Certificate in Education Training Level 4

Introduction to this course

The qualification replaces the Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

The Certificate (Level 4) Education and Training is a first stage qualification designed for people who are working or hope to work as teachers or trainers in any English learning environment. It is also suitable for pre-service teachers/trainers, i.e. people not formally contracted as a teacher/trainer. The course will help you gain the knowledge needed to work in the Further Education and skills sectors, including roles, responsibilities and relationships, inclusive teaching and learning, assessment and working with groups and individuals. You need access to 30 hours of teaching to complete this course.

How to Apply?

You can find out more about applying here

Entry Requirements

You need Level 2 qualifications, such as a GCSEs, in English and Maths. You also need access to 30 teaching hours.

Duration of this Course

The 30 week course takes place on either:

Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm on the 03/10/2017


Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm on the 09/01/2018

Career Prospects

Gaining this qualification means you can apply for teacher and trainer roles in Further Education and skills learning environment in England. When you successfully complete this qualification, you can progress to higher level training courses to develop your professional skills. Many students take the City & Guilds Diploma (Level 5) Education & Training, also available at Yeovil College.

How will I be assessed?

You will need to complete at least three graded teaching observations for each unit, as well as written assignments. You will also need to do 30 hours of teaching practice.

Course content/units

Mandatory units include:

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (3 Credits at Level 3)
  • Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training (3 Credits at Level 4)
  • Delivering Education and Training (6 Credits at Level 4)
  • Assessing Learners in Education and Training (6 Credits at Level 4)
  • Using Resources for education and training (3 Credits at Level 4)

  • Optional modules include:

  • Inclusive practice (15 Credits at Level 4)

  • Expenses for this course

    Course Fees 2017/18: £1043, including certification and registration with awarding body.

    This is a maximum course cost. Please note that fees vary depending upon your personal circumstances and government funding. Additional membership and exam fees may also apply. First year cost only. Additional fees will apply for further years of the course. Please contact the Student & Customer Services Team on 01935 423921 for more information.

    You will have access to ebooks through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You will need to provide your own stationery, e.g. pens, paper, lever arch file etc.