Teacher Training
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.


It is directed towards individuals who already have some teaching practice experience (although this is not essential) and are passionate about education.

The course will give you an essential understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer, through a minimum of 30 hours of teaching work experience.

Before the end of the programme, you will have the in depth knowledge that is required to meet the needs of the learners in relation to legislation, equality diversity and inclusivity.

You will be able to plan and deliver inclusive teaching and learning and the capability to assess learning and use appropriate resources to support effective learning.

The Qualification

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 7 – Action learning to Support Development of Subject Specific Pedagogy


Unit 8 – Action Research


Unit 13 – Developing, Using and Organising resources in a Specialist Area



However, we are happy to offer other options, such as:

Unit 14 - Effective Partnership Working in the Learning and Teaching Context


Unit 21 - Inclusive Practice



If there are any units that specifically interest a client group, we will develop and deliver those instead of these optional units.

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.

Course Delivery

The qualification is delivered online, using our bespoke Learning Platform, The Sports 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 that 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 Methods

Assessment is through a series of assignments on the learning platform, that will delve into your knowledge and test 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.

Entry Requirements

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 Sports 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.


Cost: TBC

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