About the course
The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training has replaced the Level 5 Diploma in the Lifelong Sector (DTLLS). The course 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 regardless of their geographical location.
This diploma qualification in the QCF is recognised as equivalent to the Certificate of Education qualifications in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ). Conscientia Consultancy encourages use of other evidence from your real work such as assessments, CPD records, lesion plans and schemes of work. We welcome other evidence and do not just rely on assignments. We use the VTCT awarding body.
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 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 totalling 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||Inclusive Practice||15 Credits|
|Unit 6||Teaching in Specialist Area||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.
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 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.
How is the course delivered?
This is a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training blended learning course, which will include distance learning, elearning,observations and face to face workshops .Although we do not make attendance of some course activities compulsory due to varying learner experience,knowledge and understanding of course topics, we reserve the right to request you to attend when learner needs have been identified. You will be supported by an allocated tutor who will also be your assessor.
The course delivery will include eLearning and tutorials. Use of technology is highly encouraged in learning and development. Some assessments can be carried out using Skype, video, webinars or any web conference. All telephone tutorials and reviews will be carried out using our recorded review number.
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