Who is this course for?
Our Level 4 Education and Training Certificate 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. 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.
What do you need to apply for the course?
You will need to have an acceptable level of literacy and numeracy to be working at this level and possess an Adult Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 qualification such as GCSE grade C or equivalent.
What are the key things you'll learn?
Through this course you will develop 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. You will be able to use initial and diagnostic assessments and plan and deliver inclusive teaching and learning. You will also be able to assess learning and use appropriate resources to support effective learning.
How you will learn
This course is taught using a variety of methods including practical sessions, group discussions and written assignments. You will be required to carry out practical teaching sessions and keep a reflective log of learning, as well as producing a portfolio of evidence.
Where could this course take you?
After successfully completing this course you could find work as a Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Training Instructor or Training Manager. You could also progress on to other qualifications that will help you achieve Associate Teacher, Learning and Skills (ATLS) status or Qualified Teacher, Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, such as the Professional Certificate/Graduate Certificate in PCET.
What costs will you incur?
If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.