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“Thank you for the work you have done for me, without the certificates you helped me get, I would have left the Army with nothing!”
Former MPGS soldier Plymouth

About the course

This course is designed for anyone who is considering teaching as a career or for those who are already in an instructing role. The course will give you an overview of teaching in the Education and Training sector and enable you to gain some new ideas/teaching strategies.

It is a nationally recognised qualification and the first step towards becoming a qualified teacher. It’s also useful to all managers/instructors as it demonstrates your ability as a trainer.


You will gain an introduction into the qualities and skills required to become a successful teacher/trainer in the Education and Training sector. The course is delivered using a blended learning model. You will be required to complete two online units no later than midday the working day before your first classroom session. The Face-2-Face element involves 4 days intensive study and a 20 minute micro-teach. The diagram below describes the course layout in more detail:

Not able to commit to classroom studying? Then why not try our online version?

How long is the course?

3 months with one week classroom.


£300 but only £125 if you use your SLC.


You will be required to complete two online units as well as written work and a 20 minute micro-teach.

Where do I study?

Courses are held at Larkhill and in RA regiments throughout England and in Gutersloh, as well as online content.

What's next

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Speak to your tutor to discuss which progression route is most suitable.

Other details

For all scheduled courses visit our search course by date page.


For more information, or to book and secure your place, please contact the Teacher Education team on 94322 5942/01980 845942.