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If you would like to enter a career teaching or training adults, or are already teaching and want to develop your career further, NEC’s Level 3 Award in Education and Training can help open more doors into the teaching profession. 

It’s also a great choice if you’re working in a role which involves you in training people (for example as a trainer for a trade union, or as a manager), or volunteering, perhaps in community education. In fact, there are a huge number of roles in the public, private and third sectors for which a qualification in education and training is valuable.

NEC’s Level 3 Award in Education and Training is accredited by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK), whose qualifications are developed by industry experts.


Studying education and training with NEC

With NEC’s Level 3 Award in Education and Training, you study at a time and pace to suit you. 

When you become an NEC student, you’ll be supported by one of our expert NEC tutors. As well as being a qualified teacher with experience of assessing and tutoring online learners, your tutor will have experience of working in education and training.

Your tutor will help you build up the portfolio of evidence you need for the assessment that will gain you your chosen qualification. 

You’ll also be able to call on the expertise of our dedicated student support team, by email or on the phone.

NEC are experts in online distance learning for education and training

At NEC, we’re experts in distance learning. Over the last 55-plus years, thousands of adults and young people across the UK and beyond have gained life-changing qualifications by studying with NEC. What matters most to us is the success of our students, so we offer all the support you need, combined with total flexibility to learn the way you want to. 

Courses designed for online distance learning

NEC are innovators in distance learning, and all our courses are designed specifically for independent learners. You’ll access all your high quality course materials on learn@nec, our easy-to-use online learning platform, and your personal tutor will be there to help you succeed, commenting on your course assignments and preparing you for your exams.

We’ll provide all the course materials you need, and optional extra study guides are available to help you develop better study skills. The only essentials you need to provide are an internet connection, a sufficient standard of English to be able to understand the subject materials, and a drive to succeed!

Join an online learning community

Studying independently doesn’t have to mean studying alone. When you enrol to study education and training courses online with NEC, as well as having access to your personal tutor and dedicated student support team, you’ll become part of a friendly national and international online learning community.