This qualification comprises the first three (3) Units (Modules) of the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning . 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 and Learning. Of the three (3) Units of the programme, the first two are of the conventional type requiring 220 notional 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 140 notional 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.


  • Awarding body
    Pearson Edexcel, UK
  • Duration of The Programme and Intakes
    The duration will be three (3) months of part-time studies.
    There will be three (3) intakes per year: February, July and October.
  • Entry Criteria

    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
  • Units (Modules) Offered

    This qualification consists of 2 units of 220 hours and the practical unit of 140 hours. Practical teaching can be carried out at your school, with our assessors visiting your school for lesson observations.

    Unit 1: Soft Skills for Careers in Teaching
    Unit 2: Principles and Values in Teaching and Learning
    Unit 3 :Personal and Professional Development through Reflective Teaching Practice
  • Delivery

    Modes of Delivery: Face to face, Blended learning and Distance Learning

    The course is delivered over a period of 3 months, on Saturdays from 8.00 am – 3.00 pm at the Gateway Graduate School, Colombo.

  • Assessment

    Assessments are based on written assignments, oral presentations, teaching practicums and reflective records and there are no final examinations.

  • Academic Progression Opportunities

    Upon the successful completion of the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning students can progress onto the remaining Units of the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Teaching and Learning.

  • Career Opportunities
    Upon the successful completion of the programme participants can progress in their teaching careers and/or educational administrative careers or gain entry into the teaching professional within the non-government sector in Sri Lanka.
  • Recognition

    Pearson Edexcel, which awards Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning, 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.

Contact Details

Head Office

  • No 01 , 36th Lane (Opposite Devi Balika Vidyalaya)
    Colombo 08, Sri Lanka.
  • Tel: +94112695103, +94112695107
  • Hotline: +94772256356, +94777060157
  • Email: [email protected]