others involved in the assessment process (learning agreement) e.g. past papers, school papers, cgp.
  • Describe the key features of constructive feedback.
  • Explain how constructive feedback contributes to the assessment process.
  • Explain ways to give constructive feedback to learners. 
  • Explain the need to keep records of assessment of learning. 
  • Summarise the requirements for keeping records of assessment in an organisation. 
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