Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Introduction

  • About & Content

    About

    The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is not only open to teachers who teach in traditional settings such as universities and colleges. The course is also open to instructors, coaches and those who teach on a one to one basis.  This diploma qualification in the QCF is recognised as equivalent to the Certificate of Education qualifications in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ).

     

    Entry Requirements

    You will need to evidence Literacy skills at level 3 and Numeracy at level 2. You will also need to have access to 100 hours of teaching practice. This can include recently completed teaching, which is supported by evidence such as session plans, schemes of works or other official documentation. Please note that at times we are able to offer placements to candidates with appropriate skills as a learning opportunity to evidence the practice requirements of the course.

    You are however expected due to the nature of course delivery to have access to the internet,computer and a word processor that can open and produce Microsoft Word Documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’. Candidates without Microsoft office are advised to consider open software such as Open Office. You however need to ensure your documents are saved and submitted for assessment as word documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’?

     

    Structure

    The course is offered at level 5 which involves being theoretical and the ability to critically analyse, use specific referencing, and carry out detailed reflection and evaluation. You will be expected to use Harvard Referencing and work at the same level as a second year undergraduate candidate.

    A minimum 120 credits have to be achieved in order to gain the qualification, which includes a minimum 61 credits at level 5. You are expected to demonstrate at least 100 hours of teaching. This can include any recent teaching you have carried out so long as it is supported by evidence such as session plans, schemes of work and any other official documentation. Holders of the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (or recent equivalent) will only be required to evidence up to 80 hours.

    There is a Guided-learning requirement of 360 hours. There must be a minimum of 8 observations totaling a minimum of 8 hours. Holders of the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training will only require a minimum of 6 observations totaling a minimum of 6 hours. Any single observation must be a minimum half an hour. There is no stipulated age group for the learners you will be teaching. The most important thing is that your teaching sessions are required to be supported by appropriate session plans and schemes of work.The course involves describing, explaining and some evaluation and referencing.

    The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training will be made by the following seven units:

    Unit 1 Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training 20 Credits Unit 2 Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training 20 Credits Unit 3 Theories, principles and models in education and training 20 Credits Unit 4 Wider professional practice and development in education and training 15 Credits Unit 5 Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area 15 Credits Unit 6 Inclusive Practice 15 Credits Unit 7 Action Research 15 Credits

    The course will be assessed by a range of methods which includes course work, observations, prior learning, reflective accounts, work products and witness testimonies. It is also possible to use tape recordings, video or other technologies to record performance.

     

    Observations Required

    You will need to have access to 100 hours of teaching practice. This can include recently completed teaching, which is supported by evidence such as session plans ,schemes of works or other official documentation.  There is no requirement to evidence working with groups of learners to achieve this qualification unless units are undertaken which specify that purpose.   There must be a minimum of eight observations totaling a minimum of eight hours. Any single observation must be a minimum of half an hour.   We can arrange an assessor to visit you in your teaching environment, alternatively we will give you advice on how to record your teaching sessions to send to us for assessment.

     

    How is the Course Delivered and Assessed?

    This course is delivered online.  Should any candidate wish to attend practical sessions in Manchester, this can be arranged.   Candidates will be required to submit their assignments online for assessment, and will have to carry out 100 hours of evidenced teaching. How long is the course?

    Candidates are able to complete the course within a shorter time depending on a number of factors which includes own commitment and ability to study at a higher level. There is no compromise regarding the quality of evidence which have to be produced to demonstrate competency! Candidates will still be expected to evidence 100 teaching hours and 360 guided learning hours.

    Candidates joining the course with evidence of prior learning will obviously be able to complete quicker! This is because the guided learning hours will also reduce. A candidate who joins the course with a substantial number of credits will most likely complete before one who has to start from afresh. The duration of the course therefore depends on your progress.

    Please bear in mind this course includes some distance learning candidates will require a lot of self motivation and should be committed and aim to maximise all the learning opportunities available! If a candidate invests more time on the course such as 15 hours a week then they will most likely complete earlier compared to someone who commits only 2 hours.

    You are usually expected to complete the course within 12 months from enrollment. We however give you an additional 3 months if you fail to complete during the normal duration.

     

    What is the Progression Route?

    You can move on to higher teaching courses such as the Masters in Education after your Level 5 Diploma in training and education qualification and training. You can go on after completion and apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS).

    When you have successfully completed the Level 5 Diploma in EDucation and Training, you can apply for your QTLS from the Society for Education and Learning.  QTLS will be conferred through the process of professional formation – a post qualification process of confirming your skills in a work setting.

  • Cost & Date

    Cost

    £999.00. You can opt to pay in full, with a 10% discount, or pay a £200 deposit, plus 4 payments of £200, monthly. Certification will not be issued until course fees are paid in full.

     

    Dates 2016

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