This course is aimed at those who work or want to work, as a Teacher in the Further Education and Skills sector.
What will I study?
The course covers:
- Planning to enable inclusive and engaging learning
- Theories and principles which underpin and enable learning
- Assessment principles and practice
- Curriculum development
- Continuing personal development and reflective practice
- Wider professional practice
How will I be taught and assessed?
Two experienced tutors deliver the course from USP college. Assessments include written reports, action research projects, teaching portfolios and graded observations.
Why study at USP College?
- You will plan and participate in two large networking events aimed at improving teaching and
learning across the college.
- There will also be a number of guest lectures led by experts in various Teaching and Learning topics.
What could I do next?
Once you have obtained the Diploma, you can continue to develop your career in the Further Education and Skills sector or apply for QTLS via the appropriate body.
The Level 5 Diploma is an in-service qualification, which requires candidates to be in a practical Teacher role when they join the class. No previous teaching qualifications are required to enrol on this course.
There is a minimum requirement to obtain 100 hours of teaching practice over the two-year programme.
This teaching must be in a 'full' Teacher role involving teaching and assessing a variety of learners across more than one level. In addition, candidates should also have the following:
- The ability to communicate and analyse at Level 5 in order to complete coursework to an acceptable standard
- A minimum of Level 2 qualifications in both English and Maths or a commitment to achieving these before the end of the programme
I was guided to the DiET course at USP College after deciding to peruse teaching as a career and I have not looked back since. Everybody was very friendly, knowledgeable and clearly passionate about teaching and learning which I found extremely inspiring! During this course I took part in guest lectures, workshops, interactive presentations and more, which helped me gain new ideas alongside a deeper understanding of teaching, learning and assessment styles. Throughout the course I received valuable feedback, I was encouraged by my 2 lecturers to develop and grow as a new teacher of Art & Design. I am grateful for the opportunity to build positive relationships with the other new teachers on the course who kindly supported me and took the journey with me. Now I am enjoying course leading our L3 Illustration & Graphics and Visual Design at USP College.
We offer a number of different roles including, teaching, support and management.