The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) (Replaced the CTLLS) develops practical teaching skills and prepares teachers to work in a wide range of contexts. It requires observation and assessment of practice.
It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as: 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) 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.
Some units from the Learning and Development suite of qualifications may be achieved within this qualification. These units require practice to be assessed. Objectives of the qualification include meeting relevant programs of learning, preparing learners for employment, supporting a role in the workplace.
This qualification replaces Level 4 Certificate in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (QCF) (CTLLS).