Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) (Former DTLLS) Online
The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) qualification is regulated by Ofqual.
The 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 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. The Level 5 Diploma in Education and training allows and qualifies you to work in the lifelong learning sector in a full teaching position within further education as well as in some secondary schools. With this certification you are able to apply for your Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS).
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
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 Progression
- Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy and Functional Mathematics
- Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Disabled Learners.
Course Content Explained
The duration of the course is approximately 6-12 months. Students will be required to have access to 100 hours of teaching practice whilst on the course, if you have done any teaching in the past 3 months we may be able to take this into consideration. You will also be observed for a minimum of 1 hour during your course on 8 separate occasions, we can come to your location for these at no extra cost. Alternatively you can be observed by one of your colleagues but they must be suitably qualified.
There are 7 units within the course, these include :
Continuing personal and professional development
Curriculum development for inclusive practice
Wider professional practice
Enabling learning through assessment
Applying theories and principles for planning and enabling inclusive learning and teaching
You can also gain credits by completing Optional Units, examples of these are :
Action learning for teaching in a specialist area of disability
Delivering employability skills
Effective partnership working in the learning and teaching context
Please note that if this qualification may also be called a PGCE or a Cert Ed if awarded by a university.