Teacher Training Course

ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (Irish level 6)

This course is ideal for ITEC graduates/therapists who wish to progress to teach their therapy. On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to provide courses which lead to ITEC qualifications in ITEC approved colleges.

Holistic College Dublin (HCD) has been a course provider for over 30 years and in that time we have established an exceptional standard of training. Our years of experience, expertise and professionalism will provide a depth of knowledge to each candidate which is unrivalled in our industry.

An important component of this course will involve working with our College tutors as they deliver theory and practical sessions. This will allow each candidate to gain an insight into the practicalities of running a course in terms of how to design, plan, deliver, assess and evaluate a learning programme.


Starting Date: Saturday 25th March 2023

Times: Saturday 10am - 5pm, one Saturday per month

Venue: HCD, 14 Main Street, Swords, County Dublin

Course Fee: €2200 + Exam Fee: €110

Total cost: €2310

Pay in Full Discount: Pay the balance in full on or before the first day of your course to avail of a €100 discount.

The aim of this teacher training course is to develop practical teaching skills. The course covers planning, delivery, assessment and the use of resources in conjunction with understanding the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training. How to assess, evaluate and manage learning in groups and the importance of equality, diversity and managing behaviour.

On this course each trainee tutor is required to have a workbook to record the following:

  • 3 assignments
  • Teaching observation (3 assessed teaching observations)
  • Teaching practice (30 hours in a classroom setting)



Assignment 1:Key principles in delivering learning.

Assignment 2: Manage learning and development in groups.

Assignment 3: Assessing learners in Education and Training.

All assignments must be completed and receive a pass grade. The qualification is awarded once a portfolio of evidence is compiled and the iTEC/VTCT booklet showing learning outcomes for each unit has been achieved and successfully submitted.


Credit requirements to achieve certification:
This course is comprised of 3 mandatory units and 6 additional units. This completes the total of 33 credits required for the level 4 certification (equivalent to QQI level 6 award on the national framework of qualifications).


Units within the syllabus

  • Understanding Roles and Responsibilities in Education and Training
  • Delivering Education and Training
  • Planning to meet the needs of Learners in Education and Training
  • Manage learning and development in groups
  • Assessing Learners in Education and Training
  • Using Resources for Education and Training
  • Teaching in a specialist area
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Engage learners in the learning and development process
  • Lesson plan, schedule, timetable, underpinning knowledge, resources and assessment


  • Diploma awarded by ITEC / VTCT

Pre-requisite: ITEC Diploma in your Therapy

Required Book

Principles and Practices of Teaching and Training: A guide for teachers and trainers in the FE and skills sector (Further Education and Skills)” by Ann Gravells

On this course each trainee lecturer is provided with a workbook file


All assignments must be completed and receive a pass grade to obtain the Certification.

Cost of Course

€2,200 plus iTEC fees €110

Total cost €2,310

Payment Plan:

  • Deposit of €600
  • 1st Instalment of €435
  • 2nd Instalment of €425
  • 3rd Instalment of €425
  • 4th Instalment of €425
-to secure your place on the course *Pay Deposit Now
- due on the first day of the course
- due in April
- due in May
- due in June

Times & Dates

Starting Date: Saturday 25th March 2023 - Completion Date: 9th September 2023

Times: One Saturdays per month, 10am - 5pm

2023 March April May
Saturday 25th 22nd 20th
2023 June July  September
Saturday 17th 8th  9th


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