Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional Certificate in Teaching

Course Details

This qualification comprises the first three (3) Units (Modules) of the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Teaching. As such, students who are interested in earning an international teaching qualification within a relatively short period of three (3) months will benefit by enrolling for the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional Certificate in Teaching. Of the three (3) Units of the programme, the first two are of the conventional type requiring 160 hours of total learning to fulfil the assessment requirements. The third Unit pertains to practical teaching and learning in a classroom setting and consists of 150 hours of classroom-based teaching by the student. Given the broad network of the Gateway organisation within the education sector of Sri Lanka, we will be able to assist students who are not in employment with the placements for the practical Unit.


The duration will be three (3) months of part-time studies.
There will be three (3) intakes per year: February, July and October.


Candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Advanced Level qualification (Local/UK)
  • OR
  • NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies offered by Gateway Graduate School


Pearson Edexcel, which awards Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional Certificate in Teaching, is the largest British awarding body. It has widespread international presence. As such, it is recognised in many parts of the world, particularly within the education sector as an institution which awards outcomes-based professional qualifications of the highest quality.

Most importantly, successful students will be able to progress onto the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Teaching followed by Pearson BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Advanced Teaching qualification, which is recognised by the University of Nottingham as an entry qualification for its prestigious MA in Education programme. The University of Nottingham is ranked 25th in the world and 4th in the UK for the subjects of Education and Training by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the premier ranking system for international higher education institutions.