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IQ Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)

 

Qualification Number 601/1733/3
Title IQ Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)
Category National
Sector Teaching & Education
Operational Start Date 16/10/2013
Operational End Date 31/05/2017
Total Units 33 Min Credit 36
Min Guided Learning Hours 140 Max Guided Learning Hours 204
Min Age From 19 Min Age To 100

Qualification Fee : £45.00

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).

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) develops practical teaching skills and prepares teachers to work in a wide range of contexts.  It requires observation and assessment of practice. It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as: individuals who are not currently teaching and training but who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements, of the qualification; individuals who are currently teaching and training (including those who have just begun teaching and training) who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements, of the qualification; individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification. Some units from the Learning and Development suite of qualifications may be achieved within this qualification. These units require practice to be assessed. Objectives of the qualification include meeting relevant programmes of learning, preparing learners for employment, supporting a role in the workplace. This qualification replaces the Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (QCF) and the  Level 4 Certificate in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (QCF) (CTLLS).

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Structure

To be awarded the IQ Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF), the learner must achieve a minimum of 36 credits in total: 21 credits from the 5 mandatory units in Group A and a minimum of 15 credits from Group B. A minimum of 21 credits must be at Level 4 or above.

IQ Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)
Mandatory Group AMinimum Units:5
 Minimum Credits:21
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 F/505/0125Assessing learners in education and training4624
 M/505/0122Delivering education and training4624
 A/505/1189Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training4315
 H/505/0053Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training3312
 L/505/0127Using resources for education and training4315
 
Optional Group BMinimum Units:1
 Minimum Credits:15
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 J/503/4850Analysing English language for literacy and language teaching3315
 H/601/5314Assess occupational competence in the work environment3630
 F/601/5319Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding3630
 F/505/0187Assessment and support for the recognition of prior learning through the accreditation of learning outcomes3630
 M/505/1089Delivering employability skills4620
 A/502/9547Develop and prepare resources for learning and development4625
 M/502/9545Develop learning and development programmes4630
 H/505/1090Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area51550
 F/502/9551Engage learners in the learning and development process3630
 Y/502/9555Engage with employers to develop and support learning provision3625
 Y/503/5789Equality and diversity4626
 K/505/1091Evaluating learning programmes4315
 K/502/9544Identify individual learning and development needs3324
 H/502/9543Identify the learning needs of organisations4630
 L/503/5384Inclusive practice41550
 A/601/5321Internally assure the quality of assessment4645
 A/502/9550Manage learning and development in groups4630
 J/505/0188Preparing for the coaching role4315
 L/505/0189Preparing for the mentoring role4315
 R/503/4852Reading skills for literacy and language teaching3315
 D/503/4854Speaking and listening skills for literacy and language teaching3315
 Y/505/1099Understanding and managing behaviours in a learning environment4620
 F/601/5322Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment4645
 T/601/5320Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment4645
 T/503/4861Using mathematics: academic subjects3630
 A/503/4859Using mathematics: personal and public life3630
 F/503/4863Using mathematics: professional and vocational contexts3630
 K/503/4856Writing skills for literacy and language teaching3315

Assessment

All units in this qualification are assessed by portfolio (internally set and marked and quality assured by IQ) with the exemption of the three Mathematics units: 31, 32 and 33 which are assessed by externally set and internally marked assessments and portfolio. Once centres have been approved to offer this qualification they will be given access to the externally set and internally marked assessments via a secure portal from where they can download the question paper, mark scheme and guidance. An Achievement Record for this qualification is available from the website/ on request. All assessment criteria, of relevant units must be met and mapped and the location of the evidence must be indicated in the achievement record. Knowledge learning outcomes in this qualification (or relevant unit) must be assessed using methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge; these can be assessed by a variety of methods including:   Coursework Question and answer test Multiple choice questions Question and answer verbal (ensure records are kept) Essay   Where indicated, evidence must come from the learners' consistent performance in the workplace. This qualification is not graded, successful learners achieve a pass. A.

Teaching Practice requirements There is a requirement for a minimum of 30 hours of practice for this qualification. There is no requirement to evidence working with groups of learners to achieve this qualification unless units are undertaken which specify that purpose. However, where trainee teachers are working solely with individuals, a programme may also include support and preparation for working with groups. The following units include some assessment criteria that assess practical teaching skills and therefore require evidence of practice in order for trainee teachers to achieve the units. Practice must be in a teaching and learning environment.

