The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET): Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

Course Overview:
The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) is not merely a qualification—it's a transformative journey over 12 months, meticulously curated for those with a passion for teaching and training adults across diverse educational settings. Grounded in a rich blend of teaching and training principles, methodologies, and practices, this programme necessitates a commitment of 120 hours towards teaching & practice. Every assessment method, be it written assignments, practical observations, reflective journals, or professional discussions, is rooted in real-world applications, ensuring participants not only learn but also implement and reflect.

Key Learning Outcomes:
Participants will delve deep into:

  1. Study Skills: Leveraging Dynamic’s systems for effective learning.
  2. Principles of Effective Programme Design: Understanding key theories, models, and concepts that drive effective curriculum design.
  3. Principles of Effective Learning: Recognising potential barriers and strategising to overcome them.
  4. Principles of Individualised Learning: Grasping differentiation techniques to cater to a diverse set of learners.
  5. Quality Assurance in Education: Engaging with quality standards and understanding the role of external stakeholders.
  6. Safeguarding: Equipping oneself with essential knowledge, especially if it's a requisite for the role.

Who Should Attend?
This programme is tailor-made for individuals responsible for imparting knowledge to adult learners in actual work settings, ensuring they have the skills and understanding to create a positive and effective learning environment.

Delivery Mode:

  • Online: Engaging workshops that drive understanding and collaboration.
  • Face-to-Face: Direct observations to ensure practical applications of theoretical knowledge.

Aspiring participants should:

  • Be aged 19 and above, demonstrating the capability to meet the desired standards in both learning and development delivery or assessment.
  • Have access to an environment conducive for teaching and training, including learners to guide and mentor.

Course Structure:

  • Duration: 10 4-hour workshop sessions spread over 12 months.
  • Teaching Practice: 120 hours, which can be distributed across the course timeline or concentrated towards its conclusion. For instance, 2x 6-hour teaching sessions could be scheduled between each programme session.
  • Observations: 8 x 2-hour coaching sessions. Five of these will be overseen by an experienced trainer within the placement, while three will be conducted by a Dynamic Training Assessor (potentially remotely via video calls).

Accreditation & Units:

Awarding Body: Pearson
Accreditation: Diploma with 120 Credits (a minimum of 61 at Level 5).
Qualification: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF). ISBN code: 9781446906958.
Units Covered Include:

  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
  • Understanding and Managing Behaviours in a Learning Environment
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Working with Individual Learners
  • Preparing for the Personal Tutoring Role
  • Teaching in a Specialist Area Portfolio
  • Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training
  • Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training

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