- Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment(QCF)
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF)
- Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
- Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
- Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) replaces the Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) introduced in 2007 and updated in 2011. The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) qualification is regulated by Ofqual. It provides training for individuals who aspire to, or hold, a teaching role with an extensive range of teaching or training responsibilities, including those in more than one context i.e. further, higher, adult or community education or work-based learning. This qualification has been specifically designed for the 19+ age groups, this certificate is designed to equip a wide range of teachers/trainers and facilitators with the requisite skills and knowledge required to fulfil a teaching role. The course content covers planning, delivery, assessment and the use of resources. You will also gain teaching delivery skills and participate in microteaching sessions; evaluation skills and techniques also form part of the course content. This qualification provides a sound introduction to teaching/training and is suitable for both experienced practitioners who would like to secure a professionally recognised qualification as well as those new to teaching.
It is also suitable for individuals who want a qualification that focuses on practical teaching, and prefer a wide choice of optional units. Learners may already be teaching and wish to have their experience and practice accredited, or not presently teaching but capable of meeting the minimum teaching practice requirement of 30 hours. In the light of this, this qualification can:
- prepare learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding
- prepare learners for employment
- support a role in the workplace
This Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) is a qualification of 36 credits (21 mandatory and 15 optional credits). It has a focus on practical
teaching skills and requires a minimum of 30 hours of teaching practice. There is a requirement for a minimum of 30 hours of practice.
The teaching practice will have to run concurrently with the course and the student will need to evidence this through schemes of work, lesson plans, evaluations and resources.
All mandatory units must be completed. A minimum of 18 credits must be achieved at level 4 or above.
Mandatory units – 18 credits
- Delivering Education and Training
- Assessing Learners in Education and Training
- Manage learning and development in groups
Optional units – 15 credits (minimum)
- Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training
- Develop and prepare resources for learning and development
- Equality and diversity
This qualification is Centre-assessed using different assessment methods, including observation of teaching, course work, recognition of prior learning, work products, witness testimonies, journal of teaching and discussion. These qualifications are centre assessed using different types of assessment, including observation of teaching, course work, recognition of prior learning, work products, witness testimonies, journal of teaching and discussion.
There is a requirement for a minimum of 30 hours of teaching practice for this qualification. There is no requirement to evidence working with groups of learners to achieve this qualification unless units are undertaken which specify that purpose. However, where trainee teachers are working solely with individuals, a programme may also include support and preparation for working with groups.
Observed and assessed practice requirements: You are expected to be observed on different occasions totalling a minimum of three hours (this excludes any observed practice completed as part of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training). Any single observation must be a minimum of half an hour. Observations are appropriately spaced throughout the whole programme and take into account your progress. Also, your practice must be in a teaching and learning environment.
You will be provided with a username and password, to log in our online learning platform. You will be able to access your course material, use the online resources and submit your assignments. If you have any queries, you are able to contact your tutor or one of our advisers by email, phone or arrange a virtual meeting (if necessary).
Use of technology is highly encouraged in learning and development. Some assessments can be carried out using Skype, video, webinars or any web conference. Fast track is possible for those who are dedicated to studying at a fast pace, have resources and access to learning opportunities.
Candidates will be expected to have a standard of Literacy and Numeracy and a level of industry knowledge appropriate for a person working at a level 3. It is suitable for learners aged 19 and above.
In order to secure a place on this e-learning programme, you must be able to meet the following conditions:
- Access to the internet with a valid e-mail address.
- Ability to study for minimum of 8 hours in a week for the duration of the programme
- Able to attend the face-to-face session
The minimum age for access to this qualification is 19 years. There are no other specified entry requirements for the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF). However, all trainee teachers undertaking the Level 4 qualifications are required to undertake an initial assessment of their personal skills in English, mathematics and ICT. They should record their development needs and, where appropriate, agree an action plan to address them. Trainee teachers wishing to take any of the specialist optional units for teaching English (literacy and/or ESOL) and mathematics (numeracy) will need to evidence Level 3 skills in English or mathematics, as appropriate. Trainee teachers will be required to have knowledge and experience of the subject area they propose to teach.
It includes registration with the awarding body, tuition, assessment and certification.
You are usually expected to complete the course within 5 months from enrolment. We however give you an additional 2 months if you fail to complete during the normal duration which stretches the time period to a maximum 7 months!
Candidates are able to complete the course within a shorter time depending on a number of factors which includes own commitment and ability to study at a higher level. However, candidates joining the course with evidence of prior learning with a substantial number of credits will obviously be able to complete quicker! This is because the guided learning hours will also reduce.
Fast track is possible for those who are dedicated to studying at a fast pace, have resources and access to learning opportunities.
Any time (Online)