May 14, 2014
Guidelines to help you succeed in writing your AET and CET assignments
If you have embarked on the Level 3 Award in Education and Training* or the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training** course and completed your practical work such as microteaching or observed teaching sessions, you’ll now be ready to complete your theory assignments.
To smooth the path for you we have some tips for completing this theory work:
- Don’t rush it, get your work done steadily and methodically – this will save you from having to make alterations and corrections later.
- Remember to refer to any notes that you made during the course, and also keep handy your course folder with all the materials your tutor gave you.
- When you are reading through your notes or your course guide, don’t be afraid to jot down any extra points or ideas that could help you when dealing with your assignments.
- If you’re taking the CET course you’ll need to carry our some reading and research of your own, so make sure you listen to your tutor’s guidance on how to approach this. They’ll give you plenty of useful tips, suggestions and ideas – and there’s no substitute for following the advice of an expert !
- For the Level 4 CET course consider jotting down any reference details as you go along, so that you can easily quote them when completing your assignments.
- When completing both the AET and CET written assignments you might want to complete an initial draft of your work. You can then read it to yourself and edit it until you are satisfied. Once you have done this check it against the assignment question or title to make sure that you have answered the question properly.
- In terms of word count, there is no minimum and no limit, however remember that volume is no substitute for quality so it is far better to spend your time creating a good answer than a long one.
- For the first draft you write think about listing your ideas as sentences and gradually build them up into complete answers. When you have edited this and completed your final draft always make sure that you take the time to read it through carefully. You’ll need to check for any errors or omissions which you could correct, ensuring that your answers keep to the point and are clear to the reader. Remember you might have the ideas, answers and facts clear in your mind but you need to make sure that they are equally clear to the person reading your answer.
- There’s no harm in getting your work proofread before submitting it for spelling, grammar and consistency, as long as the content is your own work. And if you are quoting any legislation, regulations or codes of practice make sure you get the titles correct.
- The last think you have to do is check that you’ve got all your work files titled and organised in the correct order – refer to your course handouts, guide pack etc for hoe to do this. Getting this bit organised will make things clearer to your tutor, and if things are clear then you’ll stand a much better chance of the tutor understanding your work propley.
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*Award in Education and Training formerly known as PTLLS
** Certificate in Education and Training formerly known as CTLLSNext      ›
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