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Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET)

About the qualification:

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a teaching qualification designed for those that are teaching and those that wish to teach. On successful completion of this qualification, candidates will take an analytical and practical approach to all aspects of planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning. Furthermore, candidates will apply principles and theories in education and training to their teaching practice. Candidates will have a detailed understanding of how legislative policies and diversity influence the practices in the teaching sector. Candidates will also professionally develop therefore improving the quality of their teaching and assessing in their work environment.  

This qualification is nationally recognised as equivalent to the PGCE and the Certed.

Careers this qualification can lead to:

Teachers and trainers across the education sector

Awarding body: 

City and Guilds are the awarding body for this qualification therefore upon successful completion you will receive a certificate from them applied for through us. You will receive upon successful completion of this qualification a certificate which states the title of this qualification (Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training) and a script of the units you have successfully achieved. In the event of unsuccessful completion, a script will be provided detailing successful units completed. 

How can I get a Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) status?

Candidates on successful completion of the course can progress onto claiming their Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status which is equivalent to the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through professional formation via the Society for Education and Training.  

Visit the Society for Education and Training website for more information on the status equivalence.

QTLS and QTS status will enable candidates to teach in schools as well as further and higher institutions as set out by the statutory instrument 2012 No. 431. 

Other useful link:

http://www.feadvice.org.uk/  

How will I be assessed?

Candidates will be assessed through coursework units (see list below), work placement observations and a teaching portfolio which documents 100 hours of teaching practice carried out throughout the duration of the course. 

The units below make up the 120 credits that are required for the full qualification. Units are graded pass or refer. The below outcomes are those set out by City and Guilds from the qualification handbook.

Unit 426 Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training

Unit 426 focuses on candidates gaining an understanding of the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training. Candidates will learn how to use initial and diagnostic assessment to agree individual learning goals with learners as well as how to plan inclusive teaching and learning. Candidates will at the end of this unit be able to create and maintain a safe, inclusive teaching and learning environment, be able to deliver inclusive teaching and learning, be able to assess learning in education and training, be able to implement expectations of the minimum core in planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning and able to evaluate own practice in planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning.

Unit 502 Theories, principles and models in education and training

Unit 502 is focused on learners gaining an understanding of the application of principles, theories and models of communication of learning in education and training. Candidates will also gain an understanding of the application of theories, principles, models of assessment and models of curriculum development in education and training. Candidates will gain an understanding of the application of theories and models of reflection and evaluation to reviewing own practice.

Unit 501 Develop teaching, learning and assessment in education and training

Unit 501 focuses on learners investigating practice in own area of specialism. Candidates at the end of this unit will be able to apply principles, theories and models of learning communication and assessment to planning inclusive teaching and learning. Candidates will be able to apply theories of behaviour management to their teaching to establish and maintain a safe inclusive teaching and learning environment. Furthermore candidates will be able to implement expectations of the minimum core in planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning and be able to apply theories and models of reflection and evaluation to the evaluation of own practices in planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning.

Unit 503 Wider professional practice and development in education and training

Unit 503 is focused on candidates gaining an understanding of professionalism and the influence of professional values in education and training. Candidates will gain an understanding of the policy context and organisational context of education and training. Candidates will also gain an understanding of the impact of accountability to stakeholders and external bodies on education and training. Candidates will be able to contribute to the quality improvement and quality assurance arrangements of own organisation.

Unit 506 Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area

Unit 506 focuses on candidates gaining an understanding of the legal requirements, purpose and use of resources in own specialist area. Candidates by the end of this unit will be able to develop and use inclusive resources in own specialist area. Candidates will understand how to organise and enable access to resources.  Candidates will be able to evaluate own practice in relation to development and use of resources in own specialist area.  

Unit 516 Understanding theories and frameworks for teaching disabled learners

Unit 516 will focus on learners gaining an understanding of key theories and research which inform the teaching and learning of disabled young people and adults. Candidates will gain an understanding of factors influencing inclusive practice for disabled learners and the impact of policy and regulatory frameworks on provision for disabled young people and adults. Candidate will also gain an understanding of the factors that influence the curriculum for disabled young people and adults and how to work with others to support the needs of disabled learners.

Unit 417 Inclusive practice

Unit 417 will focus on learners gaining an understanding of factors which influence learning and the impact of policy and regulatory frameworks on inclusive practice. Candidates will also be gaining an understanding of how to create and maintain an inclusive learning environment and the roles and responsibilities relating to inclusive practice.

