VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Teaching (601/2758/2)

Course Pre-Requisites: There are no pre-requirements to take this course. Suitable for complete beginners to teaching / beauty. You will later need to hold recognised qualifications within the subjects / treatments you wish to teach, those these can be obtained alongside or following this course.

VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training carries 12 credits.

This is an internationally recognised and regulated, RQF Qualification. Units covered within this qualification are:

  • 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

This qualification is the leading award recommended for those looking to create & deliver their own training courses or work for a private training provider delivering their courses. Gain insurance as a trainer, get your own courses accredited & begin your own successful training business! This award is studied entirely online including coursework & assessments. Work at your own pace, taking up to 12 months if required, with no attendance required. The perfect qualification for a busy therapist wanting to take their beauty career further!

The Level 3 Award in Education and Teaching (601/2758/2) is designed for those interested in a teaching career in further education.  This could be as a trainer in the private training sector or a teacher in further education.   The course covers the generic teaching skills required to become an effective teacher.

This qualification replaces the PTTLS qualification. It certifies you to teach at a nationally accredited standard and meeting the standard required by awarding / accrediting bodies to create, deliver and accredit your own beauty courses and be insured to provide beauty training.

This qualification can be completed in as little as 12-16 weeks but you have up to 12 months to fully finish the course. You will need a good understanding of basic computer skills to complete your coursework & use Skype / Zoom for your assessment.

This course is suitable for those wishing to take their first step into teaching and will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to fulfil a teaching role. Ideal for those looking to progress into teaching within the 19+ age group within further education, colleges, workplaces etc. This course covers preparation, planning and basic course design. You will also gain teaching delivery skills and participate in micro-teaching 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. VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Teaching (QCF) has replaced the previous PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) qualification.

During this qualification, you will cover the following units:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

All material for your qualification will be accessible on our e-learning platform. This can be accessed and completed from anywhere, even on mobile devices. You will complete all your unit assignments on computer and submit them to us for marking.  You will design, plan and present two short micro-teaching sessions, one of which to be delivered online through Skype or Zoom to your Assessor for final assessment.

This VTCT course is an internationally recognised, RQF (Ofqual) regulated qualification and will enable you to develop your career by entering the exciting world of education & training.  By the end of the course learners will understand how to set up an effective an inclusive learning environment and deliver courses to meet the needs of a range of learners.

This qualification is completed entirely online from home through our online student portal. Our portal can be accessed 24/7 allowing you to study as and when you need, even accessible on mobile devices. You complete written assignments and a micro-teach session through Skype for assessment purposes. There are no formal written exams! Convenient, flexible way to study.

VTCT is a government approved awarding organisation which has awarding world class qualifications since 1962. VTCT group is the UK’s market-leading vocational and technical awarding body. Their qualifications are internationally recognised in over 100 countries. Their qualifications are delivered under three brands: VTCT, iTEC and Skillsfirst, covering over 3,000 centres worldwide with over 120,000 learners and apprentices every year. Recognised by the world’s leading brands and salon chains, VTCT offers exceptional choice from its catalogue of over 600 qualifications.

There are many training providers offering similar sounding qualifications to the Level 3 Award in Education & Training but it is worth noting the awarding body. It is important to check the awarding body is an Ofqual registered and regulated qualification. It is also worth checking who the awarding body are. VTCT are world-renowned and the preferred awarding body for employers to take on training professionals as they are assured of the quality of the qualification. While the awarding body for similar, cheaper qualifications may be Ofqual registered, there are many new awarding bodies that may not carry as much weight when looking to enter the industry to teach. Also consider the quality of the course delivery – ours is delivered through our tried and tested online student portal so you can learn at your own pace, accessible 24/7 online, even on mobile. You also have access to our Support team throughout your studies & beyond!

There are no formal pre-requisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification.

However, it is advised you have relevant industry experience and hold a  recognised qualification(s) within the industry/sector you will be looking to teach within. Having such qualifications will give you the best opportunity for working within teaching beyond the award and ensure you are eligible to obtain suitable insurance to teach.

Students will need to have previously achieved GCSE English or equivalent to ensure you have a good command of spoken and written English to be successful within the VTCT qualification. Students will need access to a pc to complete coursework and online assessment.

All students enrolling for this course must be aged 18 or over.

Upon completion of this course, you will hold an internationally recognised qualification to deliver training, often known as a ‘PTTLS’ qualification. PTLLS stands for Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector and is the first step for those wishing to become a qualified educator. Obtaining a PTLLS qualification is required of all educators, to be able to teach in Level 3, post-compulsory education (students over the age of 16). This will allow you to gain insurance to deliver training courses, whether this is on behalf of a private training provider or delivering your own courses.

If looking to gain employment, you will be able to apply for positions to teach any subjects within which you also hold suitable professional qualifications i.e., recognised beauty certificates/qualifications. Private training companies are regularly advertising for employed or self-employed training professionals to deliver their own approved courses. We would always recommend gaining some experience training for an established academy before venturing out to start your own training business, to ensure you are aware of the industry and needs of learners. This will allow you to best tailor your courses for success.

You may wish to start your own training academy. Once you have obtained your VTCT Level 3 in Education & Training and provided you hold recognised qualifications within the subjects you wish to teach, you can look to devise your own training programmes. You will need to ensure you have teaching insurance in place also. When devising your course materials, you will usually need a structured lesson plan with learning objectives and assessment measures, course manuals for your students and template for your certification. You will also need policies in place to cover your learners such as equal opportunities policy. You can usually find templates to begin these through a simple internet search.

Once you have your courses designed and resources ready, you will need to ensure your learners can gain insurance on completion of your training. This is usually arranged by accrediting your courses through an accrediting body or insurance partner. Examples within beauty include BABTAC, ABT, IPHM, the CPD register or insurers such as InSync or Radius. You would need to contact the accrediting / insurance organisation directly to confirm their process for verifying your courses, there are often fees involved for this process. Once accredited, you just need to start advertising your courses and get training!

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Once you have successfully completed all aspects of the course including your micro-teaching session, you will achieve the VTCT Level 3 Award in Education & Teaching (QCF).

Your career could progress to become a trainer in the private training sector or a teacher in further education.   The course covers the generic teaching skills required to become an effective teacher.

We offer high-quality ABT accredited training with experienced tutors, professional equipment and a great atmosphere to train in. Our training centres are well-equipped, within easy reach of public transport and regularly inspected by the awarding body (VTCT) which we provide qualifications through; to ensure we are giving you the best service for your money. We pride ourselves on working with only qualified and industry experienced tutors who are friendly, welcoming and happy to go the extra mile to deliver the very best student experience possible. 

All courses are run as smaller groups than most other providers, allowing plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. Our training centres are permanent and exclusive to us and they are always set-up ready to begin your training. All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to industry standards. We have a Support Team that is on hand to answer any of your questions via email and will get back to you within 24 hours.

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