5 Reasons to Complete the AET Course
If you want to teach or train students, you are probably aware that the best course for you to take is the Level 3 Award in Education & Training (AET). Not only will you learn the roles and responsibilities required of a teacher; but you will also learn how to deliver teaching sessions to students. Here are just some of the main reasons why you should complete the AET course.
You want to be able to teach adults
This is one of the main reasons why our learners decide to complete the AET qualification. It is recognised as the minimum qualification required for people who want to start teaching. Teaching adults is very different from teaching children; which is why there is a separate qualification depending on which level of student you are looking to teach. The Level 3 AET will give you the skills and tools to enable you to teach a group of adults, using a variety of methods.
To prove you are properly qualified
If you run your own training company, it is key that you can prove you are qualified to the level at which you are teaching. If your organisation, or the company you work in offers training courses to other people, you will need to show you are qualified to do the job. The AET is a nationally recognised qualification which will give your potential customers the trust and confidence in you.
To help secure that big promotion
Like with any Assessor qualification, adding the AET to your CV is only going to help your chances at either receiving a promotion or landing your next new role. By having this qualification under your belt, it could really help you to stand out against other applicants. The post you are applying for doesn’t necessarily have to be a teacher or tutor role either. Lots of jobs these days have a teaching aspect to them. By having the AET you will be able to demonstrate that you have the skills required to carry out this training. Iin fact you would probably be over-qualified!
To comply with awarding body requirements
Many awarding bodies have the AET as a minimum requirement for those people who are delivering their qualifications. Of course the awarding bodies actually deliver the qualifications. So, it’s essential that people who are teaching learners and delivering these courses have the necessary qualifications themselves.
To show due diligence
Teaching comes with high levels of responsibility, and if something goes wrong this could leave the teacher liable. It is all very well and good being the specialist within your subject area; but there may come a time where you need to prove you took all the necessary steps to ensure pupils were taught properly. As part of the AET qualification, you will learn how to teach students; prepare them for exams; and assess their final work. By ensuring these stages are followed with each learner, you will be able to clearly demonstrate your knowledge and ability to train others.
Steve is a Chartered Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
He provides Educational Consultancy to the 19+ sector as well as being an Assessor, IQA, EPA and Digital Marketing Professional. When not doing any of these he finds time, every now and then, to write blogs and articles.