L4 Certificate in Education & Training (CET)

To ensure effective learning, all trainers/assessors need these skills as a minimum:

  • understanding and use of initial, formative and summative assessment
  • planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning
  • creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive teaching and learning environment

Our training courses will deliver these skills and much, much more.

Programme Structure

Candidates who successfully complete this qualification will have a fundamental understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer in relation to legislation, equality, diversity, inclusivity and meeting the needs of learners. They will be able to use initial and diagnostic assessments and plan and deliver inclusive teaching and learning. They will also be able to assess learning and use appropriate resources to support effective learning.  This is a first stage teaching qualification.

Our programmes are blended learning which consists of a number of workshops which you must attend along with self research and the use of our VLE – Virtual Learning Environment.  We do not deliver entirely distance learning as the City & Guilds qualification specifications state: “Distance learning is unlikely to provide opportunities for modelling of techniques and interaction with other candidates.” 

We feel our blended programme delivers the best, high quality teacher learning possible.This programme comprises face-to-face training workshops, workplace assessment, individual research, distance learning and the completion of 6 assignments. Over 7-9 months you will attend 7 monthly training days. These are highly interactive, face-to-face sessions. They are built around key themes that address the course content, prompt reflective practice and provide an opportunity to share good practice with others. Individual support and distance learning is built into the programme.

The course is assessed by 6 unit assignments, ongoing reflective journals and a teaching practice portfolio. You will have to evidence 30 hours of teaching and will be observed on 3 separate occasions (see below).Please refer to the course programme below for an overview of the course content and the way the course is structured. For further information about the teaching regulations and recent changes visit The Society for Education and Training.  We can also take existing QCF qualifications you may have (e.g. TAQA Assessor units) and tailor the course around those qualifications for you. Please contact us directly to discuss this option.

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The team work closely together to provide a variety of quality programmes in Education and Training. Learners interviewed commented that the ongoing support from the team gave them confidence and guidance to complete the qualifications. The assessor guidance is supportive and constructive and learner feedback confirmed satisfaction with the delivery and support provided by the team.

An extract from our most recent City & Guilds L4 CET External Quality Assurer visit report

Next Programme – Workshop dates (7 workshops)

Our next course starts March 2020:

23rd March, 24th March, 12th May, 23rd June, 4th August, 15th September, 27th October 2020

Get in touch if you need help or information 

Location: Chesterfield

Price:  £2,375.00 + VAT per person

L4 CET Application Form


Our course delivery team are highly experienced and well qualified. They have all held / hold senior positions in industry, business and the lifelong learning sector, ensuring delivery of high quality learning and development.

We will discuss with you what it is you are looking for and how best we can accommodate and deliver the right programme for your people. Already know what you want or not really sure – either way we can help you.