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NCFE Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training

Subject Area
Early Years & Education
Start Date
February 2022
Study Mode
16 Weeks

This course is aimed for learners who wish to develop their skills and aid progression into teaching. It will help develop practical skills as well as knowledge of working in a variety of contexts.

This course helps develop practical teaching skills preparing teachers to work in a variety of contexts.

It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers such as:

  • Those who are not currently teaching but have a placement where they can be assessed and observed
  • Those who are currently teaching but have no formal teaching qualification and can be assessed and observed in the workplace

Course Modules/units

Learners will develop their own teaching/training skills in their own area of expertise.

The course covers areas such as:

  • Understanding roles and responsibilities
  • Planning to meet the needs of learners
  • Delivery of education and training
  • Using resources
  • Assessing learners in education and training
  • Action learning

Entry Requirements

Learners must have GCSE English, ICT and Maths at GCSE or equivalent Grade 4 (C). If learners do not hold the above, then an initial assessment must be taken.

Learners must be able to undertake 30 hours’ worth of teaching practice during the course. This is the learner’s responsibility to find their own placement.

Dates and Course Durations

February (Eve)23rd Feb 2022 – 29th Jun 2022, Wednesdays, 5.30pm – 8.30pm, 16 weeks

Study Method

The course is classroom-based for knowledge as well as 30 hours of practical experience in the workplace.


Learners will develop a portfolio of evidence as well as having 3 observations on practical skills.

Course Fees

£ 1417
The fees for this course can be supported by a loan, if you feel you may qualify for an available loan, or wish to discuss financial options, please contact the Funding Team.

Additional Costs

All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, some courses may require additional study from home, you may need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning. You will be made aware of any additional study time at the time of enrolment.

A DBS may be required for your placement, please contact your intended employer or placement setting for confirmation.


Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Course progression

After successful completion of this course, learners may progress on to further study, on courses including:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
  • Level 5 Certificate in Education (bridging course is required)
  • Foundation Degree (FD) Children's Development & Learning - available to study part-time at York College University Centre.

Career Progression

Successful completion of this course will enable students to work competently in a variety of roles and progress into roles including tutor/ educator in the lifelong learning sector.

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