July 22, 2016

How to Pass your AET Course

How to pass your AET course (Level 3 Award in Education and Training) is straightforward to explain.

Just like any endeavour in life you will need determination, to put some effort in and draw on the knowledge and experiences of those around you. It helps to be motivated but you don’t need to be academically minded, it’s a practical course.

How long is the Level 3 AET Course?

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training course itself is held over four days, either at one of our nationwide training centres or onsite at company premises, and you’ll be taken though everything you need by one of our team of expert teaching tutors. Now these people really do know their stuff so use these four days to cram in that knowledge and get to grips with what you need to do.

What is the Level 3 AET Course Delivery Method?

The Level 3 qualification itself is made up of three units, the content of which are covered throughout the course. Our teaching tutors make the course very interactive – it’s not just a case of sitting in a room for four days and magically becoming qualified. There are group work sessions where you work with teams of your classmates, pair work where you are assigned a partner to complete a task with, class discussions and individual activities. Getting stuck into these with gusto helps you get the most from the course, and you’ll also find yourself completing the elements of all three units as you go along. In training the trainer, we practice what we preach and ensure that everybody is included in the learning process.

Ok you say, but what if I’m introverted or nervous or just plain not used to learning stuff in formal training ? Well be assured that you won’t be the only one who is – we have people from many, many walks of life on our courses and your teaching tutor guides and mentors the group so that everyone is included. You don’t need to be the life and soul of the party, or have brilliant writing skills – just get involved and remember that everything you do on the course brings you one step closer to qualifying with AET.

What does the AET course involve?

One of the things that you do on the Award in Education and Training course is carry out a microteaching session, where you teach a short (15mins) sample lesson to your fellow course delegates. This is a great way to train the trainer – starting your first teaching session under the wing of an experienced tutor and with the support of your peer group of classmates. Not only is this a good start to teaching, but you’ll also use the experience of this lesson to evaluate your teaching methods. So make use of your tutor’s advice during this and let them guide you through the planning stage of preparing for your lesson. As with many things in life preparation is the key to success and the more effort you put into planning your session the better it will go.

Following the practical parts of the course you will then complete the theory elements needed to qualify. You’ll learn everything you need to during the four days with us, and much of your learning will match the practical things you do, so that’s why it’s important to stay involved. Having had four days of intensive learning you will be ready to finish off the last of the assignments which consist of short answer questions. The best way to get these done is get cracking on them straight away – they are straightforward and you already know the answers from what you have covered on the course. The sooner the better should be your motto here, while things are fresh in your mind. As soon as you have finished these you have completed everything needed and will gain your Level 3 qualification.

These Level 3 train the trainer courses are a great way to start gaining a teaching qualification for further education. Gaining your Level 3 Award in Education and Training will open doors for you careerwise as well as giving you the skills and ability to teach, train and tutor people.

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