Pearson BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

BTEC Education and Training  Level 4 Certificate

The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training has been designed to prepare trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts and develop practical teaching skills. Topics covered include: 

  • the delivery of teaching or training
  • planning to meet the needs of learners
  • assessing learners
  • using resources in education and training.

The Certificate can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including:

  • individuals who are not currently teaching and training, but who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements, of the qualification
  • individuals who are currently teaching and training, including those who have just begun teaching and training, and who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements of the qualification
  • individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification.

To achieve the Level 4 Certificate, learners must complete 21 core units and a choice of 15 optional units to reach a total of 36 credits.

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)

Qualification requirements and full details of the mandatory units will be found in the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) specification ISBN code: 9781446906941.

The learner will need to meet the requirements outlined in the table below before Pearson can award the qualification, i.e. achieve the appropriate mandatory and optional units, as well as satisfactorily complete teaching practice.

* indicates Learning and Development competence and knowledge units.  Centres will need Learning and Development approval to offer these units.

 

Minimum number of credits that must be achieved 36
Number of mandatory credits that must be achieved 21
Number of optional credits that must be achieved 15
Minimum number of credits that must be achieved at level 4 or above 21
Teaching practice hours 30

 

Unit reference number Mandatory units Level Credit value Guided learning hours
All units must be achieved from this group
H/505/0053 Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training 3 3 12
M/505/0122 Delivering Education and Training 4 6 24
L/505/0127 Using Resources for Education and Training 4 3 15
F/505/0125 Assessing Learners in Education and Training 4 6 24
Unit reference number Mandatory units Level Credit value Guided learning hours
A/505/1189 Planning to Meet the Needs of Learners in Education and Training 4 3 15

 

Optional units group
15 credits must be achieved from this group
 J/505/0756 Action Learning for Teaching in a Specialist Area of Disability 5 15 40
T/503/5380 Action Research 5 15 50
M/503/5376 Action learning to support development of subject specific pedagogy 5 15 50
H/601/5314 Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment* 3 6 30
F/505/0187 Assessment and Support for the Recognition of Prior Learning through the Accreditation of Learning Outcomes 3 6 30
M/505/1089 Delivering Employability Skills 4 6 20
M/502/9545 Develop Learning and Development Programmes* 4 6 30
H/505/1090 Developing, Using and Organising Resources within a Specialist Area 5 15 50
Y/503/5310 Effective Partnership Working in the Learning and Teaching Context 4 15 50
F/502/9551 Engage Learners in the Learning and Development Process* 3 6 30
Y/502/9555 Engage with Employers to Develop and Support Learning Provision* 3 6 25
D/502/9556 Engage with employers to facilitate workforce development* 4 6 30
Y/503/5789 Equality and Diversity 4 6 25
K/505/1091 Evaluating Learning Programmes 4 3 15
Optional units group
H/502/9543 Identify the Learning Needs of Organisations* 4 6 30
L/503/5384 Inclusive Practice 4 15 50
A/601/5321 Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment* 4 6 45
J/505/0188 Preparing for the Coaching Role 4 3 15
L/505/0189 Preparing for the Mentoring Role 4 3 15
T/505/1093 Preparing for the Personal Tutoring Role 4 3 15
R/504/0229 Specialist Delivery Techniques and Activities 4 9 30
J/505/1096 Teaching in a Specialist Area 4 15 50
Y/505/1099 Understanding and Managing Behaviours in a Learning Environment 4 6 20
F/601/5322 Understanding the Principles and Practices of Externally Assuring the Quality of Assessment* 4 6 45
T/601/5320 Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment* 4 6 45
K/503/5814 Using Study Skills Approaches and Techniques to Enhance the Learning of Others 4 6 25
R/503/5385 Working with Individual Learners 4 15 50
D/505/1105 Working with the 14-19 age range in education and training 4 9 30
D/502/9556 Engage with employers to facilitate workforce development* 4 6 30

 

* Indicates that units are from the Learning and Development suite