The Level 3 Certificate in Teaching and Training is aimed at individuals working in a learning and development role, such as trainers or tutors, who are required to deliver teaching or training in the workplace, workshops, classrooms and other training environments. It aims to equip candidates with the knowledge of how to plan and deliver learning sessions.
The learning outcomes cover knowledge principles of teaching and training and competence skills.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) could be used to meet evidence requirements if the evidence is current and valid (less than two years old).
The awarding organisation for this qualification is ProQual Awarding Body and the regulatory body is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). The specification for these qualifications has been approved by the Welsh Government for use by centres in Wales.
Qualification title :ProQual Level 3 Certificate in Teaching and Training
Ofqual qualification number :603/1312/2
Total Qualification Time :80 hours
Assessment :Pass or fail
Internally assessed and verified by centre staff
External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers
Qualification start date 5/4/2017
Qualification end date
Candidates must complete two mandatory units:
Principles of teaching and learning, Level 3, 30 glh
Delivery of teaching and training, Level 3, 30 glh
Centres must be approved to offer this qualification. If your centre is not approved please complete and submit form ProQual Additional Qualification Approval Application.
Staff delivering this qualification must be appropriately qualified and occupationally competent.
Assessors/Internal Quality Assurance
Centres must be able to provide at least one assessor and one internal quality assurance verifier who are suitably qualified for the specific occupational area. Assessors and internal quality assurance verifiers will normally need to hold appropriate assessor or verifier qualifications, such as:
• ProQual Level 3 Certificate in Teaching, Training and Assessment
• Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
• Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
• Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
• Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices
• Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices
Support for Candidates
Materials produced by centres to support candidates should:
•enable them to track their achievements as they progress through the learning outcomes and assessment criteria;
• provide information on where ProQual’s policies and procedures can be viewed;
•provide a means of enabling Internal and External Quality Assurance staff to authenticate evidence
Candidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge or competence described in the qualification. Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s skills, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification.
Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the qualification.
Evidence can include: – assignments/projects/reports
– portfolio of evidence
– record of oral and/or written questioning
– candidate test papers
Learning outcomes set out what a candidate is expected to know, understand or be able to do.
Assessment criteria specify the standard a candidate must meet to show the learning outcome has been achieved.
There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning outcome or assessment criterion.
Internal Quality Assurance
An internal quality assurance verifier confirms that assessment decisions made in centres are made by competent and qualified assessors, that they are the result of sound and fair assessment practice and that they are recorded accurately and appropriately.
Adjustments to Assessment
Adjustments to standard assessment arrangements are made on the individual needs of candidates. ProQual’s Reasonable Adjustments Policy and Special Consideration Policy sets out the steps to follow when implementing reasonable adjustments and special considerations and the service that ProQual provides for some of these arrangements.
Centres should contact ProQual for further information or queries about the contents of the policy.
All enquiries relating to assessment or other decisions should be dealt with by centres, with
reference to ProQual’s Enquiries and Appeals Procedures.
Candidates who achieve the required credits for qualifications will be awarded:
• A certificate listing the units achieved, and
• A certificate giving the full qualification title –
ProQual Level 3 Certificate in Teaching and Training
Centres may claim certificates for candidates who have been registered with ProQual and who have successfully achieved the required number of credits for a qualification. All certificates will be issued to the centre for successful candidates.
If a replacement certificate is required a request must be made to ProQual in writing. Replacement certificates are labelled as such and are only provided when the claim has been authenticated. Refer to the Fee Schedule for details of charges for replacement certificates.