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Level 4 Certificate inEducation and Training

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Looking to gain a teaching qualification and develop your practical teaching skills? The Certificate in Education and Training (CET) will qualify you to level 4 and will prepare you for teaching in a wide range of contexts including Further Education colleges, Sixth Forms, Work Based Learning, and Adult and Community Education.

Key Facts

Start Dates:

  • October 2024



Mode of Attendance:

  • Part Time

Course Duration:

1 Year

College Code:



The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET) is a part-time course suitable for you if you want a qualification that focuses on practical teaching or if you are currently teaching and want to have your experience and practice accredited. You will need to be teaching, or have a teaching placement to undertake this qualification as there is a requirement for a minimum of 30 hours of practice.

The course will run from October to the end of June with weekly sessions held in the evening to suit your working patterns. Class duration will be 3½ hours including additional tutorial sessions to support your professional development plan.

You will be assessed through writing assignments, observations and group activities. As part of the course you will need to complete a minimum of three teaching observations.


Course Modules

  • 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
  • Inclusive practice

& Benefits

  • Gaining the knowledge and skills to be an experienced tutor, who provides an outstanding learning experience
  • Access to excellent online resources
  • A supportive observation process that maximises the development of trainee teachers


  • Subject specific qualification at Level 3
  • English and maths at Level 2
  • Teaching for 30 hours throughout the whole course duration
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Have a subject specialist mentor
  • You will need to attend an interview session


The Certificate in Education and Training enables you to meet the minimum requirement for those employed as a teacher or trainer in Further Education colleges, Adult Education centres or Work- Based learning. Upon completion of the CET course you can progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.There is the opportunity to progress towards Qualified Teaching and Learning Status once you have completed the Level 5 qualification.

Course Costs

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

The fees and information stated on this page are for the 2023/24 academic year and may change for the 2024/25 academic year. We will update fee and course information for 2024/25 as soon as it is available.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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