VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training

A nationally recognised vocational qualification covering everything you need to know to become a certified teacher and prepare for your classes

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Is your heart telling you to teach?

You've a burning desire to share your knowledge and help others develop their skills.

Your experience in your subject makes you the right person to teach others all the tips and tricks you've learned along the way.

By the end of the course, you'll feel confident and competent when it comes to teaching your chosen subject.

You'll be able to create and work from lesson plans.

You'll be able to support your students with more confidence!

And you'll be able to get started with your classes with confidence and enthusiasm, armed with your own lesson plan.

VTCT Mandatory units for this 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.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. This is available to both the beginner and existing teachers wishing to gain further qualifications and update their skills.

You should have a caring disposition and be committed to fulfilling both Practical and Theory Elements, meeting the required Guided Learning Hours (GLH) by attending the Training centre for the Practical Elements and working through the Theory Elements online.

Practical elements include your micro teach session.

Recognised National Qualification

The VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) Course is based on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional associations, and 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).

Here's how it works

  • You’ll get started straight away preparing for your induction day or online upon enrollment, by following the instructions online and watching the videos.
  • Supporting our students is top of the list, that's why we only teach small classes. Maximum of 6 on the VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) course practical training and micro-teach sessions.
  • Once payment has been made, an enrolment form will be sent automatically or alternatively you can find this within the online course material in your “Induction” module.
  • You have the option to complete the course in 3 - 6 months or a longer time scale not exceeding your VTCT 2 year registration. You will need to select your Practical days unless you are studying online only. (Start date and Finish/Micro teach Exam date)
  • You’ll have access to support from your tutor via email, phone, text, Skype and Full Spectrum messenger.

Practical Elements

When learning something new, it can be brain overload in the first intense training day.

That’s why you’ll have lifetime online access to everything you’ve learned in class within the online platform after your first practical day, to support you in becoming the best Teacher!

Start date

  • Induction and get to know your classmates
  • Be able to understand your role as a teacher
  • How to provide a safe and supportive learning environment
  • Lesson Planning
  • Inclusive methods of assessments
  • Begin your assignments

Evening 1 (you have the choice to attend this session or to work from the online platform)

  • Plan and prepare for your micro teach exam
  • Written assignments signed off and in folder

Micro teach Exam day/Evening

  • Deliver your 15 minute micro teach session
  • Assess and communicate feedback of the classes micro teach sessions
  • Sign off all assignments

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

What you’ll need

  • Buy Ann Gravells 2014 edition of The Award in Education and Training before your 1st practical day attendance

You can view your online learning course on any up-to-date device that can connect to the internet.

There are some minimum system requirements including:

  • Laptop, PC, MAC (Phones and tablets)
  • Good strength internet connection
  • Up to date Browsers eg. Firefox, Safari or Chrome
  • Adobe PDF Reader & Flash Player
  • Microsoft Word (or equivalent)
  • Access to a printer

What to bring on the day

  • Book Ann Gravells 2014 edition of The Award in Education and Training
  • Lever Arch Folder and printed copies of your marked assignments
  • Pens/Pencils/Highlighter

You can contact us by email at [email protected] if you require additional dates or wish to be put on the waiting list for new dates.

I’m looking forward to supporting your teaching journey and helping you achieve your dreams.

VTCT Training & Approved Assessment Centre

The Full Spectrum Centre Limited, The Old Courthouse, Chapel Street, Dukinfield, Greater Manchester SK16 4DY

Course times - Practical full days 1000 - 1730 / Evening classes 1800 - 2100

Exam times - between 1 - 3 hours depending on class size

Choose a Start date and a Micro teach exam date. Spaces are available on the dates published below.

Practical Start date

Online option will be available end of May 2019

  • Saturday June 8th 2019 full day + optional attendance of Thursday 20th June Evening 1800-2100
  • Tuesday 13th August 2019 full day + optional attendance of Thursday 16th September Evening 1800-2100

Micro teach Exam day This is your finish date (you can choose to complete the course in 3 - 6 months or longer, maxium time 2 years)

  • Saturday 10th August 2019
  • Tuesday 8th October 2019 evening
  • Saturday 2nd November 2019

If this sounds like the course you've been looking for, then please enroll on this page to start adding to your skill set. I'm really looking forward to helping you to gain this specialist knowledge and these valuable skills.


P.S. Got questions? Check out the FAQ section below for lots more detail.

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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