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Certificate in Education and Training Level 4

  • LEVEL 4

Course Overview

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. It may be possible for pre-service teachers/trainers (defined as those who are not formally contracted as teachers/trainers) to also complete this qualification. However all trainees, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to at least 30 hours of teaching agreed prior to gaining a place on the course. This teaching can be on a paid or voluntary basis.

Trainees 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.

Course Code


End Date

Tue, 10 Dec 2024

Entry Requirements

To be educated to at least Level 3 in the subject you wish to teach. (Please note that employers usually require those teaching Level 3 (e.g. A level c...

Course information

Through written assignments and observations of you teaching in your workplace carried out by the teacher training team. In addition to attending the taught sessions on a weekly basis, you will be required to attend individual tutorials with your trainer. You must be able to commit to attend the full 34 weeks of the course, and organise your time and assignment work to meet the course deadlines.

34 weeks. We offer this course in the evening and the delivery will be classroom based at Windsor.

This qualification may be sufficient to suit your employers’ needs and your own personal and professional development requirements. However, those who wish or need to should progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, at which level you might also specialise in teaching ESOL, Literacy, Numeracy or PLDD.

Your first paid teaching post if you do not already have one.