Teaching qualification launched by online education providers

Wey Education, holding company for online school InterHigh, has launched a level 4 award in teaching online

Online education company Wey Education has launched new qualification in online teaching, accredited by the Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE).

The level 4 qualification is worth 12 higher education credits (360 credits are required for a BSc in the UK). Ofqual has approved the qualification, and it is available on the Ofqual register.

The award programme includes 120 hours of study, including 38 guided learning hours, and will cover subjects such as an introduction to online teaching and learning, planning, teaching with synchronous tools, online content development, formative and summative assessment, collaborative learning with wikis, observation and self-reflection and self-development for online learning.

We commissioned the new qualification to support professionals in education and training to develop the specific internalised skills to teach more effectively in both online education and blended learning environments.
– Jacqueline K Daniell, Wey Education

Jacqueline K Daniell, chief executive officer at Wey Education said: “We commissioned the new qualification to support professionals in education and training to develop the specific internalised skills to teach more effectively in both online education and blended learning environments, which offer a combination of online and face-to-face delivery.”

The course is aimed at educators with a Level 3 or higher qualification in teaching, with at least three years’ full-time equivalent teaching experience. The next intake is in September 2019.

Educators interested in further information on the course should email Paul.Daniell@wedu.co.uk or and Nick.Leney@wedu.co.uk or call Wey Education on 01873 813900.