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Education and Training

Course Code: CETT

Level: 4
Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Certificate, City & Guilds
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Mondays, 5.15pm - 8.45pm

About the course

Would you like to train as an NVQ assessor, work-based learning assessor or lecturer at City College Plymouth? Are you looking for a teacher training course that enables you to teach or assess students in post-16 education? Formerly known as the Certificate in Training for the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTTLS), this course is now known as the Certificate in Education and Training (CETT). This is a weekly evening course delivered over one full academic year and is ideal for those who do some teaching or training with small groups or individuals, but who do not perform the full teaching role.

What you'll learn

The course runs over nine months following a delivery models which includes attended classes and supported distance learning. You will be expected to engage with a range of reading material, carry out research, complete reports , write essays, plan lessons, create resources  and be observed teaching or training in your practice context.

Entry requirements

You must be at least 19 years old and  will be expected to attend an interview. Ideally you will have complete a PTLLS or the Award in Education and Training prior to undertaking this course but this is not essential. You must have 30 hours teaching or training practice during the course over which you have a degree of control. Confirmation from your Line Manager will be needed.

Level 2 Literacy is required and as all assessment tasks must be word-processed good ICT skills are required, including Powerpoint.

In addition, the nature of both the learning and assessment required for the qualification is such that you should have the ability to manage the requirements of the level of the qualification you are taking, read and interpret written tasks, and to write answers in a legible and understandable form.

You will need to have time available for home study.


The course is workbook based with a range of formative activities to be completed followed by summative assignments. These include reports, reflective journals, essays and observations of practice together with the development of a teaching practice portfolio.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you will be able to progress on to higher level teacher training qualifications, including the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.

Please note; teaching education qualifications have recently been deregulated and as a result are no longer mandatory for teaching posts. However, these qualifications are still relevant and will enhance your CV and may be required by employers.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: CETT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £1400

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 D
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.