City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF), 36 credits
The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is a first stage teaching qualification which has a teaching / training practice requirement. It is an ‘in service’ qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers or trainers in England.
All candidates, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to 30 hours of teaching. This qualification is also suitable for those delivering education and training in any learning environment. The qualification is not subject specific, but focuses on how to teach and facilitate learning in a variety of situations, so you can be teaching any subject when undertaking this qualification.
Candidates who successfully complete this qualification will have 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. They will be able to use initial and diagnostic assessments and plan and deliver inclusive teaching and learning. They will also be able to assess learning and use appropriate resources to support effective learning.
Completion of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training will count as recognition of prior learning for unit 301 of the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training.
To achieve the Level 4 Certificate, candidates must achieve a minimum of 36 credits. 21 credits must be achieved from the mandatory units, plus a minimum of 15 credits from optional units chosen by us.
This course has the option of being delivered not only here at National Star, but there is also the possibility of it being delivered at your organisation as a fast-track qualification. This will be subject to minimum numbers of candidates, and completion of the Level 3 Award in Education & Training with us at National Star.
What is involved?
The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers in post-16 education and skills sector, such as:
- 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
- Teaching in a specialist area
The course is assessed by assignments and formal observations of teaching practice.
Delivery: One evening per week for two terms, OR if you have completed the Level 3 Award in Education and Training with us beforehand, one term or four full days.
Teaching required: 30 hours
Number of observations: Three graded good or above