Teacher Training DET Course
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Guided Learning Hours 360.
The UK Training College (UKTC) offers qualifications within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Qualifications regulated by TQUK and Ofqual are listed on the Register of Regulated Qualifications (https://register.ofqual.gov.uk/).
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Learners who wish to undertake this course require to provide “Micro teach observation reports” from a “Qualified Assessor” from the voluntary or teaching organisations.
Overview to the Qualification:
The UKTC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) qualification is regulated by Ofqual.
The UKTC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) is a new qualification which replaces the Level 5.
Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (QCF).
The TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) is suitable for teachers, trainers and tutors working in further education, adult and community learning or work-based training within public, private, voluntary or community organisations. It prepares trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts and requires observation and assessment of practice. Teaching practice is a requirement of the qualification.
It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including:
- Planning and developing schemes of work.
- Delivering learning sessions.
- Developing teaching and learning strategies.
- Assessment practices.
Learners must be willing to undertake an initial assessment of their skills in English, mathematics and ICT, record their development needs and follow an action plan.
There may be a requirement by the employer for learners to undergo a check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview) or for those who intend to work with individuals who are covered by these regulations (formerly Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). It is the learner’s responsibility to seek advice from their employer regarding this requirement.
Learners must meet the following minimum criteria:
- Reading and communication skills should be adequate to meet the requirements of the training.
- Do not have a criminal background which prevents them working with young people or vulnerable adults as a teacher.
- Hold a relevant qualification at a level above that of their learners; ideally at least Level 3 in their area of specialism.
- Minimum core of literacy, language, numeracy and ICT.
All trainee teachers joining this qualification should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT.
Individuals who have completed the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) and who are progressing directly to the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) cannot bring forward any credit or observed and assessed practice.
Individuals who have completed the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) who are progressing to an HEI-validated qualification at Level 5 or above may have their level 4 credit recognised in line with that higher education institution’s arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (RPL). Learners who are progressing to an AO-accredited Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) should have their prior achievement recognized.
Notes: RPL will apply between the mandatory credit from the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training.
(QCF) and the Level 4 unit Teaching, learning, and assessment in education and training from the Level 5.
Diploma of Education and Training (QCF). Trainees should not be required to present further evidence other than that necessary to demonstrate that their prior learning is at Level 4.
Learners must be at least 19 years of age at commencement of the qualification.
Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:
- Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: ESOL.
- Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy and Functional English.
- Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy, ESOL and Functional English.
- Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy and Functional Mathematics.
- Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Disabled Learners.
Guided Learning Hours:
The credit value of a qualification can be used to determine how long it will take to achieve as one credit represents 10 hours of learning. The TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) is a 120 credit qualification therefore learners could take up to 1200 hours to achieve it. These hours are made up of contact time with a teacher/assessor, often referred to as guided learning hours (GLH), and non-contact time for independent study and practice.
The recommended Guided Learning Hours for this qualification is a minimum of 360.
Assessment Academic Referencing, e.g. using quotes from text books within learners’ work, is a requirement at level 5.
Learning journals are a good way of documenting progress and achievement but are not a formal requirement.
Observed and Assessed Practice.
There must be a minimum of eight observations totalling a minimum of eight hours. This excludes any observed practice completed as part of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF). Any single observation must be for a minimum of half an hour.
Please consult with your tutor once you have completed the enrolment process.
Transfer of Practice.
There is no transfer of practice, including observed and assessed practice, from a previously achieved Level 3 Award in Education and Training.
Trainee teachers who have achieved the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training can transfer twenty hours of practice and two hours of observed and assessed practice towards the practice requirements for the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.
Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations.
We recognise that reasonable adjustments or special considerations may be required at the time of assessment where:
- learners have a permanent disability or specific learning needs.
- learners have a temporary disability, medical condition or learning needs.
- learners are indisposed at the time of the assessment.
All learners undertaking the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) must undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT.