This two year qualification will equip all who wish to teach in the Education and Training Sector (16+) and those who deliver substantial continuing professional development (CPD) in the workplace.
The programme is designed for in-service teachers as well as trainers who deliver CPD in the workplace. The programme consists of mandatory units at level 4 (HE Level 1) and Level 5 (HE Level 2), and is awarded at Level 5. It has a total value of 120 credits.
The Diploma requires at least 100 hours of teaching/training practice across the two years. There must be a minimum of 8 observations completed during the course, totalling a minimum of 8 hours.
The course will be on a Thursday every week of the college term in the Cambridge campus for 3 hours 9am-12pm.
Trainees will be provided with an academic tutor throughout.
Modules of study include:
Inclusive Practice- how to plan and deliver a session which meets the needs of all learners/delegates.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment – top tips as well as the theory behind how we learn and how to fully engage everyone in your session.
Developing Resources- designing online and hands on resources to engage and support learning.
Please note that L3 Award in Education & Training is not a pre-requisite for entry on to the level 5. The course fee covers the full two years.
On successful completion of this course you will be a qualified Further Education Teaching and able to teach in any FE/ Sixth Form college.
Successful completion of the L5 Diploma allows trainees, if they wish, to progress to Professional Formation; a process that will enable QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills).
QTLS is a badge of professionalism formally recognised as equivalent to QTS and allows teaching in schools (14-16).
Appropriate competence and fluency in written and spoken English.
All participants should hold a vocational qualification at minimum level 3 qualification.
Minimum of 100 hours teaching practice or delivering CPD (50 hours per year). This must be evidenced by an employer or provider.
For the purposes of the award teaching is defined as full group teaching. We define a group as more than 5 students. The trainee must be leading the group in terms of writing schemes of work/ designing CPD, lesson planning and performing a range of assessments.
Teaching must be across at least 2 different levels e.g. Entry 3 and Level 2 or an in house induction course and refresher/advanced programmes.
Please note this is a 2-year programme so teaching/training hours should be arranged to cover both years of study of the qualification.
Minimum age at entry 19+.
The course comprises mandatory and optional units which are assessed using a range of methods. These can be written essay/reports, peer observations, reflective journal entries and presentations. A significant percentage of trainee study and assignment completion will be done independently. Attendance of 100% is expected. Learning support which includes academic study skills is available as necessary.