Certificate in Education & Training

Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training

The aim of this qualification is to up skill learners within teaching and learning to those currently working within a teaching role. This qualification will contribute to the skills, knowledge and overall performance of teaching and to aid career progression.

Entry Requirements

Those seeking to undertake this qualification must be able demonstrate ability equivalent to or exceeding level 2 in English, mathematics and ICT.


This qualification is built on an 8 unit model which includes:

  • Five mandatory units
  • Three optional units
  • A minimum of three observation in the workplace

Guided Learning Hours

140-204 hours. Examples of this are on-the-job work experience, 1-2-1 learning and group teaching.

 Mandatory Units

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and Training
  • Delivering education and training
  • Using resources for education and training
  • Assessing learners in education and training
  • Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training

Examples of Optional Units

  • Identify individual learning and development needs
  • Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment.
  • Managing behaviours in a learning environment
  • Mange learning and development in groups

Methods of Recording Study

Your qualification will be completed via paper based portfolio with interactive learning.


This qualification can be tailored to individual needs from 6 months to 1 year.


The qualification requires the development of underpinning knowledge (theory) and observation in the workplace to demonstrate competence. You will complete the mandatory units (21 credits) and a selection of optional units to achieve the minimum 38 credit requirements.


No, with the qualification being 100% work based all of the qualification will be completed through course work and observations done by your assessor.

No, this qualification does not require you to attend any other form of education aside from the Qualification itself, as it is a work based Qualification and can be completed at your place of employment.

The qualification can be tailored to individual needs from 6 months to 1 year.

A Certificate in Education and Training Qualification is broken up into taught based and work based modules that contribute towards a qualification that is nationally recognised by employers and educational providers, this qualification will help upskill your skills and knowledge to help you teach and assess within your work placement.

You will receive regular visits from your assessor to ensure that the work is being done and to provide some advice on anything you may be unsure about.

The hours you will be working are determined by your employer, the guided learning hours to achieve your qualification are 140 – 204 hours this can be spread out however you require to balance your work load and coursework.

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