OTHM LEVEL 6

DIPLOMA IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

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Undergraduate level qualifications

120 credits (online)

Ofqual Qualification Number: 603/6695/3

Course description

 

OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Teaching and Learning is to develop your understanding of the theory and practice involved in education. It provides you with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals and policymakers in your own country. It will provide knowledge that underpins the ability to work as an effective practitioner in the education sector. It combines both theoretical and practical knowledge in the education profession and will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of curriculum planning, effective performance, action research and development. You will be able to work in a variety of roles within education and/or management. Successful completion of the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Teaching and Learning qualification enables you to progress into or within employment and/or continue your study towards a relevant Degree or Masters programme with advanced standing.

Entry requirements

For entry onto the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Teaching and Learning qualification, you must possess:

1. Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 5 diploma or equivalent

2. Mature students (over 21) with management experience (please check with LSBE regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)

3. Students must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course

4. English requirements: As this qualification is taught in English, you must have an appropriate level of English for entry onto the OTHM qualifications. If you are not from a majority English-speaking country, you must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit the English Language Expectations page. If you do not hold any certificate, LSBE will provide you with an English Level Test for free. Please contact us.

 

Equivalence

OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 6 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Bachelor’s Degrees with Honours, Bachelor’s Degrees, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates.

 

Qualification Structure and Content

The OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Teaching and Learning qualification consists of 6 mandatory units, for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory Units:

Lesson Planning (20 credits)
Reflective Teaching (20 credits)
Management of Class Dynamics (20 credits)
Curriculum Design (20 credits)
Integrated Education (20 credits)
Technology in Education (20 credits)

Duration and delivery

OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Teaching and Learning qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year if you chose to study full-time, however, it is also flexible to accommodate part-time and distance learning. At LSBE, the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Teaching and Learning qualification is taught through online learning (Learning Management System and weekly live webinars).

 

Assessment and Verification

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes. To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, you must provide evidence to demonstrate that you have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. The judgement that the students have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor. The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the students’ overall achievement has been arrived at.

 

Progression

Achieving the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Teaching and Learning qualification enables you to progress into or within employment and/or continue your further study. You have the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including progression to OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership. As this OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Teaching and Learning qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), students are also eligible to gain direct entry into relevant Master’s degree programmes. For more information visit the OTHM University Progressions page.

 

Technical requirements

As this qualification is taught through distance learning format, you will be studying online. Therefore, you must have access to a desktop or laptop computer and broadband internet connection.