Applicants will be interviewed as part of the applications process. Applications should hold a relevant
vocational and/or academic qualification of at least the level above that of their learners and ideally a
minimum Level 3 qualification in their own area of specialism.
Applicants must be able to read and communicate clearly and accurately, and will normally undertake an
initial assessment of their skills in English and mathematics.
The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is an initial qualification for people with little or no
previous teaching experience and will support you to develop the skills and confidence you need to teach
and train in the post-compulsory sector.
Who is the course suitable for?
The course is suitable for people who would like to teach or train in the post-compulsory sector (e.g.
further education, adult education, higher education, workplace training). It is designed for trainee
teachers within an FE college, Community Learning and Skills Provider or Independent Learning Provider. It is also suitable for trainee teachers delivering work based training within voluntary, community,
private and public organisations.
The units in this course include: the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training;
delivering education and training; understanding and managing behaviours in a learning environment;
planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training; using resources for education and
training; assessing learners; delivering employability skills, and evaluating learning programmes.
Development of Maths and English
You will develop the study skills you need to complete the portfolio of evidence, including English and
Mathematics, and will discuss how English and Maths skills can be developed in your own students.
Employability Skills Development
We will support your professional development throughout the course, discussing the range of jobs available
linking them to your skills and experience.
How will the course be taught?
The course begins in September and classes take place on Monday afternoons. There will be taught sessions,
group working and research and workshops.
How will I know how well I am doing?
You will be assessed throughout the course, with no final examination. You will present a portfolio of
assignments covering the topics of the course, including feedback and reflection on a micro-teaching
session to your colleagues on the course. The tutor will help you to monitor your progress and set targets
for improvement throughout the course.
Are there any additional costs?
There are few additional course costs for learners beyond the fee We have an excellent library and good IT
facilities at college.
What course can I do next?
Completion of the course gives the successful trainee teacher a license to practice as a teacher in further
education and training. Teachers who have achieved the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training can
progress onto Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training to be eligible for QTLS status.
Where can I get further support / advice?
Contact the college on 01582 477 776 or go to our website: www.centralbeds.ac.uk
How do I join the course?
Apply through our website: www.centralbeds.ac.uk. You will be invited to an information, assessment,
interview and advice session.
The tuition fee is £1,417. This can be paid to the College in full or by an Advanced Learner Loan.