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OCR Level 3 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector *Fees Payable* at Eden College

Course description

The OCR Level 3 and Level 4 Certificates in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector have been developed to recognise student teachers’ abilities to teach and support learning in a post-16 context. They have been designed to develop and accredit the breadth of knowledge and skills required by teachers to deliver learning programmes and undertake responsibility in managing the learning process.

Teachers successfully completing the OCR Level 3 or Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector will have the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfil the Associate Teacher role as defined in the overarching standards for teachers, tutors and trainers in the lifelong learning sector by Lifelong Learning UK. The Associate Teacher role is defined as carrying fewer teaching responsibilities than the full teacher role.

Someone is deemed to be in an associate teacher role if their role and responsibilities are to teach predominantly in at least one of the following ways: • from packs/ pre-prepared materials, and therefore has fewer responsibilities in design of curriculum and materials generally • on a one to one basis • a programme confined to a particular level/ subject/ type of learner (i.e. does not develop or deliver a full range across a curriculum area) • short courses.

It aims to develop student teachers’ skills and knowledge and to recognise their achievements in a practical way that is relevant to the work context and reflects the professional values of teachers in the Lifelong Learning environment.

It is anticipated that much of the practical evidence required to meet the assessment requirements of the qualification will be naturally occurring. The qualification has been designed to be context-free and, therefore, meets the needs of teachers working across all subject/vocational areas.

Course content

The credit value for this qualification is a minimum of 24 credits. Candidates are required to complete the three mandatory units shown below and at least 6 credits from one or more units listed as optional units at either level 3 or 4. Candidates can transfer in the level 3 or 4 ‘Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector’ if they have already completed these units. The same applies to any other unit that has the same QCA number as a unit within the Certificate structure. 

The Mandatory units above MUST be taken as part of the Certificate at Level 3. To achieve a full Certificate, additional Optional units must be completed to the value of at least 6 credits. Mandatory Units Must be completed as part of the full certificate 18 credits in total:

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Three 6

Planning and Enabling Learning Three 9

Principles and Practice of Assessment Three 3

Financial information

Level 3 - Fees are £900 for home(EU), £1,250 for funded students and £1,500 for international students.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eden College directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 10 Months