Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training

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.


Course Type

Part time

Start date

On-going start dates

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You can study this course at the following locations:

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