Level 5 in Education and Training

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Course Description

What is the Level 5 Diploma In Education And Training?

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training allows and qualifies you to work in the lifelong learning sector in a full teaching position within further education as well as in some secondary schools.

With this certification you are able to apply for your Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) through the Education & Training Foundation.

Entry Requirements

All L5 DET students must be able to meet the requirement for 100 hours of teaching practice plus the requirement for observation and assessment of performance and must realise that, without this, it is impossible to achieve successful completion of the Diploma in Education and Training.

All applicants are therefore expected to find suitable employment to match their career intentions (e.g. teaching in secondary/ FE etc) in order to be enrolled. The work may be paid or unpaid. The college may agree to provide unpaid employment for suitable candidates intending to teach in the higher education (HE) sector.

What does it involve?

The guided learning hours for this course are 360 – 465 hours. As the course assignments are on-line, students may study completely at their own pace.

Students will be required to have access to 100 hours of teaching practice whilst on the course. (If you have done any teaching in the past 3 months, we may be able to take this into consideration.)

There is a requirement to be observed whilst on the course for a total of 8 hours. You can be observed by one of your suitably qualified colleagues. If you require a qualified observer from Future Step, there will be an additional cost.

There are 7 mandatory units within the course, these include;

  • Continuing personal and professional development
  • Curriculum development for inclusive practice
  • Wider professional practice
  • Enabling learning through assessment
  • Applying theories and principles for planning and enabling inclusive learning and teaching

You can also gain credits by completing Optional Units, examples of these are:

  • Action learning for teaching in a specialist area of disability
  • Action research
  • Delivering employability skills
  • Effective partnership working in the learning and teaching context

How will you be assessed?

This qualification is assessed in a number of ways to help you achieve:

  • 8 observations of you teaching groups (minimum 5 students). These observations are normally completed by another teaching acting as an expert witness.
  • 100 hours of classroom teaching experience. A teaching hours log will be required.
  • Assignments for each of the seven units in this qualification. The assignments range from 1000 – 2000 words and some also have product evidence requirements such as lesson plans, teaching resources and other associated paperwork.
  • Personal statements and a log of your continued personal development.

Course Completion

On successful completion of this course, the learner will achieve a UK recognised, fully accredited qualification/certificate – Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (DET) (RQF).

Course Duration

12 months from enrolment date – We have had learners who have completed the course within 6-12 months.

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Course Cost

Cost: £999 *50% off for first time students

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