The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is a first stage teaching qualification which has a teaching/training practice requirement. It is an ‘in service’ qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in England.Candidates who successfully complete this qualification will have a fundamental understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer in relation to legislation, equality, diversity, inclusivity and meeting the needs of learners. They will be able to use initial and diagnostic assessments and plan and deliver inclusive teaching and learning. They will also be able to assess learning and use appropriate resources to support effective learning. All candidates must have access to 30 hours of teaching. This qualification is also suitable for those delivering education and training in any learning environment.
This qualification is suitable for those who
want a qualification which focuses on practical teaching
are currently teaching and want to have their experience and practice accredited
want a wide choice of optional units to reflect the context in which they teach
are able to undertake a qualification of medium size
Certificate in Education and Training Level 4 (formerly CTLLS)
What you'll need
You will need a Level 3 qualification in their subject area or employer endorsement that they are working at an appropriate level. A Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) qualification is strongly recommended and students should have at least 30 hours of voluntary or paid teacher experience
The certificate is delivered over 1 day per month for 24 weeks and lasts for 140 guided learning hours including independent home study
What you'll do
You will study for six units ------– Understanding roles and responsibilities, planning to meet the needs of the learner, delivering education and training, assessing learners and using resources. In addition to this you will undertake an action research project in an area relevant to your own specialism. The teaching practice will have to run concurrently with the course and you will need to evidence this through schemes of work, lesson plans, evaluations and resources.
You will be expected to work independently at home. Home study usually takes at least five hours per week. Home study forms an essential part of the course and will be needed if you are to take a full and active part in class activities.
- Certificate in Education or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (Direct to year two, subject to an on-line top up requirement) - Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS), (our PGCE covers all of the DTLLS requirements) - Employment as an associate teacher/trainer
How is the course delivered
The course is delivered in small groups of 5 or 6 attending one day per month, with a mixture of taught sessions, group discussions, practical activities, games and quizzes. The course is supported by a comprehensive workbook that contributes towards your portfolio of evidence.
Can I study Online?
This course is available online via the moodle and can also be mixed with in-house or 1-2-1 coaching sessions to create a blended programme that is tailored to your individual needs
How is it assessed
The course is assessed via a mixture of formal written assignments, evidence of practice and observation of teaching performance. All assessments are relevant to the teaching criteria and resubmission is permitted for written work.
Where do I study
The course is delivered at our training centre in Willerby. In house groups can be delivered for organisations where there are five or more learners.