Certificate in Education and Training

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arrowLevel 4
hatAdult PT
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pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 29/09/2020

This qualification develops practical teaching skills. It prepares teachers to deliver their specialist subject in a range of teaching and contexts, with a focus on the Further Education Sector. It covers the roles of a teacher/trainer, delivery of education in different contexts, assessing learners, and developing resources. It replaces the Level 3 and Level 4 Certificates in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS).
The qualification requires that candidates undertake a minimum of 30 hours of teaching, preferably with a range of individuals and groups and at more than one level. These hours can be completed as part of an employment contract, or on a voluntary basis. The taught sessions are held in the evening (usually Tuesdays or Wednesdays) for a full academic year.

Who is this Course for?

This course is designed for adult learners studying part time as a hobby or to support a change in their career.

What progression and career opportunities will I gain?

Successful students can apply for teaching roles in colleges and with other training providers.

What are the entry requirements for the course?

• A Level 3 qualification and/or extensive industry experience in the teaching subject

• The ability to work at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grade C) in both maths and English

• The capacity to teach for a minimum of 30 hours during the academic year

• Applicants must be at least 19 years of age

What does the course involve?

You will study the following mandatory units:

• Planning to meet the needs of learners

• Delivering education and training

• Assessing learners

• Using resources for education and training

There will also be optional units, which may differ depending on your teaching


All LMC students will receive tutorial support.

How will I be Assessed?

Assessment includes a minimum of 3 observed teaching sessions, plus a portfolio of evidence which may include assignments, presentations, reports, witness testimonies and recorded discussions.

What qualification will I get?

NCFE Level 4 Certificate in Education and training. This replaces the Level 3 and Level 4 Certificates in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS). It is accepted by many FE colleges as a full teaching qualification, alongside industry experience in vocational subjects.

What do I do Next?

For information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306 306