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VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training

A nationally recognised vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career in education and training.

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About This Course

The VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training is a qualification for those interested in a teaching career in further education or for those who have recently started teaching. It will enable the learner to enter teaching employment and progress on to a broader teaching qualification.

The following mandatory units are included:

  • UET1 Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training - The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand the role and responsibilities of a teacher in education and training and the relationship between different professionals within education and training.
  • UET2 Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training - The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand and use inclusive teaching and learning approaches to meet the needs of learners. This includes how to create a learning environment that engages and motivates learners, and the planning, delivery and evaluation of inclusive teaching and learning. You are required to deliver a microteaching session and to evaluate your own delivery practice.
  • UET5 Understanding assessment in education and training - The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand how different types and methods of assessment are used in education and training. This includes ways to involve learners in assessment and requirements for record keeping.

This award is designed to equip a wide range of teachers, trainers and facilitators with the requisite skills and knowledge required to fulfil a teaching role.

This course covers preparation, planning and basic course design. They will also gain teaching delivery skills and participate in microteaching sessions.

Evaluation skills and techniques also form part of the course content.

This qualification provides a sound introduction to teaching/training and is suitable for both experienced practitioners who would like to secure a professionally recognised qualification as well as those new to teaching.

This qualification provides a sound introduction to teaching/training and is suitable for both experienced practitioners who would like to secure a professionally recognised qualification as well as those new to teaching. The VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training will enable you to work in a teaching role and progress on to a broader teaching qualification.

Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable).

This qualification is regulated on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

VTCT is a government approved awarding organisation, regulated by national organisations such as the OFQUAL (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations).

CPPD points: 20

Prerequisite: There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification. It is recommended that you have a level of general education comparable to GCSEs. You should have a caring disposition and be committed to fulfilling both Practical and Theory Elements. You must meet the required Guided Learning Hours (GLH) by attending our centre for the Practical Elements and by working through the Theory Elements, taking part in online discussions, assessments and reviews with your tutor and assessor via our Virtual Learning Environment. Practical elements may be of mixed sex and learners will be required to work with each other.

Duration: This qualification can be completed in a minimum of 3 months, on average it takes 6 months to complete the practical and theory elements.

Course Delivery: Theory elements are covered online in your own home, in your own time and at your own pace via self study using our Virtual Learning Environment. This theory elements are perfectly suited to online delivery therefore they can be delivered and learning assessed online. You will be fully supported by your course tutor who’s role it is to help and guide you through the process from beginning to end. Both your tutor and assessor will ensure that you not only reach your goals but maintain industry and awarding body standards.

An Interactive Practical session can be accessed by attending our centre or via Skype which is when the required microteaching sessions are attended.

Microteach: You should be involved in at least one hour of microteaching. You must deliver at least one 15 minute microteaching session which should be observed and assessed by a member of the delivery team. For the additional 45 minutes, you can either deliver additional microteaching sessions or observe the microteaching sessions of other learners. Microteaching sessions can be arranged by attending our Assessment centre here in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester or via Skype.

Virtual Learning Resource: Upon enrolment you will be able to login and access your course content. Simply progress through each section and lecture, complete all your written assignments, upload them to your secure Dropbox folder so that your tutor can mark them and our IQA can sample them and include the final drafts in your Portfolio of Evidence.

Upon completion you will be required to attend our Assessment Centre here in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester to deliver a Micro Teach session as your final assessment. Alternatively you can arrange with your tutor for this to be delivered via Skype.

Minimum System Requirement: As this course is delivered via our online Virtual Learning Resource there are some minimum system requirements including:

  • Laptop, PC or MAC
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Browsers IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari or Chrome
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Microsoft Word (or equivalent)

Upon completion of both practical and theory elements, assessments and written papers a VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training will be awarded.

Additional information: All necessary materials and equipment will be provided for use during the practical elements and for final assessments however you will be required to ensure that you have the necessary materials and equipment to continue and complete this qualification.

Progression: On completion of this qualification you may choose to undertake further study; qualifications you could progress to include:

  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

You can progress from the VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training directly into a teaching or facilitating role in the further education sector.

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Your Tutor


Joanne Lee M.I.C.H.T

Tutor, Assessor, Facilitator & Holistic Therapist

Joanne is a highly qualified and experienced holistic therapist, tutor and VTCT Assessor. She is a specialist in the field of Vibrational Therapy, Fertility & Maternity Reflexology, Massage Therapy and Stress Management and is devoted to providing our learners with the very best service whilst upholding VTCT and industry standards.


Frequently Asked Questions



+ When does the course start and finish?

Upon enrollment you will receive access to our Virtual Learning Resource where you can commence your study of the Theory Elements online. Practical elements and Assessments are covered onsite at The Full Spectrum Centre in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester. Dates for attendance will be arranged with your tutor after enrollment or you can choose prearranged dates subject to availability. This qualification can be completed in a minimum of 3 months, on average it takes 6 months to complete the practical and theory elements.

+ How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to the theory elements of the course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

+ Why should I choose The Full Spectrum Centre Limited?

Not only do our team of professionally qualified, experienced and passionate holistic therapists/tutors provide dedicated student support, we provide learners with access to our training rooms subject to availability in order for them to have an appropriate space in which to carry out their case studies. When choosing a VTCT qualification you will gain skills and knowledge necessary for success in your chosen career, while gaining an industry-recognised qualification. VTCT is the specialist awarding organisation for the Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Hospitality and Catering and Sport and Active Leisure sectors, with over 45 years of experience. They are an awarding body regulated by national organisations including Ofqual, SQA, DfES and CCEA and a registered charity investing in education and skills but also giving to good causes in the area of facial disfigurement. Westminster Indemnity accept all our course and qualifications for insurance purposes on their policies and our graduates receive discounted rates.

+ What does the cost include?

The cost of this course includes Registration, Record of Assessment Book, Course Materials, Certificate and Assessment Fees.

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Course Curriculum


  Reflective Practice for Education & Training
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  UET1 Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
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  UET2 Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
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  UET5 Understanding assessment in education and training
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  Revision, Reflective Practice & Feedback
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