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Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET)

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a teaching qualification designed for those that are teaching and those that wish to teach. On successful completion of this qualification candidates will take an analytical and practical approach to all aspects of planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning. Furthermore candidates will apply principles and theories in education and training to their teaching practice. Candidates will have a detailed understanding of how legislative polices and diversity influence the practices in the teaching sector. Candidates will also professionally develop therefore improving the quality of their teaching and assessing in their work environment.  

This qualification is nationally recognised as equivalent to the PGCE and the Certed.

Awarding body: 

City and Guilds

How can I get a Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) status?

Candidates on successful completion of the course can progress onto claiming their Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status which is equivalent to the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through professional formation via the Society for Education and Training.  

Visit the Society for Education and Training website for more information on the status equivalence.

QTLS and QTS status will enable candidates to teach in schools as well as further and higher institutions as set out by the statutory instrument 2012 No. 431. 

Other useful link:

http://www.feadvice.org.uk/  

How will I be assessed?

Candidates will be assessed through coursework units (see list below), work placement observations and a teaching portfolio which documents 100 hours of teaching practice carried out throughout the duration of the course. 

The units below make up the 120 credits that are required for the full qualification. The below outcomes are those set out by City and Guilds from the qualification handbook.

Unit 426 Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training

Unit 426 focuses on candidates gaining an understanding of the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training. Candidates will learn how to use initial and diagnostic assessment to agree individual learning goals with learners as well as how to plan inclusive teaching and learning. Candidates will at the end of this unit be able to create and maintain a safe, inclusive teaching and learning environment, be able to deliver inclusive teaching and learning, be able to assess learning in education and training, be able to implement expectations of the minimum core in planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning and able to evaluate own practice in planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning.

Unit 502 Theories, principles and models in education and training

Unit 502 is focused on learners gaining an understanding of the application of principles, theories and models of communication of learning in education and training. Candidates will also gain an understanding of the application of theories, principles, models of assessment and models of curriculum development in education and training. Candidates will gain an understanding of the application of theories and models of reflection and evaluation to reviewing own practice.

Unit 501 Develop teaching, learning and assessment in education and training

Unit 501 focuses on learners investigating practice in own area of specialism. Candidates at the end of this unit will be able to apply principles, theories and models of learning communication and assessment to planning inclusive teaching and learning. Candidates will be able to apply theories of behaviour management to their teaching to establish and maintain a safe inclusive teaching and learning environment. Furthermore candidates will be able to implement expectations of the minimum core in planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning and be able to apply theories and models of reflection and evaluation to the evaluation of own practices in planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning.

Unit 503 Wider professional practice and development in education and training

Unit 503 is focused on candidates gaining an understanding of professionalism and the influence of professional values in education and training. Candidates will gain an understanding of the policy context and organisational context of education and training. Candidates will also gain an understanding of the impact of accountability to stakeholders and external bodies on education and training. Candidates will be able to contribute to the quality improvement and quality assurance arrangements of own organisation.

Unit 506 Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area

Unit 506 focuses on candidates gaining an understanding of the legal requirements, purpose and use of resources in own specialist area. Candidates by the end of this unit will be able to develop and use inclusive resources in own specialist area. Candidates will understand how to organise and enable access to resources.  Candidates will be able to evaluate own practice in relation to development and use of resources in own specialist area.  

Unit 516 Understanding theories and frameworks for teaching disabled learners

Unit 516 will focuses on learners gaining an understanding of key theories and research which inform the teaching and learning of disabled young people and adults. Candidates will gain an understanding of factors influencing inclusive practice for disabled learners and the impact of policy and regulatory frameworks on provision for disabled young people and adults. Candidate will also gain an understanding of the factors that influence the curriculum for disabled young people and adults and how to work with others to support the needs of disabled learners.

Unit 417 Inclusive practice

Unit 417 will focus on learners gaining an understanding of factors which influence learning and the impact of policy and regulatory frameworks on inclusive practice. Candidates will also gaining an understanding of how to create and maintain an inclusive learning environment and the roles and responsibilities relating to inclusive practice.

 

How do I apply or enquire about the course?

