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Education and Training

VTCT - Level 3 Award

Course Overview

The VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training provides a sound introduction to teaching and training enabling the learner to enter teaching employment and progress on to broader teaching qualifications.  This course has been mapped to the relevant NOS and is on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

This qualification is designed to equip a wide range of teachers/trainers and facilitators with the requisite skills and knowledge to fulfil a teaching role such as :-

  • Individuals not currently teaching or training,
  • Individuals currently teaching and training,
  • Individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching.

Assessments and Course work

This qualification includes an exciting curriculum to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills to prepare students to start or enhance their teaching careers. The course is delivered in three modules:

VTCT Unit Code Unit Title
UET1 Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training.
UET2 Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training.
UET5 Understanding assessment in education and training.

During this course, you will learn about the teaching cycle of identifying needs, design and planning lessons, delivery and facilitation of the delivery, and how to assess and evaluate teaching.

As part of this qualification, you are required to build a portfolio of evidence to confirm your knowledge and understanding. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:-

  • Observed work - at least three peer observations
  • Oral questions
  • Assignments - at least three assignments will be set as part of  this award
  • Projects
  • Micro teaching sessions
  • Self evaluation
  • Professional discussion

An assessed 20 minute micro teaching session delivered by students forms part of this course, with the teaching delivery being assessed by tutors.

Your tutors will set assignments and provide guidance on how to prepare your portfolio of evidence, how to show practical achievements and how to achieve the learning outcomes in this award.

Entry Requirements

No previous experience is required, however, good written and verbal communication skills would be helpful. Everyone on this course will need to be prepared to work hard individually and as a team.

Course Duration

This award course consist of 2 evenings per month of lecture time for 5 months.  We advise an minimum of an hour a day for home study to complete the course.  Monthly attendance allows progressive completion of assignments with tutor feedback and guidance.

Course Dates

Course Reference 051/ET/Jan 19

Induction Day 6.30pm Tuesday 8th January 2019

  • Wednesday 9th January 2019
  • Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 February
  • Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 March
  • Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 April
  • Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 May


6.30pm to 9pm


£ 700


£200 to secure your booking

Payment Plan

£200 deposit then 5 payments of £ 100 per month

Secure your place now

To secure a place on this course please complete our online booking form.

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