Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training


Up to 11 Months

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Direction Learnings Level 4 courses are distance learning led through our online learning platform, allowing you freedom to work at a pace that suits you from a location of your choosing - which includes your own home!

Our online learning platform is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The course has been developed by our teachers and provides a range of resources which are designed to help you achieve your qualification and extend your teaching skills.

The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF) is a recognised qualification which is often undertaken by students already in a teaching role wishing to gain further recognition for their skills within the workplace and enhance their career prospects.

Course Contents

  • Understanding the Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training (Unit reference: H/505/0053)

  • Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training (Unit reference: H/505/1189)

  • Delivering education and training (Unit reference: M/505/0122)

  • Assessing learners in education and training (Unit reference: F/505/0125)

  • Using resources for education and training (Unit reference: L/505/0127)

  • Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area (Unit reference: H/505/1090)


To gain your level 4 certificate you will be required to submit product evidence such as lesson plans and resources along with your assessments. There is a requirement to have a log of at least 30 hours teaching practice in a real classroom by the end of this qualification. The teaching hours log must be signed by a competent person in your organisation or witness to confirm the log is a true reflection of your teaching. There is a requirement to be observed three times delivering teaching to adults in groups of at least 5 people. This must be observed by an expert witness qualified to level 5 or equivalent in education and training. We provide the observation paperwork for them to complete which helps to record the required evidence.


  • You must be a minimum of 19 years old

  • You must be in-service or delivering sessions voluntarily - you would be observed in your workplace setting

  • You should be qualified/ experienced in the subject you intend to teach/deliver

  • Access to 30 teaching practice hours - a teaching hours log would be required (a letter from the organisation)

  • At least a Level 2 qualification in English, Mathematics & ICT - You should agree to provide the necessary qualifications by the end of the qualification if you don't have them at the beginning

  • A photographic proof of identification [Any 1 of the following]

  • Valid Passport with VISA (any nationality)

  • Signed UK Photo Card Driving Licence

  • Valid Warrant Card issued by HM Forces or Police

  • Other photographic ID card, e.g. Employee ID Card (must be current employer), Student ID Card, Travel card, etc.


You can go on to study the Level 5 In Education and Training for the Level 5 In Educational Studies.