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Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training

The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training course was previously known as the Level 3 / Level 4 CTLLS. On the new framework, this is now only available as a Level 4 qualification.

Course Overview

By doing this course you will become a trainer in your specialist area and will be qualified to teach up to Level 4 courses. The ELN Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training course is accredited by NOCN and Edexcel Pearson.

This course leads to Associate Teacher Status with the Society for Education and Training.

Wondering how we will assess you during COVID-19 lockdown? Please check the ELN COVID-19 Assessment Strategy for full details. We will make sure we support you through to completion at this difficult time.

Scroll down to the 'Key details' and 'Assessments' sections below or download the course brochure for more details.


Why choose ELN?

We can combine this Level 4 CET with the Assessor and IQA courses. Contact us today to get amazing discounts!

We were the first and still one of very few providers who offer all 28 Ofqual approved Optional Units. Your personal tutor will go over them with you once you register to ensure you choose the optional units suitable for your job role and career goals.

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The course is completely self-paced so you can take a whole year to complete or finish it in a few weeks!

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Key details

You do not require any previous teaching experience or qualification in order to do this course. However, you will need to evidence 30 hours of teaching or training while you study for the course.

Your personal tutor will have a 1:1 interview with you before you begin the course to discuss any possible exemptions based on prior learning or experience. Your tutor will also guide you on the assignment and observation requirements. You will have the same personal tutor throughout your studies ensuring prompt and personalised support.

We offer the full range of 28 Ofqual approved optional units, unlike other providers who provide only a few pre-set units.

Also unlike other providers we offer self-paced flexibility. There's no undue pressure due to unrealistic short deadlines, we offer you ample time to complete the course while allowing you to complete and get certified quickly if you need to.

Pre-course requirements

The Level 4 CET course is available for all candidates who fulfil the following criteria:

Age range: 19+

Core skills: There are no formal entry requirements for this training course however candidate must have reading and writing skills in order to complete the course.

Access to Internet using a laptop / pc / tablet using up to date Windows, Android or Apple operating systems.

Access to 30 hours to teaching (paid or voluntary) of which 3 hours must be assessed. We can assess via Zoom or video recording, or authorise a suitably qualified person in your company to observe you on our behalf.

Course Brochure

Would you like to read in more detail what the ELN Level 4 CET course entails? Download our course brochure now!

Your course Tutors

  • Tony Lamsdale Tony Lamsdale EFL Tutor

    Tony is one of ELN's most popular tutors for AET, CET and sometimes the Assessor courses too. He has been involved in training since the mid 1990’s and has experience in both the private and public sector. He has taught a variety of subjects including Engineering, Explosives, Advanced Driving & Riding and Professional Development. During his time in industry Tony worked with a number of universities where he sat on a number of boards advising on course development, gave lectures and sponsored projects (many of which turned into commercial enterprises). When Tony is not in the classroom (or online!) he enjoys the outdoor life and is happiest when riding his Ducati.

Units and Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training
    1. Explain the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training
    2. Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities
    3. Explain ways to promote equality and value diversityExplain why it is important to identify and meet individual learner needs

  1. Understand ways to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment
    1. Explain ways to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment
    2. Explain why it is important to promote appropriate behaviour and respect for others

  1. Understand the relationships between teachers and other professionals in education and training
    1. Explain how the teaching role involves working with other professionals
    2. Explain the boundaries between the teaching role and other professional roles
    3. Describe points of referral to meet the individual needs of learners

Overlaps with the Level 3 Award in Education and Training or the older PTLLS course. Exemptions available.


