LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN TEACHING IN THE LIFELONG LEARNING SECTOR (DTLLS)
The Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector is a two-year qualification and the first year is 30 weeks long, part-time (morning or evening).
This is the first year of the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) which is a requirement for Qualified Teacher Status Learning & Skills (QTLS). The first year is at Level 4 and is designed for all teachers with a full teaching role in Further and Adult and Community Education and for those delivering training or staff development in the private and public sectors.
The programme will provide you with a thorough preparation for undertaking a variety of roles in teaching, facilitating learning or training and will offer you the opportunity to develop your practice through developmental reflection and theoretical perspectives.
Students on this programme will be expected to undertake a good deal of autonomous study and research, as would be expected in a qualification at this level.
As a student on this programme you will encounter a number of different learning strategies including:
- pair and small group work
- whole group work
- individual and group project work
- case studies
- one-to-one tutorial
Assessment tasks include essays, reflective accounts, presentations, action plans and observation of your work-based practice. Some of the assessed work will be carried out in the taught sessions, but the majority will be completed outside the classroom. You will put together a portfolio of evidence based on all the elements of the programme.
There is no formal qualification awarded for this first part of the Level 5 Diploma for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS).
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROGRESSION
If you gain the first year at Level 4, you can progress onto the second year of the Level 5 Diploma for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS).
In order to join the Diploma you will need to meet the following requirements:
- You must be adequately qualified in the subject you intend to teach and have an appropriate professional or other qualification. This must be at a minimum of Level 3.
- You must have an English qualification: English GCSE A*-C or Literacy Level 2.
- You must have a Maths qualification: Maths GCSE A*-C or Numeracy Level 2.
- You must have definite and organised access to a minimum of 50 hours teaching per year during the programme. For the Diploma this must include a substantial amount of group-teaching and you must be responsible for the planning.
- You must be able to identify a mentor who is a qualified and experienced teacher, who is also qualified in your own subject area and who can observe your teaching and support you with your coursework.
- You must have a current CRB Enhanced Disclosure check.
- You must be willing to adhere to the deadlines for assignment completion. Late completion will affect your grades and might attract an additional assessment fee.