VTCT Level 3 – Award in Education & Training




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.

Why is this qualification most suitable?

The VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training will enable the learner to enter teaching employment and progress on to a broader teaching qualification.

This qualification has been mapped to the relevant Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) NOS, and is accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.

There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification. Your centre will have ensured that you have the required knowledge, understanding and skills to enrol and successfully achieve this qualification.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 19+ age groups, 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. – The full list of optional units is presented in the learner Record of Assessment book (ROA) (specification).

What could this qualification lead to?

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

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

  • VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training


There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification.

Course Includes:

  • Practical attendance & assessment: 1 practical session to include microteach + 2 assessments
  • Coursework: Home study and portfolio of evidence containing questions and assignment work
  • Training material is accessed through our online portal

Course Units

  • UET1 Understanding roles, responsibilities & relationships in education & training
  • UET2 Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education & training
  • UEY5 Understanding assessment in education & training


GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 48 (GLH incl’s. practical, coursework, microteach & assessments)

Home study (Coursework): This can be started at anytime


1 Practical training session (online) + Home study + 2 assessment


Assessments = You will be required to assess students and mark their coursework as part of your assessment

Case studies (assessing) = Yes, you will be required to assess 2 students, twice, in a subject you are already qualified in, i.e., massage, beauty therapy. You can only assess vocational qualifications in a subject you are qualified at the same level as the students you are assessing or lower.

Career Opportunities:

Self-Employment or Employment as a vocational assessor in the subjects you are qualified in.

We Will Include:

Training material accessed via your own log in on our online portal. A coursework tutor is assigned to you for full support throughout the course. A VTCT qualification is posted to you on successful completion of the course.

Additional Costs:

You will need to purchase your own equipment (e.g. assessor resources) and we also recommend you purchase a text book to support your learning, a recommended reading list is supplied with your training pack.


Choice of:

  • Payment in Full 
  • Deposit: £175 & 3 Direct Debit payments of £120 each month – CLICK HERE for deposit