LRN Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training

The LRN Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training serves as an ideal starting point for individuals entering the education profession or those already practicing in the field but lacking formal qualifications.


RQF level



Written assignments and assessed teaching presentation

Qualification Accreditation Number


Total Qualification Time

Total: 280 Hours
a. Guided learning hours (GLH): 180 hours
b. Self-study (SS): 90
c. Formative Assessment: 5 hours
d. Summative Assessment: 5 hours

Entry Requirements

To enroll in the LRN Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

       Three GCSE passes at ‘C’ level standard or higher qualifications (A level), which LRN will consider sufficient for entry.

       A Level 2 qualification or higher from the UK’s regulated qualifications framework or an equivalent overseas qualification as determined by UK NARIC. The qualification should encompass a similar number of learning hours as the Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training.


Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If a candidate does not possess the required qualifications, LRN will consider their employment status and history, with a signed reference letter from employers accompanying the application.


Evidence of English language proficiency must be provided.

Knowledge, Skills, and Understanding

No previous knowledge or skills in the subject matter are required. However, a basic understanding of the education and training sector may be beneficial for learners.

Support and Recognition

These qualifications have been developed with input from centers currently delivering or planning to deliver qualifications at this level in Education and Training.


Upon successful completion of the LRN Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training, candidates can pursue:

       Additional qualifications at the same level in Education and Training.

       Higher level qualifications in Education and Training.

       Vocational qualifications in unrelated subject areas.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Refer to LRN’s policy on Recognition of Prior Learning to determine if previously achieved qualifications qualify for exemptions.


The qualification is assessed through:


       Observation of teaching or training (30-minute micro-teaching session with peers).

Guidance on Assessment

To pass a unit, candidates must successfully achieve all learning outcomes and assessment criteria. No externally set written examinations are required for this qualification.

Mode of Delivery

Centers can develop the mode of delivery (full-time, part-time, evening, or distance learning) that best suits candidates’ needs. Regardless of the chosen mode, centers must ensure that candidates follow an appropriate teaching program aligned with the qualification requirements.

Qualification Overview

a.     Understanding roles, responsibilities, and relationships in education and training: Level 3; Credit 4; Guided learning hours 40.

b.    Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training: Level 3; Credit 4; Guided learning hours 40.

c.     Understanding assessment in education and training: Level 3; Credit 4; Guided learning hours 40.

d.    Equality and Diversity: Level 3; Credit 4; Guided learning hours 60

Delivery Approach

The delivery approach should be communicative and engaging, emphasizing participation, interactive activities, and materials that contextualize and promote understanding of Education and Training. Tutors must select or develop relevant, up-to-date teaching materials that enable candidates to apply their learning to realistic day-to-day activities. Centers must submit their principal teaching materials for LRN’s approval well in advance of delivery.

Guidance for Teaching and Learning

Active learning and involvement in the learning process are essential for candidates. LRN encourages diverse teaching methods and classroom-based activities that facilitate learning, retention, and demonstration of knowledge and understanding. Candidates should be encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and demonstrate independence in research and evaluation. Engaging delivery methods that foster active learning are preferable to traditional lecture-style teaching.

Quality Assurance of Centers

Centers delivering LRN qualifications must commit to ensuring the quality of assessment for all units through effective standardization and verification of assessor decisions. LRN will rigorously monitor the implementation of quality assurance processes within centers. LRN’s quality assurance processes include:

       Center approval for those not already recognized to deliver LRN qualifications.

       Approval to offer LRN qualifications and units in Education and Training.

       Unexpected visits (for UK centers) and information requests when deemed necessary by LRN.


Upon registering candidates for a qualification, centers will be allocated an External Verifier who will visit early in the program to ensure an appropriate assessment plan is in place. Centers must also undertake training and standardization activities as agreed upon with LRN.


LRN provides a separate document outlining content features and a list of suggested resources for each unit. It is recommended that each candidate be provided with a core textbook and access to relevant reading materials for each unit.