City & Guilds Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector 6304 Level 4

Please note: If you have already completed the Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector 6302 Level 4 qualification, you may qualify for reduced fees. Please contact us on 01302 553572 for more information.

Course Description

This qualification is for pre-service or in-service teachers and is aimed at candidates who:

  • are deemed to be in an associate teacher role OR
  • would like, or require, an introduction to teaching/training/tutoring in the Lifelong Learning Sector OR
  • are seeking career progression within their area of work.

Course Structure

This is a four unit qualification (3 mandatory units and 1 optional unit) as follows:

  • Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Principles and practice of assessment
  • Planning and enabling learning
  • Optional Unit


Course assessment is by the delivery of presentations, completion of assignments and observations of teaching practice.

Entry Requirements

  • All learners will need to complete an application and interview prior to enrolling.
  • Candidates will be required to undergo initial assessment to determine their aptitude and basic skills
  • Candidates should have achieved a Level 3 qualification in their subject specialism (other qualifications may acceptable)
  • Candidates will require a minimum of 30 hours teaching practice

Course Progression Routes

Credits points awarded on completion of this course towards progression to Level 5 diploma. There will be an opportunity over the summer to attend a 3 hours session towards completing a Bridging Unit. This unit is required before the Level 5 Diploma qualification is accredited. If the unit is not completed before the Level 5 diploma there will still be an opportunity to complete whilst on the Level 5 course.

Course Career Prospects


This qualification will allow you to apply to the Institute for Learning (IFL) for Associate teacher status (ATLS) and can be accredited towards the achievement of qualified teacher status (QTLS) through following a Level 5 Diploma (DTLLS).


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If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.

Specific Course Information Contact

Derrick Walker, 01302 553572 or derrick.walker@don.ac.uk

How to Apply

Download Application Form

To apply for this course, click here to download an application form. Completed forms should be returned to Centralised Admissions, Student Services, Doncaster College, FREEPOST RRBE CXT2 ZTGA, The Hub, Chappell Drive, Doncaster, DN1 2RF.


After returning the form, you will be asked to attend an interview.

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