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IQ Level 3 Award in Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching (QCF)

 

Qualification Number 600/7766/9
Title IQ Level 3 Award in Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching (QCF)
Category National
Sector Teaching & Education
Operational Start Date 21/03/2013
Operational End Date 31/05/2017
Total Units 3 Min Credit 12
Min Guided Learning Hours 60 Max Guided Learning Hours
Min Age From 16 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £46.00

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).

Qualification Purpose

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 3 Award in Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching will support learners in the acquisition of skills in using mathematics in academic subjects, professional and vocational contexts and in public and personal life.

The qualification will prepare learners to progress to mathematics qualifications at a higher level, or to qualifications in other subject areas where mathematics skills would be an advantage. It will also support the development of personal skills and/or knowledge in mathematics and has been identified by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) as an appropriate qualification to develop the knowledge and skills needed to teach Functional Skills Mathematics. Objectives of the qualification include: preparing learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding, preparing learners to progress to a qualification in another subject area and to give learners personal growth and engagement in learning.

The criteria for this qualification were developed by Lifelong Learning UK in 2007, and revised in 2010. The criteria are available on the LSIS website.

Progression

Learners who have achieved the Level 3 Award in Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching could progress to the:

  • Level 3 or 4 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)
  • Level 3 or 4 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS)

Level 5 Subsidiary Diploma in Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Structure

To achieve this qualification learners must achieve 12 credits in total.

IQ Level 3 Award in Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching (QCF)
Unit GroupMinimum Units:2
 Minimum Credits:12
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 T/503/4861Using mathematics: academic subjects3630
 A/503/4859Using mathematics: personal and public life3630
 F/503/4863Using mathematics: professional and vocational contexts3630

Assessment

All the units are knowledge-based and there is no requirement to undertake assessed practical teaching to achieve this qualification. The assessment consists of two elements:

  • A single IQ externally set and internally marked knowledge based assessment conducted under examination conditions.
  • Portfolio assessment to demonstrate the practical application of each of the units chosen.

 

 

Unit

Assessment

1

Using mathematics: academic subjects

Portfolio Internally set and marked; externally verified by IQ

 

A single externally set and internally marked knowledge based assessment, taken under examination conditions. The assessment is internally verified by the centre and quality assured by IQ.

Time allowed: 2 hours

2

Using mathematics: professional and vocational contexts

Portfolio Internally set and marked;  externally verified  by IQ

3

Using mathematics: public and personal life

Portfolio Internally set and marked;  externally verified  by IQ

 

All assessment criteria must be met and mapped and the location of the evidence indicated in the Achievement Record which is available from the IQ website/on request.

The qualification is not graded and successful learners achieve a pass.

Access to the externally set and internally marked assessment: Once centres have been approved to offer this qualification they will be given access to a secure portal from where they can download the question paper, Mark scheme and guidance.

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, it is expected the learners will have undertaken an initial assessment in mathematics which indicates they are working at level 2 or above, before undertaking this qualification.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers delivering this qualification must have, or be working towards an appropriate teaching qualification at level 4 or above and have experience or qualifications in mathematics skills at Level 4 or above.

Examples of suitable teaching qualifications include: Level 4 PTTLS or CTTLS, DTTLS, Qualified tutor status.

Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved by IQ in order to offer this qualification.

 

 

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