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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.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 19+ age groups, this award is designed to equip a wide range of teachers/trainers and facilitators with the requisite skills and knowledge required to fulfil 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

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 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)

The Diploma

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • All unit Moodle assignments
  • Pass all practical observations -  (minimum 4) Grade 2 or above
  • Complete and pass all written home assignments - as set by your tutor/assessor
  • Complete 100 hours teaching practice - with a minimum of eight observations
  • Complete all class activities.
  • Evidence all of the above in a portfolio of your work to meet the requirements of the qualification

Health & Safety is a mandatory part of your overall course qualification, whether you are studying Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing, Complementary or Sport Therapies at IBHT. 

You will see the H&S and been broken into 3 sections:

Level 2 Health & Safety UV20483:   (Health & Safety practice in the salon)

Level 3 Health & Safety UC30322:   (Health & Safety for Complementary Therapies)

Level 3 Business Practice UC30321:  (Business Practice for Complementary Therapies)

All students must start at and complete the Level 2 Health & Safety Assignments.

Only students studying Level 3 courses should to progress to the Level 3 Health and Safety home assignment and then onto the Level 3 Business Practice home assignments.

You must reach 100% in each assignment in order to pass, if you do not you will be allowed to reattempt each assignment until you do.

Health & Safety is a mandatory part of your overall course qualification, whether you are studying Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing, Complementary or Sport Therapies at IBHT. 

You will see the H&S and been broken into 3 sections:

  • Level 2 Health & Safety UV20483:                                        (Health and Safety practice in the salon)
  • Level 3 Health & Safety UC30322:                                       (Health and Safety for Complementary Therapies)
  • Level 3 Business Practice UC30321:                                (Business Practice for Complementary Therapies)

All students must start at and complete the Level 2 Health & Safety Assignments.

Only students studying Level 3 courses should to progress to the Level 3 Health and Safety home assignment and then onto the Level 3 Business Practice home assignments.

You must reach 100% in each assignment in order to pass, if you do not you will be allowed to reattempt each assignment until you do.

This course is about providing threading for hair removal on different areas of the face. To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene procedures throughout your work.


To gain this
qualification you must complete:
all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
pass all summative practical assessments to 100%
all case studies - as set by your tutor/assessor
all ranges as set in your ROA
pass all VTCT external exam papers
attend all IQA and EQA assessment dates

The Diploma in Beauty Studies has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in the following; facial treatments, eyelash & brow treatments, waxing techniques, manicure, pedicure along with applying make-up and skin tanning.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practice in a salon environment, how to contribute to the effective running of a beauty business, how to carry out effective salon reception duties and related Anatomy & Physiology.

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
  • pass all summative practical assessments to 100%
  • all case studies - as set by your tutor/assessor
  • all ranges as set in your ROA
  • pass all VTCT external exam papers
  • attend all IQA and EQA assessment dates

This Diploma will

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
  • pass all VTCT external exam papers

This Diploma will

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,

This Diploma will

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
  • pass all VTCT external exam papers

The Diploma in Beauty Therapy has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in the following; facial treatments,  eyelash & brow treatments, waxing techniques, make-up, manicure, and pedicure nail art and skin tanning.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practice in a salon environment  and related Anatomy & Physiology.  You will also have access to the Health & Safety. 

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
  • pass all summative practical assessments to 100%
  • all case studies - as set by your tutor/assessor
  • pass all VTCT external exam papers

This Diploma will

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
  • pass all VTCT external exam papers

The Manicure cert has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in the following;  manicure treatments.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practice in a salon environment, how to contribute to the effective running of a beauty business, how to carry out effective salon reception duties, promotion of sales and related Anatomy & Physiology.

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
  • pass all summative practical assessments to 100%
  • all case studies and ranges - as set by your tutor/assessor
  • pass all VTCT external exam papers

The Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in the following; facial treatments, eyelash & brow treatments, waxing techniques, applying and instruction on make-up, manicure, pedicure nail art and skin tanning.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practice in a salon environment, how to contribute to the effective running of a beauty business, how to carry out effective salon reception duties, promotion of sales and related Anatomy & Physiology.

