Education and Training VTCT Level 3 Award 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.

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 enroll 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:

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Units Covered:
Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
Facilitate learning and development for individuals
Understanding the principles and practices of assessment


What will I learn on this course

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Course Units

Unit 1: Delivering Education and Training

The aim of this unit is to enable you to use inclusive teaching and learning approaches in accordance with internal processes and external requirements, to communicate with learners and to evaluate own delivery practice.

You will gain an understanding of how technology can enhance teaching and learning and covers expectations in relation to the minimum core in delivering inclusive teaching and learning.

Unit 2 : Assessing Learners in Education and Training

The aim of the unit is to enable you to use types and methods of assessment, to conduct and record assessment in accordance with internal and external processes and requirements and to evaluate your own assessment practice.

You will cover the expectations in relation to the minimum core in assessing learners in lifelong learning.

Unit 3 : Manage learning and development in groups

The aim of this unit is to enable you to manage learning and development in groups.

You are expected to understand the use of a variety of management methods, for example motivational strategies, behaviour management, provision of advice as well as deliver strategies to facilitate learning.

You are also expected to involve learners within groups in the learning and development process.

Unit 4 : Action research

This unit is about providing Action Research, and  is a method of systematic enquiry that teachers undertake as researchers of their own practice.

The enquiry involved in Action Research is often visualised as a cyclical process.

The start of the process is usually an issue or situation that, as a teacher, you want to change. You will be supported in turning this ‘interesting problem’ into a ‘researchable question’ and then developing actions to try out. You will draw on the findings of other researchers to help develop actions and interpret the consequences.

As an action researcher, or teacher-researcher, you will generate research. Enquiring into your practice will inevitably lead you to question the assumptions and values that are often overlooked during the course of normal school life. Assuming the habit of inquiry can become an ongoing commitment to learning and developing as a practitioner. As a teacher-researcher you assume the responsibility for being the agent and source of change.


What can I do after my qualification

Progression routes from this qualification to higher education programmes in education and training may be possible, as well as to employment in a teaching or education support role.

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Life changes after qualifying


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Employment in a teaching role


Employment in a teaching or education support role.

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When will I receive my Certificate

Once your assignments are completed your certificate can be claimed.