Educating UK

The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF) is regulated by Ofqual on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and accredited through our Awarding Organisation, Training Qualifications UK (TQUK). This qualification is undertaken online through our easy to use Online Qualification System.

Qualification Information
This qualification is suitable for anyone who teaches in the adult education and skills sector. This covers those who teach the 14+ age range, in the post 16 sector, within community learning or for private organisations. It is designed to develop an understanding of the theory of teaching, along with developing skills in the practical elements of teaching. Individuals who are not currently teaching can also achieve this qualification if they are capable of meeting the minimum teaching practice requirements of 30 hours.

Duration of the qualification
You will have up to one year to complete this qualification, although most learners achieve it with Educating UK within six to eight months.

Content of the Qualification
The qualification covers six units:

Unit 1 –Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries of a Teacher

Unit 2 – Planning to Meet the Needs of Learners in Education and Training

Unit 3 – Delivering Education and Training

Unit 4 – Assessing Learners in Education and Training

Unit 5 – Using Resources for Education and Training

Unit 6 – Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area

A range of topics are covered within the six units including the role of a teacher, legislation related to teaching, equality, diversity and inclusion, setting ground rules with learners, giving constructive feedback, schemes of work and planning lessons, using different teaching and learning approaches, delivering lessons, assessment methods and assessment types, and designing and using resources for teaching.

Qualification Assessment Activities
The qualification is assessed through the completion of written assessments, personal statements and evidence produced during your teaching practice, such as resources, lesson plans and schemes of work. You will be expected to evidence wider reading and include references in your work.

Qualification Requirements
You will be required to show that you have taught a minimum of 30 hours during your time on the qualification. You must also be observed by an Expert Witness a minimum of three times with each observation lasting for a minimum of one hour. Your Expert Witness must be a qualified teacher and can confirm that they have a teaching qualification to at least Level 5, such as a PGCE, Cert Ed, DTLLS or Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) or equivalent.

What you get with Educating UK
Throughout your time studying with us, you will receive access to our bespoke Online Qualification System and a designated Tutor. You will be given on-going support by your experienced and well qualified Tutor. You will also receive detailed feedback on each of your assessments within 72 hours of submitting your work.

Entry Requirements

You must:

– Hold a relevant qualification in what you wish to teach, at least one level above your learners. This would be at least at a minimum of Level 3.

– Have reading, writing and communication skills adequate to meet the requirements of the qualification and be able to complete the written assessments to a good standard.

– Have no criminal convictions that would prevent you from working in the capacity of a teacher.

– Have access to an Expert Witness.


Our qualification fee of £795.00 includes VAT and registration and certification costs with our awarding organisation. There are no hidden fees or extra costs to pay.