LRN Level 3 Award in Education and Training (ETAB)

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The LRN Level 3 Award in Education and Training (ETAB) is designed for learners who have limited or no experience of teaching. The qualification is an intensive programme of study which will enable candidates to gain a recognised teaching qualification, with a focus for those wishing to specialise in teaching.

The LRN Level 3 Award in Education and Training (ETAB) is a short course designed to enable a wide range of learners to undertake teaching, training, or learning tasks relevant to their own training or teaching situation.

Schools and colleges may offer qualifications that are not included in the performance tables, if approved for teaching to 16-19 year olds, where this is in the best interests of individual students.

This qualification is not listed on the 16-19 performance tables.

Education context

This qualification is recommended for all teachers new to the post-16 FE sector. This could also include adult and community learning, work-based learning, or other parts of the learning and skills sector. This qualification is part of a wider suite of education and teaching qualifications offered by LRN, up to Level 7. This qualification is delivered in FE, HE, and training providers. Delivery can take place on a full or part-time basis.

Awarding organisation
  • Learning Resource Network
Qualification code
601/8643/4 (LRN Level 3 Award in Education and Training [ETAB])

There are three mandatory units for this qualification:





Understanding roles, responsibilities, and relationships in education and training




Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training




Understanding assessment in education and training




Subject areas

Education and training

  • Level 3

This is a Level 3 qualification which is regulated by Ofqual, and which sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Level 3 is the same as A levels and comparable with SCQF Level 6.


Pass or Fail.


The qualification is assessed by a combination of:

  • assignments set and marked by LRN
  • observation of teaching or training – the teaching is a simulation of teaching (micro-teaching) to peers on the course (referred to as a 30-minute micro-teach), marked by the centre and moderated by LRN
Contribution of assessment components to overall grade

Candidates must achieve a pass grade in each unit to gain the qualification.

Each assignment and practical component contributes 25% to the overall grade of the qualification. 

Resit arrangements

Candidates whose assignments do not meet all the assessment criteria are allowed to resubmit once only.

Guided/notional learning hours
120 hours
Guided/notional learning hours notes

Guided learning hours (GLH)


Self-study (SS)


Formative assessment

3 hours

Total assessment time  (TAT)

7 hours

Summative assessment

4 hours

Total qualification time

210 hours (GLH+SS+TAT)

UCAS Tariff points

LRN Level 3 Award in Education and Training (ETAB)

Grade Points
P 16
Key issues for UK HE admissions

Higher education providers can expect to receive applications from UK and overseas applicants holding the LRN Level 3 Award in Education and Training (ETAB).

Timing of assessments/results for learners

Examinations are available all year round.

The timescales in which LRN issues its results is between four to six weeks upon receiving the candidate results from the test centre.

Qualification date
Starting from 01 Jun 2016
Qualification dates notes

This is a current qualification.

Reporting and certification information

There are no registrations or certifications to date on this qualification.

The reporting of certificates is through quarterly reporting to Ofqual.

The results of many UK qualifications are reported to UCAS through Awarding Body Linkage (ABL).

  • A levels and results from larger awarding bodies are reported automatically
  • IB results are only reported with the candidate’s permission
  • Some results are not reported through ABL. this does not reflect the validity of the qualification.

View the results available through ABL.  

Where results are not available through ABL, HEPs will need to ask applicants to provide their own evidence of achievement.

Progression information

On successful completion of the ETAB, learners 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