CHANGES TO THE LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA
6502 LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING – NOVEMBER 2013
WHAT WE WILL COVER Structure of the qualifications
Structure of the Level 5 Diploma Qualification requirements Mandatory and option units Staffing Observation of practice requirements
Level 3 Award in Education and Training
6502 QUALIFICATIONS Level 3 Award in Education and Training Available now to existing centres, through fast track approval Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training and Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training Available for delivery from 1st January 2014 Fast track approval for existing centres and qualification information available from 1st December 2013
AWARD, CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION & TRAINING
L3 Award -12 credits Mandatory 3 credits L3 Restricted Optional 9 credits L3 L4 Certificate - 36 credits Mandatory 21 credits L3 & L4 Optional 15 credits L3 & L4 L5 Diploma – 120 credits Mandatory 75 credits L4 & L5 Optional 45 credits L4 & L5 © CITY & GUILDS
LEVEL 5 STAND ALONE DIPLOMA
L5 Diploma standalone award English: Literacy Standalone 45 credits L5 English: ESOL Standalone 45 credits L5 Mathematics Standalone 45 credits L5 Disabled Learners Standalone 45 credits L5 Combined Literacy and ESOL 60 credits © CITY & GUILDS
Structure of the L5 DIPLOMA in Education and Training - 120 CREDITS
Mandatory 75 credits Level 5 & 5 Optional 45 credits Level 4 and 5 From a range of optional units available at levels,4 & 5. Some of these units include additional observation requirements L&D and Specialist option units are available. 20 credits at Level 4. This unit is the combined mandatory units from the Level 4 Certificate. 55 credits at Level 5 AND A minimum practice requirement of 100 hours teaching 8 assessed observations of teaching, four of which must demonstrate Grade 2 characteristics © CITY & GUILDS
TO ACHIEVE THE LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Candidates must achieve a minimum of 120 credits 75 credits must be achieved from the mandatory units Plus a minimum of 45 credits from optional units A minimum of 61 credits must be at Level 5 or above, therefore a minimum of 12 optional credits must be at level 5
Mandatory units There are four mandatory units, all of which are Education and Training Units Unit 426 contains the content of the mandatory units from the Level 4 Certificate These units are from Group A in the Rules of Combination UNIT NUMBER UNIT TITLE UNIT LEVEL CREDIT VALUE 426 Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training 4 20 501 Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training 5 502 Theories, principles and models in education and training 503 Wider professional practice and development in education ad training 15
OPTIONAL UNITS There are 36 optional units available at levels 4 and 5. The optional units are made up of Education & Training (E&T) units, Learning and Development (L&D) units, and a number of specialist units As achievement of the Diploma requires that a minimum of 61 credits must be at Level 5, a minimum of 12 optional credits must be at level 5. The units are in Group B in the Rules of Combination
LEVEL 5 REGISTRATION COMPLEXES
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION ROUTE Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (E&T Units only) Full Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (E&T, TAQA & L&D units) Unit 6502 -tbc
Staff delivering this qualification must have: A teaching or training qualification * Evidence of relevant teaching experience in an education or training context Access to appropriate guidance and support On-going participation in related programme quality assurance processes For delivery of the specialist optional units, staff must hold the relevant occupational qualifications and experience. * This does not include qualifications that only provide an introduction to teaching, for example the Level 3 Award in Education and Training or the Level 3 or Level 4 PTLLS awards. *
Additionally, for the L&D units, staff must: Have up-to-date working knowledge and experience of best practice in L&D. Be occupationally competent in what they are assessing. Hold a recognised assessor qualification. Have evidence of CPD activities Those undertaking observations of practice must: Be full members of the centre team, contributing to team and standardisation meetings etc. New team members must: Receive adequate induction, mentoring and monitoring for internal and external quality assurance purposes.
OBSERVATION OF TEACHING PRACTICE
The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training has a minimum practice requirement of 100 hours There are eight mandatory observations - observations should be appropriately spaced to take account of a trainee’s progress The eight mandatory observations are linked to the following mandatory units: Unit 426 – Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training Unit 501 – Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training. All observations must meet the required standard of practice
GRADING OF OBSERVED PRACTICE
All observations must now be graded in accordance with Ofsted guidelines. At least four hours of observed and assessed practice - in observations linked to the mandatory units - should demonstrate grade 2 characteristics. Any observations graded 4 (inadequate) should not be included in the total number of assessed observations, but should be recorded and developmental feedback provided to the trainee teacher/trainer. Some optional units have a requirement for observed practice. These must be in addition to the three mandatory observations.
