Level 7 : Diploma in Education and Training

  • The aims of the PQS Level 7 Diploma in Education and Training are to:

  • ⦁ Provide trainees with a theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of how learning and development and to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding as classroom teachers through this process;

  • ⦁ Provide an awareness of how different patterns of organisation and styles of teaching best support effective learning and provide equality of opportunity for all, and to;

  • ⦁ Enable candidates to develop an understanding of Special Educational Needs and disability.

It has been designed especially for those who want a nationally recognised qualification in order to teach students in further education, sixth form and tertiary colleges, prisons, adult education and work-based learning settings.

The programme framework outlines an attractive and innovative approach to teacher education and training that meets the current need for accredited teaching and training qualifications in the diverse post-compulsory sector and the three exit awards proposed reflect this.

The PQS Level 7 Diploma in Education and Training is aimed at those that hold at least 2:1 in their degree subject and can therefore complete 60 credits at level 7.

  • Modules:

  • ⦁ The Reflective Practitioner (10 credits).

  • ⦁ Preparing to Teaching in Post Compulsory Education and Training (10 credits).

  • ⦁ Connecting Theories of Learning, Teaching and Assessment (10 credits).

  • ⦁ Enhancing Learning through Creative and Innovative Practice (15 credits).

  • ⦁ Contemporary Issues in Post Compulsory Education and Training (15 credits).

  • ⦁ Additional Learning Needs and Inclusive Practice (15 credits).

  • ⦁ The Reflective Professional (15 credits).


  • Assessment

  • Each 15-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 5,000 words (or equivalent) and each 10-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 3,000 words (or equivalent)..

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