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Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
1 x assessment, 1 x portfolio and 3 x hours of observation
Study Hours
Approximately 140 hours
Learning Methods
Classroom, virtual or self-study

Classroom £950, Virtual £795 and Self-study £595 £447

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Course Overview

If you are looking for a practical teaching qualification, and either want to have your current teaching skills and practice accredited, or can meet the minimum requirement of 30 hours’ teaching practice during the course, then the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET) is just for you.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) is not a requirement for entry onto this course. But, as it is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree level, we do expect candidates to hold literacy, numeracy and ICT Level 2.   

You should also be at least 19 years of age, with a knowledge of the subject in which you wish to teach or deliver training.

The final prerequisite for this course is completion of 30 hours’ paid or voluntary classroom teaching practice, of which three hours must be assessed - via a video recording, Zoom, or an authorised observer in the classroom with you, on our behalf.

Course Duration

Learners can choose to complete the course via one of the following options:

Classroom training over 4 days (with homework to be completed at your own pace)

Virtual learning over 4 days (with homework to be completed at your own pace)

Self-Study of approximately 140 hours, again, at your own pace.

Depending on your existing knowledge, experience, and other commitments, you could condense the self-study into weeks or months, to suit your circumstances.

Course Qualification

Successfully completing the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training entitles you to teach adults in FE Colleges and/or begin your career as in Independent Training Provider in your chosen field.

The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is accredited by QNUK and Ofqual. You will find further information by visiting

Course Modules

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is split into the following units:

  1. Understanding roles, responsibilities, and relationships in education and training.
  2. Identifying individual learning and development needs.
  3. Planning to ensure the needs of learners in education and training are fully met.
  4. Learning to effectively deliver education and training.
  5. Understanding and managing behaviours within the learning environment.
  6. Understanding how to carry out assessment of learners in education and training.
  7. Using appropriate resources for education and training.
  8. Engaging with employers to facilitate employee development.

To pass this certificate, you must gain 36 credits from eight units.

What the course covers

On successfully completing Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training
  • Understand ways to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment
  • Understand the relationships between teachers and other professionals in education and training
  • Plan inclusive teaching and learning, meeting internal and external requirements
  • Deliver inclusive teaching and learning, meeting internal and external requirements
  • Evaluate own practice in both the planning and delivering of inclusive teaching and learning
  • Use types and methods of assessment to meet the needs of individual learners
  • Implement the minimum core when assessing learners, whilst meeting both internal and external requirements
  • Evaluate own assessment practice
  • Implement the minimum core when using relevant resources in the delivery of inclusive teaching and learning
  • Evaluate own use of resources in the delivery of inclusive teaching and learning.

How Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is assessed

This certificate is assessed by:

  • One assignment
  • A portfolio of evidence
  • Three hours of observed teaching practice and reflection.

Feedback will be provided, should your assignment not reach the minimum standards to pass the qualification. You may use this feedback to assist in your resubmission. Although there are no limits to the number of resubmissions, most pass on their second submission.

Course Resources

All candidates will be offered a course induction session, with ongoing access to an assigned tutor who can be contacted by phone, email, or within study groups.

The entire training content of the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is available to all, free of charge through our eLearning programme, at any time of the day or night, from any device with an internet connection.

This includes all PowerPoint presentations, a personalised study plan, all course notes and handouts, and is accessible for an initial period of 12 months (you may be permitted an extension under extenuating circumstances). 

All webinars are available online.

Course Guarantee

Your course fee includes everything you need to complete the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, including assessments and certification costs.

However, should you decide you need to change your course, cancel, or upgrade, we offer a 14-day guarantee.

This is useful particularly for those who opted initially for self-study and then decide to upgrade to a virtual learning or classroom setting.  We do not charge penalties or administration fees in these circumstances.

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Enrol in our classroom learning: £950 per delegate

Classroom training over 4 days (with homework to be completed at your own pace). Classroom training takes place between 09:30 - 16:30 on weekdays and weekends. Evening training takes place at 19:00 - 22:00.

Our classroom locations are:

