Course Type: Part Time

Certificate in Education and Training

  • Course Code AAA0731
  • Day Weekdays
  • Time TBC
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus


Are you passionate about education and want to be able to pass your knowledge and skills on to others? The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is a first stage teaching qualification which has a teaching/training practice requirement. It is an ‘in service’ qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in England. It may be possible for pre-service teachers/trainers (defined as those who are not formally contracted as teachers/trainers) to also complete this qualification. All candidates, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to 30 hours of teaching. 


Entry requirements

As a Level 4 course, you must be qualified to a minimum of Level 3 in the subject specialist area you wish to teach.

GCSE at C grade or above in Maths and English Or Level 2 equivalent in Maths & English

Level 2 or above in other subjects

Level 3 or above in subject specialism

Candidates who successfully complete this qualification will have a fundamental understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer in relation to legislation, equality, diversity, inclusivity and meeting the needs of learners. They will be able to use initial and diagnostic assessments and plan and deliver inclusive teaching and learning. They will also be able to assess learning and use appropriate resources to support effective learning. 

The qualification allows candidates to progress into employment as teachers/trainers, as well as possible progression to our PCET / PGCE programme. 

An interview is required and a DBS check is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

2 GCSEs grade C (4) or above in English and maths.

The cost of this course varies depending on your age and circumstances.

If you are under 19 years old, this course is free.

If you are aged over 19 years old you may qualify for free or reduced price course fees, depending on your circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 years over, you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee upfront in full and qualify for a 10% discount.

For an up to date cost and more finance information please visit an Enrolment Event, call 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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