About the course
The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training prepares trainee teachers and trainers to teach in a wide range of contexts.
To achieve the qualification, there is a requirement for teaching practice that requires observation and assessment of performance.
The qualification can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers and trainers, including:
*Individuals who are not currently teaching and training but who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements of the qualification
*Individuals who are currently teaching and training, including those who have just begun teaching and training and who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements, of the qualification
*Individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification and who can meet the practice requirements,including the observed and assessed practice, of the qualification.
This two year qualification will equip all those who wish to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (16+) and replaces the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Life Long Sector (DTLLS).
The programme consists of mandatory and optional 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 practice across the two years.
There must be a minimum of 8 observations completed during the two years.
See the BTEC website for full course specification.
Overseas students should demostarted IELTS 6.5 or higher.
What you'll learn (core modules)
Number of mandatory credits that must be achieved 75
Number of optional credits that must be achieved 45
Minimum number of credits that must be achieved at Level 5 or above 61
Teaching practice hours 100
- Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training Teaching
- Learning and Assessment in Education and Training Theories
- Principles and Models in Education and Training
- Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training
How will I be assessed?
The overall grade for the qualification is a 'pass'.
The learner must achieve all the required units as indicated in the specified qualification structure.
To pass a unit the learner must:
Achieve all the specified learning outcomes
Satisfy all the assessment criteria by providing sufficient and valid evidence for each criterion
Show that the evidence is their own.
The course comprises mandatory and optional units which are assessed using a range of methods. These can be written essay/reports, peer observations, professional dicussions, reflective journal entries and presentations.
A significant percentage of study and assignment completion will be done independently.
Learning support which includes academic study skills is available.
Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)
West Suffolk College
Where will this course take me?
Successful completion of the L5 Diploma allows trainees to progress to Professional Formation; a process that will enable QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills).
See the Society for Education and Training website for full details on QTLS and eligibility
How much will it cost?
If you need help with funding
Funding may be available via student finance
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Days & times
Tuesday 17:30 - 20:30