The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is a first stage teaching qualification which has a teaching/training practice requirement. It is an ‘in service’ qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in England.
It may be possible for pre-service teachers/trainers (defined as those who are not formally contracted as teachers/trainers) to also complete this qualification. However all trainees, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to at least 30 hours of teaching agreed prior to gaining a place on the course. This teaching can be on a paid or voluntary basis.