Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET)

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Course description

Your Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is a first stage teaching qualification that will give you a fundamental understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer in relation to legislation, equality, diversity, inclusivity, and meeting the needs of learners. It includes the use of initial and diagnostic assessments and will require you to plan and deliver inclusive teaching and learning, carry out assessments of and for learning and use resources effectively

This course is for you

This course has been designed to provide an introduction to teaching for individuals who would like to work or are currently working within Further Education Colleges, Independent Training Providers, and/or Local Authorities. It is designed:

  • For individuals who work or who want to work as teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector
  • For individuals who have just started a teaching/training role
  • For teachers/trainers who are seeking career progression in their area of work
  • For individuals who work with learners on a one-to-one basis
  • For individuals who teach in industry
  • For individuals who have already achieved some Learning and Development units that can be carried forward into this qualification
  • For individuals currently working as assessors, who wish to achieve a teaching qualification
  • For individuals who have completed the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET), or Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) and wish to progress
  • For individuals who have completed the Trainer skills or introduction to training qualifications

Qualification level

This level 4 course includes:

  • Knowledge of the relationship between theory/principles and practice in the context of your existing or future role
  • A planned approach to reading and research relating to principles, theories and practice
  • Consideration of how professional values impact on working in your area
  • Delivery of courses in a job role
  • Evidence of a reflective approach
  • Reflection on own practice grounded upon reading

Prerequisites/Before the course

  • You must be a minimum of 19 years old
  • You must be in-service or delivering sessions voluntarily – you would be observed in your workplace setting
  • Good reading & writing skills in English
  • Good online research skills
  • A lot of ‘Patience’ (This is an intensive course!)
  • You should be qualified/ experienced in the subject you intend to teach/deliver
  • Access to 30 teaching practice hours – a teaching hours log would be required (a letter from the organisation)
  • At least a Level 2 qualification in English, Mathematics & ICT – You should agree to provide the necessary qualifications by the end of the qualification if you don’t have them at the beginning
  • Filled up ‘Application Form’
  • Photographic proof of identification [Any 1 of the following]
    • Valid Passport with VISA (any nationality)
    • Signed UK Photo Card Driving Licence
    • Valid Warrant Card issued by HM Forces or Police
    • Other photographic ID card, e.g. Employee ID Card (must be a current employer), Student ID Card, Travelcard, etc.

Awarding Organisation

We are a Highfield Qualifications Training Centre

Certificate Title

Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training (You receive the same certificate whether you attend a classroom-based course or an online course)

Possible Results

PASS / REFER / FAIL – This qualification is graded as pass/fail and we are dedicated to ensuring that as many learners as possible are successful in receiving their qualification. If there are things that need amending on your theory assignments, the assessor would give you action points with guidance on how to achieve them.

Course Content

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Course Administration
Unit 1 Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships
UNIT 2 Needs of Learners
UNIT 3 Using resources
UNIT 4 Delivering Education and Training
UNIT 5 Assessing learners
UNIT 6 Inclusive Practice
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