Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

This qualification has been designed to expand your practical teaching skills and prepare you to work in a wide range of settings.

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The BTEC Education and Training – Level 4 Certificate is a competence based qualification, provided by Pearson Edexcel.

All individuals working towards the certificate must be willing to undertake an initial assessment of their skills in English, mathematics and ICT.

To achieve the Certificate, learners must complete 21 credits from mandatory units and a choice of 15 credits from optional units to reach a minimum total of 36 credits.

Mandatory Units:

Unit 1 – Understanding the Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training

Unit 2 – Planning to Meet the Needs of Learners in Education and Training

Unit 3 – Delivering Education and Training

Unit 4 – Assessing Learners in Education and Training

Unit 5 – Using Resources for Education and Training

For the Optional Units, we tend to offer a number of solutions, to best prepare you for the teaching marketplace

Unit 11 – Delivering Employability Skills

Unit 23 – Preparing for the Coaching Role

Unit 24 – Preparing for the Mentoring Role

Unit 25 – Preparing for the Personal Tutoring Role

Unit 28 – Understanding and Managing Behaviour in a Learning Environment

Unit 32 – Using Study Skills Approaches and Techniques to Enhance the Learning of others

As part of your Guided-learning requirement of approximately 150 hours, you must have a number of supportive teaching observations. Any single observation must be a minimum of of half an hour, your teaching sessions must be supported by appropriate session plans and schemes of work. The course involves describing, explaining and some evaluation and referencing.

The qualification is delivered online, using our bespoke Learning Platform, The Brain™, giving students access to their work anywhere and at any time.

The professionally written and designed course materials will guide you every step of the way.

We also understand that sometimes you will need more than just support from the learning platform. For this reason, once enrolled, you will be assigned a dedicated ‘Learning Angel’, who will provide you with support at every step of the way, including marking and feedback of your assignments.

Assessment is through a series of questions on The Brain™ Learning Platform, that will delve into your understanding.

You will need to provide evidence for each of the assignments. This is done in various forms, including extended writing, and professional discussion, as well as projects and presentations. As your delivery skills are being assessed, some assessments will require observation of your performance in the classroom.

You will need to complete a minimum of 30 hours of teaching practice.

First of all you need to be competent in the field you are planning to teach in. You should have 3 hours or more practical teaching experience, although this is not a requirement, and a passion for teaching. You do not need to have completed the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, although if you have, you will be exempt from the first unit of this qualification.

You should undertake an initial assessment in English, Maths and ICT, with an action plan to achieve Level 2, if this is not already in evidence. You will need Level 2 English, be IT literate, You must have internet access to log in to The Brain™.

Finally you will need to be self-motivated and have a desire to achieve your goals. 

To enrol, chose a payment method – either in full, or drop us a line to discuss our instalment options.

As soon as you complete the payment process, you will be sent the log in details, and a ‘learning angel’ will call you to discuss your needs.


£524.16+VAT (£629) for Direct entrants

£354.16+VAT (£425) for top ups from L3 Award

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L4 Certificate in Education & Training = £629

L3 Award in Education & Training

L4 Certificate in Education & Training Top-up from L3 = £425

Other Education & Training Programmes

L3 Award in Education & Training

As a Level 3 qualification, this award has similar demands to those of A-levels and is also suitable for those who have already achieved some learning and development units.


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L5 Diploma in Education & Training

This qualification steps up another level and prepares trainee teachers and trainers in the full-time setting to teach in a wide range of contexts.


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Each of the three qualifications are awarded by Pearson. All policies, procedures and delivery of the qualifications are closely monitored and go through stringent external verification processes.