Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

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.

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.

Entry requirements are as follows:

  • 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

Class times:

Wednesdays - At Morecambe Learning Centre

5.30-6pm – individual tutorials (can be undertaken at other times by prior arrangement)

6-8.30pm – course delivery

The course runs for 28 weeks during standard term times, starting on Wednesday 25 September 2019

Course cost:

The course fees are £1417.00 (this course is eligible for the Advanced Learner Loan)




The cost of this course is: £811. You can pay some or all of the amount yourself or you may be eligible for the 24+ learning loan.

General Information

The course covers the assessment of achievement in vocationally related situations for example workshops, classrooms and also occupational competencies in work place setting. It covers performance, as well as knowledge and understanding of assessment practices.

What does the course involve?

You will develop an understanding of the principles and practices of assessment through assessor guidance. The course is designed to help you identify evidence to prove that you can carry out assessment practices and procedures once identified; you will be guided on how to present it in a portfolio ready for assessment. All students at LMC continue to develop skills in maths and English as part of their course.

Course Information Sheet

Download it here

Case Study: Sarah Worrall PGCE/Cert Ed 2012-2014

"I am so pleased that I made the decision to study a PGCE/Certificate in Education at LMC as it has led me to the beginning of a new career. Being able to study a University course at my local college has made this possible. Although I have spent the last 30 years in retail managment, my ambition has always been to teach. Returning to studying after this amount of time was my biggest fear. How would I cope with the academic work? I found, however, that the teaching has been the biggest and most rewarding learning curve for me.

I have loved writing essays, researching and class work on a Monday evening, although it has been challenging. As a wife and mum of three children with a job in an unrelated industry, the pressures from day to day life would have made giving up the easy option. Fortunately, my sheer determination and ambition to see it through to graduation with support from my tutor, prevented this. Graduation day will be a very proud day for me and my family.

I am now a part time lecturer in Foundation Learning at LMC and I am beginning a top up BA in Education and Professional Studies in September with UCLan. Proof that it is never too late to learn and embark on a new career."

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