Education and Training (6502)

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2016
Following a quality review involving our assessment provision for Teaching and Learning qualifications, please note that online multiple-choice tests for 6317 (Assessment and Quality Assurance/ TAQA) and 6502 (Education and Training) will be withdrawn from 31 March 2015. For more information, please see this document in the additional documents section of this webpage.

Teaching qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in a wide range of contexts.

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This qualification is for candidates who work, or want to work as teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector.
For candidates who are not in a teaching role, or who have just started a teaching role, for those who want a short qualification to enable them to make career choices.
Candidates who have already achieved some Learning and Development units that can be carried forward into this qualification.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland

Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form

General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers in the further education and skills sector, such as:
• the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
• inclusive teaching and learning approaches
• assessment of learners
• facilitating learning and development for individuals
• facilitating learning and development in groups
• understanding principles and practices of assessment

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in teaching/training roles in a wide range of organisations in the lifelong learning sector. These include:
  • Public sector organisations
  • Private sector organisations
  • Further Education, Adult and Community Education.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

Staff delivering this qualification must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following occupational expertise requirements. They must have:
• a teaching or training qualification or
• substantial evidence of successful teaching experience in an education and/or training context
• access to appropriate guidance and support, and
• on-going participation in related programme quality assurance processes

Staff must also be occupationally competent and technically knowledgeable in education and/or training

Level 3

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introduction to teaching that will give an insight into the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training, how to plan and deliver inclusive teaching sessions and how to assess and give constructive feedback.


TAQA E-learning programme
This new e-learning programme provides end-to-end delivery and assessment of the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment – part of our robust Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA) portfolio.
For more information please visit TAQA E-learning programme webpage.



What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in teaching/training and support roles roles in a wide range of organisations in the lifelong learning sector. These include:

Public sector organisations
Private sector organisations
Further Education, Adult and Community Education.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (6502-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2017

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

  • Accreditation No: 600/9554/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 48 - 48 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (with Learning & Development) (6502-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2017

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (with Learning & Development)

  • Accreditation No: 600/9554/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 48 - 61 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4

The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is a first stage teaching qualification which has a teaching/training practice requirement. It is an ‘in service’ qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in England. It may be possible for pre-service teachers/trainers (defined as those who are not formally contracted as teachers/trainers) to also complete this qualification. All candidates, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to 30 hours of teaching. This qualification is also suitable for those delivering education and training in any learning environment.

Candidates who successfully complete this qualification will have a fundamental understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer in relation to legislation, equality, diversity, inclusivity and meeting the needs of learners. They will be able to use initial and diagnostic assessments and plan and deliver inclusive teaching and learning. They will also be able to assess learning and use appropriate resources to support effective learning.

Webinar (audio)
Changes to the Level 4 Certificate
These files should be opened using Windows Media Player. The Power Point presentations are within Additional Documents.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The qualification allows candidates to progress into employment as teachers/trainers, as well as to the following City & Guilds qualifications:
• Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (6502-41)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

  • Accreditation No: 601/0253/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 36 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 140 - 204 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (with Learning & Development) (6502-42)

Last Registration Date: 31 May 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (with Learning & Development)

  • Accreditation No: 601/0253/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 36 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 140 - 204 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a teaching qualification which has a teaching/training practice requirement. It is an ‘in service’ qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in England. It may be possible for pre-service teachers/trainers (defined as those who are not formally contracted as teachers/trainers) to also complete this qualification. All candidates, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to 100 hours of teaching.

Candidates who successfully complete this qualification will take an analytical and practical approach to all aspects of planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning. Whilst doing this, candidates will embed theories and principles in education and training and demonstrate them in their practice.

Webinar (audio)

Changes to the Level 5 Diploma

These files should be opened using Windows Media Player. The Power Point presentations are within Additional Documents.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The qualification allows candidates to progress into employment as teachers/trainers or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:
Professional recognition qualifications
Level 5 Diplomas in specialist teaching

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (6502-51)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2018 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

  • Accreditation No: 601/0254/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 120 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 495 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (with Learning & Development) (6502-52)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2018 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (with Learning & Development)

  • Accreditation No: 601/0254/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 120 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 495 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

Smart Screen

SMARTSCREEN IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

SmartScreen is our online portal for tutor, assessors and learners that provides unit-specific support materials and tutor forums to complement the delivery and learning experience

Visit Smartscreen.co.uk >

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form