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
  • pass all summative practical assessments to 100%
  • all case studies - as set by your tutor/assessor
  • pass all VTCT external exam papers

The Diploma in Beauty Therapy has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in the following; facial treatments,  eyelash & brow treatments, waxing techniques, make-up, manicure, and pedicure nail art and skin tanning.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practice in a salon environment  and related Anatomy & Physiology.  You will also have access to the Health & Safety. 

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
  • pass all summative practical assessments to 100%
  • all case studies - as set by your tutor/assessor
  • pass all VTCT external exam papers

The Diploma in Beauty Therapy has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in the following; facial treatments, eyelash & brow treatments, waxing techniques, make-up, manicure, and pedicure nail art and skin tanning.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practice in a salon environment and related Anatomy & Physiology. 

You will also have access to the Health & Safety. 

To gain this qualification you must complete:

Pass all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,

Pass all summative practical assessments to 100%

Pass all case studies - as set by your tutor/assessor to cover ranges in your ROA Book

Pass all VTCT external exam papers

Attend all required EQA dates

The Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in the following; facial treatments, eyelash & brow treatments, waxing techniques, applying and instruction on make-up, manicure, pedicure nail art and skin tanning.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practice in a salon environment, how to contribute to the effective running of a beauty business, how to carry out effective salon reception duties, promotion of sales and related Anatomy & Physiology.

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
  • pass all summative practical assessments to 100%
  • all case studies – as set by your tutor/assessor
  • pass all VTCT external exam papers

This a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in providing and maintaining nail enhancements using UV gel nail systems.

UV20399             Provide & Maintain Nail Enhancement

Outcome 1:        Be able to prepare for nail enhancement services

Outcome 2:        Be able to provide nail enhancement services

You must reach 100% in each assignment in order to pass, if you do not you will be allowed to reattempt each assignment until you do.

 

Reflexology is a fascinating science rooted in ancient traditions of Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has evolved over many thousands of years and has become an established form of natural healing.
The feet are a gateway to the mind, body & soul. Through observations and application of pressure techniques similar to acupressure, a trained reflexologist can stimulate the body’s own healing potential. You will learn that the body is reflected in the feet/hands and that through touch you can detect imbalances that reflect blocked energy channels within.
This popular complementary therapy is truly holistic and non-invasive which helps to clear blockages and assist the body to maintain health, prevent illness and achieve balance overall.

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease” - Hippocrates

Welcome to your Distance Learning Program (DLP) for the Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies.

This Diploma forms the foundation knowledge for all of the 'hands-on' therapy courses and is a mandatory course requirement for most therapy qualifications.

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
  • pass all VTCT external exam papers

Welcome to your Holistic Body Massage on-line learning facility. You will be given guidance on all aspects of your coursework by your tutor.

Reflexology is a fascinating science rooted in ancient traditions of Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has evolved over many thousands of years and has become an established form of natural healing.
The feet are a gateway to the mind, body & soul. Through observations and application of pressure techniques similar to acupressure, a trained reflexologist can stimulate the body’s own healing potential. You will learn that the body is reflected in the feet/hands and that through touch you can detect imbalances that reflect blocked energy channels within.
This popular complementary therapy is truly holistic and non-invasive which helps to clear blockages and assist the body to maintain health, prevent illness and achieve balance overall.

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease” - Hippocrates

The Certificate in Indian head Maaasge has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide the relaxing and stress relieving treatment of IHM.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety and client cre and communication.  and related Anatomy & Physiology.

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
  • pass all summative practical assessments to 100%
  • all case studies – as set by your tutor/assessor
  • pass all VTCT external exam papers

With obesity and related health problems on the increase there has never been a greater need for clarity on the subject of healthy eating. For anyone with an interest in all aspects of food and it’s inter-relationship with an individual’s health and wellbeing, this is the course for you. For those already employed in the complementary, health & fitness and holistic field this course is an excellent addition to your skills and knowledge.

