The qualification consists of one mandatory unit and 5 optional units. Learners must achieve a minimum of 12 credits(3 credits from the mandatory unit in Group A, 6 credits from Group B and 3 credits from Group C).
The course is an introductory teaching qualification. Depending upon the optional units chosen, a learner will either need to take part in microteaching (Unit 02) or teaching practice in the work environment (Unit 03 and Unit 04).It is therefore possible for individuals who are not in a teaching role (if the microteaching option is taken) to complete the course.
The qualification aims to meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as:
– individuals not currently in a teaching or training role – achievement of the qualification doesn’t require practice other than microteaching unless units from the learning and development suite of qualifications are selected
– individuals currently teaching and training (including those who have just begun teaching and training) – although the qualification does not require practice other than microteaching (unless units from the learning and development suite of qualifications are selected), opportunities may be made available to observe and provide feedback on a trainee teacher’s practice
– individuals currently working as Assessors who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching.
The objective of the qualification is to prepare learners for employment and support them to progress to a teaching role within the workplace.