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Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF)

Ofqual Regulated Qualification | Awarded by Focus Awards | Road to QTLS

1 Students enrolled on this course 4.6 (9 Reviews)

clock Last updated December 11, 2023

Overview

Join the world of education and become a true difference-maker! Immerse yourself in the dynamic and rewarding realm of learning through our highly respected Focus Award Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) course which is regulated by Ofqual.

This comprehensive program, carefully crafted by industry experts, is your passport to a wealth of knowledge. Enjoy round-the-clock support and the flexibility to learn from anywhere, at any time. Upon successfully completing this qualification, you’ll earn a highly recognised certificate from Focus Awards regulated by Ofqual, a testament to your dedication to education, and a powerful boost to your career.

Don’t just chase success—ignite it with our transformative education program!

Advantages you’ll receive:

  • High-quality virtual learning materials.
  • 24/7 module access.
  • User-friendly online platform.
  • Compliance with standards.
  • Recognized qualification.
  • Exceptional customer service.

Description

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) program comprises two main sections: one that is compulsory and another that is optional, offering 75 and 45 credits respectively.

By enrolling in this extensive course, you will:

  • Acquire the skills to enhance teaching, learning, and assessment within the field of education and training.
  • Delve into the theories, principles, and models relevant to education and training.
  • Familiarise yourself with the aspects of professional practice and development in education and training.
  • Develop a profound understanding of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) theories and frameworks.
  • Comprehend the connection between ESOL and the learners involved.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify an organisation’s specific learning needs.

Qualification Purpose

The primary aim of the Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) program is to empower learners with the comprehensive expertise and competencies required to excel within the realm of education and training.

Who is this course for?

The Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) program caters to individuals aspiring to become proficient educators, specifically targeting those seeking a prestigious qualification in education and training. This course is particularly relevant for those aiming to achieve the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, signifying a high level of competence in the educational field.

Entry Requirements

Learners must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Candidates are typically required to be at least 19 years old or older.
  • Candidates typically require a relevant Level 3 qualification or equivalent.
  • This qualification requires a minimum 100-hour work placement, including group work with learners to complete the qualification.
  • Candidates should be clear of disqualifying criminal records for roles with minors or vulnerable individuals.
  • Candidates must meet basic literacy, language, numeracy, and ICT standards.

Progression

  • Teaching Qualifications: Progress to PGCE or QTLS for teaching in schools or specialised higher education roles.
  • Further Education and Training Roles: Become a lecturer, trainer, tutor, or assessor in colleges and vocational centres.
  • Higher Education: Pursue bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. programs in education or related fields.
  • Professional Development: Engage in CPD courses and leadership training for career advancement.
  • Specialisation: Explore areas like special education, ESL, or vocational education through relevant courses.
  • Online Teaching and E-Learning: Consider roles in online education, instructional design, and e-learning development.
  • Education Consultancy and Assessment: Explore opportunities as an educational consultant or in assessment and quality assurance roles.

Total Qualification Time

The Total Qualification Time (TQT) includes both guided learning hours (GLH) and an approximation of the hours a student is expected to dedicate to independent preparation, studying, or any other learning activities, including assessments, that are directed by educational staff but not directly supervised by them. The credit value of a qualification is determined by TQT, with one credit equivalent to 10 hours of learning. The Total Qualification Time for this specific qualification is 728 hours.

Guided Learning Hours

The term “Guided Learning Hours” encompasses all instances of direct interaction, support, or oversight provided to a learner by an educator, supervisor, tutor, trainer, or a suitable education/training provider. The specific Guided Learning Hours for this qualification amount to 390 hours.

Method of Assessment:

The assessment process involves a series of concise tasks that you need to finish to showcase your overall reading abilities, including proper referencing. All these assignments should be submitted online.

Career Path

You will be able to work as a competent professional in education and training after earning the Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) qualification. Some of them are listed below.

  • Teaching Assistant or Support Role
  • Lecturer or Instructor
  • Specialist Teacher
  • Teacher Trainer
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Education Manager
  • Adult and Community Education
  • Further Education Leadership
  • Education Consultant
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Further Study (Ph.D.)

