Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Teaching

Course Details

This international teaching qualification, which is exclusively offered at Gateway Graduate School (GGS) in Sri Lanka, enables the participants to develop a fairly broad theoretical and practical perspective of the teaching profession. The programme has eight units (modules) and each of them covers current topics relevant to teaching. The units range from general concepts of teaching (e.g. Teaching and Learning Principles) to technical aspects of teaching as suitable for the 21st century setting (e.g. Using ICT to Support Teaching). In addition, this qualification provides students a solid platform to progress in their teaching careers with an international outlook, both professionally and academically.


The duration will be one (1) year 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 Diploma 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 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.