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Designed to give people the knowledge and confidence to teach in the post-19 sector whatever their industry/subject.

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VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training


The Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) Level 3 Award in Education and Training is designed to give people the knowledge and confidence to teach in the post-19 sector, whatever their industry/subject. This could be as a trainer in the private training industry or as a teacher/lecturer in further education, for example. The course certifies people to teach at a nationally accredited standard.

This qualification replaces the old PTLLS course.

The two practical days you are required to attend are at our venue in South Manchester


Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training is a government approved qualification for those interested in a teaching career in the private or further education sector or for those who have recently started teaching. The qualification provides a sound introduction to teaching.

 

This course is for complete beginners with no previous qualifications

This is for ANY trade, therapist, painter and decorator, working in IT any professional or trade


Is this the right teaching qualification for me?

The VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training will enable you to enter teaching employment and progress on to a broader teaching qualification. It is designed for teaching in the post-19 sector.

This qualification is suitable for both experienced practitioners who would like to secure a professionally recognised qualification as well as those new to teaching.

It is the same level as the Gateway Award in Education and Training (also taught through Gateway Workshops). However, this course is Ofqual registered (meaning it is an official qualification) and is accredited by VTCT. It is therefore seen as the more professional level 3 teaching qualification.

We are very competitive with price and have a very high standard of teaching - Course Cost is just £470

 

Course times are as follows:


10.00am - 4.30pm Weekdays


or 10.30am - 5pm if you choose to attend on a weekend date.

You will receive a 45 min lunch break and a short afternoon break also.

IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND AT OUR VENUE IN SOUTH MANCHESTER WE ALSO OFFER A LEVEL 3 TEACHER TRAINING COURSE ONLINE PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS PAGE IF THAT IS A BETTER OPTION FOR YOU.

WE HOPE TO BRING THE ATTENDANCE COURSE TO LONDON IN 2019 HOWEVER IF YOU WISH TO VIEW OUR ONLINE OPTION CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW THANK YOU:

https://www.gatewayworkshops.co.uk/distant_learning_courses/ptlls-preparing-to-teach-in-the-lifelong-learning-sector-online-course/

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Join the thousands of students we train each year, we have a long term proven history and our feedback speaks for itself. We also look forward hearing how you get on once you have completed a course with us.

We love what we do and have passionate knowledgeable tutors who very much look forward to welcoming you on a course with them soon.

Course Accredited by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course - Price £470.00

Why Book with us?

We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.

And Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' by students and won mulitple years in a row! We maintain high standards and are proud of our team of passionate and caring tutors.

When you book with us you have peace of mind we have a proven track record - established in 1998 and accredited by the top professional bodies.


This course is designed to equip a wide range of people with the requisite skills and knowledge required to fulfill a teaching role:


• For those who work, or want to work as teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector
• For those who are not in a teaching/training role, or who have just started a teaching/training role
• For those who want a short qualification to enable them to make career choices


Course Requirements

There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification, however the following is advisable:

✓ You have a good level of written and spoken English in order to write assignments and carry out a micro teach
✓ You have a good level of Numeracy understanding
✓ You are IT literate, as most of the course requires the use of IT
✓ You have access to a computer, printer, scanner, phone and the internet
✓ You are at least 19 years of age


Course Overview

The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers/trainers in the further education and training skills sector, including:

• The roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
• Understanding inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
• Understanding assessment in education and training
Total credits required – 12 (minimum)


By the end of the course you will be able to:


• Identify effective teaching practices
• Plan and deliver inclusive sessions
• Select engaging learning resources
• Use appropriate teaching methods
• Identify the characteristics of effective assessment and feedback


What will I need to do to complete the course?

You will need to provide evidence that you have met all the learning outcomes required for this course.

This will include:

• Attending 2 teaching days. These will include induction and the micro teach assessment day where you will be required to teach a 15 minute session to a group. You will be fully supported in the planning and delivery stage of this so the process will be one full of learning, self and peer assessment, all in a positive environment


• Assignments: to evidence the knowledge based criteria. You will complete your unit assignments – again fully supported and guided

An example of work you will need to complete for the Level 3 Award in Education and Training is two training days, including the micro teach and 2 assignments

You will be fully guided and mentored by your tutor on the work you will need to carry out to complete this qualification.


When will I receive the course information so that I can start?

After paying your initial deposit to Gateway Workshops, you will receive a course confirmation within 24 hours from your course tutor. This will contain full course details and further payment information.

You will then be required to set up an instalment plan or make payment in full to your tutor. Once your tutor has received the initial course payment or payment in full, you will receive an email notification and link to the online material. The course book will be posted out to you via Royal Mail which could take 3-5 working days from the date payment has been received.

