Certificate in Education and Training (CET)

What is the CET?

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This qualification develops practical teaching skills and, through the units, prepares teachers to work in a wide range of contexts. To be awarded the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, a total of 36 credits must be achieved.  

Entry requirements
 – There is a practical requirement for a minimum of 30 hours of teaching practice.
–  You need to be working with individuals 14+ years

Other requirements for the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training are for all trainee teachers completing the Level 4 qualification to have or work towards a minimum of level 2 in numeracy, literacy and ICT. Level 2 is equivalent to GCSE A-C grade. It is not essential to complete the numeracy, literacy and ICT qualifications before starting the CET course.

Unit outline

The units are a mixture of mandatory units and optional units. The CET qualification needs to reach a particular credit value with one at level 3 and the rest at level 4. We have worked out the best units with the required credit value to support any teaching role.

Mandatory units Optional unit
  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training;
  • Planning to meet the needs of learners;
  • Delivering teaching or training;
  • Assessing learners; and
  • Using resources in education and training.
  • Teaching in a specialist area


For full details of what the units cover download the CET information sheet


Is this course right for me?

This is a flexible distance learning course that can be completed at a time to suit you. On enrolment, you are allocated a personal tutor who will be your support for the duration of the course.

The duration of the course is different for different people but takes an average of three to six months. We work around you and your current commitments.

Your units are completed through workbooks which are sent to you, document evidence and observations of your teaching practice.

Is this course right for me?

This qualification is suitable for individuals who:

  • This qualification is suitable for individuals who: 
  • want a qualification which focuses on practical teaching;
  • are currently teaching, either paid or voluntary, and want to have their experience and practice accredited; 
  • are not currently teaching but can meet the minimum teaching practice requirement of 30 hours;
  • are able to undertake a qualification of medium size;
  • have the potential to study at this level, which has the same level of demand as the first year of an undergraduate degree;
  • are willing to undertake an initial assessment of their skills in English, Mathematics and ICT, record their development needs and follow an action plan to address them where necessary.


Further information

Costs Booking CET information sheet
The cost of the CET is £740.* There is also an option to pay in three monthly instalments.

*Further costs may be incurred if you require a Windmill Training representative to complete the observations

You can enrol by filling in the online enrolment form and payment page here. Once enrolled, we will send you a welcome email with your course details. You can download the full CET information here