Why we need to keep records of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET)
Within the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET), records are the most overlooked aspect of the course and are needed to satisfy internal and external requirements. Being heavily involved in the course delivery, I know exactly where each and every learner is with their studies. But what would happen if I didn’t maintain any records, or I had lost the work? Ultimately, the main cause is that we would struggle to claim for your certificate. In my role as an EQA for a few awarding bodies, I have gone in to various training centres to verify learner achievement and have experienced situations where the training centre has not kept this information. The first thought that goes into your mind is whether this learner has done any work and how do we prove that they meet the qualification requirements? This can easily be avoided if we maintain records of assessment during the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET).
Level 3 Award in Education and Training assessment records
These records are your portfolio, this should be an easy one to retain. Then we need your session plan, again, this is an easy record to maintain and use for evidence. The most difficult one is always the Microteach session. Which processes do we use to ensure that we can evidence this requirement? Let’s record it through our phone, this is the most obvious one but what happens if technology is not working correctly or as humans, we simply do not operate the equipment properly. Trust me, this happens so therefore it is imperative that we have additional records to ensure that the session did happen and that we have additional evidence to back up these claims.
Level 3 Award in Education and Training session plan
Along with your Microteach session, to complete the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET), it will be accompanied with your detailed session plan which is your intention to deliver a session. Once the microteach session is completed, you will give a reflective account of what went well about your session and what could be improved. So already, we have an idea that something has happened as you have given feedback about your session.
Level 3 Award in Education and Training tutor feedback
Along with this, your assessment in the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) also includes written feedback from your tutor or assessor detailing how you meet the learning outcomes and your peers, the individuals who took part in your session, will also give you feedback about how your session went. Let’s now say you’ve lost the recording, or the file is corrupt, we now have a plan, we have your tutor’s observation report, you have your own reflection and feedback from other learners. That’s multiple amounts of evidence to suggest that the learning has taken place therefore an EQA will be more satisfied that the course was completely properly. That’s the main external reasons to keep assessment records.
Level 3 Award in Education and Training tracking progress
Internal reasons include keeping track of your progress or achievement, to document planning and feedback, help to deal with complaints and to standardise teaching and assessment. The biggest reason to maintain assessment records is to ensure that learners can gain their certificates and then to ensure the organisation’s reputation is upheld by delivering a good service. One reason to complete your Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) with the Education and Training Academy.