Ordinary Diploma in Vocational Teacher Education (NTA Level 6)

This is a two year programme designed and offered by Morogoro Vocational Teachers’ Training College (MVTTC) which is under Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) and accredited by National Council for Technical Education (NACTE).

The programme is aimed at providing pedagogical skills for technical and vocational practitioners currently The programme is aimed at providing pedagogical skills for Technical and Vocational Education and Training practitioners currently serving or aspiring to serve in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) industry.

The programme is designed to enable graduates to facilitate teaching and learning process; promote life skills through guidance and counselling; develop educational teaching and learning materials; manage training functions; carry out educational research; perform programme evaluation and develop training programmes.

Programme Objectives

The General Objective of the Programme

This curriculum is intended to prepare innovative and flexible vocational and technical teachers with excellent pedagogical, andragogical, didactical and professional competences which are responsive to the challenges and needs in providing vocational education and training.

Specific Objectives of the Programme

The specific objectives of this curriculum are to:

  1. Provide a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of the subject areas the Ordinary Diploma in Technical and Vocational Teacher Education Curriculum
  2. Produce graduates with acceptable professional ethics in the labour market demands
  3. Provide adequate, appropriate knowledge and technical practical skills in education and training and apply skills and knowledge in a broad range of work activities some of them are non-routine (Supervisory) level.
  4. Provide support for teacher trainees to advance their professional careers both in vocational/technical and teaching.

Programme Duration

This is a two year programme, modularized and the modules are distributed in four (4) semesters spread in two years.

Target Group

The programme is aimed at providing pedagogical skills for Technical and Vocational practitioners currently serving or aspiring to serve in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) industry.

The most prominent vocational training institutions are VETA owned and other TVET providers including Vocational Training Centres (VTCs), Folk Development Colleges (FDCs) and Technical Secondary Schools.

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirements shall be:

  • Possession of the National Technical Award (NTA ) Level 5 in his/her proffessional or equivalent from any recognized instituition.
  • Possession of the Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) with a minimum of four (4) passes or three (3) credits including English or Mathematics and excluding religious subjects.

NB
Only candidates who possess NTA Level 6 in technical or vocational field or its equivalent as established by relevant regulatory Authority/Board will be allowed to join for Ordinary Diploma (NTA Level 6)

Programme Modules & Semesterization

Modules are classified in fundamentals (F) and core (C) and they are distributed in four (4) semesters spread in two years as indicated below:

Modules for First Year (NTA Level 5)
The first year of the programme is divided into two semesters, semester I and semester II.

a) First Year Semester I (NTA Level 5)
The modules for First Year Semester I are shown below

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Computer Skills in Education
  3. Essentials of Study Skills
  4. Fundamentals of Life Skills
  5. Sociology in TVET
  6. Philosophy in TVET
  7. Teaching and Learning Procedures
  8. Lesson Presentation

b) First Year Semester II (NTA Level 5)
The modules for First Year Semester II

  1. Business Communication
  2. Business Development
  3. Education Guidelines
  4. Motivation in Learning
  5. Educational Counselling in TVET
  6. Learning Theories
  7. Comparative Education Approaches
  8. Practical Skills Orientation and Teaching Practice

c) Completion of First Year (NTA Level 5)

Upon successfully completion of the first year, a trainee can voluntarily exit and will be awarded a Technician Certificate in Technical and vocational Teacher Education (NTA Level 5), and later on he/she will be allowed to join for Ordinary Diploma in Technical and Vocational Teacher Education (NTA Level 6) within three (3) years.

Modules for Second Year I (NTA Level 6)
The second year of the programme is divided into two semesters, semester I and semester II.

a) Second Year Semester I (NTA Level 6)
The modules for Second Year Semester I

  1. Research Designs in TVET
  2. National Policies in TVET
  3. Leadership and Management in TVET
  4. Inclusive Learning Environment
  5. Inclusive Assessment Skills

b) Second Year Semester II (NTA Level 6)
The modules for Second Year Semester I are shown below

Practical Research in TVET

  1. Occupational Health and Safety
  2. Teaching Practice and Practical Skills Orientation

Contacts

Principal
Morogoro Vocational Teachers Training College
P.O. Box 671
Rwegasore Road
Morogoro, Tanzania
Tel: +255 23 261 4466
Fax: +255 23 261 4466
Email: mvttc@veta.go.tz
Websites: www.mvttc.ac.tz  & www.veta.go.tz


 

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