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Key Facts

Level:
Level 4
Subject Sector:
13.1 Teaching and Lecturing
Credits:
36
Qualification No:
601/2444/1
GLH:
140 hours
Total qualification time:
360 hours
Price:
£122.00 per learner
Age Range:
19+

Qualification purpose

Confirm occupational competence and/or ‘licence to practice’

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    This qualification is part of a suite of Education and Training qualifications incorporate the new qualifications that replace the Level 3 Award in Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS), Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) and Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS).

    This 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 requires observation and assessment of performance.

    The qualification is for:

      • those who work, or want to work as teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector.
      • learners who have just started a teaching/training role
      • teachers/trainers who are seeking career progression in their area of work those working with learners on a one-to-one basis
      • learners who teach in industry
      • learners who have already achieve some Learning and Development units that can be counted in this qualification
      • assessors who wish to achieve a teaching/training qualification.All learners, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to a minimum of 30 hours of teaching practice.

    The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers/trainers in the further education and training skills sector:

      • understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
      • planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training
      • delivering education and training
      • assessing learners in education and training
      • using resources for education and training.

    Learners 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.

     


    This qualification is available to study through our partnership with Curriculum and Quality Solutions (CQS). For more information and prices please visit the CQS website.

     

    Study this qualification with CQS


    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 36 credits, with 21 credits from Mandatory Group M and 15 credits from Group O (Optional Group).


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve 21 credits from this group.

    Assessing Learners in Education and Training

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/505/0125
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    Delivering Education and Training

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/505/0122
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    Planning to Meet the Needs of Learners in Education and Training

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/1189
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    Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    12
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/0053
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    Using Resources for Education and Training

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/0127
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    Optional Group

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 15 credits from this group.

    Action Learning to Support Development of Subject Specific Pedagogy

    Level:
    Level 5
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    15
    Unit No:
    M/503/5376
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    Action Research

    Level:
    Level 5
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    15
    Unit No:
    T/503/5380
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    Analysing English Language for Literacy and Language Teaching

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/503/4850
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    Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/601/5314
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    Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/601/5319
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    Assessment and Support for the Recognition of Prior Learning through the Accreditation of Learning Outcomes

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/505/0187
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    Delivering Employability Skills

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/505/1089
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    Develop Learning and Development Programmes

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/502/9545
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    Develop and Prepare Resources for Learning and Development

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    A/502/9547
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    Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area

    Level:
    Level 5
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    15
    Unit No:
    H/505/1090
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    Effective Partnership Working in the Learning and Teaching Context

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    15
    Unit No:
    Y/503/5310
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    Engage Learners in the Learning and Development Process

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/502/9551
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    Engage with Employers to Develop and Support Learning Provision

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/502/9555
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    Engage with Employers to Facilitate Workforce Development

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    D/502/9556
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    Equality and Diversity

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/503/5789
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    Evaluating Learning Programmes

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/1091
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    Identify Individual Learning and Development Needs

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/502/9544
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    Identify the Learning Needs of Organisations

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/502/9543
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    Inclusive Practice

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    15
    Unit No:
    L/503/5384
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    Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    45
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    A/601/5321
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    Manage Learning and Development in Groups

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    A/502/9550
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    Preparing for the Coaching Role

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/0188
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    Preparing for the Mentoring Role

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/0189
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    Preparing for the Personal Tutoring Role

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/1093
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    Principles and Practice of Lipreading Teaching

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    12
    Unit No:
    L/504/0231
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    Reading Skills for Literacy and Language Teaching

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/503/4852
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    Speaking and Listening Skills for Literacy and Language Teaching

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/503/4854
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    Specialist Delivery Techniques and Activities

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    9
    Unit No:
    R/504/0229
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    Teaching in a Specialist Area

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    15
    Unit No:
    J/505/1096
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    Understanding and Managing Behaviours in a Learning Environment

    Level:
    Level 5
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    L/505/1102
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    Understanding and Managing Behaviours in a Learning Environment

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/505/1099
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    Understanding the Principles and Practices of Externally Assuring the Quality of Assessment

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    45
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/601/5322
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    Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    45
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/601/5320
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    Using Mathematics: Academic Subjects

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/503/4861
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    Using Mathematics: Personal and Public Life

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    A/503/4859
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    Using Mathematics: Professional and Vocational Contexts

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/503/4863
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    Working with the 14-19 Age Range in Education and Training

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    9
    Unit No:
    D/505/1105
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    Writing Skills for Literacy and Language Teaching

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/503/4856
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The objectives of the Gateway Qualifications Level 4 Certificate is a qualification that:

    • indicates an individual can undertake a specific role in the workplace and that may be relied upon by employers
    • is taken by learners for their own growth as a progression route to teaching.

    Learners 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

    This qualification is for learners:

    • those who work, or want to work as teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector.
    • learners who have just started a teaching/training role.
    • teachers/trainers who are seeking career progression i


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers/trainers in the further education and training skills sector:

    • understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training.
    • planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training.
    • delivering education and training.
    • assessing learners in education and training.
    • using resources for education and training.

    All learners, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to a minimum of 30 hours of teaching practice.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    The Gateway Qualifications Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is suitable for learners who work or wish to work in the further education sector, as it allows learners to evidence understanding of the theory of teaching as well as demonstrating competency as a teacher/tutor.

    Learners should consider their role and career aspirations as a teacher and may decide that the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, potentially with a specialist route in literacy, numeracy or ESOL, for example, may be a more suitable option. For those with no experience within the classroom at all, learners may consider the Level 3 Award in Education and Training which provides an introduction to teaching.

    If learners work predominantly in an assessor role, for example, assessing learners on apprenticeships, the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement may be more relevant.

    Alternatively, Gateway Qualifications has a number of Access to HE diplomas relevant to teaching and edu


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    The qualification will enable the learner to progress into employment as teachers/trainers within the further education sector.

    Learners should be qualified/ experienced in the subject they intend to teach, have access to 30 teaching practice hours and possess good levels of language, literacy and numeracy.


    What are the progression options?

    This qualification will support progression to further learning and specifically to the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    The approved age range for this qualification is 19+. Learners should be qualified/ experienced in the subject they intend to teach, have access to 30 teaching practice hours and possess good levels of language, literacy and numeracy.

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