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Teacher/Trainer Training

Take the first steps to a career in Teaching or Training with our VTCT Level 3 Education and Training (EAT) course.

Who is this qualification for?

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.

Why is this qualification most suitable?

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 Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification. You can check with the centre that you have the required knowledge, understanding and skills to enrol and successfully achieve this qualification. You will be assessed through a combination of methods including observations and written work, which will be supported by self study and research and submission of a portfolio of evidence. You need access to a PC and Internet as the assignment is via eportfolio.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification is designed to equip a wide range of teachers/trainers and facilitators with the requisite skills and knowledge required to fulfill 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 (QCF) 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:

  • VTCT Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF)
  • VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)