Course Curriculum

Induction Form
Induction Form 00:00:00
Registration Entry Form
Registration Entry Form 00:00:00
Introduction to the Course
A9050 – Handout – Table of Assessment Types 00:00:00
A9051A – Handout – Table of Assessment methods, approaches and activities 00:00:00
A9055 – Handout – Table of peer and self assessment advantages and limitations 00:00:00
A9058 – Handout – Table of strengths and limitations of teaching and learning approaches 00:00:00
A9060 – Handout – Example Completed Personal Development Plan 00:00:00
A9061 – Handout – Example Completed CPD Record 00:00:00
AT003 – Template – Personal Development Plan 00:00:00
AT004 – Template – CPD Record 00:00:00
AT005 – Template – Reflective Learning Journal 00:00:00
AT007 – Template – Session Plan pro-forma 00:00:00
AT009 – Template – Self Evaluation of a Delivered session pro-forma 00:00:00
AT013 – Template – Scheme of work rationale 00:00:00
AT014 – Template – Scheme of work 00:00:00
AT015 – Template – Course evaluation 00:00:00
AT018D – Pre course assessment Diploma 00:00:00
AT021 – Template – Teaching practice log 00:00:00
AT022 – Template – Initial and diagnostic assessment 00:00:00
AT023 – Template – Individual learning plan 00:00:00
AT024 – Template – Group profile 00:00:00
AT025 – Template – Workshop plan 00:00:00
AT050D – Sample action plan for the Diploma in Education and Training 00:00:00
ATMC01 – Checklist – Minimum Core personal skills 00:00:00
C9054 – Handout – Group profile completed example 00:00:00
Primary Units
Unit 1 and 2: Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training & Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
Self Assessment
SAGU1D – Self assessment grid – Diploma unit one 00:00:00
SAGU2D – Self assessment grid – Diploma unit two 00:00:00
Information leaflet
D901D – An introduction to the Diploma in Education and Training 00:00:00
D902D – Information leaflet – Teaching roles, responsibilites and legislation 00:00:00
D903D – Information leaflet – Initial and Diagnostic Assessment, Learner needs and Points of referral 00:00:00
D904D – Information leaflet – Designing schemes of work, group profiles and session plans 00:00:00
D905D – Information leaflet – Teaching and learning approaches, Communication 00:00:00
D906D – Information leaflet – Using Resources and technology 00:00:00
D907D – Information leaflet – The teaching and learning environment, behaviour and respect, E & D 00:00:00
D908D – Information leaflet – Assessing learning 00:00:00
D909D – Information leaflet – Reviewing own Practice Planning and evaluation 00:00:00
D911D – Information leaflet – Observations and teaching practice 00:00:00
D922D – Information leaflet – The minimum Core 00:00:00
Guidance for Achieving the Units
PGU1D – Guidance for evidencing achievement – Diploma unit one 00:00:00
PGU2D – Guidance for evidencing achievement – Diploma unit two 00:00:00
Checklists
Hc003 – Checklist for Verbal, Listening, Non Verbal and Written Communication 00:00:00
HC004 – Checklist for Equality and Diversity 00:00:00
HC005 – Checklist for demonstrating a task 00:00:00
HC012 – Checklist for teaching 00:00:00
HC013D – Observation checklist – Diploma units 00:00:00
Handout
H9001 – Handout – Identifying Inequality 00:00:00
H9002 – Handout – Learner Differences 00:00:00
H9003 – Handout – Ways to promote and advance equality 00:00:00
H9004 – Handout – Glossary of educational terms 00:00:00
H9005 – Handout – Educational abbreviations and acronyms 00:00:00
H9006 – Handout – The environment – examples of physical, social and learning aspects 00:00:00
H9007 – Handout – Demonstrating good practice to promote inclusion 00:00:00
H9008 – Handout – Safeguarding Prevent British Values 00:00:00
H9010 – Handout – Table of examples of teaching roles and responsibilities 00:00:00
H9011A – Handout – Boundaries of teaching 00:00:00
H9012 – Handout – Table of resources 00:00:00
H9014D – Verbs used in the Diploma in Education and Training units 00:00:00
