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The Diploma in Education and Training is a Level 5 accredited teaching qualification. The course will enable you to teach any subject which you have a qualification in and also apply for your QTLS which is equivalent to qualified teacher status.
It prepares trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts and requires observation and assessment of practice. Teaching practice is a requirement of the qualification.
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
The course is assessed through a mix of assignments and teaching practice, you will need to have access to 100 hours of teaching practice and have eight of these observed.
All units have a specified number of credits allocated to them. We deliver four mandatory units and three optional units. The minimum number of credits that need to be achieved are 120.
You are required to cover 100 hours of teaching practice. Within these 100 hours, you must produce 8 hours of observations of your teaching practice.
There are four mandatory units:
- Developing teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training (65 GLH 20 credits)
The aim of this unit is to give the learner knowledge, understanding and skills relating to teaching, learning and assessment in education and training. This unit relies heavily on the learner being able to review their own skills and understanding through reflecting on their teaching in a practical context – based on the planning, delivering and assessing of inclusive teaching and learning in a specialist area. (This specialism can be further developed through the selection of appropriate optional units). The learner must demonstrate their ability to create and maintain an inclusive learning environment and then to evaluate their own teaching in order to develop their practice.
- Teaching, learning and Assessment in Education and Training (65 GLH 20 credits)
The aim of this unit is to give the learner knowledge, understanding and skills relating to teaching, learning and assessment in education and training. The unit aims to develop the learner’s understanding of the principles and practices underpinning practical skills. Underpinning the understanding of teaching and learning is an understanding of the role and responsibilities of a teacher in education and training. This understanding helps the learner to appreciate their role in relation to their learners and other professionals when negotiating and agreeing individual learning goals.
- Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training (60 GLH 20 credits)
The aim of the unit is to give learners underpinning knowledge and understanding to help in the development of their own practice in education and training.The unit addresses the importance of understanding the role of communication so that the learner is better equipped to deliver effectively. The unit also addresses the underpinning knowledge needed to create approaches to assessment that meet learner and assessment needs. Through developing an understanding of theories and models influencing curriculum development the learner is able to relate them to their own area of specialism. Through developing an understanding and ability to apply theories and models of reflection the learner will be in a better position to use the skills in the evaluation and improvement of their practice.
- Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training (50 GLH, 15 credits)
The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to understand and apply the concept of professionalism, and dual professionalism, in order to promote wider professional practice in education and training. Based on an understanding of professional values the learner will be able to appreciate influences on their practice, in an area of specialism, determining their role and responsibilities. The unit gives learners the opportunity to develop an understanding of the social, political and economic factors that influence policy and the impact that policy has on their curriculum and practice. The unit also encourages learners to explore the impact of organisational processes and procedures, including those resulting from increasing accountability to stakeholders and external bodies.
In order to obtain the qualification, you need to have 120 credits, MKLC has selected the following units to enable you to cover the remaining credits, these are chosen to be beneficial to your teaching practice
- Action Research (50 GLH, 15 credits)
This unit aims to enable learners to carry out action research in an area of professional practice. The unit helps learners to understand the nature and purpose of action research, conducting action research and presenting the outcomes. The unit also involves evaluating own practice in relation to action research.
- Developing, Using and Organising Resources in Education and Training (50 GLH, 15 credits)
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop, use and organise resources in the lifelong learning sector. The unit covers the purpose, development and use of resources, how to organise them and enable access to others. It also covers legal requirements, responsibilities relating to resources and evaluating own practice in their development and use.
- Teaching in a Specialist Area (50 GLH, 15 credits)
The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ knowledge and skills in relation to teaching in a specialist area. The unit includes consideration of the aims and philosophy of education and training in a specialist area and the aims and structure of key qualifications and learning programme qualifications available. It also looks at curriculum issues, inclusive learning and teaching, and evaluating and improving own practice in a specialist area.
When you begin your course, you will be allocated a tutor and provided with access to our online Moodle site, you will then be able to work through the course at times suited to you, we are here to help guide and support you through. All assignments are uploaded to the Moodle site, this is a straight forward process, but we also provide guides or you can call us for assistance if required.
Who is this course for?
This course is suited to anyone over 19 who is interested in looking to obtain an accredited teaching qualification.
The DET 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.
- No prior teaching qualification is required
- Access to 100 hours of teaching
- Where possible someone with at least a Level 5 teaching qualification for the 8 hours observations, however if you do not have access to someone, please contact us and we will see how we can assist you
- Working at Level 2 in English and Mathematics
- Basic ICT skills (the course is online using our Moodle site, the level of skill set is just basic Microsoft office and able to upload attachments)
Teacher or trainer in any industry or subject matter at the Level below which you hold a qualification for, i.e. if you have a Level 4 in History, you can teach up to Level 3.
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