Education and Training Certificate - Level 4

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About this course

Course Aims

This qualification will prepare for a successful career as a teacher in your chosen subject within Further Education and will help you progress as a qualified teacher.

Course Content

The course consists of a variety of units which look at assessment, planning, using resources, teaching techniques and effective strategies for developing inclusive practice.

Textbook required: A Complete Guide to the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (Further Education) by Machin, Hindmarch, Murray and Richardson.
Teaching on my course is good

What are the entry requirements?

Level 3 Award in Education & Training (12 credits) or completion of Unit 301 to be discussed with tutor.

A minimum of 30 hours of teaching/training, with learners aged 14+, over the length of the course is required, and it is essential that written confirmation of these hours can be provided before enrolment. All learners must complete an initial assessment in Literacy, Maths and ICT prior to enrolment, as we would be looking for learners to working at level 2 in English in order to ensure that they can cope with the demands of a level 4 programme.

Course assessment

A minimum of 3 x 1 hour observations, written tasks, and evidence gathering.

I understand my assignment schedule

Employer Benefits

Qualified to deliver part-time teaching / training in the post-16 sector.


Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Level 4).


Learners may be able to progress onto the Level 5/6 Cert Ed/PGCE which is a pre-requisite for achieving QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills). QTLS is the nationally recognised status for post-16 education and training, and further details can be found here:

Please Note

All courses are run subject to numbers, although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information shown above, Dudley College reserves the right to amend the content/arrangements therein as deemed necessary.

All fees quoted are normally per year, are the “standard” prices only and may be subject to change without notice. This applies to those who have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course, for a purpose other than full-time education. Unless directly specified, there are no additional costs associated with materials to be purchased or trips for this course.

Exceptions to the ”standard” prices may apply - see below for details and how to find out more:

  • Students under 16 years of age - contact the 14-16 Centre Manager on 01384 363 208.
  • Students aged 16-18 are not usually required to pay course fees on full or part-time courses. Contact the admissions team on 01384 363 333 for further details.
  • Non-standard UK/EU/EEA residents and international students - contact the international office on 01384 363 356 or email:

Initial Assessment

Please note that you may be asked to complete an initial assessment for any course that Dudley College offers.

* Statistics from undergraduate induction survey 2013-14.