Certificate in Education and Training

We have a number of options for our Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, because we know that one education programme won’t suit everyone!

Our L4 CET course is a flexible programme designed to be specific for your own planned job role with a range of optional units. Our delivery method includes the following:

  • Online – evidence is uploaded online including videos and assignments, mentoring and feedback takes place via email, telephone and/or video calling, final observations and lesson observations are completed via live video call
  • Blended learning – evidence is uploaded online including videos and assignments, however observations and tutorials takes place in the workplace.
  • Classroom based learning – you will be expected to attend lessons on a weekly or monthly basis to discuss teaching practice and criteria, and observations will take place in the workplace.

If you are unsure which route is best for you, feel free to get in touch with us and we will talk you through the options in more detail.

VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

Course details

The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training will enable you to work in a teaching role and progress on to a broader teaching qualification. This qualification is suitable for trainee teachers, those experienced in a teaching role and those working as assessors who wish to gain a teaching qualification.
This qualification has been specifically designed for the 19+ age groups, this certificate is designed to equip a wide range of teachers/trainers and facilitators with the requisite skills and knowledge required to fulfil a teaching role. The course content covers planning, delivery, assessment and the use of resources. You will also gain teaching delivery skills and participate in microteaching sessions, evaluation skills and techniques also form part of the course content. This qualification provides a sound introduction to teaching/training and is suitable for both experienced practitioners who would like to secure a professionally recognised qualification as well as those new to teaching. – The full list of optional units is presented in the learner Record of Assessment book (ROA) (specification).


There are no pre-requisites for this course, but you must have secured a placement of a minimum of 30 hours teaching practice across the course time.


This VTCT qualification has been mapped to the relevant National Occupational Standards, and is accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.


Online Learning


Blended Learning


Classroom based


This course is eligible for Advanced Learner Loan funding via STC Colchester

Please see below for details

Ready to book?

Next Available Course dates, times and venue:

Registrations for online and blended courses can be taken at any time

Classroom based:

Start date – 6th February 2020

First Thursday of each month (6 sessions), 9.30-2.30pm in Colchester

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0% interest payment plans are available for this course. Please contact us for details.

Looking for a funded option?

Highfields Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

This qualification can be accessed via the Advanced Learner Loan with

If you are interested in using an advanced learner loan for this qualification, please complete this form, or book a telephone enrolment here.