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A Concise Guide to the Level 3 Award in Education and Training

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A Concise Guide to the Level 3 Award in Education and Training

AUTHOR : By Lynn Machin, Fiona Hall, Duncan Hindmarch, Sandra Murray and Tina Richardson

ISBN : 9781910391662

Publication : Mar 30, 2016

Extent : 128 pgs

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Written with level 3 readers firmly in mind, this book offers concise, accessible, one-stop coverage of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, including the Learning and Development units. It takes account of new policies and legislation, emerging technologies and the current post-compulsory teaching and learning climate. The text encourages reflection of practice throughout, supported by case studies and activities aimed at consolidating and contextualising the information. The content covers the full range of relevant LSIS units, includes a detailed glossary plus chapters on the micro-teach and writing essays and assignments, and is fully mapped to the latest ETF Standards. 

Written by the successful team who produced A Complete Guide to the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training and A Complete Guide to the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.



The Language of Teaching (Glossary and acronyms)

Table 1 Mapping to standards

Table 2 Mapping to the LSIS (2013) units

  1. Roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  2. Facilitating learning and development for individuals
  3. Facilitating learning and development in groups
  4. Assessment of learners / understanding principles and practices of assessment
  5. Inclusive teaching and learning approaches
  6. The micro-teach
  7. Writing essays and assignments



Lynn Machin is Award Leader and Senior Lecturer within the School of Education at Staffordshire University.  She has over 20 years’ experience of teaching in post-14 education.  Lynn has had a variety of roles within initial teacher education (ITE) including developing and writing the modules that make up the suite of qualifications within ITE in the FE and Skills Sector.  

Fiona Hall is a lecturer at Staffordshire University.  Prior to this she worked in a Sixth Form College and has many years’ experience working within Early Years settings.  She is the lead author of including Supporting Primary Teaching and Learning (Teaching Assistants).

Duncan Hindmarch is Award Leader for Lifelong Learning Teacher Training and the Foundation Degree in Education at Staffordshire University.  He has over 15 years' teaching experience, having worked overseas and in the UK.  With a background in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages, he has been involved in developing and delivering ESOL and Initial Teacher Training programmes since 2005.

Sandra Murray is a Curriculum Leader and Advanced Practitioner in the Department of Teacher Training at Newcastle-under-Lyme College.  She has a wide range of experience supporting and teaching teachers in the lifelong learning sector and has been teaching on Initial Teacher Education programmes since 2005. 

Tina Richardson is an Award Leader and Manager of the Lifelong Learning Development Centre within the School of Education at Staffordshire University.  She has worked in compulsory, further and higher education, with the last 15 years focusing on Adult Literacy, Language and Numeracy and teacher education for the FE and Skills Sector.  Tina has worked on a consultancy basis for a number of organisations such as LSIS, SVUK and CfBT.  

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Your Reviews on this book

An accessible text book for students. Lots of practical examples and very clearly written.

Nicky Hawkins, South Devon College

The book is clearly laid out with inclusion of activities and case studies to help learners engage with the information within the text.  The book is written with a specific course in mind, thus chapters correlate with particular units of study and advice regarding assessment is directly relevant to those who study for the Award course.

Heidi McWade, College of West Anglia

I like the layout and the fact that it addresses the criteria from the EaT Award directly and clearly. The text is accompanied by useful activity suggestions. I thought the section on essay writing was particularly helpful.

John Powdrill, Itchen College
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