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Certificate in Education and Training, Level 4

  • 4

    Level 4

  • Start Date
    January 2025

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • January 2025, Part Time


This is level 4 course aimed at teachers or trainers who work in the FE and Skills sector in a role which is mainly focused on teaching skills. There is an introduction to theory. We be offering this course via 3 hours sessions on Tuesday afternoons. Candidates in an hourly-paid role (of less than 0.6 FTE/3 days per week), and candidates employed in dual roles such as Lecturer/Assessor or Tutor/Assessor are likely to find this programme better suited to their job role (and the opportunities within it) than the Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training. This is an in-service programme; candidates must have a job-role that supports the Units and assessment of the Level 4 CET on enrolment to the course. A subject-specific mentor is required for all candidates on the Level 4 CET programme.
This course runs on Tuesday afternoons 2 - 5pm and starts in January each year.

Entry Requirements

Employed as a teacher, trainer or instructor for at least 30 hours throughout the course. Qualifications at level 3 in the subject you wish to teach (or considerable experience). Qualifications in English and maths at level 2. Willingness to research and complete work in your own time.

Learning Outcomes

Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education & training.
PLANNING to meet the needs of learners
DELIVERING education & training
ASSESSING learners in education & training
USING RESOURCES for education & training
Teaching in a specialist area


There will be a range of assessment activities for this course, to include 3 hours observation of teaching practice & at least 1 mentor observation, written assignments, professional discussions and presentations, a portfolio of your teaching practice and self-assessment against the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) occupational standards at key points during the programme.


Further qualifications in education and training, depending on the candidate's job role.

Career Progression

Some candidates may progress into employed roles relevant to the L5 Diploma in Education and Training (L5 DET). On completion of a Level 5 DET, candidates can apply for Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS) through the Society for Education & Training.



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