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Part-time Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy

Course Name 
Part-time Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: LiteracyAvailable for Enquiries

Course Details

Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 5
Start Date Various
Duration 1 year
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Offering Code DPL5TEL1D000
Programme Design and Overview This is a 45 credit standalone qualification which enables teachers to achieve a subject specialist qualification in Literacy.
Indicative Content

The course equips teachers of literacy with appropriate and relevant knowledge, understanding and personal skills.  Over three modules it focuses on social factors and issues relating to language and literacy development and personal factors which affect learning.  It also aims to develop your personal language and literacy skills.


This module develops an understanding of the ways in which English may be described and enables learners to analyse spoken and written language variety and change.


This module considers the theories of language acquisition, the way in which language is learnt and the processes involved in reading, writing, speaking and listening.


This module will draw on theories of teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening and apply them to literacy teaching and learning.

Delivery Methods The course will be delivered through a variety of teaching methods including taught sessions, group discussions, directed tasks, presentations, self study, tutorials and workshops.
Nature of Assessments on the Programme You will be assessed by a combination of assignments, reflective learning journal, teaching practice portfolio and teaching observations (4 in total for 1 hour each).
Entry Requirements

You will need to evidence completion of a generic teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE/Cert Ed/DTLLS) or have experience of English/Literacy teaching.

You must demonstrate English Language skills at Level 3 (assessed through qualification or Entry assessment).

You must have access to English/Literacy teaching for a minimum of 50 hours across at least two curriculum levels - Entry Level and Level 1 or 2 within a post-16 context.


Attendance Expectations You will attend classes for 3 hours per week for one year, 5 until 8pm.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2017/18

Course fee: £1740.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course

Additional Course Costs

The registration fee for the CMI is included as part of the course fee

The following costs should be used as a guide only. Arrangements apply to 2016 entry.

Printing and photocopying costs:
There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.

Library overdue charges:
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book.  There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Graduation Ceremony:
When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here:

Financial Support Information

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at:

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email:

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email:

Career Opportunities This course offers you the opportunity to enter or progress a career in Literacy teaching in the lifelong learning sector.
How to Apply Please complete a part-time HE/Professional application form. If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.
Admissions Process

In the first instance, please contact Helen Rivron on 01924 789109

For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the 'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website:

Group Size The minimum group size is 10
Disability Support Information

We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.

The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at:

Terms and Conditions Teaching observations are an integral part of the course, therefore candidates must have a minimum of 50 hours teaching.
For Further Details Please contact Helen Rivron on 01924 789109
Course Groups (W) Higher Education, Professional Course
Subject Area (W) Teaching & Learner Support
Client Group (W) 19+, Higher Education
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