National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 5)


Qualification National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 5)
Level 5
Dates

2014 intakes start 03 February, 31 March, 02 June, and 04 August

Applications close 21 days prior to the intake start date - please check the enrolment form for exact dates.

Duration

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

Location SIT2LRN Distance Learning

Course Outline

The programme will allow students to:

  • Gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the tertiary sector.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to standards recognised by the industry sector as appropriate.
  • Develop work habits and practice appropriate for further training and employment in the tertiary teaching sector.

Course Content

The programme contains the following unit standards:

Compulsory papers – complete all of the following:

US 7102 - Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical models of adult learning (Level 5) 6 credits

At the completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of at least three theories of adult learning and critically analyse the concept and application of learning styles within adult learning contexts.

Application criteria: Admittance to the programme.

Assessment: Two essays of 1500 words.

US 7097 - Facilitate interactive learning sessions for adult learners (Level 5) 10 credits

People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare to facilitate, facilitate and review interactive learning sessions for adult learners.

Application criteria: Students must have access to a group of adult students and an appropriate observer. An appropriate observer is someone who:

  • Holds unit standard 7097 or is able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in training delivery with adults, or
  • Be a subject matter expert with experience in adult teaching, or
  • Be a supervisor or manager with experience in adult teaching.

Assessment: Assignments consist of three lesson plans. An analysis for each of the lesson plans is required and one lesson plan needs to be observed by a qualified and experienced instructor/trainer who trains adults. An observation form must be filled out by the observer and signed by both parties. All students are required to send through one lesson plan for formative feedback during week eight of the intake.

US 7093 - Design learning sessions for adults (Level 5) 6 credits

People credited with this unit standard are able to define learning outcomes for adult learning sessions, select learning session content, plan delivery processes of learning sessions, design assessment activities for learning sessions and plan a review of learning sessions.

Application criteria: Admittance to the programme. 

Assessment: Three lesson plans including one for formative feedback in week eight, are required. 

US 20469 - Evaluate adult learning sessions (Level 5) 5 credits

At the completion of this unit students are able to demonstrate knowledge of learning session evaluation aims and methods, prepare for the evaluation of adult learning sessions, implement and analyse learning session evaluations and review the evaluation process.

Application criteria:  Experience tutoring or teaching is required.

Assessment: Four assignments are to be completed.

 

Select a balance of credits from the following to achieve a minimum of 56 credits in total:

US 7100 - Manage learning events for adult education and training (Level 5) 8 credits

At the completion of this unit candidates will be able to plan, organise and review learning events. This unit is relevant to staff within organisations for which the provision of adult education and training is the core business activity and to organisations where education and training support the core business activity.

Application criteria: Admittance to the programme.

Assessment: Two assignments are to be completed.  This unit also requires the completion of discussion boards.


US 11551 - Moderate assessment (Level 6) 8 credits

This unit standard is intended for use by experienced assessors who wish to extend their skills and knowledge of assessment. People credited with this unit are able to moderate assessment, verify assessment decisions and follow moderation administration requirements.

Application criteria: Candidates need access to a complete set of assessment material and four marked student scripts. Sample material is available on Blackboard if learners require it.

Assessment: Three assessments will be completed.

US 11552- Design and evaluate assessment materials (Level 5) 8 credits

Students who complete this unit are able to design and evaluate assessment materials.

Application criteria: Candidates need to have access to a moderator, preferably someone who holds US 11551 and/or US 4098 and extensive adult training experience.

Assessment: Candidates will design assessment tasks and the accompanying assessment schedules for differing styles of assessment (short answer tests, practical observations, written assignments, etc.).

US 7110 – Improve own professional knowledge and practice in adult education and training (Level 5) 8 credits

People credited with this unit standard are able to: critically reflect on own practice in adult education and training; work with stakeholders to improve own professional knowledge and practice; and review own professional knowledge and practice.

Application criteria: Admittance to the programme.

Assessment: Learners are required to complete two assignments consisting of a reflective journal and a portfolio.


US 4098 - Use standards to assess candidate performance (Level 4) 6 credits

People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare for and conduct assessment; complete assessment administration and review the assessment practice.

Application criteria: Candidates must have access to full sets of assessment material (assessment instruments, assessor guidance notes, and assessment schedules) for the standards that they will be administering assessments for.

Candidates need to have access to someone qualified as a workplace assessor or an experienced tutor to observe them conducting an assessment. An appropriate observer is someone who:

  • Holds unit standard 4098 or is able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in assessment, or
  • Be a subject matter expert with experience in adult teaching, or
  • Be a supervisor or manager with experience in adult teaching.

Assessment: A portfolio will be submitted as evidence of the candidate planning for, conducting and reflecting on the administration of an assessment.

Elective units – choose ONE of the following:

US 7091 - Establish a culturally safe and inclusive learning environment for adults in New Zealand’s cultural setting (Level 4) 4 credits

People credited with this unit standard are able to identify diverse cultural needs in a New Zealand learning environment and establish a culturally safe and inclusive learning environment for adults. This unit standard is for people wishing to teach or train adults in New Zealand.

Application criteria: Candidates must have access to adult students.

Assessment: Two written assignments and several discussion boards.

