Education and Training Level 5 Diploma (QCF)

Adult Skills & Training

Date (from)

Cost

Location

Awarding body

Code

Part Time - September 2018

£3,200 (£1,600 per year), plus £221 registration and certification fee.

You may be eligible for an HE loan through Student Finance England.

 

City & Guilds

SBL5131B11

Course introduction

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a teaching qualification which has a teaching/training practice requirement. It is an ‘in service’ qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in England. It may be possible for pre-service teachers/trainers (defined as those who are not formally contracted as teachers/trainers) to also complete this qualification. All candidates, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to 100 hours of teaching.

 

Course structure

To achieve a Level 5 Diploma candidates must achieve a minimum of 120 credits; 75 credits must be achieved from the mandatory units as follows:

Unit 426  Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training  Credit Value 20
Unit 501  Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training  Credit Value 20
Unit 502  Theories, principles and models in education and training  Credit Value 20
Unit 503  Wider professional practice and development in education and training  Credit Value 15

Generic Units:

Unit 417  Inclusive practice  Credit Value 15
Unit 504  Action learning to support development of specific pedagogy  Credit Value 15
Unit 423  Teaching in a specialist area  Credit Value 15

Specialist pathways:

Within the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training there is also the opportunity for candidates to complete a ‘specialist pathway’ diploma. This route consists of the first four generic mandatory units (75 credits) being completed in the candidate’s vocational area, and then completing all three specialist option units from one of the stand alone specialist diplomas. This pathway supports dual professionalism.

Specialist Units – English

Unit 512  Literacy theories and frameworks  Credit Value 15
Unit 510  Literacy and the learners  Credit Value 15
Unit 504  Action learning to support development of specific pedagogy  Credit Value 15

Specialist Units – Maths

Unit 517  Numeracy and the learners  Credit Value 15
Unit 518  Numeracy knowledge and understanding  Credit Value 15
Unit 504  Action learning to support development of specific pedagogy  Credit Value 15

Specialist Units – ESOL

Unit 513  ESOL and the learners  Credit Value 15
Unit 514  ESOL theories and frameworks  Credit Value 15
Unit 504  Action learning to support development of specific pedagogy  Credit Value 15

Specialist Units – Teaching Disabled Learners

Unit 515  Action learning for teaching in a specialist area of disability  Credit Value 15
Unit 516  Understanding theories and frameworks for teaching disabled learners Credit Value 15
Unit 417  Inclusive Teaching and learning for disabled learners Credit Value 15

It covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers/trainers in the further education and training skills sector. Mandatory units include: teaching learning and assessment; theories principles and models; wider professional practice. Option units include: Action learning to support development of specialist pedagogy; inclusive practice and specialist units. All three units from the standalone specialist qualifications are included to provide specialist pathways and the chosen pathway is reflected in the qualification title.

Teaching will include a variety of methods: short lectures, whole group discussion, small group work, practical tasks, case studies, demonstration, presentations. The delivery of teacher training at Brockenhurst aims to provide ideas for your own practice.

 

Minimum entry requirements

The Level 5 Diploma is suitable for teachers/trainers in a full teaching role who wish to become fully qualified to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Candidates should be qualified/ experienced in the subject they intend to teach, have access to 100 teaching practice hours and possess a minimum of Level 2 in language, literacy and numeracy. All trainee teachers joining this qualification programme will undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, Mathematics and ICT.

Students teaching disabled learners should have a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths. Those teaching Literacy or ESOL should have a minimum Level 3 qualification in English and Level 2 in Maths. Those teaching Numeracy should have a minimum Level 3 qualification in Mathematics and Level 2 in English. A DBS disclosure, proof of identitty and certificates of qualification must be presented at interview before access to the course. 

How will I be assessed?

Formal assessment includes a teaching practice portfolio, unit assignments and 8 observed teaching sessions, 4 in the specialist area.

 

Information & support

This course requires applicants to partake in an interview.

Please let our staff know if you need any additional support or reasonable adjustments - we will do all we can to help. We can also tailor learning materials to suit particular needs.

Experienced and competent staff at our adult learning centres can help you decide on your course and progression options. If you feel you would benefit from more in depth careers advice please contact: The National Careers Service - Call 0800 100 900 Lines are open 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week or https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk. Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language. Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.
 

What can I do with this qualification?

On completion learners may progress to Learning and Development qualifications or Assessment and Quality Assurance qualifications and learners will gain the following qualifications:

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (English: Literacy), (English:ESOL), (Mathematics: Numeracy), (Disabled Learners) (QCF) 120 credits.

 

 

 

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