Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF)


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Develop your teaching skills further with a Level 4 qualification. Build a teaching log and demonstrate your skills through teaching observations and written work.

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Regulated Qualification | Distance Learning (Self-Study)

The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF), formerly CTLLS, is suitable for those currently working in a teaching or training role. This includes trainers or tutors working in a college, independent training providers and workplace trainers.


You can complete this course at your own pace for up to 12 months. Typically, distance learning students complete this course within 6 months.


Learners will achieve 36 credits across 6 units:

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • Delivering education and training
  • Using resources for education and training
  • Assessing learners in education and training
  • Planning to meet the needs of learners
  • Inclusive practice


In addition to our extensive online resources, learners will receive a resource pack by post.


This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence that covers all assessment criteria for the units selected. Assessment methods include:

  • 6 x Written essays
  • Training Log (30 hours)
  • Initial assessment/diagnostic assessment
  • Produce a scheme of work and lesson plans
  • 3 hours of teaching/training observations
  • Self-evaluation and reflection
  • CPD log


Who should do this course?

This qualification is suitable for anyone training or teaching learners aged 14+.


Learners must be 19+ years old to enrol in this course. You do not necessarily need to work in a full-time teaching role, but you will need to be able to complete 30 hours of teaching (learners aged 14+) during the qualification. This may include voluntary work and online sessions.


Upon successful completion, learners will receive an externally accredited certificate from Focus Awards, a nationally recognised and Ofqual-regulated awarding organisation.