Ofqual Diploma in Education & Training

Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) is intended for those who wish to enter into a teaching role and for those who have worked in assessing roles and wish to progress on to a teaching qualification. The qualification is also suitable for trainee teachers as well as those who have experience in a teaching role.

The Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) provides learners with the knowledge and understanding of delivering education and training, assessing learners, planning in education and training, using resources in the delivery in education and training and understanding the roles, responsibilities in education and training.

 

Qualification Structure

To successfully achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training learners must achieve 75 credits from 4 Mandatory Units and 45 credits from the Optional Units totaling in a 120 credits. At least 6 credits must be at level 5.

 

Leaner Entry Requirements

Learners should be competent in literacy and numeracy to help with elements of communication. This is at the discretion of the centre as they may decide to use diagnostic testing methods to ascertain how they can support learners.

Minimum core of literacy, language, numeracy and ICT

The minimum core of literacy, language, numeracy and ICT details the knowledge, understanding and personal skills in English, mathematics and ICT expected of all teachers in the sector. The minimum core document comprises three sections

  • Language and literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Information and communication technology (ICT)

Each of these sections comprises two parts

  • Part A knowledge and understanding
  • Part B personal skills

Knowledge, understanding and personal skills requirements for literacy, language, numeracy and ICT are included in the teaching qualifications. Details can be found in the document, Addressing Literacy, Language, Numeracy and ICT needs in education and training: Defining the teacher education programmes (LLUK, 2007; updated LSIS, 2013).

Elements of the minimum core should be selected appropriate to the context and needs of each cohort of trainee teachers. The selected elements should be delivered and assessed across the following mandatory units

  • Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training (Level 4)
  • Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training (Level 5)

Requirements for personal skills in English, Mathematics and ICT elements

All trainee teachers joining this qualification programme should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT. If trainees join the qualification programme having already completed a Level 3 Award in Education and Training or a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, their record of development needs and any previous actions taken to address them should inform opportunities to continue the development of these skills as required by the appropriate minimum core elements.

Opportunities to develop these personal skills should be made available across the mandatory units as a minimum throughout a teacher education programme. Teacher education teams should ensure that the personal skills developed by trainees are those most appropriate for their professional role.

Unit Title UnitRef Level Credit
Mandatory Units
Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training T/507/9024 4 20
Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training A/507/9025 5 20
Theories, principles and models in education and training F/507/9026 5 20
Wider professional practice and development in education and training J/507/9027 5 50 15
Develop and prepare resources for learning and development
L/507/9031
4 25 6
Literacy and the learners
A/507/9073
5 40 15
Numeracy and the learners
R/507/9080
5 40 15
Managing behaviours in a learning environment
D/507/9082
5 20 6
Evaluating learning programmes
K/507/9053
4 15 3
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