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Teacher Training

The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is a first stage teaching qualification which has a teaching/training practice requirement. It is an 'in service' qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in England. It may be possible for pre-service teachers/trainers (defined as those who are not formally contracted as teachers/trainers) to also complete this qualification. All candidates, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to 30 hours of teaching. This qualification is also suitable for those delivering education and training in any learning environment.

Candidates who successfully complete this qualification will have 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. They will be able to use initial and diagnostic assessments and plan and deliver inclusive teaching and learning. They will also be able to assess learning and use appropriate resources to support effective learning.

Career Destinations

We're proud that our students go onto careers including:

  • Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Assessor/Trainer for Apprenticeships
  • Industry Trainer e.g. Paramedics, Trade Unions
  • Private Tutor
  • Examiner/Moderator

What can I do next?

Candidates who successfully complete this qualification will be able to contribute to the delivery of teaching and learning in a post-14 context. Candidates may apply to the Professional Certificate in Education (Level 5), Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Level 6) or an Assessor award.

What will I be doing?

  • 301 Understanding  roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • 401 Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training
  • 402 Delivering education and training
  • 403 Assessing learners in education and training
  • 404 Using resources for education and training
  • 417 Inclusive Practice

This qualification is an initial teaching qualification which has a teaching/training practice requirement. Successful completion will enable you to:

  • Adopt an integrated approach to the theory and practice of teaching
  • Reflect on your own previous/current levels of experience, practice and skills, and areas for developments
  • Analyse principles of learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation
  • Analyse roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer in relation to legislation, equality, diversity, inclusivity and meeting the needs of learners
  • Develop and effectively use a range of teaching and learning resources to include e-learning

This course is suitable for those interested in teaching anyone aged 14 and over. If you would like to teach early years, please look at our website for more details.

What makes Teacher Training at HRC special?

  • Our part-time courses in Teacher Training will provide you with flexible study hours to fit around your commitments
  • You are able to work in the sector whilst completing your qualification
  • Students who successfully complete this qualification will be able to take up full teaching roles within the sector
  • Our lecturers have years of experience within the sector, so will be able to support you throughout your time with us
  • You will be able to gain a deeper understanding of the sector
  • You will build a portfolio of work to support you at interviews

What do our students say?

"The staff are so friendly and they have great facilities"

"I recommend this course to anyone thinking about it, I am much more confident now"

Added Extras

There's lots of perks to this course, including:

  • Opportunities to have contact with a diverse range of HRC colleagues acting as guest speakers who will deliver on their specific specialism or role such as Student Services and Learning Support giving an insight into the different sectors your qualification could take you to
  • You will have access to our Careers team who can help support you with job applications and interview techniques

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by completing a portfolio of evidence. This will consists of a mix of assignments, evidence or practical teaching and observation reports.

You will also plan and deliver teaching and learning (30 hours minimum) and have three formal observations as well as complete wider reading and research.

Entry requirements

  • All students must have access to a minimum of 30 hours of teaching either in-service or on a teaching placement, in a post 14 context
  • A Level 3 certificate in your subject specialism
  • A full level 2 English (Lang) and Maths qualification are desirable as these are a requirement for QTLS and for most employers
  • You must be 19 or over

What do I need to bring?

  • A laptop or device to access HRC VLEs- Moodle and TEAMS
  • Notebook and pen for note taking

Fee Information

2024/25 fees for this course are currently £1417. Students undertaking this programme may be eligible for the Advanced Learner Loan.

For more information, contact our Information Team on 01992 411411 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

These fees are indicative of the 2024-25 costs and may be subject to change

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