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CPD - Staff Development Qualifications

QualificationsCPD - Staff Development Qualifications

Courses for Staff Development/CPD

Below are listed a selection of our national qualifications which are popular with centres providing CPD courses. In addition, OCN London also delivers CPD course at our training centre in Angel Gate. Click here to read more.

Level 5 Award in Observing Teaching and Learning

  • Enables practitioners to gain accreditation for continuous professional development in the observation of teaching and learning (OTL) in their organisation.
  • The qualification is for learners age 21 plus and is made up of 1 mandatory and 2 optional units.
  • The number of credits to be achieved to gain the qualification is 9 to be delivered in 23 guided learning hours.
  • The qualification focuses on the practical skills involved in undertaking observation in a variety of settings.
  • Benchmark assessments are available upon learner registration.

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OCNLR Awards in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

  • The qualifications are available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2 and provide a structure for the delivery of equality and diversity training where issues can be raised and solutions to combat these issues can be proposed.
  • They are ideal for use as part of a staff training programme.
  • Each qualification has a credit value of 1 credit and the guided learning hours at each level are Entry 3 – 10 GLH / Level 1 – 8 GLH /Level 2 – 6 GLH.
  • An OCN London Assessment Portfolio is supplied with the qualification at each level. The activities given may also be used as benchmarks against which centres can devise their own learner specific tasks.
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OCNLR Qualifications in Information, Advice or Guidance

  • These qualifications available are a Level 1 Award, a Level 2 Award and Certificate and a Level 3 Award and Certificate.
  • They are aimed at any staff whose job role involves giving information, advice or guidance (and can also be used to create a career pathway for other types of learners).
  • The purpose of the qualifications is to provide the learner with an understanding of the role of an information, advice or guidance worker and the skills used in this area.
  • At Level 1 learners much achieve 6 credits and the guided learning hours are 54. The qualification comprises two mandatory units.
  • To achieve the Level 2 Award learners must complete 6 credits from the two mandatory units and the guided learning should be over 48 hours.
  • For the Level 2 Certificate learners must achieve 15 credits – 9 credits from mandatory units at Level 2 and a further 6 credits from selected optional units.
  • In order to gain the Level 3 Award learners must achieve 9 credits from the Level 3 mandatory units only.
  • To obtain the Level 3 Certificate learners must achieve 24 credits – 9 credits from the mandatory L3 units and a further 15 credits from selected optional units.

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OCNLR Level 3 Award and Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

  • These qualifications are replacement qualification for the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) and the Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS).
  • They provide a knowledge-based introduction to teaching and training and have been designed for individuals working or intending to work as teachers or trainers in England.
  • To achieve the L3 Award learners must achieve 12 credits and be given 48-61 hours of guided learning.
  • To achieve the Level 4 Certificate learners must achieve 36 credits and be given 140-204 hours of guided learning.
  • The minimum age for access to the qualifications is 19 years.

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OCNLR Level 3 Award in Technology for Teaching and Learning

  • Developed to meet the recommendations provided by the FELTAG (Further Education Learning Technology Action Group) report.
  • Provides an introduction to a variety of online tools to support lesson planning, delivery, assessment, feedback and communication with learners and colleagues.
  • For achievement of the L3 Award, learners must achieve 12 credits and be given 36 hours of guided learning.
  • The minimum age for entry to the qualification is 18 years.

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If you would like to deliver any of these qualifications please contact our Curriculum Development Team on 020-7278-5511