Level 4 : Certificate in Education and Training

The PQS Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is a first stage teaching qualification that will give candidates a fundamental understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer in relation to legislation, equality, diversity, inclusivity and meeting the needs of learners. It includes the use of initial and diagnostic assessments and requires candidates to plan and deliver inclusive teaching and learning, carry out assessments of and for learning and use resources effectively.

The qualification has been designed to provide an introduction to teaching for individuals who would like to work or are currently working within FE Colleges, Independent Training Providers and/or Local Authorities.

  • It is designed:

  • ⦁ For individuals who work, or want to work as teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector

  • ⦁ For individuals who have just started a teaching/training role.

  • ⦁ For teachers/trainers who are seeking career progression in their area of work.

  • ⦁ For individuals who work with learners on a one-to-one basis.

  • ⦁ For individuals who teach in industry.

  • ⦁ For individuals who have already achieved some Learning and Development units that can be carried forward into this qualification.

  • ⦁ For individuals currently working as assessors, who wish to achieve a teaching qualification.

  • ⦁ For individuals who have completed the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (L3 AET), Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training or Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) and wish to progress.

  • ⦁ For individuals who have completed the Trainer skills or introduction to training qualifications.

The Guided Learning Hours for this Qualification are 200 hours.

  • The modules are as follows:

  • ⦁ Roles and responsibilities within Education and Training.

  • ⦁ Planning in Education and Training.

  • ⦁ Delivery in Education and Training.

  • ⦁ Assessment in Education and Training.

  • ⦁ Using Resources within Education and Training.

  • Assessment

  • The qualification will be assessed by a combination of assignments, a portfolio of teaching evidence and observation of teaching or training. Simulation of teaching (micro-teaching) is not permitted for this qualification.
  • Essay Type Assignments (Theory Assessment) - You would get the Guidance Notes on how to answer the theory assignments to keep you on track.

  • Planning & delivery of at least 5 sessions (Scheme of Work) - 1 hours minimum (Practical Assessment) - The sessions can be done on any topic of your choice, preferably the subject that you specialise in. You would be observed and assessed by a tutor/assessor for at least 3 hours out of the 30 hours of teaching practice. The assessor may observe you live or via Skype.

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