Care Trainer Qualification

Level 3 Award in Training the Care Trainer

The Level 3 Award in Training the Care Trainer is designed for those who are involved in training or assessing vocational skills, knowledge or occupational competences within the health or social care sector. The aim of this qualification is to provide the necessary introduction into teaching, learning and assessment processes,and to allow the learner to develop occupational competences to effectively deliver and assess in house training such as the Care Certificate.

The qualification provides an introduction into teaching, learning and assessment processes which can be using when deliver care, health and social care courses.

Vocational Learning encourages candidates to submit naturally occurring evidence from their work environment to demonstrate competency against the practical requirements of the course. You are usually expected to complete this course within two weeks. The course has a 42 guided learning hours requirement.

Entry Requirements of this Care Train the Trainer Course

This course is open to anyone. You are expected to be at least 16 years old. You will be expected to have basic numeracy, literacy and IT skills in line with national occupational skills for care workers.

You are also expected to have access to the internet, multimedia computer, printer and a word processor that can open and produce Microsoft Word Documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’. Candidates without Microsoft office are advised to consider free software such as Open Office. You, however, need to ensure your documents are saved and submitted for assessment as word documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’?

What it means studying at Level 3?

You will be assessed at A Level standard. There is an expectation that you will have the ability to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to complete tasks and address problems that, while well defined, have a measure of complexity. It includes taking responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures as well as exercising autonomy and judgment. You will be expected to research, reflect an awareness of different perspectives or approaches and use references.

What can l do after completion?

You can go on to complete other education courses such as the Level 3 in Education and Training or Level 4 in Education and Training.

Course Structure of the Care Trainer Course

To achieve the Level 3 Award in Training the Care Trainer qualification you will be expected to complete the following three mandatory units and achieve at least 11 credits:

Unit 1: The principles of teaching, learning and assessment in a health or social care setting

Unit 2: Embedding and assessing language,literacy and numeracy in health or social care workplaces

Unit 3: Assessing skills, knowledge and competence in a health or social care setting

Course Delivery and Support

The course is delivered by either distance, blended learning or as classroom based. You are expected to meet course requirements regardless of the method of delivery.

Distance learning will stretch you as you need to self-motivate and work against the pressures of studying alone.

Candidates studying by either distance or blended learning will need to fully participate in online activities and provide multimedia evidence whenever possible.

On enrolment every candidate will be allocated an assessor who will also be their tutor and the first port of call for all assessments and learning needs. You will have access to resources, coursework, tutorials, events, forums, web conferences, and face-to-face sessions. We regularly host support sessions during the day, night and weekends.

You will be expected to participate in an induction session to fully understand how to use our learning management system (Access), locate resources and your coursework. This induction can either be face-to-face or online. You will need to have a discussion with your assessor to negotiate and agree your learning and assessment plan. You are expected here to discuss about any needs, targets, practical requirements (if applicable) and declare any prior learning you wish to be considered. Your assessor will draft your “Holistic Assessment Plan” which will reflect your needs. The plan will also contain information about assessments, ground rules and expected course end date.


The course is assessed by a portfolio of evidence which you have to compile and submit at the end of the course. You will be expected to complete some course work and participate in a number of assessment activities such as recorded discussions. Majority of your assessments will take in your workplace where a holistic approach will be taken to record your natural work activities and practice which will then be linked to the assessment criteria.

Your Partnership Responsibilities

Upon enrolment, you will be referred to as a “Learning Partner.” We commit to support you and strive to work in partnership as much as we can.

As a partner, you need to appreciate that we all have to adhere to regulations and quality assurance procedures. Our Learning and Development team have to prove they have delivered the training, given you access to learning opportunities and support. You will, in turn, be expected to demonstrate how you have utilised these learning opportunities, shown development over a period of time and meet all course requirements. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts. You are enrolling to earn your qualification. All your assessed evidence has to meet both internal and external quality assurance. We expect you to fulfil your partnership duties, which also includes being professional, committed, inclusive, hard working, respecting boundaries and intellectual property.

All learning partners who meet course requirements, learning outcomes and the assessment criteria will be signed off and achieve this qualification. You will get your certificate within 14 days after you have been signed off by our moderators.

Course Fees

We have strived to make our fees as low as possible without compromising the quality of the course. Payment by instalments is more expensive than payment in full. The difference in price reflects the costs of managing credit accounts.

Remaining 2018 Classroom Based Training Dates

03 - 04 September 2018
24 - 25 September 2018
08 - 09 October 2018
22 - 23 October 2018
05 - 06 November 2018
19 - 20 November 2018
03 - 04 December 2018
17 - 18 December 2018
Level 3 Award in Training the Care Trainer
Blended Learning
2 Days

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