H9015 – Handout – The teaching and learning cycle 00:00:00
H9016 – Handout – Teaching practice log information 00:00:00
H9018 – Handout – Hints and tips for creating and using handouts and visual presentations 00:00:00
H9019 – Handout – List of technologies 00:00:00
H9020A – Handout – Table of examples of potential needs and points of referral 00:00:00
H9021 – Handout – Advantages and disadvantages of using technology 00:00:00
H9022 – Handout – Online safety 00:00:00
H9023 – Handout – Resource box 00:00:00
H9024 – Handout – Assistive resources 00:00:00
H9025 – Handout – Examples of verbal and non verbal communication 00:00:00
H9027 – Handout – Working with an LSA 00:00:00
H9028 – Handout – Using questions 00:00:00
H9029 – Handout – Minimising risks 00:00:00
H9030 – Handout – Key feedback words 00:00:00
H9031 – Handout – Starter and closing activities 00:00:00
H9034 – Handout – Facilitating group learning 00:00:00
H9035 – Handout – Facilitating individual learning 00:00:00
H9036 – Handout – Extension activities 00:00:00
H9051 – Handout – Tips for new teachers and trainers 00:00:00
H9052 – Handout – Attitudes affecting behaviour 00:00:00
I9011 – Handout – Equality and Diversity – Glossary of Terms 00:00:00
I9015A – Handout – Example Completed Reflective Learning Journal 00:00:00
M9057 – Handout – Example Completed Self Evaluation Form 00:00:00
M9060 – Handout – Example Completed Scheme of Work 00:00:00
M9061 – Handout – Completed example scheme of work rationale 00:00:00
M9062 – Handout – Example Completed Session Plan 00:00:00
M9063A – Information leaflet – Beginners guide to referencing 00:00:00
M9064 – Handout – Five minute session plan 00:00:00
M9065 – Handout – Example three stage session plan 00:00:00
U9053A – Handout – Table of Objectives at different levels 00:00:00
Core Skills
D001D – PP – An Introduction to the Diploma in Education and Training 00:00:00
D002D – PP – Roles, Responsibilities, Legislation 00:00:00
D003D – PP – Initial and diagnostic assessment, learner needs and points of referral 00:00:00
D004D – PP – Designing Schemes of Work, Group Profiles and Session Plans 00:00:00
D005D – PP – Teaching and learning approaches, Communication 00:00:00
D006D – PP – Using Resources and Technology 00:00:00
D007D – PP – The teaching and learning environment, behviour and respect, E & D 00:00:00
D008D – PP – Assessing learning 00:00:00
D009D – PP – Reviewing own Practice Planning & Evaluation 00:00:00
D011D – PP – Observations and teaching practice 00:00:00
D022D – PP – The Minimum Core 00:00:00
Assignments
Unit 1 Assignment DET 00:00:00
Unit 2 Assignment DET 00:00:00
Unit 3: Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training
Self Assessment
SAGU3D – Self assessment grid – Diploma unit three 00:00:00
Information leaflet
D931D – Information Leaflet – Theories, principles and models of learning 00:00:00
D932D – Information Leaflet – Theories, principles and models of communication 00:00:00
D933D – Information Leaflet – Theories, principles and models of assessment 00:00:00
D934D – Information Leaflet – Theories, principles and models of curriculum development  00:00:00
D935D – Information Leaflet – Theories, principles and models of reflection and evaluation  00:00:00
Guidance for Achieving the Units
PGU3D – Guidance for evidencing achievement – Diploma unit three 00:00:00
Checklist
HC012 – Checklist for teaching 00:00:00
Handout
A9050 – Handout – Table of Assessment Types 00:00:00
A9051 – Handout – Assessment methods and approaches 00:00:00
A9053 – Handout – Table of Assessment requirements 00:00:00
A9059 – Handout – Completed Example of Assessment Records 00:00:00
H9025 – Handout – Examples of verbal and non verbal communication 00:00:00
H9037 – Handout – Examples of meeting VARK learning preferences 00:00:00
HC003 – Checklist for verbal, listening, non verbal and written communication 00:00:00
