The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training aims to develop practical teaching skills and, through the units offered, prepares teachers to work in a wide range of contexts. It requires observation and assessment of practice. This highly regarded professional course offers learners the opportunity to gain qualifications in the education, training and enterprise sectors. Learners are required to be delivering or facilitating in their specialist area and 30 hours minimum delivery must be logged. It also provides a great network of peers that can continue to provide advice and support.

The following subjects will be covered in the Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training:

  • Knowledge of the role & responsibility of a teacher

  • How to plan & deliver lessons, and assess a student

  • How to make your teaching inclusive

The qualification can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including :


- Individuals who are not currently teaching but can meet the practice requirements, including the observation and assessment requirements.


- Individuals who are currently teaching and training and can meet the practice requirements including the observation and assessment requirements. - Individuals currently working as Assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification.


  • Applicants need to be qualified, proficient or experienced in the subject which they intend to teach. It would be expected that applicants have sufficient personal skills to complete the academic and other requirements of the programme. They will also need to be able to support their learners at the appropriate level whilst delivering their subject specialismApplicants need to demonstrate the potential to study at minimum academic level 4 – the same level of study as the first year of a degree course. Learners are required to be delivering or facilitating in their specialist area and 30 hours minimum delivery must be logged.

  • Applicants will be required to take an initial assessment of their maths, English and ICT skills. The teaching programme will support further development of these skills, recorded in a personal development log. It is recommended that trainee teachers will have been assessed as competent at level 2 in English and maths prior to the completion of their certificate.

Start Date(s)

  • September

Course Duration

  • 20 weeks over 1 afternoon & evening.


  • The requirement for teachers in publicly funded post 16 education and training to have prescribed teaching qualifications was revoked from September 1st 2013. Employers now have the discretion to appoint to posts those that they feel are best suited in terms of qualifications, experience and attributes for the roles they wish to fill. Many employers retain a preference for those who have, or who are willing to gain, a teaching qualification. This qualification may enhance employment opportunities and provide a basis for progression with the possibility of carrying forward the Level 4 to the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. Tutor working in FE College or similar would expect a salary beginning from £22,000

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