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Education and Training Award Level 3 VTCT (iTEC)


The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an ideal qualification if you have no prior teaching experience and want to begin your teaching journey.

Who is the Award in Education and Training Qualification for?

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.

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 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 VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training will enable you to work in a teaching role and progress on to a broader teaching qualification.


Course Content

During this course you will learn about preparation, planning and basic course design. Theory is self-guided via our online platform. You will also attend our Academy in Newry in order to complete your practical observations. The practical element will consist of learners completing a micro teaching session. This session will help you to gain teaching delivery skills. Evaluation skills and techniques also form part of the course content.

There are 3 units in this qualification:

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



  • Any Level 3 qualification in Beauty Therapy or related industry
  • Minimum of 2 years of working within the industry
  • GCSE grade C – A* or equivalent in Mathematics and English
  • Assessment / Interview


Course Progression

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

  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

You can progress from the VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training directly into employment as a teacher in the further education sector.


Is this course Regulated?

This qualification has been mapped to the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS) , and is regulated on the Regulated Qualifications and Framework.