DET Level 5 Distance Learning

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy)

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy). This is the course equivalent to the Certificate of Education (CertEd). It is also a good alternative to the Postgraduate Certificate in Education. The course is open to candidates( including those who teach on a one to one basis) who can evidence at least 100 hours of teaching by the end of the course. There is no stipulation regarding the minimum age of your learners.

This Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy) will enable you to apply for QTLS and be a recognised qualified teacher. Teachers with QTLS can also teach in schools.

Vocational Learning encourages candidates to submit naturally occurring evidence from their work environment to demonstrate competency against the practical requirements of the course. We welcome other evidence such as prior learning and do not just rely on assignments. This can include schemes of work, assessment reports, course resources and communication records.

The course has a 360 hours guided learning requirement. You are usually expected to complete this course within 5 to 15 months depending on your enrolment.

Course Delivery and Support

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including Teaching English:Literacy) course is delivered by either online, distance, blended learning or as classroom based. You are expected to meet course requirements regardless of the method of delivery. Distance learning will stretch you as you need to self-motivate and work against the pressures of studying alone

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including Teaching Mathematics:Numeracy) Course

You will need to fully participate in online activities and provide multimedia evidence whenever possible.You will be expected to complete the course between 5 to 12 months. Candidates who are committed and work hard can study the course fast track and complete within a few weeks.

The full cost of the course is £1150. You can also pay using a payment plan by making a deposit of £245 and four monthly instalments. Each instalment will be £245.

Combined Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including Teaching Mathematics:Numeracy) with Assessor Course

This option will enable you to achieve two qualifications. You will end up qualifying as a specialist numeracy teacher and NVQ Assessor. You will need to fully participate in online activities and provide multimedia evidence whenever possible.You will be expected to complete the course between 5 to 15 months. Candidates who are committed and work hard can study the course fast track and complete within a few weeks.

The full cost of the course is £1400. You can also pay using a payment plan by making a deposit of £295 and four monthly instalments. Each instalment will be £295.

Combined Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including Teaching Mathematics:Numeracy) with Internal Quality Assurance

This option will enable you to achieve two qualifications. You will end up qualifying as a specialist numeracy teacher and Internal Moderator. You will need to fully participate in online activities and provide multimedia evidence whenever possible.You will be expected to complete the course between 5 to 15 months. Candidates who are committed and work hard can study the course fast track and complete within a few weeks.

The full cost of the course is £1400. You can also pay using a payment plan by making a deposit of £295 and four monthly instalments. Each instalment will be £295.

Combined Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including Teaching Mathematics:Numeracy) with Assessor and Internal Quality Assurance

This option will enable you to achieve three qualifications. You will end up qualifying as a specialist numeracy teacher, NVQ Assessor and Internal Moderator. You will need to fully participate in online activities and provide multimedia evidence whenever possible.You will be expected to complete the course between 5 to 15 months. Candidates who are committed and work hard can study the course fast track and complete within a few weeks.

The full cost of the course is £1650. You can also pay using a payment plan by making a deposit of £180 and nine monthly instalments. Each instalment will be £180.

On enrolment every candidate will be allocated an assessor who will also be their tutor and the first port of call for all assessments and learning needs. You will have access to resources, coursework, tutorials, events, forums, web conferences, and face-to-face sessions. We regularly host support sessions during the day, night and weekends.

You will be expected to participate in an induction session to fully understand how to use our learning management system (Access), locate resources and your coursework. This induction can either be face-to-face or online. You will need to have a discussion with your assessor to negotiate and agree your learning and assessment plan. You are expected here to discuss about any needs, targets, practical requirements (if applicable) and declare any prior learning you wish to be considered. Your assessor will draft your “Holistic Assessment Plan” which will reflect your needs. The plan will also contain information about assessments, ground rules and expected course end date.

Course Structure

To be awarded the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy) you will be expected to achieve a minimum 120 credits by completing the following seven units:

Unit 1: Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
Unit 2: Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
Unit 3: Theories, principles and models in education and training
Unit 4: Wider professional practice and development in education and training
Unit 5: Numeracy knowledge and understanding
Unit 6: Numeracy and the learners
Unit 7: Numeracy teaching and learning

If you are a holder of the Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the lifelong Sector (Ctlls) or the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training you will be exempted from completing Unit 2. We might be able to recognise any other optional units you completed as long as they were at level 4 or above. We will also recognise your 30 hours teaching and 3 hours of observations.

We have bundled units or courses together to enable you to achieve some of the popular qualifications in Learning and Development. You will be able to qualify as an NVQ Assessor or Internal Moderator or both at the same time as your teaching qualification. These options are designed to be cost effective compared to completing the courses separately at different times. Please double check you are eligible or have access to resources and learning opportunities that will enable you to achieve the combined options.

Assessment

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) course is assessed by a portfolio of evidence which you have to compile and submit at the end of the course. The assessment process will involve a range of methods such as prior learning, assignments, reflective accounts, witness statements, questioning observations of practice and work products.

You will normally be expected to complete eight assignments, submit work based evidence and document at least 100 hours of teaching by the end of the course. This can include any recent teaching you have carried out as long you can prove you have indeed taught as claimed. Holders of Ctlls and the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training Education will only be required to evidence up to 80 hours of teaching. Vocational Learning occasionally offers in-house placements for candidates who have skills and expertise to teach on some of our courses. Candidates who wish to be considered for a placement will need to apply by completing the form found here.

You will also be expected to be observed for a minimum eight hours which should be recorded at least eight times. Observations are expected to be a minimum 30 minutes long. Holders of Ctlls or the Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in Education and Training will only require a minimum of 6 observations totaling at least 6 hours as highlighted above.

Entry Requirements

This course is open to anyone who can evidence 100 hours of teaching. Your teaching delivery can either be with an individual or group of learners. You will be expected to have basic numeracy, literacy and IT skills in line with national occupational skills for teachers.

You are also expected to have access to the internet, multimedia computer, printer and a word processor that can open and produce Microsoft Word Documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’. Candidates without Microsoft office are advised to consider free software such as Open Office. You, however, need to ensure your documents are saved and submitted for assessment as word documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’?

What can l do after completion?

The qualification can be used in its entirety if you are a tutor or trainer. You can go on to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS) from the Society for Education and Training or complete other higher education courses including degrees.

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