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Diploma in Management

The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training prepares trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts. It requires observation and assessment of practice.

 

About the course: Register for trial

Course Fee: £499 (plus £88 NCFE registraion fee, payable together)

Course Duration: 6 Months

Method of Study: Blended/distance learning

Qualification earned: Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) 601/1621/3

Awarding body: NCFE

Whats included: Our courses are designed to give you the flexibility to spend much more time in school and complete the theory element of the course at your own pace.

  

Training to suit you

 You may be familiar with traditional distance learning courses, but this innovation adopts a new generation methodology. You will benefit from a suite of online resources and tools that deliver your programme of study using the very latest in interactive technology. Selecting our courses will enhance the quality of your training. The extra school based contact will promote a more a consistent training experience and facilitate your transition from trainee to effective classroom practitioner.

  

Subject knowledge included

Our courses will enhance your level of subject knowledge prior to teaching in the classroom. You will be given access to a personal learning pathway that includes core resources in your specialist subject together with optional resources. Subject knowledge resources will include our bespoke interactive video lectures and associated resources.

 

24/7 support and guidance

We realise that busy lives can often mean out of hours study and for this reason we offer 24/7 first line support. The 24/7 support has typical turnaround times of less than 15 minutes and 90% of queries are dealt with by the support team without referral. Should your enquiry require redirecting to one of the tutor team, this will be conveyed to the appropriate member by the support team.

 

School-based training

We will work with your school to negotiate a partnership and develop your bespoke learning pathway.

 

A personal dedicated tutor

You will be able to communicate with your dedicated tutor in a number of ways including Skype, email, online forum, telephone and face to face if it is geographically feasible. You can also request a tutorial. In addition to this, your tutor team will be able to track your progress using our secure online system which enables the implementation of appropriate strategies to provide assistance in any area of need. This enables us to identify and meet any additional training needs.

 

Quarterly Seminars

Quarterly seminars from a team in the UK will conduct seminars, workshops and knowledge based lectures at key selected locations.

 

Overview

The three qualifications available offer a progressive development by level. These are competence based qualifications so there is a requirement for assessment in real work environment. The learner must therefore have a placement (or employment) in a school environment. It is not a strict requirement,  but it is recommended that the placement should be for the duration of the qualification, as these qualifications are for the members of the school workforce who directly support or are involved in the teaching and learning of pupils.

 

To be awarded the qualification you must achieve a minimum of 36 credits: 21 from the mandatory units and a minimum of 15 from the optional units. At least 21 credits must be at or above level 4.

 

Mandatory units:

1. Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training - H/505/0053 (3 credits, Level 3)

2. Delivering education and training - M/505/0122 (6 credits, Level 4)

3. Using resources for education and training - L/505/0127 (3 credits, Level 4)

4. Assessing learners in education and training - F/505/0125 (6 credits, Level 4)

5. Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training - A/505/1189 (3 credits, Level 4)

 

Optional units:

6. Assess occupational competence in the work environment - H/601/5314 (6 credits, Level 3)

7. Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding - F/601/5319 (6 credits, Level 3)

8. Develop and prepare resources for learning and development - A/502/9547 (6 credits, Level 4)

9. Develop learning and development programmes - M/502/9545 (6 credits, Level 4)

10. Engage learners in the learning and development process - F/502/9551 (6 credits, Level 3)

11. Engage with employers to develop and support learning provision - Y/502/9555 (6 credits, Level 3)

12. Engage with employers to facilitate workforce development - D/502/9556 (6 credits, Level 4)

13. Identify individual learning and development needs - K/502/9544 (3 credits, Level 3)

14. Identify the learning needs of organisations - H/502/9543 (6 credits, Level 4)

15. Internally assure the quality of assessment - A/601/5321 (6 credits, Level 4)

16. Manage learning and development in groups - A/502/9550 (6 credits, Level 4)

17. Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment - F/601/5322 (6 credits, Level 4)

18. Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment - T/601/5320 (6 credits, Level 4)

19. Analysing English language for literacy and language teaching - J/503/4850 (3 credits, Level 3)

20. Reading skills for literacy and language teaching - R/503/4852 (3 credits, Level 3)

21. Speaking and listening skills for literacy and language teaching - D/503/4854 (3 credits, level 3)

22. Writing skills for literacy and language teaching - K/503/4856 (3 credits, Level 3)

23. Using mathematics: personal and public life - A/503/4859 (6 credits, Level 3)

24. Using mathematics: professional and vocational contexts - F/503/4863 (6 credits, Level 3)

25. Using mathematics: academic subjects - T/503/4861 (6 credits, Level 3)

26. Action learning to support development of subject specific pedagogy - M/503/5376 (15 credits, Level 5)

27. Action research  - T/503/5380 (15 credits, Level 5)

28. Assessment and support for the recognition of prior learning through the accreditation of learning outcomes - F/505/0187 (6 credits, Level 3)

29. Delivering employability skills - M/505/1089 (6 credits, Level 4)

30. Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area - H/505/1090 (15 credits, Level 5)

31. Effective partnership working in the learning and teaching context - Y/503/5310 (15 credits, Level 4)

32. Equality and diversity - Y/503/5789 (6 credits, Level 4)

33. Evaluating learning programmes - K/505/1091 (3 credits, Level 3)

34. Inclusive practice - L/503/5384 (15 credits, Level 4)

35. Preparing for the coaching role - J/505/0188 (3 credits, Level 4)

36. Preparing for the mentoring role - L/505/0189 (3 credits, Level 4)

37. Preparing for the personal tutoring role - T/505/1093 (3 credits, Level 4)

38. Principles and practice of lipreading teaching - L/504/0231 (12 credits, Level 4)

39. Specialist delivery techniques and activities - R/504/0229 (9 credits, Level 4)

40. Teaching in a specialist area - J/505/1096 (15 credits, Level 4)

41. Understanding and managing behaviours in a learning environment - Y/505/1099 (6 credits, Level 4)

42. Working with the 14-19 age range in education and training - D/505/1105 (9 credits, Level 4)

43. Managing behaviours in a learning environment - M/505/3912 (6 credits, Level 5)

 

Eligibility criteria

All trainee teachers joining this qualification programme should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT. They should record their development needs and, where applicable, agree an action plan to address them. If trainees join the qualification programme having already undertaken an initial assessment of their English, mathematics and ICT skills, their record of development needs and any previous action taken to address them should be reviewed and updated as required.

Entry guidance

All trainee teachers joining this qualification programme should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT. They should record their development needs and, where applicable, agree an action plan to address them. If trainees join the qualification programme having already undertaken an initial assessment of their English, mathematics and ICT skills, their record of development needs and any previous action taken to address them should be reviewed and updated as required. The minimum core of literacy, language, numeracy and ICT details the knowledge, understanding and personal skills in English, mathematics and ICT expected of all teachers in the sector. The minimum core document comprises three sections:

  • language and literacy
  • numeracy
  • information and communication technology (ICT)

 

 

Certification

On successful completion you will receive the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training qualification awarded by the UK's NCFE.

Assessment

Each candidate is required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of 100% of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. Learning outcomes and assessment criteria specify what each candidate has to achieve. The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include:

  • assessor observation – completed observational checklists and related action plans
  • witness testimony
  • candidate’s proof of work
  • worksheets
  • assignments/projects/reports
  • record of professional discussion
  • record of oral and written questioning
  • candidate and peer reports
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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