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AET Online Course

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

The AET course qualifies you to teach in the Further Education sector, in your area of occupational competence.
It is suitable for anyone currently teaching or wishing to teach in colleges and adult education environments.
It is the first step towards professional recognition in becoming a teacher, tutor or trainer in the sector.
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Previously Known as PTLLS

What is the Education and Training Course About?

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is the qualification you need to take your first steps into teaching in Further Education. It was previously known as PTLLS, from the Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector suite of qualifications. Now, it belongs to the TAQA suite and is called the Award in Education and Training.

The AET course is an excellent choice for you if you’re aspiring to become a further education tutor in your area of expertise. Throughout the course, you will develop essential communication and presentation skills, enabling you to effectively engage learners and deliver lessons. You will also learn how to create supportive and inclusive learning environments that cater to the diverse needs of learners.

Upon successful completion of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, you will have with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to pursue various roles in the education sector. These may include teaching positions in further education colleges, training roles within organisations, or the provision of private tuition.

How Does the AET Training Course Work?


Pay in full or instalments and obtain access to the Virtual Learning Environment


Receive unlimited tutor support whilst you work through your AET training course 


Upon completion of your AET course you will gain a fully regulated tutor qualification

What Will I Get From My Tutor Training?

Our Level 3 Award in Education and Training offers a flexible but structured curriculum to build your understanding of principles and practices in education and training. 

Throughout this course, you will explore various teaching strategies and develop essential communication skills. This AET course ensures that you are well-prepared to navigate challenges that may arise in the education and training field.

By enrolling on Brooks and Kirk’s Level 3 Award in Education and Training, you gain access to a team of experienced tutors who have extensive knowledge in education. Our friendly tutors serve as your mentors, guiding you through the course material and providing valuable insights. They will support you in developing a deep understanding of teaching and training practices, ensuring that you can confidently apply your skills in real-world educational settings.

Invest in You

Investing in teacher training is an investment in your professional growth and career advancement. The AET qualification is nationally recognised and respected within the industry, making it a valuable asset for individuals seeking employment as tutors or looking to progress in their current roles.

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AET Course Enrolment Options

Full Payment

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Unlimited Tutor Support
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Flexible Start Dates
£295 One-Off Payment

One-off upfront cost of £295.

Monthly Payment

Spread the Cost Over 12 Months
Easy Monthly Payments
Unlimited Tutor Support
No Hidden Extra Costs
Flexible Start Dates
£28.75 Per Month*

*Based on a £50 registration deposit. £28.75 per month spread across 12 months. Total cost of the course is £395.

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Learners are at the heart of our business. Join a cohort of over 2500+ people who have achieved the qualification of their dreams. Take a look at some of the brilliant reviews we have from our learners who completed a Brooks and Kirk course. 

Detailed Breakdown of the AET Course

The entire AET training course typically takes around 3-4 months to complete, assuming a study commitment of a few hours per week. Throughout this time, you will submit assignments on our virtual learning environment, complete an teaching day with fellow trainee tutors, and receive ongoing support from tutors. 

The course structure aims to provide a well-rounded learning experience that balances theoretical knowledge with practical application, preparing individuals to become competent and confident Tutors.

AET Course Content

Unit 1 – Understanding Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships in Education and Training

In the first unit of the AET course, you will explore the roles and responsibilities of a teacher in the Further Education sector. This unit is completed through Brooks and Kirk’s virtual learning environment.

The VLE offers a variety of educational resources, such as videos and learning materials, to support you in your assignments. You will have access to unlimited tutor support, ensuring you receive guidance and assistance throughout the unit.

Unit 4 – Facilitate Learning and Development in Groups

Unit 4 offers a practical aspect to your learning experience. You will have the opportunity to deliver a micro-teach session, where you will plan, deliver, and evaluate a short teaching session. This practical exercise allows you to gain valuable insights into the process of inclusive teaching and learning. This assessment will be conducted online.

Unit 5 – Understanding Assessment in Education and Training

Unit 5 focuses on deepening your understanding of assessment and its role in the field of Education and Training. Through this unit, you will gain insight into various assessment methods and techniques used in educational settings

You will also explore the importance of student involvement in the assessment process and learn about the requirements for record keeping. This unit gives you the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively utilise assessment strategies to support and measure learner progress.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our AET course, or any of the other courses we offer here at Brooks and Kirk, please feel free to give our friendly team a call or send us an email. We’re open from 9am – 6.30pm Monday – Friday to answer your calls, and emails will be responded to within a maximum of one working day. There’s no obligations to sign up to the course, we’re more than happy to provide you with advice and guidance.

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Why Choose Brooks and Kirk?

25 Years of being TAQA Training Specialists

Brooks and Kirk have been delivering training for over 25 years. Now, we are the specialists in everything related to TAQA. From the days of the D32 assessor course, to the A1 assessor course, and now the CAVA assessor course, not to mention everything else in the TAQA suite of qualifications. In that time, we have been rated 5* stars across Google, Facebook and Trustpilot and have worked with thousands of individuals to achieve their desired qualification. We have also had the privilege to work with many organisations throughout the UK, including a huge variety of NHS Trusts, Universities, the Met Police, IBM, Food Standards Agency, and hundreds more.

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