Education & Training course VTCT Level 3 Award ONLINE course

Online course taught via live video with microteach assessment, available as online OR in person @ Bideford

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Want to become an educator in the Beauty Industry? This course is tailored specific for working in the industry to help and prepare you as an educator / tutor


The VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) is a qualification for those interested in a teaching career in further education or for those who have recently started teaching.

This course has been specifically designed for those wanting to teach in the beauty industry and can be taught and assessed online via live video, OR, in person at our Bideford, Devon venue.
This award is designed to equip a wide range of teachers/trainers and facilitators with the requisite skills and knowledge required to fulfill a teaching role. During this course you will learn about preparation, planning and basic course design. You will also learn teaching delivery skills and participate in a micro-teaching session.
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 VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training will enable you to work in a teaching role and advance on to a broader teaching qualification.

This course is a government approved course and is regulated by OfQual.

VTCT Level 3 Award in Education & Training (QCF)

Entry level:

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

Course format:

Home study & assessment: Taught online via zoom video & self study, with microteach assessment via live video OR, at our centre in Bideford, Devon

Coursework: Home study and portfolio of evidence containing questions and assignment work

Online platform for coursework - You simply log into your account and access your coursework

Course content:

Unit UET1 – Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education & training

Unit UET2 – Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training

Unit UET5 – Understanding assessment in education and training


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

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


Home study then 1 assessment for micro-teach this is carried out via live video OR, at our Bideford, Devon VTCT approved centre.

Model required?:

Assessments = Yes, you will be required to provide your students for assessments to practice your micro-teach.

Case studies (practice teaching) = Yes, you will be required to find your students to practice your teaching for case studies.

Exam board:

The VTCT (Vocational Training & Charitable Trust)

Career Opportunities:

Self-Employment or Employment as a further education teacher or running workshops

What’s included:

Training material accessed via our online course platform. 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. teaching props / resources) and we also recommend you purchase a text book to support your learning, a recommended reading list is supplied with your training pack.

We also recommend you purchase a text book to support your learning. For our recommended reading list, Sign up to our FREE student and therapist resources section --

Qualification gained:

A VRQ – VTCT Level 3 Award in Education & Training (QCF)

This qualification is mapped to the relevant NOS (National Occupational Standards), where applicable. This qualification is accredited on the qualifications and credit framework (QCF). This qualification is a VRQ (Vocationally Related Qualification.)


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Payment Options

If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, PayPal or PayPal credit, here are the details

Please note, if you choose either of these methods, your booking will be processed manually, and can take up to 24 hours to receive access to your training pack.

Your Instructor

Karen Ashton (Course Writer)
Karen Ashton (Course Writer)

Karen has more than 19 years experience in the industry, she is the founder of Holistic Therapies Training, which was launched in 2007. Karen is a course writer and author of 'The Essential Oils Guide'. Writing is her passion and she has a wealth of knowledge in beauty, massage and complementary therapies.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course must be completed within 12 months, however you will have lifetime access to the training material on the portal.

This course is not open for enrollment.