Note that Unit 503, Unit 506, Unit 516 and Unit 417 are chosen optional units provided as part of this qualification. Candidates are to refer to the Unit Selection Procedure for the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training for more information, this can be located on our "Policies and Information" website page or through this link: http://www.londonschoolofacademics.com/policies-and-forms.php .  

Qualification units are delivered by a team which consists of lecturers with many years of teaching experience. Senior lecturers part of our delivery team have over 25 years of experience delivering teacher training courses, they delivered the previous teacher training qualification titled the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Senior lecturers on this qualification are Sheila Singh and Soni Singh. Our team all have a teaching background and teaching qualifications. Additionally, they come from a variety of academic backgrounds which include that of Education, Law, English, and Business. 

Where do I study?

We are located at CEME Campus, therefore, this would be the premise by which you will attend lectures. The Campus has step-free access, lifts and disabled toilets. 

Key Qualification Information

Entry requirements:

  • Candidates must be age 19 or above.
  • Candidates must have an O Level Maths and English (A-C) or GCSE in Maths and English (A-C) or Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy, or equivalent. Evidence must be shown.
  • Candidates must have access to teaching practice (Early Years and Nursery placements are not appropriate for this qualification).

Candidates must have one of the following:

  • UK Degree
  • Overseas qualification equivalent to a Degree or Masters with a UK NARIC
  • Three Level 3 Qualifications in subject specialism
  • Two Level 4 Qualifications in subject specialism

Study level:

5

Qualification Credit Value:

120

Qualification Guided Learning Hours:

Self-study time over the duration of the qualification:

Total qualification hours:

 

360-495

 

705

 

1200

Teaching Practice Hours:

100

Qualification delivery:

One full day of compulsory attendance. Additional days of tutorials

Qualification length:

40 weeks (academic term time)

Qualification fees:

£6000 in total (student finance available subject to eligibility)

The above amount is to be paid over three terms

Registration fee:

£250 payable before the start of the qualification as all candidates must be registered with City and Guilds.

Other costs likely to incur:

DBS

Personal study materials, such as books

Next intake:

September and January

For further information on the qualification please go to:

 http://www.cityandguilds.com/courses-and-qualifications/learning/teaching/6502-education-and-training/level-5   

How to contact us?

Address:

London School of Academics

CEME
Marsh Way, Rainham
Essex

RM13 8EU

Telephone:

0208 5967 036 or 0800 002 5427

Email:

info@londonschoolofacademics.com

 

Admissions Policy

London School of Academics is committed to ensuring a fair process is operated when recruiting and selecting candidates for the qualifications we offer. To achieve a fair process, we work in accordance with the UK Quality Code (Part B: Expectation B2). The following sets out the stages of the qualification admissions process.

Stage One: Initial Contact

All candidates interested in studying the qualification are required to call the office to indicate their interest in studying it. Where they are interested in applying for the qualification they will be required to undergo a phone interview where questions will be asked on the candidate`s interest for doing the course and on the entry requirements (stated below).

Entry requirements as set out by City and Guilds and London School of Academics:

•    Candidates must be age 19 or above.

•    Candidates must have an O Level Maths and English (A-C) or GCSE in Maths and English (A-C) or Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy, or equivalent. Evidence must be shown.

•    Candidates must have access to teaching practice (Early Years and Nursery placements are not appropriate for this qualification).

Candidates must have one of the following:

•    UK Degree

•    Overseas qualification equivalent to a Degree or Masters with a UK NARIC

•    Three Level 3 Qualifications in subject specialism

•    Two Level 4 Qualifications in subject specialism

Following a successful phone interview, the admissions team will inform the candidate of the next available Open day where the candidate can visit the College. In the event that the candidate wants to apply for the qualification formally, they will be interviewed on the day of their visit and must bring with them relevant certificates, a passport and where possible a teaching placement letter. Candidates that require special arrangements when they attend the Open day should inform the admissions team personnel before visiting.

Stage Two: Open Day

The second stage of the admissions process involves candidates attending an Open day where they can be given a tour of our campus. They will be informed of our mission, qualification details including duration, unit break down, entry requirements, support available and environment. In addition, they will meet the teaching team, alumni and current learners where available. At the Open day as mentioned in Stage One, a candidate can choose to apply for the qualification. This will involve a face to face interview and the completion of an enrolment form, a subject based initial assessment and a Health questionnaire. All interviewers use a standardised interviewing checklist to ensure fairness of the process and will request to see documentation to verify candidate qualifications.