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Delivering education and training unit 3 ·

Assessing learners in education and training unit 4 ·

Using resources for education and training unit 5 Appendix B summarises the practice requirements for the qualification’s mandatory units. The practice requirements for the optional units are detailed in the unit specifications. Effective teaching practice experience should ideally include: • different teaching practice locations/settings/contexts; • teaching across more than one level; • teaching a variety of learners; • teaching individuals and groups; • experience of non-teaching roles; and • gaining subject-specialist knowledge through workplace mentoring.   Providers should ensure that trainee teachers have access to as many of these elements as possible during their teaching practice. There are also requirements for observations of practice as detailed below. B. Observed and assessed practice requirements Observations should be appropriately spaced throughout the whole programme and take into account a trainee teacher’s progress.   Guidance on making judgements about whether a trainee teacher has met the required standard of practice in an observation can be found in Appendix C. and is based on the Handbook for the Inspection of Further Education and Skills (Ofsted, 2012) – Part 2, Section B: Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

1)

Assessed observations of practice are an essential component of this qualification.

2)

The overall assessed observations of practice requirements are a minimum of three observations, totalling a minimum of three hours. Any single observation must be a minimum of half an hour.

3)

A holistic approach is recommended so that each observation and assessment of practice enables trainee teachers to provide evidence for each of the three units identified below.

4)

Each observation must be graded and overall must meet the required standard. Only grades 1 to 3 count towards the qualification requirements. See Appendix C.   B.1 Mandatory units:

5)

Three (of the five) mandatory units of assessment for which, to be awarded credit, a trainee teacher must achieve at least one assessed observation of practice at the required standard. This requirement is indicated in the Guidance on Delivery and Assessment of each relevant unit. The units where this applies are listed below:

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Delivering education and training unit 3

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Assessing learners in education and training unit 4

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Using resources for education and training unit 5

6)

To be eligible for the award of credit for any one of the above three units, a trainee teacher must be able to provide evidence of a minimum of one assessed observation of practice that meets the required standard of practice. 7) To be eligible for the award of credit for all three units, a trainee teacher must be able to provide evidence of a minimum of three assessed observations of practice that meet the required standard of practice.

8)

At least one hour of observed and assessed practice in observations linked to the mandatory units should demonstrate grade 2 characteristics (or above). See Appendix C.   9) There is no transfer of practice, including observed and assessed practice, from a previously achieved Level 3 Award in Education and Training. B.2 Optional Units   10) There are additional practice, including observed and assessed practice, requirements for some optional units taken from the Education and Training suite. These requirements are in addition to the observed and assessed practice requirements identified above for the mandatory units and are summarised in the Guidance on Delivery and Assessment of each relevant unit.   B.3 Learning and Development Units   11) For some optional units taken from the Learning and Development qualifications, practice must be in a real work environment and in the appropriate context – with groups of learners or with individual learners. These requirements are in addition to the observed and assessed practice requirements for the mandatory units identified above and are summarised in the Guidance on Delivery and Assessment of each relevant unit.

Learner Entry Requirements

All trainee teachers joining this qualification programme should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT. If trainees join the qualification programme having already completed a Level 3 Award in Education and Training, their record of development needs and any previous actions taken to address them should inform opportunities to continue to develop their skills as required by the appropriate minimum core elements. Opportunities to develop these personal skills should be made available across the mandatory units as a minimum. Teacher education teams should ensure that the personal skills developed by trainees are those most appropriate for their professional role as teachers. The minimum core of literacy, language, numeracy and ICT details the knowledge, understanding and personal skills in English, mathematics and ICT expected of all teachers in the sector. The minimum core document comprises three sections: Language and literacy Numeracy Information and communication technology (ICT). Each of these sections comprises two parts: Part A – knowledge and understanding Part B – personal skills. Knowledge, understanding and personal skills requirements for literacy, language, numeracy and ICT are included in the teaching qualifications. Details can be found in the document, Addressing Literacy, Language, Numeracy and ICT needs in education and training: Defining the minimum core of teachers’ knowledge, understanding and personal skills. A guide for initial teacher education programmes (LLUK, 2007; updated LSIS, 2013). Requirements for knowledge and understanding elements: Elements of the minimum core should be selected appropriate to the context and needs of each cohort of trainee teachers. The selected elements should be delivered and assessed across the following mandatory units: Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training (Level 4) Delivering education and training (Level 4) Assessing learners in education and training (Level 4) Using resources for education and training (Level 4).

Tutor Requirements

All those delivering units and/or observing and assessing practice for the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training should have all of the following: •      a teaching or training qualification. 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. However, awarding organisations may decide to accept individuals who do not meet this criterion if they have evidence of substantial and successful teaching experience in education and training.; •      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 Requirements for those delivering units and/or observing and assessing practice: All those delivering units and/or observing and assessing practice for the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training should have all of the following: •     a teaching or training qualification.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. However, awarding organisations may decide to accept individuals who do not meet this criterion if they have evidence of substantial and successful teaching experience in education and training ; •     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. There are additional requirements for those who assess the Learning and Development units. Information about the assessment and quality assurance strategy for the Learning and Development units is provided in Appendix A located at the end of this document.

Centre Requirements

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

 

 

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