The New Level 5 Diploma in Teaching (DIT)

By Tom, posted
We are really excited about the changes to the current Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training coming in September!  The qualification is going to be re-named the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching (Further Education and Skills).
Currently, we are reviewing the initial details and will be working hard to develop an exciting new specification that enables learners to achieve this qualification and enter into teaching in the further education sector.  We will make sure that our resources are supportive and engaging for this new and improved qualification.

Interested learners need to be aged 19 or above and qualified/experienced to teach their subject or area of specialism.  They will also need to have a minimum of Level 2 in Maths and English and suitable digital competency to benefit from the course.

There will be 11 units to complete over a combination of guided learning hours and directed study time.  Learners will need to have access to two work placements – the first one will be the main placement.  In a large organisation, this second placement could be in a different department, so hopefully will be accessible to all – it is always invaluable to experience teaching or training in a different way.  It will also be mandatory to deliver at least 20 hours of live remote teaching, other than in exceptional circumstances or perhaps in a SEND setting where it would be inappropriate.

Mentoring is going to be even more crucial to the learner, with a subject specialist from the learner’s organisation taking the lead and supported by a local pastoral support mentor.  Mentors and learners should meet weekly as this will be a central role, with much in-house assessment. Of course, Train Aid’s team will also be there to support you every step of the way. 

More updates on this course as we gather information and develop our specification!

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