Assessing Vocational Achievement (A1) VTCT Level 3

Achieving a VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement course from RJL Education will prepare you for a career as a vocational assessor for NVQ students. If assessing competence and ability in students is a passion of yours, then RJL Education’s course will qualify you as an assessor and deepen your understanding of assessing a student’s vocational skills.

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Course Overview

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VTCT is officially recognised by Ofqual – a widely recognised regulation board in the UK. It will train you to become a fully qualified assessor in hair and beauty. Although we specialise in training for hair and beauty courses, our VTCT Level 3 course is designed to help those on the course become qualified to assess NVQ courses.

You will leave RJL Education knowing how to prepare, plan, analyse and evaluate how NVQ courses are assessed. Fortunately, we have students on our NVQ courses throughout the year, enabling you plenty of opportunities to observe and assess students as part of gaining your qualification.

Important information

  • You must hold an NVQ level 2 and 3 in hairdressing or beauty therapy, or be working towards your level 3 qualification
  • Learners will undertake approximately 90 hours of learning in a teaching environment. This involves in-person training one day per week from 9.30am-1.30pm at our centre for 8 weeks
  • VTCT registration fee applies £72.50
  • Hotel accommodation available
  • Secure your place today with a £99 deposit

Part of this course can be delivered remotely over video meetings. However, you must attend our education centre for the assessment process.


  • Cost £499
  • VTCT registration fee £72.50

Finance options are available to make completing your Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement as affordable as possible.

You can select this option at the checkout.


Our VTCT Level 3 course runs on a weekly enrolment basis every Monday between 9.30am – 1.30pm.

  • 4th January 2024
  • 29th February 2024
  • 2nd May 2024


Course modules

  • Understanding the principles of assessment
  • Assess occupational competence in the work environment
  • Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

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

How the course is assessed

The qualification is delivered through various workshops one day a week over a 12-week period. You will be assessed by assessing other assessors and 2 learners. As courses run regularly at our academy, you won’t need to source your own assessing opportunities or placements.

Entry requirements

You must be age 19 and above, hold an NVQ Level 2 & 3 or be working towards the NVQ Level 3 qualification in hairdressing or beauty therapy.

What’s next?

You can find employment straight away as a vocational assessor within a hair and beauty salon, or a place of work that specialises in your chosen subject specialism. On average, experienced assessors can make up to £28,500, depending on your location and education centre.

Alternatively, you can continue your training by studying other Level 4 or 5 qualifications. Some of them include:

  • VTCT Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • Certificate in Higher Education or PGCE Level 5

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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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Assessing Vocational Achievement (A1) VTCT Level 3

Qualification Level:
  • Level 3
Course Length:
  • 12 weeks
Vtct Registration Fee:
  • £72.50

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