I9015A – Handout – Example Completed Reflective Learning Journal 00:00:00
U9053A – Handout – Table of Objectives at different levels 00:00:00
Theories, Principles and Models of Curriculum Development
D301D – PP – Theories, principles and models of learning 00:00:00
D302D – PP – Theories, principles and models of communication 00:00:00
D303D – PP – Theories, principles and models of assessment 00:00:00
D304D – PP – Theories and models of curriculum development 00:00:00
D305D – PP – Theories and models of reflection and evaluation 00:00:00
Templates
AT001 – Templates – Assessment Records 00:00:00
AT005 – Template – Reflective Learning Journal 00:00:00
Assignements
Unit 3 Assignment DET 00:00:00
Unit 4: Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training
Self Assessment
SAGU4D – Self assessment grid – Diploma unit four 00:00:00
Information
D941D – Information Leaflet – Professionalism and professional values 00:00:00
D942D – Information Leaflet – Education policy and the curriculum 00:00:00
D943D – Information Leaflet – Stakeholders and external bodies 00:00:00
D944D – Information Leaflet – Organisational context of education and training 00:00:00
D945D – Information Leaflet – Quality improvement and quality assurance 00:00:00
Guidance
PGU4D – Guidance for evidencing achievement – Diploma unit four 00:00:00
Handout
A9060 – Handout – Example Completed Personal Development Plan 00:00:00
A9061 – Handout – Example Completed CPD Record 00:00:00
C9055 – Handout – The role of a Lead IQA role 00:00:00
H9038 – Handout – Working with other professionals 00:00:00
H9039 – Handout – Stakeholders and external bodies in education and training 00:00:00
H9040 – Handout – Quality cycle 00:00:00
H9041 – Handout – Example self-evaluation for a taught session 00:00:00
H9042 – Handout – Surveys and questionnaires 00:00:00
I9017 – Handout – Possible risks for an internal quality assurer 00:00:00
I9018 – Handout – Preparing for an external quality assurance visit 00:00:00
Self-Evaluation
AT027 – Self-evaluation for a taught session 00:00:00
Templates
AT003 – Template – Personal Development Plan 00:00:00
AT004 – Template – CPD Record 00:00:00
AT006 – Templates – IQA Records 00:00:00
I9016 – IQA templates 00:00:00
Learning Outcomes
Education policy and the curriculum 00:00:00
Organisational context of education and training 00:00:00
Professionalism and professional values 00:00:00
Quality improvement and quality assurance 00:00:00
Stakeholders and external bodies 00:00:00
Assignments
Unit 4 Assignment DET 00:00:00
Optional Units
Unit 01: Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area
Developing Using and Organising Resource 00:00:00
Assignment - Unit 01: Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area
Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area 00:00:00
Unit 02: Inclusive Practice
Evaluating Own Inclusive Practice 00:00:00
Factors Influencing Learning 00:00:00
Inclusive Practice Roles and Responsibilities 00:00:00
Maintaining Inclusive Learning Environment 00:00:00
Policy and Regulatory Frameworks on Inclusive Practice 00:00:00
Assignment - Unit 02: Inclusive Practice
Inclusive Practice 00:00:00
Unit 03: Effective Partnership Working in the Learning and Teaching Context
Communicating Effectively within a Partnership 00:00:00
Context Within Which a Partnership Operates 00:00:00
Ground Rules and Timescales 00:00:00
Management of Partnerships 00:00:00
Partnership Roles and Responsibilities 00:00:00
Purpose and Nature of Partnership Working 00:00:00
Reporting on a Partnership’s Output 00:00:00
The Purpose of Partnership Working 00:00:00
Assignment - Unit 03: Effective Partnership Working in the Learning and Teaching Context
Effective Partnership Working in the Learning and Teaching Context 00:00:00
Submit Your Assignments - Focus Award Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF)
Submit Your Assignments 00:00:00

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