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BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
Course Overview

This course is validated by Edexcel. It complies with the new overarching professional standards in initial teacher training of all teachers entering the sector after 2001. The rationale for the programme is to equip teacher trainees with the initial knowledge and practical skills required for teaching in the post compulsory sector.

This course is primarily designed for those in an associate teaching role. An associate teacher role carries significantly less than the full range of teaching responsibilities ordinarily carried out in a full teaching role and does not require the teacher to demonstrate an extensive knowledge, understanding and application of curriculum development, curriculum innovation or curriculum delivery strategies. Often associate teachers do not develop teaching materials, but teach them from pre-prepared packs. They may also work under guidance or line management of someone in a full teaching role. Associate teachers in further education often have job titles such as instructor or trainer, and their job description may cover other responsibilities. In some training organisations within the skills sector the job descriptions for these roles often reflect a fairly full set of teaching duties. This would include those who deliver training on a regular basis in the work place.

Course Content

This Level 4 course (formerly known as CTLLS) covers the following subjects:

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • Planning to meet the needs of learners
  • Delivering education and training
  • Assessing learners in education and training
  • Using resources for education and training
  • Inclusive practice 
Entry Requirements


An interview is required
Level 3 Education and Training or equivalent
GCSE Maths and English Level 2 or equivalent  
Evidence of a minimum of 30 teaching hours in the post compulsory sector (confirmed during interview).
If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in writing).


Educated to Level 3

It is expected that candidates teach within the local area, if this is not the case a charge will be made for observations out of the area - please discuss at interview.


Assessment for the course is through a range of assignments, e.g. reports, essay, a portfolio, and a minimum of three observations of practice to be graded 'good' or better

What does this course lead to?

Students can progress to Level 5, where there is a minimum teaching hours requirement of 100 hours in post compulsory education. If this is of interest to you, please discuss with the team at interview.

How to Apply

To be considered for this course please email lesley.gallein@bcot.ac.uk and include a copy of your CV.