Documentation includes:

·         Original passport (for photocopying)

·         Original certificates including English and Maths (O Level Maths and English (A-C) or GCSE in   Maths and English (A-C) or Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy or equivalent). Note this is for photocopying.

·         Confirmation of teaching placement

·         UK NARIC for those with overseas qualifications (for photocopying)

.         A passport size photo

·         Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) (for photocopying) or update service number

Stage Three: Presentation, academic reference request and teaching placement evidence request

Following the completion of the second stage, candidates who meet the entry requirements will be invited to deliver a 10-15 minute research presentation on a provided educational theorist. Candidates must use a PowerPoint presentation designed by themselves. Candidates will be assessed on their ability to research, the presentation of their findings, use of ICT and the manner by which they present. Presentations will be observed by members of the admissions team. To ensure a fair observation an observation report is completed, this sets out the criteria by which candidates are assessed. The admissions team observers provide candidates with feedback following their presentation. In the event that the admission team observers have the opinion that a second opportunity to present should be given, this can be granted.

Where candidates meet observation criteria successfully they will be requested to provide an academic reference to the admissions team within 14 days, in the event that an academic reference cannot be provided within this time frame candidates will not receive an unconditional offer as this will be pending. In the event that a reference cannot be provided this will be considered during the fourth stage of the admissions process including the candidate's reasons for such.

Candidates are also asked at this stage to provide evidence of teaching placement.

Stage Four: Review

Following the application for the qualification, the admissions team will consider all applications by reviewing all enrolment forms, initial assessments, interview scripts, observation reports and the feedback from interviewers as well as the observers. The selection of candidates for entry onto the course of study will be based on entry requirements as well as merit, ability and potential which is measured by academic achievements, commitment and attitude. This stage could take up to a maximum of three weeks depending on the volume of candidates applying. Candidate applications are also considered in line with the Fitness to Practise Procedure under the Policies and Information tab of our website.

Stage Five: Feedback

The fifth stage involves the admissions team communicating the outcome of the fourth stage to each candidate. Successful candidates will be informed of whether they have been accepted on a conditional or unconditional offer through an offer letter. Unsuccessful candidates will be contacted through a phone or email, and/or a letter where necessary.

Accepted candidates

Where a candidate is accepted onto the qualification they will be given an unconditional or conditional offer.

Unconditional offer: this results in the candidate being accepted without any conditions to fulfil. They will be booked to attend their Final Admissions Meeting and Fee completion. If the information requested is not provided during the initial stages, then an opportunity is given to provide the information/evidence at the Final Admissions Meeting.

Conditional Offer: Candidates who are not fully successful, however, are still potential are given a conditional offer, they will be advised on how to meet the criteria to be successful.

Where candidates have a conditional offer due to a pending academic reference they cannot fully enrol on the qualification without this being received, note that this could result in the candidate re-applying for the next intake.

Where a candidate has a conditional offer due to evidence not being presented for English and Maths then the candidate will be given an option to undertake a Level 2 Literacy or/and Numeracy initial assessment (awarding body is City and Guilds).  Successful passing of the initial assessment will present as evidence of meeting the English and Maths entry requirement. In the event that the candidate fails the initial assessment/s they can enrol on the Level 2 Literacy or/and Numeracy which is run by the college as a qualification or they can obtain it elsewhere. It must be stated that without evidence of English and Maths or equivalent (see entry requirements) entry requirements will not be met resulting in unsuccessful enrolment and loss of conditional offer. Candidates can re-apply for the next intake.

Stage Six: Final Admissions Meeting and Fees Completion

Candidates with unconditional offers will be invited to a meeting with the admissions team to register for the qualification. Candidates provided with a conditional offer will be invited to a meeting with the admissions team to present any outstanding documentation and register for the qualification. Registration involves the payment of £250 (card payment of full amount). During this meeting, assistance can be provided where a candidate wants to apply for Student Finance however this can only be done after registration onto the qualification. Following registration, we will keep the candidate updated with information regarding the start of the qualification and induction day.

Candidates must note that in the event false documentation, information (including inaccurate information) are presented and/or there are concerns with DBS checks the Director of the College reserves the right to retract the offer of entry onto the qualification and where registration fee has been paid this would be non-refundable.

