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Suitable for: Teachers who want to teach functional skills (Literacy & Numeracy) in the lifelong learning sector. Entry Requirements: You must hold Level 5 DTLLS or equivalent and have access to 75 hours teaching. GCSE grade A-C or equivalent in English and Maths will be required.
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- DTLLS Level 5
- English GCSE A-C grade
- Maths GCSE A-C grade
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DTLLS Additional Diploma in ESOL - Level 5 (45 credits)
This qualification enables you to teach skills for life in ESOL as part of the apprenticeship framework.
Teaching Skills for Life
Essential skills under the skills for life agenda are:
English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)
To teach ESOL you would need to do the Level 5 Diploma in teaching ESOL in the lifelong learning sector (or equivalent).
HOW IS THE TRAINING DELIVERED
You are allocated a mentor who will support you throughout the course and who will be available to answer any questions. She/he will contact you within 48 hours of registration to introduce themselves. The course is delivered through an online learning course (Moodle), consisting of virtual lessons, reading, questions and activities. At the end of each unit there are specified assignments to complete, which are marked and internally moderated.
You will need to keep a log of 75 hours teaching for the diploma, 5 hours of which will be observed by a colleague in your workplace. Teaching can be either on a 1:1 basis or in a group and must be over at least 2 levels.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTERWARDS
Once you have completed the additional DTLLS diploma, it will enable you to be employed in a teaching role for ESOL. You will be able to teach the skills for life element of apprenticeships.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE
The total guided learning hours for each additional DTLLS diploma is 120 plus 75 hours teaching each. This is made up of Moodle, assignments as well as self study. The course length is 1-3 months per diploma. Howvever, you can complete it at your own pace. There are two modules to complete or each diploma.