SFJ Level 4 Award in Education & Training



The main objective of this qualification is to develop learners’ skills in practical teaching skills
and prepare them for work in a wide range of educational contexts. It requires observation and assessment of practice.

The qualification can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including those who:

  • Want a qualification focused on practical teaching
  • Want a choice of optional units that reflects the context in which they teach
  • Are currently teaching and want to have their practice and experience accredited
  • Are not currently teaching but can meet the minimum teaching practice requirement of 30 hours
  • Have the potential to study at this level which equates to the first year of an undergraduate degree
  • Are willing to undertake an initial assessment of their skills in maths, English and ICT are employed in a role which does not include the full range of teaching responsibilities, for example instructors or those who teach very small groups of learners
  • Carry out an assessor role and wish to achieve a teaching qualification

The development of the units and structure which make up this qualification was led by the former Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS). The standards which underpin the qualification are now the responsibility of the Education and Training Foundation.

Learning Objectives

Ofsted’s Initial teacher education inspection handbook includes a renewed emphasis on the importance of teachers actively promoting the development of English, maths, and ICT within all learning programmes. Current inspection of initial teacher education programmes now
includes evaluation of the extent to which the training enables trainee teachers to:

  • Develop the reading, writing, communication and mathematical skills of the learners they teach
  • Assess learners’ achievement and plan and teach lessons that enable learners, including those who are disabled and those who have special educational needs, to make at least expected progress
  • Use a range of approaches to teaching and learning, including information and communication technology (ICT) and educational technology where relevant.


Course Delivery

The course consists of 120 hours of which a minimum of 48 hours are guided learning.

  • Post-tutorial assignment
  • 3 tutorial training days

Procurement savings may be available for group bookings or in-house courses, contact us for more details

This qualification can be delivered either in-house or at regular open programme tutorials delivered across the country.

RSL can also deliver this qualification to your organisation or partnership “in-house” (minimum numbers required) to find out more about in-house courses please get in touch via email at learning@redsnappergroup.co.uk


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