About the Level 3 Award

The RLSS UK (awarded by QN UK) Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) is a distance learning course via an online platform, for anyone wishing to further their learning in delivering qualifications. 

This award is one of the prerequisites needed for Trainer Assessors to then go on to apply to be RLSS UK First Aid Trainers and deliver the RLSS UK First Aid suite of qualifications.

It is also a prerequisite for becoming an RLSS UK Mentor.

There is a 12-month deadline to complete all work however, candidates can work through the tasks at their own pace and a realistic and achievable timeframe would be around 4 to 6 months to complete. If the course is not completed within 12 months, candidates will be charged a £60+ VAT (£72 inc.VAT) reactivation fee.

This reactivation fee is only valid within 28 days of expiry after this period you will have to register as a new candidate and pay the new candidate fees detailed below.

On enrolment, each learner will have a MS Teams call with a member of the RLSS UK Training Team to verify ID and provide access to the learning portal, this is also an opportunity to ask any initial questions. Each learner is allocated a Guidance Assessor, as well as access to eLearning content and a Learner Assessment Portfolio. 

Effective from 1st January 2024, all learners will have the opportunity to submit each assignment twice - the first draft and a final submission, as per the qualification specification requirements. Any additional submissions of the assignment for marking will carry a £20+VAT (£24 inc. VAT) surcharge. 

Who is it for?

This qualification is for those 19 years or over, looking to start teaching adult learners. The QNUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) is a replacement for the commonly titled qualification "Preparing to teaching in the Lifelong learning sector" or "PTLLS". 

Shape Assessment for the Award

  • Units 1, 2, and 3 are assessed via assignments
  • Additionally, Unit 2 requires you to submit evidence of a 15-60 minute micro-teach. The micro-teach should consist of the following evidence:

    • A complete lesson plan & any resources/handouts which compliment the lesson. 
    • An Assessors Observation Report. The observer must hold a Level 4 Certificate of Education, equivalent* or higher. 
    • Feedback from a minimum of two peers. 
    • A reflective journal and action plan (detailing short, medium and long term goals). 
    • Evidence of observing other trainers and providing constructive and developmental feedback. 
    • You must be involved in the teaching and learning cycle for a minimum of 60 minutes (Including evidence of your teaching and observations). 

    If you have any questions prior to registering for the course please contact us via email at [email protected].

    The cost of the course is £240 (excl VAT), total course cost £288 (inc. VAT)  


    To register your interest for the online Level 3 Award in Education and Training please email [email protected].

    Click here to apply for a remote Level 3 Award in Education and Training course

    Face to Face Courses 

    RLSS UK HQ will be hosting face-to-face courses for the Level 3 Award in Education and Training throughout 2024. For more information and for course dates, please click below.

    Click here for course dates for face-to-face Level 3 Award in Education and Training course

    Qualification Guidance and Syllabus

    This information provides you with the outline of the course and the details of the syllabus for the qualification.

    Click here to view the Award in Education and Training (Level 3) Guidance and Syllabus.

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