  • The Pier Hotel, 4 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3EH
  • Hastings Cocktail Club, 47-49 Robertson St, Hastings TN34 1HL
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Enrol in our virtual learning: £795 per delegate
Virtual learning over 4 days (with homework to be completed at your own pace). Virtual learning takes place between 09:30 - 16:30 on weekdays and weekends. Evening learning is at 19:00 - 22:00.
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Self-Study of approximately 140 hours, again, at your own pace.
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Latest Reviews
I was offered the Level 3 Education and Training by my manager to meet business requirements i needed more hours and they wanted another trainer at work. I have completed the Education and Training course and it has allowed me to become a trainer at work i am now able to train new starters teaching a medical responder... course within my current job. Support was great i completed my training online and the course prepared me to deliver a micro teach as part of the course it has helped me to overcome any anxiety i had, Matt helped me without daily teams calls and emails as well as a lot of other resources online. I feel quite proud and definitely feel that I am more confident presenting to a group of individuals understanding the flow of a lesson and being able to create lesson plans and everything that is behind a lesson its helped me structure my lessons. It’s an all-round great course if you need to do the education and training course i would recommend Matt and the Education and Training more
14:36 25 May 22
This course is fantastic I would recommend it to anyone. Matt is a fantastic trainer. I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Matt for being amazing I’m so pleased I’ve completed this course.
Mandy Godfrey
Mandy Godfrey
06:30 11 May 22
Before I completed my education and training course, I found myself stuck trying to find work that I would enjoy. This course gave me the qualifications I needed to broaden my opportunities. It was so much easier for me to find a job I love and get started on my teaching journey. I achieved my Level 3 Award in Education... and Training online with the Education and Training Academy. Completing the course has really boosted my confidence and ability in the classroom. I’m now applying to work in my local college and I’m thinking of enrolling in the Level 4 Education and Training course with the education and training academy. I couldn’t recommend the Education and Training Academy enough; I got all the support I needed to complete the course at my own pace with the help of their amazing more
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Sage Knight
10:45 13 Apr 22
For years I've struggled to fit in and find something to suit me I was tired of not fitting in and wanted to do something what makes me happyI've now built up the confidence and knowledge to follow my dreams and get into my dream role as a tutor.I took the Level 3 Award in Education and Training course and completed it... distance learning with the education and training academy where I had a lot of help and support from the tutor who helped me build confidence in myself to believe in myself to get through the qualificationI feel happy and confident and ready to move into my dream job role where I know I will feel like I fit in and happy to go to work everydayI'm looking at moving into a full time job where I can pass on my knowledge to more
Daz Johnson
Daz Johnson
18:32 12 Apr 22
I completed my Level 3 in Education and Training through the Education and Training Academy last year. The mix of self study and online tutoring/videos worked really well for me. Also the tutors are brilliant and are available to help via email. Highly recommend this company!
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Kate Edwards
17:09 23 Mar 22
I recently had the pleasure of undertaking a Level 4 Internal quality assurance qualification with Hassocks training. I found the experience extremely beneficial. The instructor was kind , patient and really knew his stuff, nothing was too much trouble and everything was clearly explained. I would certainly recommend to... more
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Rebecca Anderson
15:05 23 Mar 22
Really easy from sign up, elearning and feedback. Any queries were answered in a timely manner. Thanks Matt!I have completed the Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) of Assessment and Processes and Practice. This gives me a qualification to support the work I have done, to give me credibility and open... more doors. Enabling me to continue with IQA work flexibly.I completed my training online, mainly on my phone. The website was easy to follow through the lessons and complete the assessment documents. Matt helped by answering additional questions via email.I feel more confident with the quailification behind more
Helen Austin
Helen Austin
15:35 04 Feb 22
I am currently undertaking the QNUK Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF), I aim to use this course to enhance the services that are on offer through my business. Meaning that I will be able to offer IQA services to other training providers in the area and... nationally.This will mean that I will be able to grow my business and my personal income!I attended the eLearning course that was run by Matt via teams and found this to be very informative and interactive. This eLearning really gave me the knowledge and tools to head completing the assessments that were later sent through by email. Matt has been extremely helpful throughout the whole course, I have sent couples amounts of emails and sent him many messages for support and guidance, he has always been happy to help and supportive.Now that I have submitted the assessments I feel that I have a good understanding of what is expected of me as an IQA and I am looking forward to exploring this new area of work!read more
Craig Sharples
Craig Sharples
16:48 25 Jan 22
I completed the Level 3 Education and Training certificates with Matt from TheEducation and Training Academy in 2021.I genuinely enjoyed the course. Matt is a very helpful and personable teacher who really goes the extra mile to ensure all his students have everything they need. He made the course interesting and... informative and the portfolio straight forward to complete. This made it easy for me to fit the course in around my work and family commitments.Gaining a level 3 certificate has enabled me to take my small first aid business to the next level. I can now deliver qualification courses myself instead of out sourcing a trainer which will have a really positive impact to my earnings.I have been delivering various training courses through my job for a long time but being able to improve my understanding of how I can make the learning more accessible to the whole group will undoubtedly improve the quality of the courses I deliver.Ruth Kettle, Mini First Aid Herefordshire and Worcestershireread more
Ruth Kettle
Ruth Kettle
09:29 24 Jan 22
I have completed the education and training level 3 courses.I highly recommend this academy as it was so easy and flexible to complete the required course work. Everything was online and accessible. I felt I could contact an ask for help if there was something I didn’t understand.
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15:00 20 Jan 22
I recently completed the Level 3 Teacher Training with Matt and thoroughly enjoyed it!
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09:39 20 Jan 22
I completed the Level 3 Award in Education and Teaching under the tutelage of Matt. I've been looking to achieve this formal training qualification as a means of being able to teach more subjects (in my case first aid) to a higher standard, and I'm really pleased with the training I received. Our class took part in a... series of group video seminars, were provided with a workbook to complete, alongside pre-recorded lectures and online quizzes and slides to work through. I returned a portfolio of essays, and took part in a Microteach assessment with my class. I'm really delighted with the training I received, and I'm looking forward to being able to teach new subjects, and award nationally recognised first aid qualifications, thanks to the course I've more
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12:10 17 Jan 22
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14:28 13 Jan 22
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