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Diploma in Education: DET

Activate Learning DET awarded through Ascentis is designed to meet the trainees needs and schedules. Some units are required and the optional units will be selected based on the interests of the cohort in order to support them in their identified areas of growth. This course will have a fluid schedule which means there will be monthly face to face sessions with expected online work in between. In addition there will be some intensive days scheduled during term breaks to achieve completing shorter units. All dates will be determined ahead with the cohort of trainees.

Ultimately after a minimum of 10 observations, 100 hours of teaching and completion of the portfolio the trainee will be ready to submit for his/her diploma. Here is the list of contents for the portfolio. All will be supported by the tutors and assessment work built in to course work. That said it would be recommended one has at minimum of two hours/week to dedicated to focused study during this programme.

Programme details
Within the course trainees will improve their teaching practice through the study of both theory and strategy. There are seven required units and then options to complete two more. The required units cover:

Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
Theories, principles and Models in Education and Training
Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
Wider Professional Practice in Education and Training
Developing Employability Skills
Developing, Using and Organizing Resources within Specialist
Equality and Diversity
Skills and assessment
Level 5 Diploma in Education which meets qualified teacher status in most colleges.
Entry requirements
Candidates must hold a Level 3 subject specialism and have access to 100 hours of teaching throughout the two year, ideally teaching (on both a one-to-one and group basis) a variety of learners across a range of levels.

Additionally GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C/4 and above or Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths.speakers:
For Non-native English speakers- IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (speaking and listening at 7.0) with no other component below 6.0.
Access to a subject specific mentor.
How to apply
This course is part of an apprenticeship. The apprenticeship requires one to achieve a level 2 safeguarding qualification along with level 2 ICT. As an apprenticeship there will be no costs to the trainee as long as the placement meets some basic requirements.