The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET) is for new and existing teachers to sharpen up their skills. The CET builds upon the knowledge provided in the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) to improve your teaching ability, skills and confidence. Whether you’re already in a teaching position or are set to start one for the first time, obtaining the CET qualification is a fantastic opportunity to excel in your career.
Want to know more? In this guide, we explain everything you need to know about the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training.
What is the Certificate in Education and Training?
The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training replaced the now-defunct CTLLS qualification. The qualifications are broadly the same, with a few minor improvements to refresh and modernise the content.
The CET is the second most advanced teaching qualification for the post-16 education sector. There is no requirement to complete the level 3 award before enrolling on the level 4, but many students choose to. You will, however, need to be in a teaching role with the ability to create a log of the required number of classroom hours (30 hours for the level 4) over the course of this qualification.
If you’re looking for the CTLLS qualification, you’ll want to enrol on the CET.
This course is composed of six units:
UNIT NO.1 — Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training.
UNIT NO.2 — Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training.
UNIT NO.3 — Delivering education and training.
UNIT NO.4 — Assessing learners in education and training.
UNIT NO.5 — Using resources for education and training.
UNIT NO. 6 — Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area.
How long does the course take?
There are approximately 360 hours of study time required for this course. Most learners will take between 8-12 months to earn their qualification. The CET can be completed online on your own schedule, but do note that the course requires evidence of 30 hours of in-classroom teaching experience.
How much does the course cost?
You can enrol on the Level 4 course for a simple one-off payment of £495 or five monthly instalments of £99. Our prices are all-inclusive and include VAT. There will never be any hidden fees.
What is the difficulty level of the course?
The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is an intermediate course suitable for experienced teachers or those who are just starting out. You will be required to demonstrate 30 hours of teaching practice to complete the course.
Beginners who are interested in becoming teachers may wish to start with the Level 3 Award in Education and Training. This is the foundational course and will teach learners the basic skills and knowledge for becoming a teacher or trainer.
What are the requirements for enrolment?
- Be aged 19 and above
- Have adequate reading and communication skills
- Not have a criminal background that prevents them from working with young people or vulnerable adults
- Have a basic grasp of literacy, language, numeracy and ICT
Learners must also be able to commit to 30 hours of teaching time in a classroom.
You can enrol on the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training today with CTC Training. Simply book onto a course and you’ll gain access to the 24/7 student portal, where you can view course content and upload assessments at your leisure. You’ll also be assigned a named tutor who you can contact for help and advice at any time.