Certificate in Education & Training (RQF) (L4)

This course includes specialist options in English/Maths and Inclusive Practice/Disabilities Teaching

36 Weeks
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications needed

Course Info

The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is a first stage qualification for those working or wishing to work as teachers of English (Literacy/ESOL), Maths, disabilities, subject specialism teaching or training in the Education and Training Sector.

In order to complete it you must have 30 hours of teaching, which can be in a paid or voluntary capacity.

It enables you to gain a fundamental understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer in relation to legislation, equality and diversity, and meeting the needs of learners. It also addresses the use of assessment and the creation of inclusive learning resources.

The L4 Certificate consists of 5 mandatory units of study (21 credits), the first of which is also part of the Award in Education and Training. These are:

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

You are required to achieve a minimum of 15 credits from further optional units of study. The four units (12 credits) that make up the L3 Award in English for Literacy/ESOL or the L3 Award in Maths Teaching are among these, making it possible to gain this qualification as part of your Certificate. Further options which may be available are:

  • Inclusive practice
  • Equality and diversity


A wide range of learning and teaching strategies are used including group activities, reflective diaries and blogs, student presentations, peer assessment, group discussions and research tasks.

The units are taught holistically so that you gain an overview of the different aspects of the teaching role.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

You will need to demonstrate secure personal skills in English at Level 2 or above.

You are not required to complete the Award in Education and Training before taking this qualification however if you have done you will not need to complete the first unit of this qualification and there will be a consequent reduction in fees.

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