Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Our Award is designed to appeal to people who might identify themselves as teaching – or wanting to teach – for a social purpose. What that means is that you have a desire to use your skills to help people change their world, in some way. So you will be studying alongside a whole group of people who have some shared values and experiences.

How long does the course last?
The TeachNorthern model of Social Purpose Education

We offer the course in three different ways*, all of which contain a blended online element: Monday to Friday, over two Friday to Sunday weekends or one evening a week for 12 weeks.

The course costs £395 or, if you would like to stay residential (this is optional) on a Monday to Friday or two weekend course, £495. Please be aware this course is not eligible for fee remission.

As well as attending college you will also need to complete course work for which you’ll be given deadlines (and support) from your course tutor.

* We are happy to provide a bespoke package for your organisation either at Northern College or your own venue. Please contact Jill Wilkens jwilkens@northern.ac.uk for more information

What is blended learning?

Blended learning means as that as well as spending time in class, there is an online element to the course. You will be required to spend (your own) time online in our Yammer space which is a professional social media network – it looks a little bit like Facebook but is completely private. You will also produce an e-portfolio, using a Google site, and you will find many resources are made available to you on Padlet. These words may mean little to you at the moment, but there is lots of help and support, we promise!

Do I need to be a computer expert?

No! You need a basic level of computer confidence, and access to a laptop, tablet or other home computer (you are very welcome to study in our beautiful library but you will need to do some work at home). If you are nervous even sending an email, this is not the course for you at the moment. There are some fabulous ‘Computers for the Terrified’ type courses at Northern College or in communities (run by the WEA or local authorities) and it would be worth booking on one of those and coming back to us when you are ready.

You will need to have access to the internet in your own time.

What will the course qualify me for?

The course will equip you with confidence and the essential skills of teaching. If you successfully complete the course, and submit an e-portfolio which meets the requirements, you will be awarded the City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training which is recognised by employers and funders.

We run a full Teacher Education programme in partnership with the University of Huddersfield (Cert Ed/PGCE/PgDipE) at Northern College for people who are teaching young people over the age of 14 years and/or adults. During the course we’ll explore possible next steps with you.

Course dates

The dates for each course for 2018/19 are:

  • Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October and Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November 2018
  • Monday 21st to Friday 25th January 2019
  • Tuesday 5th March – Tuesday 11th June 2019  (6.00-8.30 pm, 12 sessions in total)
  • Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th March and Friday 5th to Sunday 7th April 2019
  • Monday 10th to Friday 14th June 2019

You can apply online here.

If you would like more information about the Level 3 Award in Education & Training, then please contact Jill Wilkens jwilkens@northern.ac.uk or Ali Longden alongden@northern.ac.uk