VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training QCF - ET4C1

Who is this qualification for?


The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) is a qualification designed to enable you to develop practical teaching skills.

This qualification has been mapped to the relevant National Occupational Standards, and is accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification. Your centre will have ensured that you have the required knowledge, understanding and skills to enrol and successfully achieve this qualification.

Why is this qualification most suitable?

The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) 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.


What does this qualification cover?

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).


What could this qualification lead to?

You can progress from the VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) directly into employment as a teacher in the further education sector.

On completion of this qualification you may choose to undertake further study; qualifications you could progress to include:

- VTCT Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF)




The aim of this unit is to enable you to use inclusive teaching and learning approaches in accordance with internal processes and external requirements, to communicate with learners and to evaluate own delivery practice. You will gain an understanding of how technology can enhance teaching and learning and covers expectations in relation to the minimum core in delivering inclusive teaching and learning


The aim of the unit is to enable you to use types and methods of assessment, to conduct and record assessment in accordance with internal and external processes and requirements and to evaluate your own assessment practice. You will cover the expectations in relation to the minimum core in assessing learners in lifelong learning. 


The aim of this unit is to enable you to manage learning and development in groups. You are expected to understand the use of a variety of management methods, for example motivational strategies, behaviour management, provision of advice as well as deliver strategies to facilitate learning. You are also expected to involve learners within groups in the learning and development process.






Ideally the level 3 Award in Education and Training or an alternative but equal level in education. A good general education is essential as this is a demanding course. An excellent level of English is required. You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English fluently. You may be asked to sit an entry test if necessary. Entry is via initial interview.



This course is offered over a period of 52 weeks. To achieve a fast track, course your full attention is required.  We can now offer this course as a long-distance learning course please ask for more details.




Option 1 -  Deposit of £500.00 and a further £450.00 on enrolment.

Option 2 - Deposit of £500.00 and a further two payment of £225.00.



The Academy of Beauty Therapy offers industry-recognised qualifications and on the completion of your course and if you have provided sufficient evidence you will be awarded the following qualifications:


·         \Level 4 Award in Education &  Training - Awarded by VTCT Examination Board

·         Award in Education & Training - Awarded by The Academy of Beauty Therapy


Both of which will enable you to obtain insurance from any recognised Insurance Company.



This course is endorsed by Habia and The Guild



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Bookings can be made by the following methods:


TELEPHONE -  Calling the Academy on 01962 733352

EMAIL           -  enquiries@theacademyofbeautytherapy.co.uk

ONLINE         -  Select from the choices below and proceed to the checkout 


VTCT Level 4 Award in Education & Training