TQUK Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF)
Introduction to the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
The TQUK Level 4 certificate in Education and Training was created to enable trainee teachers to deliver a high standard of education and training in a wide range of contexts. Unlike the Level 3 qualification, the focus of the level 4 qualification is primarily aimed at the practical elements of teaching. This is explored in the TQUK Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, developed by College of Contract Management.
This course is suitable for all those who meet the practice requirements, regardless on if there are currently teaching or not. This course is also suitable for any individuals working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification. The course is made out of two unit groups, and as with the similar Education and Training courses, is comprised of a mix of mandatory and optional units. The choice of units makes for a comprehensive covering of topics, providing you with a wealth of different knowledge to progress your understanding of the industry.
Upon successful completion of the course, you shall receive a certificate, as well as the ability to add such a title to your CV. Both of which will highlight your professional skills and capabilities. This will help drive towards employment in a teaching or training role, and shall give you the upper hand against other applicants, helping to secure your position in a teaching career.
There are multiple benefits that come with taking this course, some include:
- Supportive for both those who are not yet teaching as well as those who are already
- Suitable for Assessors looking to pursue teaching career
- Focused on the practical elements of teaching
- Optional units to allow room for personal choice
- Guided exposure to the classroom environment
- Excellent addition to CV
- Flexible around your current commitments as courses hosted mainly on weekends
- Cheaper than face-to-face learning
- All lectures are recorded so you don’t need to worry about missing one
Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training Entry Requirements
The suggested minimum age for this course is 19, although this may be looked at on a case-by-case basis, should it be necessary.
Prior to entry on this course you will need to undertake an assessment in English, Mathematics and ICT. This must be passed successfully before continuing with the course. Once enrolled on the course your employer may need you to do a DBS check, it is the learners responsibility to find this out and complete such test if necessary.
Although there is no need to complete the Level 3 Certificate in Education and training there is the possibility to transfer work from the unit “Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training”.
Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training Course Content
The Level 4 Certificate contains 2 groups, made up of multiple units. You must get a minimum of 36 credits from across both units, some of which are mandatory, the others are optional. Therefore, allowing you to tailor the course to your own wants and needs. Firstly, you need to get 21 credits from Group A. Then you need to get a total of 15 credits from Group B.
Group A – Mandatory Units (21 credits)
- Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
- Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training
- Delivering education and training
- Assessing learners in education and training
- Using resources for education and training
Group B – Optional Units (15 credits required)
- Assess occupational competence in the work environment (Learning and Development unit)
- Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding (Learning and Development unit)
- Assessment and support for the recognition of prior learning through the accreditation of learning outcomes
- Delivering employability skills
- Develop and prepare resources for learning and development (Learning and Development unit)
- Develop learning and development programmes (Learning and development unit)
- Effective partnership working in the teaching and learning context
- Engage with employers to develop and support learning provision (Learning and Development unit)
- Engage with employers to facilitate workforce development (Learning and Development unit)
- Equality and diversity
- Evaluating learning programmes
- Identify individual learning and development needs (Learning and development unit)
- Identify the learning needs of organisations (Learning and Development unit)
- Inclusive practice
- Engage learners in the learning and development process (Learning and development unit)
- Internally assure the quality of assessment (Learning and Development unit)
- Manage learning and development in groups (Learning and Development unit)
- Preparing for the coaching role
- Preparing for the mentoring role
- Understanding and managing behaviours in a learning environment
- Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment (Learning and Development unit)
- Working with the 14-19 age range in the learning environment
- Specialist delivery techniques and activities
- Teaching in a specialist area
- Preparing for the personal tutoring role
- Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area
- Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment (Learning and Development unit)
Method of Delivery
Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training Course Delivery
Prior to starting the course, you need to have completed an initial skills test. This can be done both before and after enrolment. Once you have successfully completed the skills assessment and made payment for your course the College of Contract Management will then process your application and grant you access to the online learning portal Moodle. Moodle will provide access to your timetable, your lecture links and any resources you may need. All lecture links will be sent to you in advance and recorded, so if you are unable to attend you can always catch up at a later date.
There will be assessments set for you when deemed appropriate by the course lecturer. These are to help determine your level of understanding of the topic. You must also complete 30 hours of teaching practice within your chosen setting. Please note that some units do require evidence of work.
You are required to have a minimum of 3 hours of practice observed. This needs to be spaced over a minimum of 3 occasions, but can be more if you wish. Moreover, the observations need to be a minimum of 30 minutes in length. Please be aware that no previous observations from level 3 or otherwise can be used as evidence for Level 4, they must all be new.
Period of Study
- The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training requires a mixture of teaching practice, guided learning and also independent study. Completion time of this course may vary.
- A minimum of 30 hours teaching practice
- Total guided learning: 140
- Total qualification time: 360
The total cost for the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is XXX
Alternatively, you may choose a monthly payment plan.
- Monthly Direct Debit
Monthly Direct Debit Payment Plan: £ upfront fee and £ x 4 months (Starting from Month 1 to Month 4 inclusive).
However, paying in full offers you a discounted price compared to the monthly payment plan.
It is important to note that the start date of your chosen course depends on your enrolment date. Secondly, please be aware that enrolment date is the date in which payment is made in full. Finally, you will only receive certification upon successful completion of the course.
Please do not hesitate to contact the College of Contract Management if you do have any questions regarding your course, the course content, or its assessments.