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College Of Birmingham

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(We no longer provide this course. Please contact us for more details.)

College of Birmingham is globally recognized UK online education provider. Apart from the world-class online learning courses, we also offer on campus course facilities for people who want to graduate with on-hand experience, skills and confidence. We understand UK learning environment better than any other campus and give the same high quality learning in both online and on-campus courses.

Course # 1:

Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector DTLLS) (7305/ 6305)

Course Details:

Apart from our world-class Teaching Assistant online education course, We also offer DTLLS – Diploma of Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector that leads you to achieve a Qualified Teacher of Learning & Skills (QTLS) status. It will give you the chance to study teaching methodologies from globally recognized college located in the heart of UK, Birmingham. Those who already have QTLS status, can do a shorter subsidiary diploma to become a qualified specialist teacher in best UK learning environment.

Eligibility Criteria:

As our Teaching Assistant online learning course is accredited from QCF, our DTLLS – Diploma of Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) will also qualify you to become a certified and specialized teacher. This course is for anyone working as or planning to become a full-time teacher in future to become a part of UK learning environment. The foremost requirement is that you should have Level 3 skills in the subject you intend to teach, though a specific qualification is optional. You’ll need access to 150 hours of teaching practice in a recognized lifelong learning location to earn a diploma, and 75 hours for the subsidiary diploma.

What’s involved in studying this course?

While completing these qualifications, you’ll cover things like:

  • Teaching theory and practice
  • Principles of learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation
  • Confidence, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Professional role and responsibilities.

To get a diploma, you learn with your training provider – maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments. You will demonstrate what you’ve learned through both practical skills assessments and assignments that cover the theory of teaching, similar to how it works in our online learning courses.

Assessments include practical skills demonstrations and written examinations. You will also keep a teaching practice portfolio and a reflective learning journal. You will also complete 150 practice teaching hours, as opposed to our online learning courses where the credit hours are comparatively less.

About Level of Specialization:

Level 5 is ideal if you work or want to work as a full time teacher within the lifelong learning sector, especially if you want to become officially qualified by achieving Qualified Teacher, Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. There are seven core units:

  • Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector
  • Planning and enabling learning
  • Enabling learning and assessment
  • Theories and principles for planning and enabling learning
  • Continuing personal and professional development
  • Curriculum development for inclusive practice
  • Wider professional practice.

Optional units include:

  • Developing and managing resources in the lifelong learning sector (15 credits)
  • The lifelong learning sector (15 credits)
  • Integrating literacy, language and numeracy in the learning of vocational and other subjects (6 credits)
  • Developing management skills (15 credits).

Career Path:

The Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector qualifications could help you progress into roles including:

  • Full teacher in further, adult and community education, for example, as a further education lecturer
  • Full teacher in work-based learning
  • Full teacher in the voluntary sector.

These diplomas qualify you for Qualified Teacher, Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, giving you access in UK learning environment. To gain full QTLS status, the next step after taking this qualification is to go through the process of professional formation with the Institute for Learning (IfL).

Other Diploma:

Once you’ve achieved QTLS status, you can meet your continuing professional development (CPD) requirement through an Award in Developing Embedded Approaches to Literacy, Language and Numeracy. If you decide you would like to specialize in teaching Mathematics, ESOL or English after taking this qualification, you could progress on to an additional diploma:

  • Additional Diploma in Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Additional Diploma in Teaching English (Literacy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Additional Diploma in Teaching English (ESOL) in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Note: Information provided in this document is subject to change and the student needs to verify any updates or changes from the Student Loan Company and the Awarding body City and Guilds by contacting them or by visiting their website from time to time.

Other Important Information:

Course DTLLS (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector)
Duration 1 Year (3 Terms)
Type Full Time (1/2 Days in a week – 12 to 15 hours)
Level Level 5
Awarding Body City and Guilds
Eligibility Age > 19 Years
  • Nativity – A UK national who has been in the UK for the past three years or An EU national or the family member of an EU national, who has lived in the UK for the last 3 years and the main reason for living in the UK, was not to receive full time education or A Non UK/ EU national with indefinite leave to remain, or with a ‘settled’ status, who has lived in the UK for the last 3 years or more.
  • Passport Status – British / EU Passport / Should have Indefinite Leave to remain in the UK.
  • All learners should be qualified to Level 3 or be able to demonstrate Level 3 skills in the subject they intend to teach, plus have reasonable levels of literacy, language, numeracy and ICT skills.

Documents required:   If eligible, the student needs to attend an Interview at the College with the following documents:

  • A valid passport
  • Proof of current address (dated within the last 3 months)
  • 1 Passport size photograph
  • Education certificates in any (GCSE’s, NVQ’s or further education certificates)
  • Latest CV / Resume
  • National Insurance Number (If applicable)
  • Proof of divorce or separation (If applicable)
  • Childbirth certificate (If applicable)
  • Child benefit details / tax credits (If applicable)
  • Proof of student’s earnings for last 3 years (If applicable)
  • Proof of parent’s earnings (Usually applicable if the student is under 21)
Study Location Birmingham
Course Fee £6000 (Paid through student finance as a loan for students if preferred to obtain loan or can pay from own pocket.)
Other Benefits The student applying for this course is eligible for maintenance loan, maintenance grant, child care benefits, adult dependant grants etc. based on the individual circumstances of the student from the student loan company
Attendance Requirement Should have a minimum of 80% attendance to be able to obtain loans

How will the loan be received?

The student after his / her successful approval will receive the sanctioned amount into the student bank account consisting of a loan and grant component in a phased manner to ensure the student attends his classes regularly which are described as below:

  • 25% at start of the first term
  • 25% at start of second term
  • 50% at start of third term

How will the College be paid?

The college fees are directly paid to the college by the Student Loan Company.

Tests/ Assessments Assignment based
Loan Repayment The grant component need not be repaid, however the loan component should be repaid when the student starts earning more than £21,000 per year.
Loan Interest Rates Interest rates on the student loan
While the student is studying Rate of inflation plus 3%
£21,000 or less Rate of inflation only
£21,000 – £41,000 Varies between the rate of inflation and the rate of inflation plus 3% depending on the student’s income.

Typical Repayment Schedule:

Each month you pay back 9% of any income over £21,000.

Your income per year Monthly repayments
£21,000 and under No repayments
£25,000 £30
£30,000 £67
£40,000 £142
£50,000 £217
£60,000 £292
Contact Details 07951551347
Contact Number 0141 306 2000
  • Please remember that this is a student loan and needs to be repaid. This loan amount is written off after 30 years irrespective of the status of the loan.
  • This loan does not make a footprint in the individual credit files, which means your loan application for other mortgages would not be affected due to this loan.
  • Nobody ever will knock on your doors to collect this loan amount as it is tracked through your NI number and recovered on a monthly basis by  the government through your employer when you start earning more than  £21,000 per year.

REMEMBER: All services offered are free of charge and the student has absolutely NO obligation to pay any fees or money to any member of staff, agent or anybody whatsoever. All recruitment consultants and agents are paid by the college by having a consultant agreement with them.

Awarding and Accrediting Bodies

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