What You Can Do After a Level 3 AET Course
The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) is the perfect qualification to undertake if you are looking to either teach or train students. It is designed to give you an introduction into teaching, delving into the core roles and responsibilities. You will learn all about lesson planning and delivering these to your students. Rather than diving straight into a teaching role, there are several different options for you upon completion of this course.
Read up on your chosen subject area
Once you have your AET qualification and are teaching students regularly, you may fall behind on what is going on within the industry without realising. It can be easy to get consumed by the day-to-day and not spend time reading up on developments in your field. Networking, either physically or on LinkedIn can really help with this. By building up your professional connections, you are more likely to hear about the latest industry news.
Look at completing the Level 4 CET
If you are a keen learner and would like to add another qualification to your CV, why not look into enrolling on the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training? This course is aimed at those who are currently working in an education setting and want to enhance their skills further. It is a step up from the Level 3; so you will need to put in some more work. Nonetheless, it is a great way to improve your teaching skills.
Combine the AET with CAVA
You should consider AET alongside CAVA (the Level 3 Certificate In Assessing Vocational Achievement). Whilst it is another qualification, this will help to build upon the knowledge you have already gained on the AET. You will learn all about the different types and methods of assessment, and how to carry these out. Having this qualification it will open up lots more doors for you, as you will be qualified to assess learners in a host of different environments.
Widen your range of subjects
Have you ever had a burning desire to teach a different course to the one you deliver? Now could be the perfect time to look into other subject areas that you enjoy, and see what you need in order to be able to teach them. Take the time to shadow an Assessor within a particular field and you will be amazed at how much you can learn.
Make the most of your employer’s training
Most employers offer training as part of their benefits of the job; so if you have access to it, then make the most of it. With the knowledge and skills gained from your AET course, you may even be in a position to kickstart the training that your employer provides. Make sure people are being trained properly, and a well thought out teaching plan is being used. It is a great way to make yourself indispensable!
We hope this has helped to give you some ideas on the next steps after your Level 3 AET course. If you would like any more information or want to speak to one of our team in more detail, please give us a call on 01205 805 155.
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.