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Level 5 Education & Training – Diploma

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Information about this Course

Study Type
Higher Education

Course Area
Early Years & Education

Skills, Knowledge And Behaviours
Skills, knowledge and Behaviours required for this sector: • Excellent communication skills • A good role model • Passion for learning and have high expectations • Follow professional standards and ethical boundaries • Value and promote equality, diversity and opportunity.

Entry Requirements
GCSE 4 or above in English, Maths or similar, or be working towards these qualifications. A Level 3 award in Education and Training or equivalent qualification. A minimum of 100 hours of teaching throughout the duration of the programme. This must be evidenced and guaranteed before enrolment.

Course Information
This course is aimed at developing Teaching Practitioners and promotes Professional Codes of Practice within the industry. It is delivered in a student centred and practical way that equips people to teach in the ever changing climate of education and training. The course includes a variety of approaches and strategies for effective and inclusive teaching, learning and assessment. The course is taught holistically with a number of master classes to develop the knowledge required. Observations of teaching assess and support the development of the essential skills and behaviours required by the sector. The nationally recognised qualification consists of four mandatory units equalling 75 credits, plus the three additional units of: • Action research • Teaching in a specialist area • Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area.

Through a range of practical activities, written assignments, presentations, creation of educational resources, a minimum of eight observations over the duration of the course and production of a portfolio of reflective journal activities.

Candidates will need a regular teaching or training commitment over the two year period of the course. You will need to show that you have a total of 100 hours in the classroom. It is important to secure teaching hours before embarking on this programme as it is an integral part of the course. Additional Costs What you can expect from us All of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures, tutorials, seminars, and teaching facilities. You will also have access to some support and services: • A range of student services – advisors and careers service • The LRC services are free for students and there are some e-resources available. You may become liable for fines if you don’t return items on time • Open access IT spaces, wi-fi across the campuses • Access to support from our Careers Service. Costs • Some core textbooks may be required although many are able to be borrowed from the LRC • General stationery and other supplies such as presentation materials • Photocopying and printing (note: a hard copy of each assessment to be submitted is required) • The library is charged for the Inter Library Loans service – we pass this cost on directly to our customers • Travel to, from and between Fareham and Chichester University • Gym membership • Educational Visits, students may be required to pay towards the cost • If you require a Diagnostic Assessment for a Specific Learning Difficulty such as Dyslexia, the college may be able to assist you in arranging this. You will be required to pay for this assessment. • Graduation: It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Graduands must wear academic dress. Academic dress, guest tickets and photography are additional costs payable by the student. Courses that work with vulnerable people may require a DBS enhanced disclosure check. Often your employer will organise this for you but if you are completing a placement this will cost about £44.

There are several progression opportunities including: Further higher educational teaching qualifications Employment in teaching Educational support roles. This qualification can support gaining QTLS status issued by the Education and Training Foundation. Please refer to their website for further details.