- Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment(QCF)
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF)
- Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
- Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
- Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) has replaced the Level 5 Diploma in the Lifelong Sector (DTLLS). It provides training for individuals who aspire to, or hold, a teaching role with an extensive range of teaching or training responsibilities, including those in more than one context i.e. further, higher, adult or community education or work-based learning.
This qualification on completion eventually lead to Qualified Teacher Status, Learning and Skills (QTLS), which now has parity with QTS in secondary schools.
It is a full teaching qualification within the QCF and it is recognised as equivalent to the Certificate of Education qualifications in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ).
This qualification is suitable for individuals who
- wants the opportunity to explore underpinning theories, frameworks and research into effective teaching and learning alongside developing practical teaching skills;
- are not currently teaching but can meet the minimum teaching practice requirement of 100 hours;
- want a qualification recognised as equivalent to the Post Graduate Certificate of Education qualifications;
The qualification is regulated in England by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), in Wales by the Department for Education and Skills (DFES).
The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training provides an introduction to teaching and comprises of 7 units:
- Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
- Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
- Theories, principles and models in education and training
- Wider professional practice in education and training
- Developing, using and organising resources within a specialist area
- Teaching in a specialist area
- Inclusive practice
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.
This course will help you develop more effective classroom techniques and allow you to choose better techniques and resources suitable for classes in adult education. Holders of the Level 4 Certificate in Education will only be required to evidence up to 90 hours. A minimum 120 credits have to be achieved in order to gain the qualification, which includes a minimum 61 credits at level 5. The course involves describing, explaining and some evaluation and referencing.
This qualification is Centre-assessed using different assessment methods, including observation of teaching, course work, recognition of prior learning, work products, witness testimonies, journal of teaching and discussion.
The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include:
- Course work
- Lesson Plan
- Micro teaching log
- Peer review report
Also, each of the units contains contextualised pass criteria for unit assessment in each case. 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. There must be a minimum of eight observations totalling a minimum of 8 hours. Any single observation must be appropriately an hour. However, holders of the Level 4 Certificate in Education will only be required to evidence up to 90 hours and will only require a minimum of 6 observations totalling a minimum of 6 hours. There is no stipulated age group for the learners you will be teaching. Lastly, the course involves describing, explaining and some evaluation and referencing.
You will be provided with a username and password, to log in our online learning platform. You will be able to access your course material, use the online resources and submit your assignments. If you have any queries, you are able to contact your tutor or one of our advisers by email, phone or arrange a virtual meeting (if necessary).
Use of technology is highly encouraged in learning and development. Some assessments can be carried out using Skype, video, webinars or any web conference. Fast track is possible for those who are dedicated to studying at a fast pace, have resources and access to learning opportunities.
Candidates will be expected to have a standard of Literacy and Numeracy and a level of industry knowledge appropriate for a person working at a level 3. It is suitable for learners aged 19 and above.
In order to secure a place on this e-learning programme, you must be able to meet the following conditions:
- Access to the internet with a valid e-mail address.
- Ability to study for minimum of 8 hours in a week for the duration of the programme
- Able to attend the face-to-face session
It includes registration with the awarding body, tuition, assessment and certification.
You are usually expected to complete the course within 9 months from enrolment. We however give you an additional 3 months if you fail to complete during the normal duration which stretches the time period to a maximum 12 months!
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. However, candidates joining the course with evidence of prior learning with a substantial number of credits will obviously be able to complete quicker! This is because the guided learning hours will also reduce.
Fast track is possible for those who are dedicated to studying at a fast pace, have resources and access to learning opportunities.
Any time (Online)