Level 3 Award in Education and Training
What is the Level 3 Award in Education and Training?
The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an essential if you would like to work and teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. It is the perfect qualification if you have no previous teaching experience or qualifications. Yet ideal if you are already working in the sector and would like to gain an official qualification.
However, did you know that this course is not just for those wanting to go into a teaching role? It is ideal if you are working in a youth environment where you need to plan activities, if you are working with people with special needs, if you are a manager that needs to train your staff on how to complete certain tasks or if you need to give presentations or team briefings.
As well as being a trainer, I am a youth leader and I have used many of the skills I have gained as a trainer at the youth club. By utilising the knowledge I gained, I have found ways to make the activities more engaging and inclusive. I have been able to help children with special needs to ensure that they are also engaged and not excluded. I have also realised that the skills I have gained have given me the confidence to try different approaches to ensure that everyone (including me) has fun!
Let’s take a look at how the Education and Training course could help you:
Over a 5 day period, you will build an understanding of the specific roles and responsibilities related to planning and delivering inclusive training sessions and engaging activities.
The content includes:
How adults learn
Have you ever stopped to think that people may learn in different ways? You will explore different learning styles so you can ensure you deliver fully inclusive and engaging training sessions. Whilst there are some significant differences, it is interesting to note that the way we learn as adults, is very similar to how we learned when we were children. This course is a useful reminder of this whether you are teaching, training or facilitating activities with children or adults!
Equality and diversity in training
Have you considered how your style of training might affect everyone? Do you make adjustments for those with special learning needs or disabilities? You will identify the considerations you need to make to ensure inclusivity in your training or when facilitating activities.
Training needs analysis and setting learning objective.
Do you ever stop to think about what it is you want to achieve? Do you just run your training or activities and ‘hope for the best’? This is the first part of the planning stage and makes the difference between a fantastic experiences and dull ones.
Planning participative training
How do you ensure that everyone will take part and that everyone learns something or that they are enjoying themselves? The answer is, by learning how to produce a lesson plan. You will ensure that you never run out of time or forget your resources. It means you will have a ‘plan B’ and ensures you know what you and your learners/attendees are doing and when. You will also remember to check their knowledge and understanding. Again this is a really useful tool if you are working in a youth role as it will ensure your activities are really enjoyable and inclusive.
Training methods and techniques
It’s not just about standing up and talking! You will learn innovative ways of engaging your learners in the classroom, in the workplace, and even at your youth club!
You will get the opportunity to practice your facilitation skills so that you will see the effect that your approach is having on others. In addition, you will also learn new skills when it comes to giving presentations so that your audience is fully engaged and enjoying the experience! You’ll also have the opportunity to deliver a short teaching/training session of your own to your peers, which is the perfect way to practice what you have learned and it will give you the confidence to start using your new skills straight away.
Assessing learning and evaluating training skills
This is essential both in the training environment, in the workplace, and when facilitating activities with children. How do you know that your learners ‘have got it’ and how do you know if your training has been effective? How would you know if the children enjoyed the activity and would like to do it again? What could you do differently next time to make it even better?
All of these elements will enable you to improve your role as a trainer, a manager or indeed, even a youth leader! They will enable you to plan interesting, engaging activities in a safe, supportive and inclusive way.
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