Are you considering taking the Level 3 or Level 4 Award in Education and Training (AET) course? If so, you may be wondering what the difference is between the two courses.
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the key differences between the Level 3 and Level 4 AET courses, including the level of content, target audience, assessment methods, and entry requirements.
Whether you’re new to teaching or training, or you’re an experienced professional looking to advance your career, understanding the difference between the Level 3 and Level 4 AET courses is essential to making the right decision for you.
Read on to learn more about the key differences between the Level 3 and Level 4 AET courses and to determine which course is right for you.
Here is a table comparing the differences between Level 3 and Level 4 AET courses:
|Level 3 AET Course||Level 4 AET Course|
|Qualification Level||Level 3 (equivalent to A Levels)||Level 4 (equivalent to first year of university)|
|Course Duration||1 year||1 year|
|Entry Requirements||At least 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C, including English and Maths||Level 3 qualification in relevant subject, e.g. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma|
|Assessments||Coursework, assignments, practical assessments||Exams, coursework, assignments, projects|
|Course Content||More focused on practical job skills and knowledge||More in-depth, complex topics and theory|
|Progression||Entry-level technician roles, apprenticeships, higher education||Higher education, higher apprenticeships, junior technician roles|
|Funding||Usually funded by colleges/training providers||Can access student finance e.g. loans, grants|
The key differences are that Level 4 courses are equivalent to the first year of university study, so focus more on complex topics and theory compared to the more practical Level 3 courses. Level 4 also allows progression to higher education and jobs, while Level 3 prepares for entry-level roles and further training.
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