    1. Be able to use initial and diagnostic assessment to agree individual learning goals with learners
      1. Analyse the role and use of initial and diagnostic assessment in agreeing individual learning goals
      2. Use methods of initial and diagnostic assessment to negotiate and agree individual learning goals with learners
      3. Record learners’ individual learning goals
    2. Be able to plan inclusive teaching and learning in accordance with internal and external requirements
      1. Devise a scheme of work in accordance with internal and external requirements
      2. Design teaching and learning plans that meet the aims and individual needs of all learners and curriculum requirements
      3. Explain how own planning meets the individual needs of learners
      4. Explain ways in which teaching and learning plans can be adapted to meet the individual needs of learners
      5. Identify opportunities for learners to provide feedback to inform inclusive practice
    3. Be able to implement the minimum core in planning inclusive teaching and learning
      1. Analyse ways in which minimum core elements can be demonstrated in planning inclusive teaching and learning
      2. Apply minimum core elements in planning inclusive teaching and learning

        1. Be able to evaluate own practice when planning inclusive teaching and learning
          1. Review the effectiveness of own practice when planning to meet the individual needs of learners, taking account of the views of learners and others
          2. Identify areas for improvement in own planning to meet the individual needs of learners

          1. Be able to use inclusive teaching and learning approaches in accordance with internal and external requirements
            1. Analyse the effectiveness of teaching and learning approaches used in own area of specialism in relation to meeting the individual needs of learners
            2. Create an inclusive teaching and learning environment
            3. Demonstrate an inclusive approach to teaching and learning in accordance with internal and external requirements
          2. Be able to communicate with students and other learning professionals to promote learning and progression
            1. Analyse benefits and limitations of communication methods and media used in own area of specialism
            2. Use communication methods and media to meet individual student needs
            3. Communicate with other learning professionals to meet individual student needs and encourage progression
          3. Be able to use technologies in delivering inclusive teaching and learning
            1. Analyse benefits and limitations of technologies used in own area of specialism
            2. Use technologies to enhance teaching and meet individual student needs
          4. Be able to implement the minimum core when delivering inclusive teaching and learning
            1. Analyse ways in which minimum core elements can be demonstrated when delivering inclusive teaching and learning
            2. Apply minimum core elements in delivering inclusive teaching and learning
          5. Be able to evaluate own practice in delivering inclusive teaching and learning
            1. Review the effectiveness of own practice in meeting the needs of individual learners, taking account of the views of learners and others
            2. Identify areas for improvement in own practice in meeting the individual needs of learners

          1. Be able to use types and methods of assessment to meet the needs of individual learners
            1. Explain the purposes of types of assessment used in education and training
            2. Analyse the effectiveness of assessment methods in relation to meeting the individual needs of learners
            3. Use types and methods of assessment to meet the individual needs of students
            4. Use peer and self-assessment to promote students’ involvement and personal responsibility in the assessment for, and of, their learning
            5. Use questioning and feedback to contribute to the assessment process
          2. Be able to carry out assessments in accordance with internal and external requirements
            1. Identify the internal and external assessment requirements and related procedures of learning programmes
            2. Use assessment types and methods to enable learners to produce assessment evidence that is valid, reliable, sufficient, authentic and current
            3. Conduct assessments in line with internal and external requirements
            4. Record the outcomes of assessments to meet internal and external requirements
            5. Communicate assessment information to other professionals with an interest in learner (student) achievement
          3. Be able to implement the minimum core when assessing students
            1. Analyse ways in which minimum core elements can be demonstrated in assessing learners (students)
            2. Apply minimum core elements in assessing learners (students)
          4. Be able to evaluate own assessment practice
            1. Review the effectiveness of own assessment practice, taking account of the views of learners (students) and others
            2. Identify areas for improvement in own assessment practice
          1. Be able to use resources in the delivery of inclusive teaching and learning
            1. Analyse the effectiveness of resources used in own area of specialism in relation to meeting the individual needs of learners
            2. Use resources to promote equality, value diversity and meet the individual needs of learners
            3. Adapt resources to meet the individual needs of learners
          2. Be able to implement the minimum core when using resources in the delivery of inclusive teaching and learning
            1. Analyse ways in which minimum core elements can be demonstrated when using resources for inclusive teaching and learning
            2. Apply minimum core elements when using resources for inclusive teaching and learning
          3. Be able to evaluate own use of resources in the delivery of inclusive teaching and learning
            1. Review the effectiveness of own practice in using resources to meet the individual needs of learners (students), taking account of the views of learners (students) and others
            2. Identify areas for improvement in own use of resources to meet the individual needs of learners (students)

