We are now offering VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement is a vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as an assessor in your related beauty sector. This qualification is ideal for beauty therapists who would like to assess their students ensuring they meet the occupational standards required to achieve their qualification, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. 


This is a practical-based qualification intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment, and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (i.e. workshop, classroom or other training environment). Entry onto this qualification will require you to have full competence in the vocational subject area that you will be assessing, and you will need access to learners so that you can gather evidence of real assessments.  

This course covers:


✨Planning and candidate preparation


Understanding the principles and practices of assessment 


✨ Feedback to the candidate throughout the process


Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding of education and training 


Assess occupational competence in the work environment  



Who supports this qualification?  

  This qualification is supported by employers of vocational assessors who have confirmed that this qualification will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills required for the specific job role of vocational assessor 

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you for employment as a vocational assessor in the education and training sector, progression opportunities to level 4 qualifications also exist including: 
 – VTCT Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice 

What is VTCT? 

VTCT stands for ‘Vocational Training Charitable Trust’. It is a specialist awarding and assessment organisation offering vocational and technical qualifications in a range of service sectors.  

VTCT is officially recognised by Ofqual.  

Ofqual are the UK Office reporting directly to the UK Parliament for qualifications and regulation. 

There are more than 2,000 approved centres worldwide… and now we are one of them! 

What is a NVQ? 

NVQs are qualifications that are usually completed in a realistic working environment. One of the benefits of an NVQ is that the student can prove their competency through demonstration and assessment.  

Level 2 NVQs are equivalent to 4-5 GCSE grades.

Level 3 NVQs are equivalent to 2 A levels.

A key part of your course will include proving that you can do certain work-related tasks. During the course, you will be assessed through your portfolio, where you build evidence of the work you have done, and by observation, where an assessor watches you work and checks that you can perform the necessary tasks. 

How will I be assessed? 


This qualification can be completed in as little as 16 weeks but you have up to 12 months to fully finish the course.

 You will need a good understanding of basic computer skills to complete your coursework & use  Zoom for your assessment.

 All material for your qualification will be uploaded to our e-learning platform. This can be accessed and completed from anywhere. You will complete all your unit assignments on computer and submit them to us for marking. 

Some units will be completed through essay-style written accounts and reflections of your own assessment practices. Whereas some units would require submission of relevant work such as audio or video recordings as evidence that you assessed learners in a work or training environment 

The last units are practical and expect that you assess two learners studying for a course that is in a work or training environment relating to your assessment sector ie beauty.