The rationale of the Diploma is to provide recognition for those who wish to develop their own abilities in in the post 16 education and training sector including further education colleges, adult and community education providers, offender education, work-based learning providers, third/voluntary sectors and independenttraining organisations.
The qualification will enable learners to become independent, self-directed learners with tools and motivation to continue learning, developing and reflecting on practice throughout their careers
The Diploma provides the essential knowledge and fundamental understanding of the roles and responsibilities that teaching staff need in relation to legislation, equality, diversity, inclusivity and meeting the needs of learners. The Diploma will enable trainee teachers to use initial and diagnostic assessments and plans to deliver inclusive teaching and learning, assess learning and use appropriate resources to support effective learning. The optional units will prepare trainee teachers to work in a wide range of contexts. This approach gives flexibility and a greater potential to meet the needs of aspiring teachers.
The Level 4 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare is made up of 37 credits. The overall learning outcomes are:
? Enable Learners to apply analytical and evaluative education and teaching principles in private and public places of learning.
? Enhance analytical, practical and evaluative skillsrelating to teaching and education across all sectors
? Develop the Learner’s ability to recognise and reflect on the process of personal learning and development which facilitates the enhancement of key personal, sociable and other transferable skills.
? Encourage the Learner’s self-reflection, analytical, intellectual and transferable skills.
? Identify understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training.
? Understand how to plan to meet the needs of learners in education and training.
? Understand how to assess learners in education and training
The qualification comprises 9 units. The Learners must complete all mandatory units to achieve 34 credits and then choose a minimum of 6 credits from theoptional units. A minimum of 40 credits is required to achieve the Diploma.
This qualifications is approved and regulated by government regulated body Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) to ensure consistent course quality.
- OfQual Qualification Number: 610/0227/6
This qualification at Level 3 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to GCE AS/A Levels.
The Level 4 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare is made up of 9 units for a combined total of 40 credits.