The phrase ‘you are what you eat’ has incredible meaning when applied to modern diet’s over reliance on highly processed, low nutrient foods. By having a more complete understanding of the beneficial effects of proper diet, you can discover how to promote long term health care and disease prevention and use food as medicine!

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing (QCF) is a technical level qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is based on Hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's lead hairdressing professional association (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a senior hairdresser/stylist.

To gain this VTCT qualification you must complete:

Pass all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%

Pass all summative practical assessments to 100%

Pall case studies - as set by your tutor/assessor- covering all practical ranges

Pass all VTCT external exam papers

Attend any IQA and EQA you are called for

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Studies (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed. This qualification is based on the barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading barbering association (British Barbering Association - BBA) and hairdressing professional body (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior men's hairdresser.

To gain this VTCT qualification you must complete:

Pass all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%

Pass all summative practical assessments to 100%

Pall case studies - as set by your tutor/assessor- covering all practical ranges

Pass all VTCT external exam papers

Attend any IQA and EQA you are called for.

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is based on the hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional body (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior hairdresser/stylist.

To gain this VTCT qualification you must complete:

Pass all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%

Pass all summative practical assessments to 100%

Pall case studies - as set by your tutor/assessor- covering all practical ranges

Pass all VTCT external exam papers

Attend any IQA and EQA you are called for.

This Qualification will develop your practical skills to an advanced level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own salon services as well as support others.

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
  • pass all summative practical assessments to 100%
  • all case studies – as set by your tutor/assessor
  • pass all VTCT external exam papers

This Qualification will develop your practical skills to an advanced level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own salon services as well as support others.

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
  • pass all summative practical assessments to 100%
  • all case studies – as set by your tutor/assessor
  • pass all VTCT external exam papers

This Qualification will develop your practical skills to an advanced level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own salon services as well as support others.

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
  • pass all summative practical assessments to 100%
  • all case studies – as set by your tutor/assessor
  • pass all VTCT external exam papers

This Qualification will develop your practical skills to an advanced level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own salon services as well as support others.

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
  • pass all summative practical assessments to 100%
  • all case studies – as set by your tutor/assessor
  • pass all VTCT external exam papers

This Qualification will develop your practical skills to an advanced level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own salon services as well as support others.

To gain this qualification you must complete:

  • all unit Moodle home assignments to 100%,
  • pass all summative practical assessments to 100%
  • all case studies/Ranges – as set by your tutor/assessor
  • pass all VTCT external exam papers

It is the aim of this unit to develop your knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology relating to exercise programming for apparently healthy adults of all ages


There is a VTCT exam paper for this unit - a pass grade of 70% must be achieved

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of how to support clients and provide ongoing customer service. You will also develop the skills to support clients taking part in exercise and physical activity.

It is the aim of this unit to develop your knowledge and understanding of how to maintain health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

It is the aim of this unit to develop your knowledge and understanding of safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating.

There is a VTCT exam paper for this unit - a pass grade of 70% must be achieved

Planning Gym - Based Exercise is a mandatory unit of your overall Fitness Instructing qualification. 

You will see this unit has been broken into 4 sections:

1. Be able to plan a safe and effective gym-based exercise programme with clients 

2. Understand how to collect client information to plan gym-based exercise 

3. Understand how to use client information to plan gym-based exercise 

4. Understand how to plan gym-based exercise with clients.

All students must complete all assignments for each of the four sections.

Each completed quiz may used as evidence of your coursework for your portfolio and can be referenced against the specific section in your VTCT Record of Assessment Book

You must reach 100% in each assignment in order to pass, if you do not, you will be allowed to re-attempt each assignment until you do.

All assignments must be completed by the end of your course - failure to complete any aspect of your coursework may affect your overall grade.

The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology relevant to sports massage. You will explore the anatomy and physiology of each of the body systems and look at the physical, physiological, neurological and psychological effects of sports massage on these systems.


There is a VTCT exam paper for this unit - a pass grade of 70% must be achieved