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Level 3

1st4sport Level 3 Award in Education and Training


Qualification number
SFA/LAD funding code


Required age
19 +

Learning hours

Guided learning hours
Total qualification hours

Key dates

Operational start date
Qualification review date
Certification end date


The 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Education and Training is recognised as the industry standard introduction to teaching qualification for the further education and skills sector by the Education and Training Foundation.

It is a knowledge-based qualification with no minimum teaching practice requirement. There is, however, a minimum requirement to take part in microteaching (preparing teaching candidates for the 'real world' of the classroom).

This qualification is suitable for:

  • individuals who are not currently in teaching roles
  • individuals aspiring to teach
  • individuals who are new to teaching in the further education and skills sector.

If you're interested in teaching/training or support roles in the further education and skills sector, this qualification can help your learners gain key knowledge about teaching/training in this specific environment.

Develops the skills necessary to progress into teaching/training and support roles in the further education and skills sector

Qualification Progression

Once in a teaching role, you may choose to follow a programme of training for the Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training or the Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training depending upon your role and associated teaching responsibilities.

This qualification can help learners to progress in teaching/training and support roles in a wide range of organisations in the education and training sector. These include; Public sector organisations, Private sector organisations, Further Education, Adult and Community Education

Level 3

1st4sport Level 3 Award in Education and Training

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