Education and Training (QCF) including specialist pathway – L5 Diploma

Education and Training (QCF) including specialist pathway – L5 Diploma

Higher Education Location: Brockenhurst College - Main Site
Type: Part Time
Awarding Body: City & Guilds
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Course Details

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 & Teaching Methods

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.

Assessment

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

Information & Support

You will need to provide writing materials.

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/CRB disclosure, proof of identity and certificates of qualifications must be presented at interview for access to the course.

This course requires 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.

Progression Opportunities

On completion learners may progress to Learning and Development qualifications or Assessment and Quality Assurance qualifications.

Available Dates and Locations

Code Location Date: (From) Contact
SBL5131A11 Brockenhurst College - Main Site September 2016 01590 625500 Enquire online

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