Those that want to apply for the course can complete the online application form or contact us by post, telephone or email. Those that want to enquire further can contact us by post, telephone or email.

Address:

London School of Academics
CEME
Marsh Way, Rainham
Essex
RM13 8EU
 

Telephone:

0208 5967 036 or 0800 002 5427

Email:

sheila@londonschoolofacademics.com

 

Key Course Information 

Entry requirements:

  • Candidates must be age 19 or above
  • Candidates must have an O Level Maths and English (A-C) or GCSE in Maths and English (a-c) or Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy Equivalent
  • Candidates must have access to teaching practice
  • Candidates must have one of the following:

-UK degree with the Grade 1st class, 2.1. or 2.2

-Overseas qualification with a UK NARIC

- Three Level 3 Qualifications in subject specialism

-Two Level 4 Qualifications in subject specialism

 

Study level:

5

Course length:

One year

Course fees:

£6000 (Student finance avaliable)

Next intake:

September and January

For further information on the course please go to: 

 http://www.cityandguilds.com/courses-and-qualifications/learning/teaching/6502-education-and-training/level-5   

Admissions policy

London School of Academics is committed to ensuring a fair process is operated when recruiting and selecting candidates for the qualifications we offer. To achieve a fair process, the college works in accordance to the UK Quality Code (Part B: Expectation B2). The following sets out the stages of the college admissions process.

Stage One: Initial Contact

All candidates interested in studying the programme are required to call the office to indicate their interest in studying the programme. Where they are interested in applying for the programme of study they will be required to undergo a phone interview where questions will be asked on the candidate`s interest for doing the course and on the entry requirements (stated below).

Entry requirements as set out by City and Guilds and London School of Academics:

  • Candidates must be age 19 or above
  • Candidates must have an O Level Maths and English (A-C) or GCSE in Maths and English (A-C) or Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy Equivalent
  • Candidates must have access to teaching practice
  • Candidates must have one of the following:

-UK degree with the Grade 1st class, 2.1. or 2.2

-Overseas qualification with a UK NARIC

-Three Level 3 Qualifications in subject specialism

-Two Level 4 Qualifications in subject specialism

Following a successful phone interview, the admissions team will inform the candidate of the next available Open day where the candidate can visit the college. In the event that the candidate wants to formally apply for the programme of study they will be interviewed on the day of their visit and must bring with them relevant certificates, a passport and where possible a teaching place letter. Candidates that require special arrangements when they attend the Open day should inform the admissions team personnel before visiting the college.

Stage Two: Open Day

The second stage of the admissions process involves candidates attending an Open day where they can be given a tour of the college campus. They will be informed of the college mission, programme of study details including duration, unit break down, entry requirements, support available and environment. In addition, they will meet the teaching team, alumni and current learners where available. At the Open day as mentioned in Stage One, a candidate can choose to apply for the programme of study. This will involve a face to face interview and the completion of an enrolment form as well as a subject based initial assessment. All interviewers use a standardised interviewing check lists to ensure fairness of process and will request to see documentation to verify candidate qualifications.

Documentation includes:

·         Original passport (for photocopying)

·         Original certificates including Level 2 in literacy and numeracy (for photocopying)

·         Confirmation of teaching placement

·         UK NARIC for those with overseas qualifications

·         Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) (for photocopying)

Stage Three: Presentation

Following the completion of the second stage, candidates which meet the entry requirements will be invited to deliver a 10-15 minute research presentation on a provided educational theorist. Candidates must use a PowerPoint presentation designed by themselves. Candidates will be assessed on their ability to research, the presentation of their findings, use of ICT and the manner by which they present. Presentations will be observed by members of the admissions team. To ensure a fair observation an observation report is to be completed, this sets out the criteria by which candidates are assessed. The admissions team observers provide candidates with feedback following their presentation. In the event that the admission team observers have the opinion that a second opportunity to present should be given, this can be granted.

Stage Four: Review

Following application for the programme of study the admissions team will consider all applications by reviewing all enrolment forms, initial assessments, interview scripts, observation reports and the feedback from interviewers as well as the observers. The selection of candidates for entry onto the course of study will be based on entry requirements as well as merit, ability and potential which is measured by academic achievements, commitment and attitude. This stage could take up to a maximum of three weeks depending on the volume of candidates making applications. Candidate applications are also considered in line with the Fitness to Practise Procedure under the Policies and Information tab of the college website.

