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Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

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6 months
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Level 4 Certificate - Certificate in Education and Training
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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Are you in a trainee teacher or training role? Are you training from manuals or prepared curriculums and have access to 30 hours of teaching?

At MKLC we have designed the Certificate in Education and Training course content to be accessible for all, the course lessons are self paced, so if you feel confident in certain areas you progress quickly through these to the areas you wish to focus more on. You can also complete the assignments in the order you prefer. You will receive feedback from your tutor within 48 hours of submission, but each piece is independent so you can submit pieces whilst waiting on feedback from another.

You have contact with your tutor by e-mail, as well as the main office 9am to 5pm which is staffed only by employees who are qualified teachers and assessors and have experience with the courses, including the Certificate in Education and Training course to be able to give you the most effective response to queries.


Level 4 Certificate - Certificate in Education and Training

Awarded by Pearson
Regulated by Ofqual

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The Certificate in Education and Training course is a level 4 qualification accredited by Pearson, an Ofqual accredited Awarding Body, ensuring the course meets a standard of quality.

  • Course content:

To achieve the Certificate in Education and Training, you will need to achieve 36 credits. There are 5 mandatory units counting towards 21 credits. Of the optional units for the Certificate in Education and Training, MKLC's programme uses the unit Teaching in a Specialist Area for 15 credits, as suitable for people from all industries and tailors the course to your area of specialism.

  • Units

Mandatory Units

Unit 1 – Understanding Roles, Responsibilities & Relationship in Education & Training –3 Credits

if you have completed the Award in Education and Training, this unit can be accredited through prior learning.

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

Unit 2 – Planning to Meet the Needs of Learners in Education & Training –3 Credits

The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to agree individual learning goals with their students, to plan inclusive teaching and learning in accordance with internal processes and external requirements, and to evaluate their own practice in planning teaching and learning.

Unit 3 – Delivering Education & Training - 6 Credits

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to use inclusive teaching and learning approaches in accordance with internal processes and external requirements, to communicate with students and to evaluate their delivery practice.

Unit 4 – Assessing Learners in Education & Training –6 Credits

This unit aims to enable learners to use different types and methods of assessment, to conduct and record assessment and to evaluate their assessment practice. The unit covers expectations relating to the minimum core when assessing students.

Unit 5 – Using Resources for Education & Training –3 Credits

The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to use resources in the delivery of inclusive teaching and learning and to be able to evaluate that use.

Optional Unit

Unit 27 – Teaching in a Specialist Area –15 Credits

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ knowledge and skills in relation to teaching in a specialist area. The unit includes consideration of the aims and philosophy of education and training in a specialist area and the aims and structure of key qualifications and learning programme qualifications available. It also looks at curriculum issues, inclusive learning and teaching, and evaluating and improving own practice in a specialist area.

  • Teaching Practice

You are required to cover 30 hours of teaching practice. This should be logged and signed off by your organisation and manager on headed paper. Within these 30 hours, you must produce 3 hours of observations of your teaching practice. These can be carried out in your own teaching environment, preferably over a period of time to show your progression. The observer can be your own manager or a qualified teacher who can give you support, they will need to have at least a level 5 teaching qualification and be able to provide evidence of these. Teaching practice can also be observed remotely. In some cases a Zoom session may be possible but you will need to discuss with MKLC. We can also come to your workplace or observe remotely and carry out the observations ourselves, although this will be at an additional cost. It is advised that each observation should be 1 hour as the purpose is to show your progression.

  • Our previous students

"I think it is a brilliant flexible way to learn and I have enjoyed the course and the system was easy to use I would recommend this to others." May 2021

"It is really good experience, I have learnt a lot about teaching methods and how to create an inclusive learning environment." Oct 2020

Who is this course for?

The Certificate in Education and Training is best suited to those who are already in a teaching or training position wanting an accredited qualification. It is suitable for those involved in training or working from prepared materials.

The qualification can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers and trainers,

  • individuals who are not currently teaching and training but who can meet the
    practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice
    requirements of the qualification
  • individuals who are currently teaching and training, including those who have
    just begun teaching and training and who can meet the practice requirements,
    including the observed and assessed practice requirements, of the qualification
  • individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching
    qualification and who can meet the practice requirements, including the
    observed and assessed practice, of the qualification.


You must be aged 19 or over.

We do recognise prior achievement but certificates must be forwarded to us for approval before starting the programme. Our policy is that the course is open to everyone who is capable of reaching the required standards.

Working at Level 2 or above in functional skills (English, mathematics and ICT).

Career path

Possible career paths:

  • Trainer- average salary- £33,399 depending on subject specialism and location
  • Students may also progress onto other qualifications including the Diploma in Education and Training or Assessor Award and Internal verification qualifications.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.