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Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

Overall Objective for the Qualification

The main objective of the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is to develop learners’ skills in practical teaching skills and prepare them for work in a wide range of educational contexts. It requires observation and assessment of practice.

The qualification 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 (including those who have just begun 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.

Pre-entry Requirements

In order to successfully achieve the qualification learners will be required to complete a minimum teaching practice of 30 hours and should therefore confirm that they will be able to meet this requirement. In addition, all learners/trainee teachers should:

  • Undertake an initial assessment of their skills in English, mathematics and ICT. They should record their development needs and where applicable agree an action plan to address them. If learners/trainee teachers have already completed an initial assessment of their skills in English, mathematics and ICT prior to starting the qualification, their existing record of development needs and any previous actions taken to address them should be reviewed and updated as required
  • Be able to study at Level 4

Units and Rules of Combination

Learners must achieve a minimum of 36 credits. 21 credits must be completed from Group A (Mandatory units) and 15 credits from Group B (Optional units). A minimum of 21 credits must be achieved at Level 4 or above. A maximum of 15 credits can be taken at Level 3.

The unit titles and qualification structure are shown below.

Mandatory Units (Group A) – 21 credits

Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training

Delivering education and training

Using resources for education and training

Assessing learners in education and training

Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training

Optional Units (Group B1 – Level 3)

Assess occupational competence in the work environment

Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding

Engage learners in the learning and development process

Engage with employers to develop and support learning provision

Identify individual learning and development needs

Analysing English language for literacy and language teaching

Reading skills for literacy and language teaching

Speaking and listening skills for literacy and language teaching

Writing skills for literacy and language teaching

Using mathematics: personal and public life

Using mathematics: professional and vocational contexts

Using mathematics: academic subjects

Assessment and support for the recognition of prior learning through the accreditation of learning outcomes

Optional Units (Group B2 – Level 4)

Develop and prepare resources for learning and development

Develop learning and development programmes

Engage with employers to facilitate workforce development

Identify the learning needs of organisations

Internally assure the quality of assessment

Manage learning and development in groups

Assuring the quality of assessment

Understanding the principles and practices of externally

Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment

Delivering employability skills

Effective partnership working in the learning and teaching context

Equality and diversity

Evaluating learning programmes

Inclusive practice

Preparing for the coaching role

Preparing for the mentoring role

Preparing for the personal tutoring role Principles and practice of lipreading teaching

Specialist delivery techniques and activities

Teaching in a specialist area

Understanding and managing behaviours in a learning environment

Working with the 14-19 age range in education and training

Optional Units (Group B3 – Level 5)

Action learning to support development of subject specific pedagogy

Action research

Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area

Managing behaviours in a learning environment

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