The Education and Training Level 5 (including Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy) QCF is suitable for teachers, trainers and tutors working in further education, adult and community learning or work-based training within public, private, voluntary or community organisations. It can be acquired as a stand-alone diploma or as part of the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF): It prepares trainee teachers to teach mathematics in a wide range of contexts and requires observation and assessment of practice. Teaching practice is a requirement of the qualification. The course is suitable to anyone who wants to explore theories, and research into effective mathematics teaching and learning alongside developing the practical skills that teachers will need in their profession.
It qualifies one to work in the lifelong learning sector as a teacher.
The student should have Level 3 skills in Mathematics. You will need to commit to 100 hours of teaching practice in a recognized lifelong learning location to earn this qualification. You need to achieve 120 credits. This can be gained from 7 units. A qualified teacher will observe your teaching for a minimum of one hour during your course on 8 separate occasions.
Students are expected to complete this course between six and eighteen months.