Train the Trainer Qualifications

We are a highly rated Edexcel training centre, accredited for the delivery of train the trainer qualification with the express intention of helping organisations and individuals to deliver great training sessions.

We firmly believe that the best people to train your people are your people. They posses the skills, knowledge and experience to enable your business to grow in the future. Our role is to give your team the skills and confidence to go and train others successfully by understanding the principles of training adults, how structure sessions and implement effective methods of assessment. In 2016 we added the L3 Assessor Award to our suite of certificate and can now assist those that specifically train and assess in the vocational sector.


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L3 Award in Education and Training

The BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introductory teaching qualification that has been developed to give experienced trainers and those wishing to train adults the opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge in the field of teaching.

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is the leading introductory qualification for those wishing to further their career as a trainer or teacher of adults. At its heart is developing the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare, plan, deliver and evaluate teaching and learning sessions in a variety of training situations. To enrol on this course candidates do not need any previous teaching experience or qualifications as the primary method of assessment is through assignments, quizzes and the observation of a micro teach activity (mini teaching session) to other learners.

AET Quick Facts

1Where do I study?
The course is normally delivered in small groups of between 5 and 10 either on the customers premises or at a separate training location. We try and keep class sizes at a comfortable size so learners can get to know each other and participate fully in the course.
2How long is the course?
The course is delivered over 5 days at a pace to suit the customer or structured over 5 weeks. A training day normally starts at 9.00am and finishes at 4pm.
3Do I learn outside of the classroom?
Yes, we have a whole online course that is full of additional resources, activities, reading, quizzes and activities to help you check your progress and reinforce what you are learning in the classroom.
4How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed through the completion of a number of written assignments which can be submitted online, along with the undertaking of an assessed micro teach (15min) mom teaching session,
5Do I get regular feedback?
Feedback on assignments is given via the online platform on any work you have submitted, the tutor will highlight any areas where you may need to improve an assignment in order to achieve a pass mark.
6Can I study the whole course online?
Yes, the AET is available as an online course allowing you to study at your own pace, in your own time. This method of training is best suited to those leaners that have trained previously or have sufficient time to study at work or at home.


L4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET)

The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is an ‘in service’ qualification designed for those working as teachers/trainers in England. It is designed to be a step up from the AET and is more focused on planning of training and explores the principles of training in more detail.

This qualification would suit those learners where training is a large part of their day to day role, or where they would like to get accreditation for their experience. Candidates completing this qualification gain a fundamental understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a /trainer in relation to legislation, equality, diversity, inclusivity and meeting the needs of learners. They will be able to use a range of initial and diagnostic assessments to identify learner needs as well as being able to plan and deliver inclusive learning experiences. To achieve this qualification learners need to be able to have access to 30 hours of teaching time.

CET Quick Facts

1Where do I study?
The course is normally delivered in small groups of between 5 and 10 either on the customers premises or at a separate training location. We try and keep class sizes at a comfortable size so learners can get to know each other and participate fully in the course.
2How long is the course?
The course requires 140 guided learning hours and is delivered over 24 classroom teaching days. For individual learners the course can be adapted to blend coaching sessions and online learning activities to achieve the qualification.
3Do I learn outside of the classroom?
You will be expected to work independently at home. Home study usually takes at least five hours per week. Home study forms an essential part of the course and will be needed if you are to take a full and active part in class activities.
4What do you study?
You will study for six units - Understanding roles and responsibilities, planning to meet the needs of the learner, delivering education and training, assessing learners and using resources. In addition to this you will undertake an action research project in an area relevant to your own specialism. The teaching practice will have to run concurrently with the course and you will need to evidence this through schemes of work, lesson plans, evaluations and resources.
5Do I get regular feedback?
Feedback on assignments is given via the online platform on any work you have submitted, the tutor will highlight any areas where you may need to improve an assignment in order to achieve a pass mark.
6Can I study the whole course online?
Yes, the CET is available as an online course allowing you to study at your own pace, in your own time. This method of training is best suited to those leaners that have trained previously or have sufficient time to study at work or at home.
7What is the progression from this course?
On completion of the CET you can progress on to the Certificate in Education or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (Direct to year two, subject to an on-line top up requirement).


L3 Assessor Award (TAQA)

The Assessor Award (TAQA qualification) is suitable for anyone assessing programmes of learning or competence in the work environment. If you are assessing qualifications which are classed as National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs).

TAQA is a modular award and replaces the C&G A1/A2 and V1/V2 Units. The Modules of the award will provide people who carry out assessment and internal quality assurance roles in their organisation with the opportunity to develop and improve their vocational assessment practice as well as achieve a professional qualification for their role.

TAQA Quick Facts

1Where do I study?
The course is normally delivered in small groups of between 5 and 10 either on the customers premises or at a separate training location. We try and keep class sizes at a comfortable size so learners can get to know each other and participate fully in the course.
2How long is the course?
There is no set number of hours to complete course, there is a minimum timeframe of 12 weeks. We offer a blended programme of 3 in house training days, with the remaining hours completed online via our moodle.
3Do I learn outside of the classroom?
You will be expected to work independently at home for some of the course. Home study forms an essential part of the course and will be needed if you are to take a full and active part in class activities.
4What do you study?
The course consists of 3 sections that need to be completed in order to achieve the full award. Partial awards can be achieved if two of the three are completed, The sections are 1) Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment; 2) Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment and 3) Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding
5Do I get regular feedback?
Feedback on assignments is given via the online platform on any work you have submitted, the tutor will highlight any areas where you may need to improve an assignment in order to achieve a pass mark.
6Can I study the whole course online?
No, there is a requirement that students have 1-2-1 and classroom time as well as complete activities and submit evidence online. The TAQA is based on 3 days classroom based study.
7How is the course assessed?
Assessment is split into two half's, once being the production of various types of work based evidence such as Records of observation, Professional discussions, Product evidence and Testimony from colleagues. The second section gives learners an opportunity to summarise details of the work they have carried out, paying particular attention to how they have covered the assessment criteria.