 

 

US 26009 - Establish a culturally safe and inclusive multicultural learning environment for adults (Level 4) 3 credits

People credited with this unit standard are able to identify diverse cultural needs for a multicultural learning environment and establish a culturally safe and inclusive learning environment for adults. This unit standard is for people wishing to teach or train adults in an environment outside New Zealand.

Application criteria: Candidates must have access to adult students.

Assessment: Two written assignments and several discussion boards.

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have demonstrated competence in the design, delivery, assessment, evaluation and moderation of adult education and training courses.  The programme leads students to further study in the National Diploma in Adult Education and Training (Level 6).

Enrolment Information

SUGGESTED STUDY PATH/COMBINATIONS

 

The following are suggestions only and may be varied.

First enrolment:

  • US 4098
  • US 7091 or US 26009
  • US 7102

Subsequent enrolments: Any of the following three combinations in no particular order.

  • US 7093
  • US 7097
  • US 7100
  • US 11551
  • US 11552
  • US 20469

N.B. US 7110 can be substituted for any of the following: US 4098, US 7100, US 11551 or US 11552.

CROSS CREDITS

Students who have previously completed any of the above units at another learning institution can apply to have the unit(s) cross credited to their record of learning at SIT.  This is done by filling in a cross credit application form and attaching proof of achievement. The cross credit application form is available on MySIT or from the Programme Administrator on 0800 748 257 ext. 3320.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • As a guideline, one credit equates to approximately 10 hours study within an intake period.  Click HERE to download a Study Load Calculator (spreadsheet).
  • All papers selected within a particular intake must be completed within that intake unless a transfer is requested (conditions apply; see FAQs).
  • Application forms are filled out on a year by year basis and students are welcome to apply for multiple intakes on the one application form.  Further enrolment is the responsibility of individual students.  There is no automatic enrolment rollover.

Assessments

Assessment for this programme typically includes discussion board postings, short written reports and practical assessment of the preparation and delivery of learning sessions to adult learners. There are no exams for this programme.

Fees

The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this course, so there are no tuition fees as long as you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident (residing in NZ), BUT there is a student direct material cost of $6.50 per credit of study undertaken, plus a non-refundable administration fee of $50.00 for each application processed, and the required textbook/s listed below.  You must maintain satisfactory academic progress to retain your Zero Fees Scheme entitlement.

 

Enrolment category

Zero Fees Scheme – applies to NZ citizens and permanent residents (residing in NZ)

International Students

2014 Cost (NZ$)

$6.50 per credit + admin fee $50.00 per application ($440.00 for 60 credit course) - includes GST

$100.00 per credit (+GST for those living in NZ – no GST for those living offshore)

 

Fees must be paid by the due date shown on the invoice.

 

All SIT2LRN courses are approved by Studylink.  Any queries regarding Studylink allowances, loans, and terms and conditions should be made directly to Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or www.studylink.govt.nz.

Textbooks

Please check the textbook list to see if you need a textbook for the unit(s) that you are applying for. The list is available here:

http://www.sit.ac.nz/documents/pdf/textbooklist.pdf

Additional Information

All SIT2LRN courses require you to have a computer and internet access. Students are required to use their SIT webmail only for all SIT2LRN communications. All course materials and information, including assessments and due dates, are located on the online Blackboard system. Once you have been accepted into a programme you will receive a Welcome Kit that includes information that you can use to familiarise yourself with our online Blackboard learning environment. From the intake start date you will have access to the online course materials to work through.

 

Facilitator Assistance:  During the enrolled intake period, students have email access to Facilitators, who endeavour to respond to emails within 48 hours (week days only).  All students are required, within the first two weeks of an intake, to send an email to their Facilitator confirming their start on the programme of study.  Students who have not emailed their facilitator or embarked upon their course of study by the end of the 2nd week of an intake, will be Faculty Withdrawn from the programme.  Such withdrawals may impact on future access to SIT Zero Fees Scheme and Student Direct Material Costs are still liable for payment.

 

We recommend students new to SIT2LRN read through the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section of our website at http://www.sit.ac.nz/pages/FAQs for further study and enrolment information.

Application Criteria

These programmes are particularly suitable for people tutoring in tertiary institutes, or people who have training responsibility in workplaces.

 

 

 

Mature Students

 

  • A qualification and/or equivalent work experience in a vocation that they would like to teach.
  • Evidence that satisfies the teaching institution that they are capable of studying at this level, and have a reasonable chance of successfully completing each unit standard attempted.
  • Access to adults to teach.
  • Current or recent knowledge of tertiary institute, or workplace, organisational procedures.

Additional Information

 

Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, must meet the English Proficiency Outcomes in accordance with the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 as below.  The full list is available on the SIT website.

Programme Level

 

 

IELTS test

 

 

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT)

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

NZCEL

 

 

Certificate or Diploma at

 

Level 5

 

 

 

 

Score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

Score of 550(with an essay score of 5 TWE)

Score of 79 or higher(with a writing score of 20)

FCE or CAE with a score of 47 or higher

Level 4 with the Academic endorsement

 

 

 

 

 

Satisfactory Completion

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme and be eligible for the awarding of the qualification National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 5), they must have completed all scheduled course work requirements and assessments, successfully completed assessment requirements for all unit standards, and achieved a total of 60 credits as specified in the programme schedule.

 

The National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 5) will be awarded directly by NZQA on attainment of 60 credits as specified and upon verification of the graduate’s NZQA official record of learning.




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