Level 5 Literacy Qualification

Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English:Literacy

The Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English:Literacy is a specialist standalone teacher training qualification delivered fast track, by distance, online and blended learning. The course is aimed at teachers or trainee teachers working in the education and training sector who wish to obtain a specialist teaching qualification in literacy. It can be completed before a generic teaching qualification, afterwards or concurrently.

It is suitable for teachers, tutors and trainers working in a variety of settings including colleges, adult and community learning centres or delivering work-based learning. The aim of the qualification is to develop learners’ knowledge, skills and attitudes for teaching literacy. Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy is regulated by Ofqual. It is supported by Skills for Justice as the interim Sector Skills Council for the Learning and Development sector.

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 120 hours guided learning requirement. You are usually expected to complete this course within 3 to 9 months depending on your enrolment.

Course Delivery and Support

The Level 5 Diploma in 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

The Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English:Literacy

You will need to fully participate in online activities and provide multimedia evidence whenever possible.You will be expected to complete the course between 3 to 9 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 £825. You can also pay using a payment plan by making a deposit of £168 and four monthly instalments. Each instalment will be £168.

Combined Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English:Literacy with Assessor Course

This option will enable you to achieve two qualifications. You will end up qualifying as a literacy 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 3 to 9 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 £1100. You can also pay using a payment plan by making a deposit of £235 and four monthly instalments. Each instalment will be £235.

Combined Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English:Literacy with Internal Quality Assurance

This option will enable you to achieve two qualifications. You will end up qualifying as a literacy 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 3 to 9 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 £1100. You can also pay using a payment plan by making a deposit of £235 and four monthly instalments. Each instalment will be £235.

Combined Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy with Assessor and Internal Quality Assurance

This option will enable you to achieve three qualifications. You will end up qualifying as a literacy 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 3 to 9 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 £1350. You can also pay using a payment plan by making a deposit of £285 and four monthly instalments. Each instalment will be £285.

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 Teaching English: Literacy you will be expected to achieve a minimum 45 credits by completing the following three units:

Unit 1: Literacy teaching and learning
Unit 2: Literacy theories and frameworks
Unit 3: Literacy and the learners

Combined Options

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 of this Level 5 Literacy Course

The 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 demonstrate at least 50 hours of teaching literacy and english 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.

You will also be expected to be observed for a minimum four hours which should be recorded at least four times. Observations are expected to be a minimum 30 minutes long.

Entry Requirements of this Level 5 English Course

The Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy course is open to anyone teaching english and literacy who has access to at least 50 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 delivering literacy and numeracy courses. You can go on to complete other qualifications in teaching such as the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.

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