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1st4Sport Level 3 Education and Training

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Course Description

This qualification is designed to provide learners with an introduction to teaching/training. The qualification is recognised as the industry standard Introduction to Teaching Qualification for the further education and skills sector by the Education & Training Foundation.

The qualification covers the following units:

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education
  • Understanding the principles and pracice
Who is the course for?

The 1st4sport level 3 Award in Education and training qualification are is for learners who are likely to be seeking opportunities in the further education and skills sector. It also attracts aspiring tutors of vocational coaching courses.


All available course dates can be found below. Before booking a course, please check the learner pre-requisites for this course and our booking terms and conditions. Please note, all courses will close for bookings one week prior to the start date of the course

If we do not have a course that matches your availability, please register your interest for free at the bottom of the page and we will contact you when new dates are confirmed.

Key Information

Format: Online virtual classroom
Duration: Three Days
Minimum Age: 18
Cost: £490 per person

Payment plans are available

This course can also be delivered at a discounted price to organisations who have a minimum of five learners at a time and date to suit your learners.


"The tutor was knowledgeable and drew questions and feedback from the group in a relaxed atmosphere. The breakout rooms with smaller groups was a good way to encourage learning and dialogue"

"Enjoyable course, very knowledgeable tutor, made online learning enjoyable and interactive. Good atmosphere on the course which prompted good learning"

Learners must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be appropriately identified
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)

If you have any support requirements to enable you to attend and successfully complete the course, please advise us when you book your place on the course. We will then contact you ahead of the course start date to discuss how we can best support you.

Learners must have access to a laptop or tablet. A smartphone device is accepted but functionality can be limited. The device must have access to a microphone as the sessions will be interactive. Please also ensure you have good WIFI access.

After the virtual classroom sessions, learners are required to undertake the following assessment activities:

  • Complete a 30-minute (minimum) teaching/ microteaching session that is observed and assessed by an appropriately qualified assessor (this is usually completed on course)
  • Observe and review a 30 minute micro-teaching/ teaching session of another trainee tutor or experienced tutor/ teacher (this can be completed away from the course)
  • Plan and be observed delivering a teaching session to a group of learners, reflect on the learning with the group and plan future learning and development for individuals in the group (this is usually completed on course)

Learners have three years from the start date of their course to be certificated. We recommend that learners aim to finish six months prior to their course end date to ensure plenty of time for their portfolio to be marked and any amendments to be made so that their certificate can be claimed.

In exceptional circumstances, an extension may be available. Please contact as soon as possible if you would like to discuss this further.

Successful learners may progress to further education and training qualifications, within coaching or mentoring roles, and seek to develop their knowledge by working with other, more experienced, workforce mentors.