Education & Training Qualification - Teaching Qualification

Certificate in Education and Training Level 4

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Certificate in Education and Training

Assessment Requirements Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisors (EQAs).

Aims and Objectives of the Qualification

The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training develops practical teaching skills and, through the optional units, prepares teachers to work in a wide range of contexts.

It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including:

  • Individuals who are not currently teaching and training but who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements, of the qualification
  • Individuals who are currently teaching and training who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements of the qualification
  • Individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification

The objective of this qualification is to confirm occupational competence in a teaching role within the workplace.

Entry Guidance

All trainee teachers joining this qualification programme should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT. They should record their development needs and, where applicable, agree an action plan to address them. If trainees join the qualification programme having already undertaken an initial assessment of their English, mathematics and ICT skills, their record of development needs and any previous action taken to address them should be reviewed and updated as required.

There are no other nationally agreed entry requirements.

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should be 19 or over to undertake the qualification.

Centres are responsible for ensuring that the qualification is appropriate for the age and ability of learners. They need to make sure that learners can fulfil the requirements of the assessment criteria and comply with the relevant literacy, numeracy and health and safety aspects of this qualification.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into further qualifications such as:

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training 

Assessor and Verifier qualifications

Learners could also progress into a variety of teaching roles.


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