Education and Training Level 5
Develop your practical teaching skills and gain the preparation needed to work in a wide range of teaching contexts. This is a key teaching qualification for those wishing to progress within the further education sector. All candidates, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to 100 hours of teaching and be responsible for planning these hours.
I’ve always wanted to work in the childcare industry and chose this course as the best option to further my career. I like the fact that I have work placements in nurseries and schools to get more experience and become more confident. The support staff and teachers are happy to help and full of encouragement.
As a teaching assistant, I find the course extremely relevant to my job. The course has taught me a lot about children’s learning development, and I’m applying what I’ve learnt so far within my role at the school where I work. Studying for a degree in Newbury is an advantage to me. I was thrilled that UCN’s partnership with the University of Reading made this possible for me. More...
Foundation Degree in Children's Development and Learning
This is an 'in service' qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in England. It may be possible for pre-service teachers/trainers (defined as those who are not formally contracted as teachers/trainers) to also complete this qualification. This qualification is also suitable for those delivering education and training in any learning environment but is predominantly designed for those within the further education sector.
The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers in the further education and skills sector, such as: the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training inclusive teaching and learning approaches assessment of learners facilitating learning and development for individuals and in groups understanding principles and practices of assessment using pedagogy to enhance teaching learning and assessment
Students should already have English and Maths qualifications at Level 2 and be able to demonstrate that these skills are current. They should also be qualified within they chosen subject area of teaching, either with a recognised qualification or through substantial experience
All candidates, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to 100 hours of teaching and be the person planning these hours.
Previous teaching experience and the demonstratable skills required for this level of qualification.
Education and Training Level 5 Diploma
Successful learners could progress on to Educational Degree programmes, QTLS programmes or into employment
Assessment is through assignment writing, portfolio of evidence and observation of teaching sessions.
Students should be prepared to complete between six and ten hours of additional research and work outside of class time.
Students must have a minimum of 100 hours of teaching during the course.