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CHANGES TO THE
LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE
THE 6502 CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING NOVEMBER 2013
THE 6502 QUALIFICATIONS
Level 3 Award in Education and Training
Available now to existing centres, through fast track approval
Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
and
Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
Available for delivery from 1st January 2014
Fast track approval for existing centres and qualification
information will be available from 1st December 2013
AWARD, CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA
IN EDUCATION & TRAINING
L3 Award -12 credits
Mandatory
3 credits
L3
Restricted
Optional
9 credits L3
L4 Certificate - 36 credits
Mandatory
Optional
21 credits
15 credits
L3 & L4
L3 & L4
L5 Diploma – 120 credits
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Mandatory
Optional
75 credits
45 credits
L4 & L5
L4 & L5
STRUCTURE OF THE L4 CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION
AND TRAINING - 36 CREDITS
Optional
Mandatory
15 credits
21 credits
Level 3, 4
and 5
Level 3 and
4
From a range of optional
units available at levels
3, 4 and 5, some of
which may include
additional observation
requirements
AND
3 credits at Level 3.
This is the common
unit with Level 3
Award
A minimum practice requirement
of 30 hours teaching
18 credits at Level 4
3 assessed observations of
teaching, one of which must
demonstrate Grade 2
characteristics
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TO ACHIEVE THE LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING ….
• Candidates must achieve a minimum of 36 credits
• 21 credits must be achieved from the mandatory units
• Plus a minimum of 15 credits from optional units
• A minimum of 21 credits must be at Level 4 or above,
therefore a minimum of 3 optional credits must be at level 4
MANDATORY UNITS
There are five mandatory units.
Unit 301 is the common unit with the Level 3 Award in Education & Training
These units are from Group A in the Rules of Combination
UNIT
UNIT TITLE
NUMBER
UNIT
CREDIT
LEVEL VALUE
301
Understanding roles, responsibilities and
relationships in education and training
3
3
401
Planning to meet the needs of learnings in
education and training
4
3
402
Delivering education and training
4
6
403
Assessing learners in education and training
4
6
404
Using resources for education and training
4
3
OPTIONAL
UNITS
Optional
units
There are 38 optional units available at levels 3, 4 and 5
As achievement of the Certificate requires that a minimum of 21 credits must be at Level 4,
a minimum of 3 optional credits must be at level 4.
The units are either Education and Training Units, Learning and Development Units or
Specialist Units – a few examples below:
The
units areUNIT
in Group
B in the Rules of Combination
UNIT
TITLE
NUMBER
UNIT
LEVEL
CREDIT
VALUE
415
Equality and diversity
6
4
308
Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding
(Learning and Development unit)
3
6
419
Preparing for the mentoring role
3
4
508
Literacy and ESOL and the learners
20
5
506
Developing, using and organising resources in a
specialist area
15
5
LEVEL 4 REGISTRATION COMPLEXES
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
6502- 41
6502- 42
6502- 94
6502- tbc
Level 4 Certificate in Education &
Training (E&T Units only)
Level 4 Certificate in Education &
Training (E&T, TAQA & L&D units)
Level 4 Certificate in Education &
Training (E&T, TAQA & L&D units)
Level 4 Certificate in Education &
Training (E&T units only)
ROUTE
ITEM
Registration
Full
Registration
Full
Unit
Results entry
Certification
Unit
Results entry
Certification
STAFFING REQUIREMENTS
Staff delivering these qualifications should have all of the following:
• A teaching or training qualification *
• Evidence of relevant teaching experience in an education or training
context
• Access to appropriate guidance and support, and,
• On-going participation in related programme quality assurance
processes
* This does not include qualifications that only provide an introduction to teaching,
for example the Level 3 Award in Education and Training or the Level 3 or Level 4
PTLLS awards.
STAFFING REQUIREMENTS
Additionally, for the L&D units, staff must
• Have up-to-date working knowledge and experience of best practice in L&D.
• Be occupationally competent in what they are assessing.
• Hold a recognised assessor qualification.
• Have evidence of CPD activities
Those undertaking observations of practice must
•
Be full members of the centre team, contributing to team and standardisation
meetings etc.
New team members must:
•
Receive adequate induction, mentoring and monitoring for internal and external
quality assurance purposes.
There are additional requirements for those delivering the specialist optional units
OBSERVATION OF TEACHING PRACTICE
The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training has a minimum practice requirement of 30
hours
There are three mandatory observations; observations should be appropriately spaced to
take account of a trainee’s progress
The three mandatory observations must be linked to the following Level 4 mandatory units:
•
Delivering education and training
•
Assessing learners in education and training
•
Using resources for education and training
All observations must meet the required standard of practice
GRADING OF OBSERVED PRACTICE
Observations must now be graded in accordance with Ofsted’s guidelines.
At least one hour of observed and assessed practice, in observations linked to the
mandatory units, should demonstrate grade 2 characteristics.
Any observations graded 4 (inadequate) should not be included in the total number of
assessed observations, but should be recorded and developmental feedback provided
to the trainee teacher/trainer.
Some optional units have a requirement for observed practice. These must be in
addition to the three mandatory observations.
ASSIGNMENTS AND ANSWER PACKS
City and Guilds have produced a set of assignments with suggested answers. The
following units have example assignments:
Mandatory units 301, 401, 402, 403, 404
Optional units in a separate pack
Please note:
It is not mandatory for centres to use these example assignments
Centres may devise their own assignments, which must demonstrate coverage of all the
assessment criteria and be approved by the QC
EXAMPLE ASSIGNMENT
Below is an example of how an example assignment looks in the Assessment
Pack.
UNIT
TITLE
TASK
EVIDENCE
ACs COVERED
403
Assessing
learners in
education
and training
A
Investigative report 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.1
B
Portfolio of
1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.2,
teaching evidence 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2
C
Evaluation
4.1, 4.2
ASSIGNMENT FORMAT
• Most units require the demonstration of underpinning knowledge,
practical application and evaluation or reflection.
• The assignments have been written to incorporate these main
approaches to assessment
• The assignment for Unit 403 Assessing learners in education and
training, requires learners to:
1. produce an investigative report, which allows them to demonstrate their
knowledge and understanding of assessment purposes, methods and
procedures, through reading and research and then writing academically
2. Add evidence to their Portfolio of Teaching Evidence
3. Evaluate their own strengths and areas for development, and produce an
action plan.
• Suggested answers are provided in the Answer Pack. The answers provided
are not exhaustive but indicate the type of content required.
TEACHING AND LEARNING SUPPORT
Available
TUTOR FORUM
UNIT PACK
ASSIGNMENTS
QUALIFICATIO
N HANDBOOK
SPECIALIST
ADVISER
SUPPORT
LOCAL OFFICE
SUPPORT
RECOMMENDED
RESOURCES
In Development
NETWORK AND
SUPPORT
EVENTS
SMARTSCREEN
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
Website www.cityandguilds.com
6502
http://www.cityandguilds.com/Courses-and-Qualifications/learning/teaching/6502education-and-training
Legacy Tariff – shows where the new qualification suite sits relevant to previous qualifications
http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/node/65
Recognition of Prior Learning – an effective policy needs to be in place
http://www.cityandguilds.com/Provide-Training/Centre-Support/Centre-DocumentLibrary/Policies-and-Procedures/Quality-Assurance-Documents
Education and Training Foundation activities http://www.et-foundation.co.uk
Student Loans Company http://www.slc.co.uk
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