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 microteaching, 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.
- Individuals currently working as assessors, who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching.
- The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) is assessed through the completion of a learner portfolio of evidence which is assessed and internally.