You can start your course as soon as you receive both the online link and course book via post.


How long does this course take to complete?

The Total Qualification Time (as set out by VTCT) is 120 hours. There will be 2 training days and then the rest of the course can be completed at your convenience.

You have up to a year to complete the course.


Course Accreditation

This course is approved and accredited by VTCT. 

VTCT is a world-class specialist awarding organisation offering vocational and technical qualifications in a range of service sectors.

This qualification has been mapped to the relevant Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), National Occupational Standards (NOS), and is accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)

On completion of this course, you will achieve the nationally recognised Ofqual VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training Certificate.


What could this qualification lead to?

Learners can progress from the VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training directly into teaching or a facilitating role in the further education sector.

On completion of this qualification the learner may choose to undertake further study; the progression courses being:

- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training and/or
- VTCT Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

These qualifications can help you to progress in teaching/training and/or support roles in a wide range of organisations in the lifelong learning sector. These include:

- Public sector organisations
- Private sector organisations
- Further Education, Adult and Community Education


FAQ

How do I book this course?

Please go to the ‘Book this Course Now’ tab and make the deposit payment to Gateway Workshops. Your tutor will then be notified of your booking and will send you a course confirmation within 24 hours. This will highlight what you need to do next to be able to start your course.


Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Yes, you will be instructed of payment method and options in the course confirmation that will be emailed out to you upon booking your course.
Will I have help during the course?

Yes, you will be provided with the information for your tutor in your course confirmation and welcome email. Your tutor will be there to support and guide you throughout the duration of your course.
Where does the training take place?

There will be 2 training days that will take place in south Manchester. The rest of the course can be completed online. All material for your qualification will be uploaded to an e-learning platform. This can be accessed from anywhere, provided you have access to the internet.

Your micro teach will take place during the 2nd training day.

 

Do I need to attend anywhere to complete this course?

Yes, there will be 2 training days in south Manchester. The rest of the course you can complete at your convenience, in the comfort of your own home.

 

Where can I do my teaching hours and lesson observations?

Your micro teach will be during the 2nd training day in south Manchester.

 

What if I cancel my course, will I get a refund?

Please refer to Gateway Workshops full T&C’s https://www.gatewayworkshops.co.uk/information/tandcs/

 

What do I do if I need to see someone about my course?

If you need to see your course tutor, please email the address provided in your welcome email so that a meeting can be arranged. This can be done at either our school or via Skype.

 

Is the course accredited and professionally recognised?

Yes, this course is approved, professionally recognised and accredited by VTCT. This qualification has also been mapped to the relevant Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), National Occupational Standards (NOS), and is accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)

On completion of this course, you will achieve the nationally recognised Ofqual VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training Certificate.



Can I continue teacher training courses with you and the same tutor?

Yes, we offer the level 3, 4 and 5 teacher training courses and all of these are taught by the same tutor. We strongly advise students complete level 3 and/or 4 and level 5 in order to have a successful career in teaching.



Where will I be able to seek employment after completing the Level 3 Award in Education and Training?

This qualification will entitle you to seek employment as a teacher or trainer in the public or private sector organisations or further, adult or community education.

 

What is the difference between the VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training and the Gateway Level 3 Award in Education and Training?

The VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training has been mapped to the relevant Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), National Occupational Standards (NOS), and is accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), meaning that it is a government official qualification that will be recognised by most organisations (insurance companies, Schools, Colleges, private training providers etc.)

The Gateway Level 3 Award in Education and Training is professionally recognised and accredited by the awarding bodies FHT, INHA, The Guild and Towergate Professionals, meaning you can gain insurance and teach with this qualification (however some future employers/organisations e.g. Colleges may not recognise it and require you have a VTCT or equivalent qualification)

Both courses are professionally recognised and you can therefore gain insurance to teach with each. The VTCT will however be seen as the most recognised qualification in this field and the one you may want to do if you would like to progress on to the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching and Education.

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Our Extra Gifts to You!

You will get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation.

You do NOT have to read this before your course, it is for later reference if you need it.

It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later saving you money.

We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!


Who do we train?

Every year we train thousands of therapists, from Champneys Health Resort, large professional salons like Dior, leading hotels like the Mandarin Oriental Spa at the Knightsbridge 5 star hotel, the Sanctuary, John Lewis Spa, Bobbi Brown, Channel 4 as well as training therapists and complete beginners who come to us at one of our many venues.


Course Accreditations

This course is insurable and accredited by the professional body, VTCT.

For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above

Certifications/Qualifications Attained

VTCT recognised qualification

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