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HABC Level 3 Award in Education & Training (QCF)


The qualification is essential those entering the teaching industry, as well as anyone currently teaching or wishing to teach their subject specialism. If you are a trainer involved in providing funded Work Based Learning (WBL), you may also be required to obtain HABC Level 3 Award in Education & Training in order to satisfy funding requirements.

The HABC Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) 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 training course will be delivered in a classroom environment. Work-based learning environment to follow in due course.

The qualification is registered on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF), and has a credit value of 12. Upon successful completion learners may wish to continue their development via the completion of the HABC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF).

What are the entry requirements for this qualification

Learners must be aged 19 or over to be eligible for this course. There are no entry requirements for the HABC Level 3 award, however, learners should be qualified and/or experienced in the subject that they wish to teach.

How is it achieved?

Learners must produce a portfolio of evidence that will meet the learning outcomes for the units that the learner selects to achieve. They must also complete a practical assessment which consists of a 15 minute micro-teach session delivered as part of the programme, where both tutor and peer feedback will be given.

F1 Training Services (UK) Ltd will be delivering the course initially by using the Non-Learning & Development units. By using this pathway the course time is reduced to 41 Guided Learning Hours. For anyone wishing to use the Learning & Development Units pathway (68 Guided Learning Hours), please request by contacting Amanda on 01382 604060 or email amanda@f1train.co.uk. More information on the different pathways can be found on HABC website (www.highfieldabc.com/Teaching/Level3AwardET.aspx),  alternatively this can be emailed on request from our office.

Qualification Structure

This qualification pathway is made up of 3 individual units, these are:

  • Unit 1 - Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • Unit 2 - Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
  • Unit 3 - Understanding assessment in education and training

Cost of Course

£695 + vat per person

Group discount available on request, please contact our office for more info. 

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