VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

Qualification: VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
Prerequisites: Level 3 Award in Education and Training or equivalent qualification ideal but not essential
Locations: Kent,Essex,London
Price: £749 (0% finance plan available, see FAQ)
Deposit Option: No deposit option
Duration: Independent study
Class Size: Independent study
Description: This qualification is aimed at those wishing to develop their teaching skills

The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training will enable you to work in a teaching role and progress on to a broader teaching qualification. This qualification is suitable for trainee teachers, those experienced in a teaching role and those working as assessors who wish to gain a teaching qualification.

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. 

Throughout this qualification, you will cover the following units:

Delivering Education and Training

The aim of this unit is to enable you to use inclusive teaching and learning approaches in accordance with internal processes and external requirements, to communicate with learners and to evaluate own delivery practice. You will gain an understanding of how technology can enhance teaching and learning and covers expectations in relation to the minimum core in delivering inclusive teaching and learning

Assessing Learners in Education and Training 

The aim of the unit is to enable you to use types and methods of assessment, to conduct and record assessment in accordance with internal and external processes and requirements and to evaluate your own assessment practice. You will cover the expectations in relation to the minimum core in assessing learners in lifelong learning.

Manage learning and development in groups 

The aim of this unit is to enable you to manage learning and development in groups. You are expected to understand the use of a variety of management methods, for example, motivational strategies, behaviour management, provision of advice as well as deliver strategies to facilitate learning. You are also expected to involve learners within groups in the learning and development process.

Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training

The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand the role and responsibilities of a teacher in education and training and the relationship between different professionals within education and training.

Teaching in a Specialist Area

The unit aims to develop your knowledge and skills in relation to teaching in a specialist area. The specialist area may be a vocational or subject area. It includes consideration of the aims and philosophy of education and training in a specialist area and the aims and structure of key sector qualifications. It also includes curriculum issues, inclusive teaching and learning, and evaluating and improving your own practice in a specialist area.

Using Resources for Education and Training

The aim of the unit is to enable you to use resources in the delivery of inclusive teaching and learning and to be able to evaluate that use. You will cover the expectations in relation to the minimum core and to using resources for inclusive teaching and learning.

Qualification Requirements

In order to meet the requirements of this qualification, you must be able to fulfill the requirements below. Each teaching observation is to be filmed in its entirety and submitted with your portfolio. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the school before enrolling in your course

30 hours of teaching practice

4 x 1-hour lesson observations


Where does the training take place?

All material for your qualification will be uploaded to an elearning platform. This can be accessed from anywhere. You will complete all your unit assignments on the computer, printed and then sent via post. Any teaching observations are to be filmed, uploaded onto USB and sent via post. Please send all material via recorded delivery.

What if I cancel my course, will I get a refund?

Once the online material has been accessed, no refund can be given.

Will I be required to do any home study?

Yes - this is a home study based course. By signing up for Teacher Training courses with us, you are taking on responsibility for the qualification. You should be expected to complete 4 to 6 hours of home study throughout the duration of your course - this could be in the form of research, assignments, shadowing and practical development.

What do I do if I need to see someone about my course?

In the event that you should require a meeting with your course tutor, please email the address on your Induction Letter so that a meeting can be arranged. This can be done at either of our schools or via Skype.

I want to complete a teaching qualification with you, but I do not live near the schools. Can I still do this?

Yes as these courses are based on home-study. These courses can be studied in the UK or Internationally.

Is the Course accredited?

Our courses are approved and accredited by VTCT.

Do you offer finance on your courses?

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