             

            Unit Title

            Level

            Credit Value

            1

            Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment*

            3

            6

            2

            Assessment and Support for the Recognition of Prior Learning through the Accreditation of Learning Outcomes

            3

            6

            3

            Engage Learners in the Learning and Development Process*

            3

            6

            4

            Evaluating Learning Programmes

            4

            3

            5

            Preparing for the Coaching Role

            4

            3

            6

            Preparing for the Mentoring Role

            4

            3

            7

            Preparing for the Personal Tutoring Role

            4

            3

            8

            Delivering Employability Skills

            4

            6

            9

            Develop Learning and Development Programmes*

            4

            6

            10

            Engage with Employers to Develop and Support Learning Provision*

            4

            6

            11

            Engage with Employers to Facilitate Workforce Development*

            4

            6

            12

            Equality and Diversity

            4

            6

            13

            Identify the Learning Needs of Organisations*

            4

            6

            14

            Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment*

            4

            6

            15

            Understanding and Managing Behaviours in a Learning Environment

            4

            6

            16

            Understanding the Principles and Practices of Externally Assuring the Quality of Assessment*

            4

            6

            17

            Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment*

            4

            6

            18

            Using Study Skills Approaches and Techniques to Enhance the Learning of Others

            4

            6

            19

            Specialist Delivery Techniques and Activities

            4

            9

            20

            Working with the 14-19 age range in Education and Training

            4

            9

            21

            Effective Partnership Working in the Learning and Teaching Context

            4

            15

            22

            Inclusive Practice

            4

            15

            23

            Teaching in a Specialist Area

            4

            15

            24

            Working with Individual Learners

            4

            15

            25

            Action Learning for Teaching in a Specialist Area of Disability

            5

            15

            26

            Action learning to Support Development of Subject Specific Pedagogy

            5

            15

            27

            Action Research

            5

            15

            28

            Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area

            5

            15


            Assessments

            Unit 1: Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training

            3 x short essay style assignments

            This unit overlaps with the Level 3 Award in Education and Training. Exemptions available. Your tutor can discuss this with you during your initial interview.

            Unit 2: Planning to meet the Needs of Learners in Education and Training

            1 x essay style assignment

            Work-based evidence: 

            • Diagnostic assessments,
            • Scheme of work,
            • 3 x 1 hour lesson plans (number of sessions can vary however, observed sessions must total 3 hours),
            • Observation and assessment logs,
            • Personal learning logs/reflective journals and self-evaluations
            • Case studies
            • Feedback from learners and tutor (from assessed and observed sessions)

            (Wherever possible we will work with you to fulfil the assessment criteria using your existing work evidence).

            Unit 3: Delivering Education and Training

            Work-based evidence:

            • Tutor/subject specialist feedbacks on the assessed and observed sessions
            • Personal learning logs/reflective journals and self-evaluations
            • Evidence or witness testimony of teaching or training practice

            Unit 4: Assessing Learners in Education and Training

            Work-based evidence: (Wherever possible we will work with you to fulfil the assessment criteria using your existing work evidence)

            • Assessment materials, checklists and records
            • Personal learning logs/reflective journals, action plan
            • Student feedback form
            • Assessed Observation reports
            • CPD log

            Unit 5: Using resources for Education and Training

            Work-based evidence: (Wherever possible we will work with you to fulfil the assessment criteria using your existing work evidence)

            • Resources used with the group, adapted for individual learner(s), adapted for special needs or bilingualism as applicable
            • Teaching practice observation forms
            • Student feedbacks
            • Self-evaluation

            Optional Units:

            Assessment for the Optional Units will depend on the unit you choose. Your tutor will help you with deciding on the optional units once you are registered and have your initial interview.

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