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Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF)

£1300 £299 Limited Time Offer
All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Monthly instalment plans are available.
Credits – 36    |   TQT – 360    |   GLH – 140
Recommended Course Duration – Up to 9 Months
Option to fast-track in 2 Weeks is available.


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The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (L4 CET), formerly known as Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS), is considered as an industry standard gateway for those looking forward to pursuing teaching or training in the FE and HE sector. The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET) is the advanced study of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training leading to more opportunities and future benefits. You are not required to have any prior qualifications or experience to start the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, just a passion for teaching or training. You will also need access to learners to teach in order to meet the practical requirements of this course. The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training or CTLLS is accredited by UK Ofqual and is delivered 100% online. This course will assist you regardless of your subject expertise to upgrade your teaching qualification – whether you teach music or coach people.

Intended Audience

With this teacher training qualification, you can teach in diverse fields such as the Culinary Arts, Engineering, Music Teaching, Performing Arts, Driving Instruction, Hospitality & Catering, NHS training, Personal Services, Teacher’s Training, Freelance Teaching and Training, and many more industries.

Duration and Delivery

This Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training course is designed to be completed online at the pace that suits you. Our Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training course can take as little as 2 weeks or up to 9 months, depending on your previous experience and the time you can dedicate to the course. This teaching qualification is delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Our online tutor support is there to facilitate you to achieve your success rate accordingly.

Assessment and Verification

All units within this course are internally assessed by our qualified assessors and externally verified by the awarding organisation. The assessment takes the form of written assignments, detailed guidance for which will be provided by the tutor once you’re enrolled on our online portal. Practical requirements of this course include 30 hours of logged practice in training and at least 3 observations (each of one hour), which can be satisfied either through recording your teaching sessions or having your assessor observe you (which will be done virtually via video call).


Successful completion of this teaching qualification enables you to proceed to the Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, with RPL (Recognition or Prior Learning) applicable to the ‘Inclusive practice’ unit, teaching observations and teaching log.

Unit Structure

Unit 1: Understanding 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

Unit 6: Inclusive practice   

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Entry Requirement

You should meet the following requirements:

  • be aged 19 or over
  • have access to learners to teach during the practical observations
  • have a satisfactory level of Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • not have a criminal background which prevents you from becoming a teacher
Practical Requirement
At least 30 hours of teaching log is required with 3 observations (each of one hour) for L4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF).
If you do not have access to learners to meet the practical requirements of the course, you can avail our work-placement service or opt for the Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence you submit containing four written assignments, teaching observation forms and a teaching log of 30 hours, which demonstrates the achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. Most of the tasks would be attempted through essay style written accounts and reflections of your own teaching practices. Some of the tasks would require submission of relevant work such as study resources that you prepared for your learners, lesson plans, scheme of work, ILPs, etc. Lastly, of course, three of your teaching sessions of an hour long will also be observed by your assessor.

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