Diploma in Education and Training
Level 5

Course Overview

This qualification is for a range of individuals including those inservice who need a teaching qualification to confirm occupational competence. It covers the fundamentals of teaching, learning and assessment.

As part of this course, you are required to complete 100 hours of teaching/training therefore the roles of those who typically attend often include; teacher, trainer or tutor within a Further Education, adult/community learning centre or other training providers including those delivering work-based training in the prison service, community, public or private organisations. It is also suitable for those who may be carrying out unpaid voluntary work in one of the roles listed above.

The course covers aspects such as; the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training and how you can plan to meet the individual needs of learners in education and training.  It also considers how to deliver teaching or training and what resources you might use to help and how to assess that learning has taken place.

You should be aged 19 years or over, suitably qualified at Level 3 and/or experienced in the subject you intend to teach. A current DBS will also be required. Evidence of achieving Level 2 Maths and English (or equivalent) is advisable.

Assessment includes written assignments, group activities, presentations, teaching observations and peer assessment.

Completion of the course and further teaching and professional experience allows individuals to progress and apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.

Covid-19 has challenged the delivery of all educational and professional programmes.   The University of Sunderland have established emergency professional standards which have helped us to develop an effective approach to your programme of study. This will include a blend of face-to-face and online teaching.

Our experience has shown that this method opens new learning opportunities for all, enabling you to develop graduate skills such as time management, self-care and workload prioritisation, with support from the academic team and the wider University services available to you.

Theoretical lectures and pre-session reading will be delivered and made available via Microsoft Teams.

In the meantime, please contact the Programme Leader if we can offer any further guidance.

Programme leader contact: Douglas Hallam

Programme leader contact details: douglas.hallam@tynemet.ac.uk

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