Level 4 Teacher Training

Qualification Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
Subject Area Teacher Training and Education
Attendance Part Time - Remote/Online Learning
Age Group(s) Adults
Duration 22 Weeks

Course Content

The NCFE 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. Usually completed in two terms.

The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector, such as:

6 City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (6502)

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training
  • Delivering education and training
  • Assessing learners in education and training
  • Using resources for education and training

For candidates who work or who want to work as teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector. For candidates who have just started a teaching/training role. For teachers/trainers who are seeking career progression in their area of work, For candidates who work with learners on a one-to one basis For candidates who teach in industry

Course Outcomes

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.


The qualification allows candidates to progress into employment as teachers/trainers, as well as to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Working as a teacher or trainer in post-16 education.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should be qualified/ experienced in the subject they intend to teach, have access to 30 teaching practice hours and possess reasonable levels of language, literacy and numeracy. All trainee teachers joining this qualification programme should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT. Candidates should have completed Level 3 Award in Education and Training, or this will be covered in this qualification as a part of a nested qualification. Maths and English at Level 2 is a requirement of fully trained teaching status.


The qualification will be assessed by a combination of assignments and observation of teaching or training.


There are no specific resource requirements for this qualification.

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