What is it?
A frequent question we receive at the Axiom Dynamics Training Centre is, what is the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training? This qualification, (formerly known as CTLLS), is a generic teaching qualification that can develop your practical teaching skills or prepare trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts, for example, the private training industry or further education. It requires observation and assessment of practice with the qualification being assessed by a portfolio of evidence.
Who is this for?
The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is ideal for those who:
• want a qualification focused on practical teaching
• want a choice of optional units that reflects the context in which they teach
• are currently teaching and want to have their practice and experience accredited
• are not currently teaching but can meet the minimum teaching practice requirement of 30 hours
• are able to undertake a qualification of medium size
• have the potential to study at this level which equates to the first year of an undergraduate degree
The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is intended for your own reflection and evaluation on your current teaching role and further developing your teaching skills.
The course is comprised of six units which are shown below. In addition, you are required to log 30 hours of your current teaching practice, including 3 hours of observations. As part of the course you will build up a portfolio of evidence including written assignment answers, a teaching log, lesson observations and self-evaluations which demonstrate competence within your teaching role.
Unit 1: Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
The purpose of the unit is to enable the learner to understand the role and responsibilities of a teacher in education and training and the relationship between different professionals in education and training.
Unit 2: Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training
The purpose of the unit is to enable the learner to agree individual learning goals with their learners, to plan inclusive teaching and learning approaches in accordance with internal processes and external requirements, and to evaluate their own practice in planning teaching and learning. It covers expectations in relation to the minimum core in planning inclusive teaching and learning.
Unit 3: Delivering education and training
The purpose of the unit is to enable the learner to use inclusive teaching and learning approaches in accordance with internal processes and external requirements, to communicate with learners and to evaluate own delivery practice. It provides the learner with understanding of how technology can enhance teaching and learning and covers expectations in relation to the minimum core in delivering inclusive teaching and learning.
Unit 4: Assessing learners in education and training
The purpose of the unit is to enable the learner to use types and methods of assessment, to conduct and record assessment in accordance with internal and external processes and requirements and to evaluate their own assessment practice. It covers expectations in relation to the minimum core in assessing learners in lifelong learning.
Unit 5: Using resources for education and training
The purpose of the unit is to enable the learner to use resources in the delivery of inclusive teaching and learning and to be able to evaluate that use. It covers expectations in relation to the minimum core in relation to using resources for inclusive teaching and learning.
Unit 6: Inclusive practice
The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of inclusive practice. It includes factors influencing learning, and legislation relating to inclusive practice. It also includes roles and responsibilities relating to inclusive practice, how to create and maintain an inclusive learning environment and evaluating own inclusive practice.
What support will I receive?
Once you have registered for the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training teaching qualification, we will email you your unique online portfolio. You will be required to complete this as part of the qualification, but do not worry, we will explain this to you so you have an understanding of what it is you need to do.
To help you complete this level 4 teaching qualification, and within your portfolio, you will find PowerPoint presentations, voiceovers and tutor notes that relate to each unit. We will also send you two e-textbooks, ‘The Certificate in Education and Training’ and ‘Passing Assessments for the Certificate in Education and Training’, both by Ann Gravells, and an additional e-version of The e-Learning Hub’s delegate pack, that includes more information, lesson notes and templates. We advise you use these for your further reference and guidance when it comes to assessments.
Your tutor will also be available throughout the process should you need any additional support.
What will I achieve on completion?
Learners will achieve the nationally accredited Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training. This qualification is Ofqual regulated and on the Qualifications and Credits Framework (RQF).
As the aim of the course is for learners to reflect on their current teaching practice, you will receive both constructive and positive feedback for both your written answers and lesson observations. This will allow you you to grow in confidence and knowledge during your time on the course.
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