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The Highfield Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)

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The Highfield Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)

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Introduction

The Highfield Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) has been developed and is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF is a qualification framework regulated by regulated by Qualifications Wales.

Key facts

Credit value: 12
Guided learning hours (GLH): 48 GLH

Qualification structure
In order to achieve the Highfield Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) learners must achieve a minimum of 12 credits overall. In order to complete this, learners must achieve the following rules of combination:

UNITS OF COMPETENCE

The qualification is made up of a total of 6 units and you will need to complete 3 of them.  

First Unit (mandatory, 3 credits):

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • Understanding and using inclusive teaching approaches in education and training
  • Understanding the principles and practices of assessment (

Qualification overview and objective

The Highfield Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) has been designed to provide an introduction to teaching for individuals who would like to work or currently work within FE Colleges, Independent Training Providers and/or Local Authorities.

It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as:

Individuals not currently teaching or training – achievement of the qualification does not require practice other than micro-teaching, unless units from the Learning and Development suite of qualifications are selected;

Individuals currently teaching and training, including those new to the profession – although the qualification does not require practice (see explanation above), opportunities may be made available to observe and provide feedback on a trainee teacher’s practice; and

Individuals currently working as assessors, who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching.

The objective of the qualification is to support a role in the workplace and prepare learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level. The qualification is supported by the Education and Training Foundation.

Entry requirements

In order to complete this qualification, learners are required to:

There are no other formal entry requirements. However, there is a requirement to carry out an initial assessment of a trainee teacher’s personal skills in maths, English and ICT. Development needs should be recorded and, where applicable, an action plan agreed. If trainee teachers join the qualification programme having already undertaken an initial assessment of their maths, English and ICT skills, their record of development needs and any previous actions taken to address them should be reviewed and updated as required.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by the completion of a portfolio of evidence.

The qualification can meet the needs of a range of trainers/teachers such as:

  • individuals not currently training/teaching as achievement of the qualification does not require practice, other than micro-teaching
  • individuals currently training/teaching, including those who have just started training/teaching
  • individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a trainer qualification – qualified Assessors will be able to achieve this quickly as they are likely to get credit transfer for one Unit.

There is a microteaching requirement for this unit. Trainee teachers must be involved in at least one hour of microteaching. Each trainee teacher must deliver at least one 15-minute microteaching session that is observed and assessed by a member of the delivery team. For the additional 45 minutes, the trainee teacher can either deliver additional microteaching sessions or observe the microteaching sessions of other trainee teachers. Trainee teachers who are currently teaching may prefer to use their practice instead of microteaching to meet the requirement of this unit.