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Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

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Learn more about practical teaching with this TQUK Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training.

  • Gain an official Ofqual regulated CET qualification with this TQUK Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training.
  • Develop your knowledge of how to plan and deliver inclusive teaching sessions.
  • Study online from home.
This course is only available to study online.

Course overview

This TQUK Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training CET qualification is ideal for trainee teachers or individuals who are not currently teaching but are able to secure a placement in the further education or skills sectors. 

While studying this Ofqual regulated qualification, you will expand your knowledge in areas such as how you can plan inclusive teaching and learning sessions; the resources available to help you deliver your inclusive teaching and learning sessions; and the key principles of teaching and learning and key curriculum issues in specialist areas.

You will need to either be currently teaching or in a position to obtain a placement in which you are teaching individuals or groups of learners aged 14 years or older to provide the evidence and observations you need to successfully complete this course.

This Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training CET qualification replaces the CTLLS course.

Course Duration

Up to six months.

Course Outcome

On successful completion, you will receive a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training awarded by TQUK.

Entry Requirements

You must be 19 years or older to enrol on this course. You must also be currently teaching in or be able to secure a position in which you will be teaching individuals or groups of learners who are aged 14 or over in order to provide evidence of 30 hours of teaching practice. You are also required to be observed by a self-appointed observer in the setting who holds a minimum qualification of a level 5 certificate in education and training.


Tutor-marked assignments and three classroom-based observations.

Course content

Qualification number: 601/2136/1

Extra info

Who is this course for?

This course is for trainee teachers and trainers who wish to improve their understanding of teaching.


You will be assessed through ongoing assignments that will take place throughout the course. You will also be observed during your teaching practice, twice by a suitably qualified colleague in your work environment and once by your tutor. The session that is observed by your tutor can be recorded. The two sessions that are observed by a work colleague must be live.

All of your assignments are completed and stored online and, as such, can be accessed from any device with internet access. This allows you to complete your qualification in a flexible manner from home.


Study method

This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. You will be studying through an online portal which will include interactive modules with associated assignments. You will have access to online personal tutor support to help you throughout the course via email.

Course duration

You have up to six months to complete this course. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Course outcome

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will receive a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training from Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

Awarding body

TQUK is an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations, and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

TQUK aims to provide qualifications that meet the needs of the industry. They are designed by leading professionals and delivered by centres to their learners with integrity and compliance in mind.


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