This course provides the underpinning support for the introductory teaching qualification which prepares learners for teaching and training in a wide range of contexts. There is no requirement to be in a teaching role for Unit 301 as assessment may be by observed microteaching. There is a requirement for a minimum of 30 hours teaching/training
practice and a minimum of three teaching/training practice observations, which must reach the required standard of practice.
To achieve the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, candidates must achieve a minimum of 36 credits;
- 21 credits must be achieved from the mandatory units in group A
- Plus a minimum of 15 credits from optional units in group B
A minimum of 21 credits must be at Level 4 or above (therefore a minimum of 3 optional credits must be at level 4).
The modules are as follows:
|Unit||Title|| Core / Option
||Level||Credit|| Guided Learning Hours *
|Unit 301:||Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in
Education and Training
|A CORE||3||3||12||1 January 2018|
|Unit 401:||Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training||A CORE||4||3||15||1 January 2018|
|Unit 402:||Delivering education and training||A CORE||4||6||24||1 January 2018|
|Unit 403:||Assessing learners in education and training||A CORE||4||6||24||1 January 2018|
|Unit 404:||Using resources for education and training||A CORE||4||6||24||1 January 2018|
|Unit 423:||Teaching in a specialist area||B option||4||15||50||1 January 2018|
|Unit 419:||Preparing for the mentoring role||B option||4||3||15||1 January 2018|
|Unit 505:||Action Research||B option||5||5||5o||1 January 2018|
* What are ‘Guided Learning Hours’ ?
Guided learning hours are the times when a tutor or trainer is present to give
specific guidance towards the learning aim for a programme. This definition covers lectures, tutorials and supervised study in for example open learning centres and learning workshops. It also includes assessment by staff where learners are present.
- It does not include time spent by staff marking assignments or homework where the learner is not present.
- It does include the time prescribed for practical teaching activities, tutorials and assessment activities.