VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Our fast-track VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training course at RJL Education is designed for those aspiring to pursue a teaching career in further education, or those who have recently commenced teaching. It equips learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the teaching profession and progress towards a more comprehensive teaching qualification.

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Course Overview

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The VTCT Level 3 Education and Training course replaces the PTTLS qualification of the same name. It certifies you to teach at a nationally accredited standard, as well as meeting the standard required by awarding and accrediting bodies to create, deliver and accredit your own hair or beauty courses and be insured to provide training. So if you want to run your own courses through private education in the further education sector – this course will get you there.

Upon completion of the VTCT Level 3 Education and Training course, you’ll be able to find employment as an educator in the private training sector or a teacher in further education. Interested in teaching at RJL Education? Check out our careers page for the latest openings!

Important information

  • You must hold a minimum level 3 qualification in your chosen sector to teach, whether it be hairdressing, barbering, nails or beauty therapy
  • This course involves one day per week from 9.30am-1.30pm at our training centre for 12 weeks
  • Hotel accommodation available at low rates 
  • Secure your place today with a £99 deposit


  • Cost £999
  • VTCT registration fee £72

Finance options are available to make completing your VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training course as affordable as possible.


Our VTCT Level 3 Education and Training course last started on the 26th October.

We are now accepting new candidates for the

  • 1st February 2024
  • 28th March 2024
  • 30th May 2024

Course modules

  • 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

You’ll also be guided on how to build a portfolio of evidence for both internal and external assessors.

How the course is assessed

Info required RJL Education will assess on completion of each unit and internally quality assure (IQA) the overall work. After the IQA has marked it satisfactory, our VTCT EQA will assess the IQA’s observations.

Entry requirements

You must be age 19 and above, hold an NVQ Level 3, and have completed a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in your chosen discipline.

What’s next?

You may find employment quickly in a private training sector or as an educator in further education within your specialist subject. On average, you could earn £30,000-£50,000 a year working in the private sector, and around £25,000-£30,000 in further education.

Alternatively, you can continue your training in internal verification by studying a Level 4 VTCT Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice or undertake a Certificate in Higher Education or a PGCE with a University.

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At RJL Education, we support your learning and personal growth. We are different from normal college courses, offering a range of exclusive benefits that you won’t find elsewhere. From ongoing learning support, to access to discounts and on-site accommodation, our education site is in a league of its own when it comes to the experiences of our students.

How much does training at RJL Education centre cost?

The cost of our courses vary. To find out the specific prices you can take a look at our courses page.

How long do your courses take?

The length of our courses varies slightly depending on the qualification you are enrolled on. To find out specific information, you can take a look at our courses page.

How big are your classes?

We only have small groups to ensure that every learner gets the hands-on personal tuition that they deserve. This means that we have limited availability, so make sure to enrol as soon as possible.

What is the best course for me?

Our courses are ideal for a range of experience levels, so be sure to check out our courses page to determine which ones you would be eligible to apply for. Whatever the ultimate goal is for your career in beauty or hair, we can offer you the attentive and supportive training to help you on your journey. As long as you are above the age of 16, you can begin your training with us.

Can I study at RJL education if I don’t live in the area?

Yes! Our education centre features luxury accommodation for our learners. Click here to take a look at our available accommodation and their costs.

Can I apply for finance on your courses?

Yes you can apply for a range of finance options with us. Check out our finance page here.

Is there any funding available to me?

Yes, there are a range of funding options available for our learners. To find out more about the potential funding you can get to support you through your learning journey, click here.

I don’t have any experience, can I still apply?

Yes. Our Level 2 courses are designed for those who are just beginning their career. With us, you can learn critical foundational skills that will help you to progress later down the line. To find out more about our level 2 NVQ courses, click here. Our microblading course, our fundamental machine brows course, and lip blush course also require no previous experience. Find out more about these semi-permanent makeup courses here.

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Don’t live in the area?

We have luxury accommodation situated right above the education centre in Bolton. This means that you can study in comfort instead of having to do punishing commutes every day if you don’t live in the area. You can find out more about our accommodation here.


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VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Qualification Level:
  • Level 3
Course Length:
  • 12 weeks
Vtct Registration Fee:
  • £72

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