ASSIGNMENTS AND ANSWER PACKS
City and Guilds have produced a set of assignments with suggested answers. The following units have example assignments: Mandatory units 426, 501, 502, 503 Optional units ; 423, 424; 504, 505, Please note: It is not mandatory for centres to use these example assignments Centres may devise their own assignments which must be approved by their QC and include all the Assessment Criteria. Assignments are made up of a variety of tasks, both academic and practical, to meet the learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units. A Portfolio of Teaching Evidence is required and is designed to be used across the whole qualification.
EXAMPLE ASSIGNMENT UNIT 501 TITLE
Below is an example of how the assignment looks in the assessment pack UNIT 501 TITLE Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training TASK A B C D EVIDENCE Report Investigative report Portfolio of teaching evidence Reflective account ACs COVERED 1.1, 1.2, 2.5, 6.1 3.1, 3.3 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.2 4.5, 5.5, 7.1 ,7.2
ASSIGNMENT FORMAT Most units require the demonstration of underpinning knowledge, practical application and evaluation or reflection. The assignments have been written to incorporate these main approaches to assessment, although at level 5, there is an emphasis on the higher level skills of analysis and evaluation. A synopsis of assignment for Unit 501 Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training, is given below and requires learners to: Produce a report which analyses pedagogical principles, evaluates innovative and creative approaches and to analyses how theories and principles have been applied Analyse theories of behaviour and their application in producing a safe learning environment and write their findings up in an investigate report Suggested answers are provided in the Answer Pack. The answers provided are not exhaustive but indicate the type of content required.
ASSIGNMENT FORMAT CONTINUED
Add evidence to their Portfolio of Teaching Evidence. The evidence can come from a wide range of sources, including planning documentation, resources, observation reports, etc. Write a reflective account which analyses their own approaches to understanding and applying models of learning, communication and assessment, and analyses their future needs as practitioners
KEY DELIVERY POINTS The mandatory units in the Level 4 Certificate becomes the Level 4 mandatory unit (Teaching, Learning & Assessment in Education and Training) at Level 5. Therefore if a learner has achieved the Level 4 Certificate, then Unit 426 does not have to be taken Unit 502 Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training, must be delivered before Unit 501 Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training. The three Level 5 mandatory units carry 20 credits which will impact on planning and assessment strategies for centres Specialist units in delivering English, Maths and ESOL can be taken as optional units but staff must be suitably qualified and experienced in these areas. Learning and Development units can be taken as optional units but staff must meet the assessment strategy for the L&D suite
FE INITIAL TEACHER TRAINING BURSARIES
ENTITLEMENTS FOR NON TEACHING/SUPPORT STAFF WITH A DEGREE WHO CURRENTLY WORK IN A COLLEGE OR INDEPENDENT (PRIVATE OR THIRD SECTOR) PROVIDER The government’s ambitions to raise young people’s achievement in English and maths includes new funding conditions from 2014/15 which will reinforce the requirement that, from 2013, students must continue to study English and maths if they did not acquire a grade C or above in those subjects at age 16. To help the FE sector develop the skills needed to deliver on this commitment to young people and to improve the quality of teaching of English and maths more widely across the sector, we have introduced a new Bursary scheme which encourages graduates with relevant degrees to train as specialist teachers of maths, English or SEN.
FE INITIAL TEACHER TRAINING BURSARIES
Any member of staff who is working in a college or independent provider who is not employed in a teaching capacity may be eligible for a bursary of up to £20k, so long as they hold a relevant degree; do not hold (or qualify to hold) QTS or QTLS; and are not currently undertaking any paid teaching work. This may include FE staff who are (for example) technicians, learning support assistants; and learning resource assistants. To qualify, a trainee must have a relevant degree with at least grade 2.2 to teach maths; and at least grade 2.1 to teach English, or to support learners with special education needs.
FE INITIAL TEACHER TRAINING BURSARIES
Trainees must train to teach through an eligible ITT course at Level 5 or above. These are offered by a number of providers on both a full and part time basis. The bursary will be paid by the course provider whilst the trainee is on the course. Full details of the bursary scheme, including detailed eligibility criteria and levels of payment can be found at: People requiring further information should contact the Education and Training Foundation helpline on
Teaching and Learning Support
TUTOR FORUM ASSIGNMENTS QUALIFICATION HANDBOOK UNIT PACK SPECIALIST ADVISER SUPPORT ‘ RECOMMENDED RESOURCES SMARTSCREEN
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