The Pearson Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a two-year programme leading to a nationally recognised Level 5 teaching qualification. It prepares trainee teachers and trainers to teach in a wide range of contexts across the Further Education and Training sectors. We are recruiting for students to start in September 2023.
The qualification can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers and trainers, including:
Across a range of units, you will learn about how to plan, deliver and assess courses and sessions for working with students, through studying a mix of applied and theoretical units:
The programme is assessed through written assignments, individual and group case studies, micro teaching practice, video and audio work, group tasks and presentations, and observations of teaching.
Achievement of this qualification can lead directly to employment as a Lecturer in Further Education, or as a teacher / trainer in training provider contexts across a range of sectors.
As the Diploma in Education and Training is a Level 5 qualification (broadly equivalent to the second year of a university degree course), learners need to be able to produce evidence that clearly reflects the required standards of analysis, academic understanding and written work. This means that all learners must be capable of producing evidence that clearly demonstrates the skills of research and analysis, supported by appropriate referencing.
Individuals must also demonstrate the necessary independent learning skills to carry out the investigative procedures that are required at Level 5.
It is an expectation that as teacher in the sector, you will have good personal skills in English, Mathematics and Information Technology (IT) as well as being able to embed the development of your learners’ skills in your teaching. Learners should have, or be working towards, Level 2 or equivalent qualifications in English and maths.
To achieve the qualification, there is a formal requirement for teaching practice (100 hours) that requires observation and assessment of performance. Learners must be able to provide evidence that they can achieve the required teaching practice, i.e. 100 hours of teaching practice over two years. Any appropriate location for practice that will allow a trainee teacher to meet the required standards is permitted.
The course is run as a two-year part-time programme which runs term time only from September to July, with sessions being delivered (fortnightly) on alternate weeks in the evening from 5.15pm to 8.15pm at our Canterbury College site.
The course fees are £2695, which can be paid over three terms/six months. A deposit will be due at enrolment and payments made by 19/10/23, 14/12/23 and 09/02/24.
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