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This qualification develops practical teaching skills and prepares teachers to work in a wide range of contexts. It is a first stage teaching qualification which has a teaching/training practise requirement. All candidates, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to 30 hours of teaching and be responsibl for planning these hours.

This is an 'in service' qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in England. It may be possible for pre-service teachers/trainers (defined as those who are not formally contracted as teachers/trainers) to also complete this qualification. This qualification is also suitable for those delivering education and training in any learning environment.

The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers in the further education and skills sector, such as:

  • the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • inclusive teaching and learning approaches
  • assessment of learners
  • facilitating learning and development for individuals
  • facilitating learning and development in groups
  • understanding principles and practices of assessment

Entry Requirements

Students should already have the L3 Award in Education and Training, and English and Maths qualifications at L2 and be able to demonstrate that these skills are current.

All candidates, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to 30 hours of teaching and be the person planning these hours.


Students need to have a minimum of 30 hours of teaching in order to complete this course and be the person planning these hours.


Education and Training Level 4 Certificate


Assessment is through assignment writing and observation of teaching sessions.

Home Study

Students should be prepared to complete between six and ten hours of additional research and work outside of class time.

Work Placement

Students must have a minimum of 30 hours of teaching during the course.


Successful students with sufficient teaching hours may want to progress on to the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching and Education.

Fees and Additional Costs

If you are over 18 there will be a registration fee of £100.00 if you have not previously registered with the exam board. It is recommended that students access a range of reference books. These could be purchased or borrowed from a library. Some articles are available on line.

Additional Information

CL4EAT 181901 30/10/2018 04/06/2019 17:00 to 20:00
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