All documentation and data collected will be kept in accordance to the General Data Protection Regulation. Note that admissions team must see originals and keep copies of the following:

•    Original certificates (these will be photocopied)

•    Passport (this will be photocopied)

•    DBS copy (this will be photocopied)

Where a candidate does not have a DBS, they will be required to undergo a full DBS check to ensure that they are fit to practice in the sector of teaching as convictions could result in the barring of a candidate from teaching (Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006). There will be a fee for a full DBS check.

Induction Process

To ensure the transition from candidate to learner all those registered on the qualification must attend an induction day. If a candidate fails to attend an induction day they may lose their place on the qualification unless a valid reason is given with attendance of an alternative induction day.

On the induction day learners will be informed of policies, our procedures, expectations from us and what learners can expect from the Diploma in Education and Training. Learners will meet the teaching team and their peers. They will also complete initial assessments including the writing of a contextual statement.

Appeal Procedure

In the event a candidate is refused acceptance on the qualification they can appeal the decision on the grounds that documentation was not properly considered, the interview was inappropriately conducted and/or circumstances have changed (including the meeting of entry requirements). The following details the procedure for an appeal.

1.      The candidate must within seven days from the decision communicated to them put in writing their intention to appeal a decision including the relevant grounds with any evidence to support and email it to the Director of the College (Sheila Singh) at sheila@londonschoolofacademics.com

2.      The Director will consider the appeal with the admissions team reviewing the grounds and evidence within seven working days.

3.      A written response will be provided to the candidate appealing through email. 

Complaint Policy

London School of Academics has a robust admissions process to ensure transparency and fairness when we enroll for our courses, however we understand that there may be times where applicants may have matters of concern which they want to raise. The following sets out complaint resolution procedures that should be followed.

Informal Complaints Resolution Procedure:

1.

Where there is a matter of concern an applicant is encouraged before formally complaining to seek resolution informally through raising the concern with the relevant person/s concerned.

2.

Where the above is not effective, preferred or satisfied by the applicant then an applicant should raise the concerns with the Admission team lead. All applicant complaints are dealt with without bias.

3.

Where a resolution has not been reached or the applicant is not satisfied they should seek a resolution through the Formal Complaints Resolution Procedure. In the event that an informal resolution to a complaint is not possible the applicant should follow the Formal Complaint Resolution Procedure.

Formal Complaints Resolution Procedure:

1.

An applicant who wishes to make a formal complaint should complete the Complaints Form (this can be downloaded from the full Complaints Policy which can be accessed from our Policies and Information website page-http://www.londonschoolofacademics.com/policies-and-forms.php) and send it (post) to Administration team within 30 days of when the cause for complaint occurred. The Complaints Form can be accessed from this policy and can be sent electronically where requested from the Administration team. If the informal complaint resolution route had been taken causing the applicant to formally submit the complaints form beyond the 30 days this will be taken into account and the investigation into the complaint will proceed.

2.

Notification of receipt of the Complaint Form will be given to the applicant making the complaint from the administration office through phone, email or letter no later than 7 working days after receipt.

3.

Administration will forward the Complaint Form to the Director of the College or nominated person not subject of the complaint. It will then be decided if the complaint should proceed or not. In either event the Director of the College or nominated person will inform the applicant of the decision within 10 working days in writing. Where complaints do not proceed, full disclosure of reasons will be provided to the applicant who made the complaint. Where a complaint is to proceed those subject of the complaint will be notified of the complaint within 10 working days of the decision to proceed. They will along with notification receive a copy of the Complaint Form.

4.

Those subject to the complaint will have the opportunity to provide a formal response to the complaint made within a time frame of 20 working days.

5.

The applicant who made the complaint will be sent the formal response of the person who is subject to it. The applicant will have an opportunity to make comment on the factual accuracy of the response within 20 days.

6.

The Director of the College (unless the complaint is lodged against them) will along with the Internal Quality Assurance team reach a decision on the standing of the complaint and reach a resolution which will be communicated to both the applicant and the person subject to the complaint. Communication will be done in written form within 20 days of receiving the applicant’s comments on the factual accuracy of response. 

In the event that complaints are logged against the Director of the College or any member of the Internal Quality Assurance team, appropriate nominated personnel will investigate the complaint reaching a decision on it`s standing and reach a resolution. Nominated personnel could include representatives of City and Guilds (the awarding body).

7.

Where an applicant is not satisfied with the outcome of a complaint they could make a request with the Office of Independent Adjudicators (OIA) for an independent review.

More information can be found on the OIA website: http://www.oiahe.org.uk/

 

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