Credit value: 120
Guided Learning Hours: 360
Total Qualification Time (TQT):1200
Awarding Body : NCFE
What is the purpose of this qualification?
This qualification prepares trainee teachers to teach in a range of contexts. There is a significant practice requirement as this qualification will assess, and provide evidence of, competence when undertaking teaching and/or training responsibilities. It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including:
- Individuals who are not currently teaching and training but who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements, of the qualification
- Individuals who are currently teaching and training (including those who have just begun teaching and training) who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements, of the qualification
- Individuals who are currently working as assessors and who wish to achieve a teaching qualification.
The objective of the qualification is to confirm occupational competence in a teaching role within the workplace
What does this qualification cover?
To be awarded the NCFE Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, learners must achieve a minimum of 120 credits: 75 from the mandatory units and a minimum of 45 from the optional units. This qualification consists of 4 mandatory units.
Unit 01: Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training (20 credits)
Unit 02: Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training (20 credits)
Unit 03: Theories, principles and models in education and training (20 credits)
Unit 04: Wider professional practice and development in education and training (15 credits)
The optional units will be chosen between yourself and your assessor.
Practice requirements :
The practice component is a vital aspect of high-quality initial teacher training. There is a requirement for a minimum of 100 hours of practice and a requirement to evidence working with groups of learners to achieve this qualification.
Effective teaching practice experience should ideally include:
- Different teaching practice locations/settings/contexts;
- Teaching across more than one level;
- Teaching a variety of learners
- Teaching individuals and groups
- Experience of non-teaching role
- Gaining subject-specialist knowledge through workplace mentoring
Observed and assessed practice requirements :
There is a requirement for a minimum of 8 observations of practice. The 8 observations must be linked to the following mandatory units:
- Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training.
- Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training.
How is this qualification assessed?
This qualification is assessed through internal assessment by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods (written assignments, practical tasks, portfolio of evidence, centre devised assessments etc).
Who could take this qualification?
This qualification is for all learners aged 19 and above. All trainee teachers joining this qualification programme should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT. They should record their development needs and, where applicable, agree an action plan to address them. If trainees join the qualification programme having already undertaken an initial assessment of their English, mathematics and ICT skills, their record of development needs and any previous action taken to address them should be reviewed and updated as required
What could this qualification lead to?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Potential job roles for those working towards this qualification are:
- Trainee Teacher