Unit 4 & 5


Although Unit 4 (the Record of Teaching Practice) is assessed at least six months in advance of taking the examination for Unit 5, it is integral to the process leading to Unit 5 and must be taken in conjunction with preparation for that Unit.  A regular schedule of courses and examinations for Unit 5 is offered annually at the RSCDS Summer School at St. Andrews.  Otherwise, Branches run courses according to local need.

At a Branch the minimum number of total presentations for an examination diet to take place is six.  If there are fewer than six candidates for Unit 5, examiner expenses will be shared between the Branch and the RSCDS on the following basis, unless prior permission to do otherwise has been obtained from the Education & Training Committee, or unless the minimum of six is made up by candidates for Unit 2 and/or Unit 3 sitting at the same time.


Branch share

RSCDS share

3 candidates

half

half

4 candidates

one third

two thirds

5 candidates

one sixth

five sixths

6 candidates

none

all

If there are fewer than 3 candidates, an examination cannot take place

At Summer School, the course for Unit 5 is run over a fortnight, with the examination held at the end of the second week of the course.

All Records of Teaching Practice (Unit 4) must be received at Headquarters no later than 6 months in advance of the date of the examination for Unit 5. Applications to sit Unit 5 at a Branch or approved centre must be received at Headquarters no later than 6 weeks in advance of the date of examination for Unit 5.  Applications to sit Unit 5 at Summer School must be received at Headquarters no later than 1st February.

The following documents provide additional information:

Candidates
Unit 4 checklist for candidates - Record of Teaching Practice
X4X5-03 Candidate application form
X4X5-04 Candidate application form (re-sit)
X4-05 Guidelines for preparation of Record of Teaching Practice
X4-10 Unit 4 Cover Sheet
X4-11 Mentor's confirmation and guidelines for those mentoring candidates
X5-07 Assessment and Result form (Unit 5 valid from 01 July 2014)
Unit 5 Sample Assignment Bank

Branch / Organiser
X4-02 Branch Application form to present candidates for Unit 4
X5-02 Branch Application form to present candidates for Unit 5
X5-05 Guidance on examination procedures for Unit 5

Examiner / Tutor / Translator
X5-07 Assessment and Result form (Unit 5 valid from 01 July 2014)
Unit 5 Sample Assignment Bank

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