Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training has been designed to prepare trainee teachers and trainers to teach in a wide range of contexts and develop practical teaching skills. It became available for first teaching from January 2014 and is a direct replacement for the Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS)

Topics covered include:

  • the delivery of teaching or training
  • planning to meet the needs of learners
  • assessing learners
  • using resources in education and training.

The Certificate can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including:

  • individuals who are not currently teaching and training , but who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements, of the qualification
  • individuals who are currently teaching and training , including those who have just begun teaching and training, and who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements of the qualification
  • individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification, but who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements of the qualification

For the Level 4 Certificate, learners must achieve a total of 36 credits.

  • 21 credits must be achieved from the mandatory units.
  • 15 credits must be achieved from the optional units.

Minimum qualification and level requirements to enter this award

Learners should be qualified / experienced in the subject that they intend to teach. They must have access to 30 teaching practice hours and possess reasonable levels of language, literacy and numeracy .

Observation requirement

Learners will be observed for at least three hours over a minimum of three speparate occasions within the teaching practice hours. Each observation will be for a minimum of 30 minutes and will be at the learners place of work/training delivery. This excludes any observations from the Award in Education and Training.


Teaching practice portfolio

Learners will be required to keep one teaching practice portfolio across the full programme. The portfolio should be a concise log of teaching practice undertaken and should include a log of 30 hours teaching practice and evidence relating to learners, session planning, delivery and evaluation. It will include at least three observations of teaching practice by the course team for at least three hours of teaching in total.

Reflective learning journal

Learners will be encouraged to write a reflective learning journal from the commencement of the qualification, which encompasses own teaching and learning practices and at the completion of each day attended throughout the programme.


Course cost:

For course costs and dates please contact us direct.

Onsite training offered:

If you have several employees needing the same course, we can come to you. This makes a cost effective alternative and allows training to be specific to your work environment. Discount given for groups.


For course dates email: admin@cdtrainingltd.co.uk
To book your place on a course email: bookings@cdtrainingltd.co.uk