Certificate in Education and Training – Level 4 (Self-Finance only)

Pearson BTEC Level 4 – Certificate in Education and Training


The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training – (RQF) is designed to develop your practical teaching skills. The course will help prepare teachers and trainers to acquire and apply these skills in a learning environment. The qualification is suitable for anyone who loves to get into this sector and wants to focus on the practical aspects of teaching and what it takes to be an effective teacher or trainer. With this qualification you can also work in this capacity in multiple sectors including the public and private sectors, voluntary sector and adult education community.

The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is awarded by Pearson BTEC and designed for candidates to acquire the training required to progress into employment as a teacher or trainer. The programme will ensure that individuals observe and assess in order to deliver educational and motivational sessions to students.

The qualification will open the door to gaining exciting opportunities in the industry, Once you achieve the Certificate in Education and Training qualification, you can work as a teacher, trainer or tutor in adult and community education, educational colleges, the voluntary sector, public sector or commerce industry.

What Will I Learn?

Have a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher.
The programme will help you develop teaching skills to meet the practice requirements.
Understand the relationship between teachers and trainers and other professionals in the educational sector.
Learn why it is important to promote equality and diversity in a learning environment.
Create a safe and supportive environment for students.
Build on your teaching practice portfolio.
Learn what it takes to be an effective teacher, and master the attributes and traits of a good teacher.

Entry Requirements for Cert in ET Courses

  • Learners must be 19 or over, and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy and ICT
  • Vocational or academic qualification at Level 3 or higher
  • Proof of educational qualifications
  • You will need to provide a copy of an identification document, such as a passport or driving license
  • Candidates Must Have Access To 30 Hours Of Teaching/Training Practice.
  • Additionally, Due To The Nature Of Both The Theory And Practical Assessment Which Students Need To Achieve For Certificate in Education & Training,
  • Candidates Will Need Good Written And Spoken English Skills.
  • Candidates Will Also Need To Organise Their Work And Supporting Materials Clearly And Coherently.


Each unit has specified learning outcomes and assessment criteria. To pass an internally assessed unit, learners must provide adequate evidence to meet all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria.

Learners undertaking the Learning and Development optional units will be required to provide evidence from their own work-based practice in order to meet the criteria. Types of evidence could be: direct observation by assessor; personal statements and/or reflective accounts; professional discussion; assignments; expert witness testimony.


Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training. It will make you marketable to potential employers.


Progression opportunities through Pearson qualifications Learners who have achieved the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training can progress onto the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.

Course Description

  • Qualification type: BTEC Specialist Qualification
  • Qualification title: Pearson BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
  • Level: Level 4
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH):140
  • Credits: 36
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT):360
  • Awarding Body
  • Pearson Education Ltd

Course Highlights

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training prepares trainee teachers and trainers to teach in a wide range of contexts. To achieve the qualifications, there is a requirement for teaching practice that requires observation and assessment of performance.
The qualification can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers and trainers.


Core – Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training – Unit 01
Core – Planning to Meet the Needs of Learners in Education and Training – Unit 02
Core – Delivering Education and Training – Unit 03
Core – Assessing Learners in Education and Training -Unit 04
Core – Using Resources for Education and Training – Unit 05
Optional – Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area – Unit 13 or
Optional – Inclusive Practice – Unit 21 or
Optional – Teaching in a Specialist Area – Unit 27

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a method of assessment (leading to the award of credit) that considers whether a learner can demonstrate that they can meet the assessment requirements for a unit through knowledge, understanding or skills they already possess and so do not need to develop through a course of learning. If the assessment requirements of a given unit or qualification have been met, the use of RPL is acceptable for accrediting a unit, units or a whole qualification. Evidence of learning must be sufficient, reliable and valid. Further guidance is available in the policy document Recognition of Prior Learning Policy, which is on our website: qualifications.pearson.com


September, January and May


Centres are free to offer the qualifications using any mode of delivery (for example full time, part time, evening only, intensive, distance or blended learning) that meet their learners’ needs.
More information about course is available on Course Specification


The Pearson fee for Certificate in Education and Training registration is paid by the College at the time of student enrolment.


Please download the application form or apply online at https://www.sclondon.ac.uk .

Complete and return it to Stratford College with relevant qualification documents, one suitable reference, a copy of your passport and attached scanned document copies online or via email at: applications@sclondon.ac.uk