Teacher Training

Certificate in Education and Training - Level 4

Start Date: 04/10/2023
Start Time: 17:00
End Date: 26/06/2024
End Time: 20:30
Day(s): Wednesday
Site: College Main Site


Course Overview

The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is a first-stage teaching qualification that will give candidates a fundamental understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer. It is suitable for those just starting out on their career or those wanting to start a career in teaching. The course will give you the toolkit needed to plan, deliver, and assess effective teaching and learning. This course is delivered part time over 36 weeks or 1 academic year. Classes are 3.5 hours on a Wednesday evening. You will have to teach for a minimum 30 hours over the duration of the course.

Work Experience & Industry Placements

All candidates, whether pre-service or in-service, must have access to a minimum of 30 hours of teaching.

Qualification Gained

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

After The Course

Following this course, some candidates progress their Initial Teacher Training journey by moving on to the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.

What Will I Learn

The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers in the further education and skills sector, including: • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training • Planning to meet the needs of learners • Delivering education and training • Assessing learners • Using resources • Inclusive practice.

English And Maths

Candidates must hold a Level 2 qualification in English and maths or be working towards this alongside the qualification.

Our Lecturers

This course is delivered by a combination of highly experienced and qualified lecturers and industry experts.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

Teaching and learning will be through a mix of taught sessions, in-class group work and teacher-led discussions. Active participation in these activities will enable the best outcome as candidates gain peer support and learn from each other’s experiences. As well as written assignment work, there is a requirement for a minimum of 30 hours teaching/training practice in a work placement, either voluntary or paid, and a minimum of three teaching/training practice observations, which must reach the required standard of practice.


Upon request before or after taught sessions, or support via email.

Course Expenses

The cost of this course is subject to change so please enquire for further details. A course textbook is recommended for purchase at induction or available as an eBook via the LRC.

How Will I Be Assessed

It is anticipated that candidates will provide evidence that they have met the criteria in a number of ways, and should include: • Assignments - to evidence the knowledge based assessment criteria • Practice requirements - A minimum of 30 hours of practice. Evidence of working with groups of learners. Practice must be in a teaching and learning environment. • Observation requirements - Observations should be appropriately spaced throughout the whole programme and take into account the stage of a candidate’s progress. There will be a minimum of three observations of practice.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold a Level 2 qualification in English and maths or be working towards this alongside the qualification. You will also need a minimum of a Level 3 or be working towards a qualification in the subject you wish to teach or have experience of working in a sector. Candidates must arrange their teaching placement before starting the course.

Required Experience

There is a requirement for candidates to undertake a minimum of 30 hours teaching/training practice in a paid or voluntary work placement.

How To Apply

Apply online now.