Stage Five: Feedback

The fifth stage involves the admissions team communicating the outcome of the fourth stage to each candidate. Candidates will be informed of whether they have been accepted on a conditional or unconditional offer or refused entry onto the programme of study as unsuccessful. Candidates will receive the college`s decision through a phone call and email, where necessary a letter.

Accepted candidates

Where a candidate is accepted onto the programme of study they will be given an unconditional or conditional offer.

Unconditional offer: this results in the candidate being accepted without any conditions to fulfil. They will be booked to attend their Final Admissions Meeting and Fee completion. If information requested is not provided during the initial stages, then an opportunity is given to provide the information/evidence at the Final Admissions Meeting.

Conditional Offer: Candidates who are not successful, however are still potential are given a conditional offer, they will be advised on how to meet the criteria to be successful. 

Refused Candidates:

Unsuccessful candidates not meeting the criteria will be notified by the recruitment officers. Where a candidate is refused entry onto the programme of study they will be informed of the reasons for refuse and are entitled to make an application for entry for the next intake.

Stage Six: Final Admissions Meeting and Fees Completion

Candidates accepted onto the programme of study will be invited to a meeting with the admissions team to present any outstanding documentation and register for the programme of study. Registration involves the payment of £250 (card payment of full amount). During this meeting assistance can be provided where a candidate wants to apply for Student Finance however this can only be done after registration onto the programme of study. Prospective learners are also asked at this stage to provide evidence of teaching placement. Following registration, the college will keep the candidate updated with information regarding the start of the programme of study and induction day.

Candidates must note that in the event false documentation, information (including inaccurate information) are presented and/or there are concerns with DBS checks the Director of the reserves the right to retract the offer of entry onto the programme of study and where registration fee has been paid this would be non-refundable.

All documentation and data collected will be kept in accordance to the Data Protection Act 1998. The college must see originals and keep copies of the following:

  • Original certificates (these will be photo copied)
  • Passport (this will be photo copied)
  • DBS copy

Where a candidate does not have a DBS, the college will require them candidate to undergo a full DBS check to ensure that they are fit to practise in the sector of teaching as convictions could result in the barring of a candidate from teaching (Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006). There will be a fee for a full DBS check.

Appeal procedure

In the event a candidate is refused acceptance on the programme of study they can appeal the decision on the grounds that documentation was not properly considered, the interview was appropriately conducted and circumstances have changed (including the meeting of entry requirements. The following details the procedure for an appeal.

1.      The candidate must within seven days from the decision communicated to them put in writing their intention to appeal a decision including the relevant grounds with any evidence to support and email it to the Director of the college at sheila@londonschoolofacademics.com

2.      The Director will consider the appeal with the admissions team reviewing the grounds and evidence within seven working days.

3.      A written response will be provided to the candidate appealing through email. The Director of the college decision is final.

Complaint procedure

In the event a candidate wants to make a complaint about the admissions process they must in written communication (email) state the grounds of the complaint and the resolution sought. Complaints will only be considered if made within seven days from the cause of concern. The complaint must be emailed to the Director of the college at sheila@londonschoolofacademics.com.

Once the complaint has been received the College Director will investigate the grounds of the complaint within 10 working days and appropriate action will be taken to resolve the issue. A resolution to the complaint will be communicated to the candidate through email within 10 working days from when the complaint was received. The resolution decision reached by the Director of the College is final.

Induction process

To ensure the transition from candidate to learner all those registered on the programme of study must attend an induction day. If a candidate fails to attend an induction day their registration cancelled and they will lose their place on the programme unless a valid reason is given with attendance of an alternative induction day.

On the induction day learners will be informed of policies, the college`s procedures, expectations from the college and what learners can expect from the college. Learners will meet the teaching team and their peers. They will also complete initial assessment including the writing of a contextual statement. 

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  • London School of Academics
  • CEME Campus
  • Marsh Way
  • Rainham
  • Essex
  • RM13 8EU
  • T: 0208 596 7036
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