LRN Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training

LRN Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training

LRN Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training aims to give those entering the profession a starting point for their studies.

FormatFace-to-face or online, with teaching presentation
RQF level3
AssessmentWritten assignments and assessed teaching presentation
Total Qualification TimeTotal: 280 Hours
a. Guided learning hours (GLH): 180 hours
b. Self-study (SS): 90
c. Formative Assessment: 5 hours
d. Summative Assessment: 5 hours
Qualification Accreditation Number601/9069/3

Entry Requirements

LRN Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training aims to give those entering the profession a starting point for their studies. This qualification is also suitable for those who have been practising within the sector but who have not yet obtained a formal qualification.

Candidates must have obtained one of the following:
Three GCSE passes (at ‘C’ level standard). LRN will consider higher qualifications(A level) to be a sufficient entry standard.
A level 2 qualification, or above, as shown on the regulated qualifications framework of the United Kingdom or overseas qualifications, as judged by UK NARIC, to be equivalent in standard to a level 2 qualification in the UK (or higher). Such qualifications should contain a similar number of learning hours to that of the Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training.
LRN will consider each application on a case by case basis. Should candidatespossess no such qualification, LRN will consider the employment status and history of a candidate’s knowledge, in lieu of qualifications. A signed reference letter from employers’ must accompany each application.
Candidate must provide evidence of proficiency in the English Language.

Knowledge, Skills, and Understanding

LRN does not require the learner to have previous knowledge or skills in this area. However, it may be useful for the learner to have an understanding of the subject matter or commensurate knowledge of the education and training sector.

Support and Recognition

These qualifications have been developed with the support of centres who are currently delivering qualifications at this level in Education and Training or who plan to do so in the future.


On successful completion of the LRN Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training, candidates may wish to progress to:

Other qualifications at the same level in Education and Training;
Higher level qualifications in Education and Training;
Vocational qualifications in a non-related subject area.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Please refer to LRN’s policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning to determine whether previously achieved qualifications meet LRN’s policy on possible exemptions.


The qualification will be assessed by a combination of:

Assignments; and
Observation of teaching or training – The teaching will be a simulation of teaching(micro-teaching) to your peers on the course (referred to as a 30 minute micro teach)

Guidance on Assessment

Where a unit is to be assessed by an assignment, LRN wishes to clarify the following. To achieve a pass for a unit, a candidate must have successfully achieved all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for that unit. There are no externally set written examinations for this qualification.

Mode of Delivery

LRN does not define the mode of delivery for its Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training. Centres can develop the mode of delivery (such as full-time, part time, evening only, distance learning) that meets candidates’ needs. Whichever mode of delivery is used, centres must ensure that candidates follow a teaching programme appropriate to the requirements of the qualification.

Qualification Overview

a. Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training: Level 3; Credit 4; Guided learning hours 40

b. Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training: Level 3; Credit 4; Guided learning hours 40

c. Understanding assessment in education and training: Level 3; Credit 4; Guided learning hours 40

d. Equality and Diversity: Level 3; Credit 4; Guided learning hours 60

Delivery Approach

The delivery approach should encompass a communicative approach with a strong emphasis on participation, interactive activities and materials & methodology that contextualises and encourages the use and understanding of Education and Training. Candidate ability should be exploited to its full potential. Tutors are required to select or develop relevant and up-to- date teaching materials that allow candidates to apply their learning to realistic activities in day to day life. In order to ensure a consistent approach to centre delivery centres are required to submit their principal teaching material for LRN’s approval in good time before delivery.

Guidance for Teaching and Learning

Candidates learn best when they are actively involved in the learning process. LRN encourages a robust and meaningful delivery programme throughout its qualifications. LRN also encourages a range of teaching methods and classroom-based activities to help candidates to learn, retain and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.
Candidates should be encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and should be able to demonstrate a high degree of independence in applying the skills of research and evaluation. Centres can facilitate this by using engaging methods of delivery that involve active learning rather than relying on traditional methods of lecture delivery to impart knowledge.

Quality Assurance of Centers

Centres delivering LRN qualifications must be committed to ensuring the quality of the assessment of all the units they deliver, through effective standardisation of assessors and verification of assessor decisions. LRN will rigorously monitor the application of quality assurance processes in centres.
LRN’s quality assurance processes will involve:

– centre approval for those centres who are not already recognised to deliver LRN qualifications;
– approval to offer LRN qualifications and units in Education and Training;
– unexpected visits (UK centres) and requesting information at times which LRNdeems necessary.

Once a centre registers candidates for a qualification, they will be allocated an External Verifier who will visit at an early stage in the programme to ensure that an appropriate assessment plan is in place. Centres will be required to undertake training and standardisation activities as agreed with LRN.


LRN has a separate document for the content features, and a list of suggested resources for each unit. It is also advised that each candidate be provided with a core text book, and access to the relevant reading for each unit.

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