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Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF)

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Price
£475 inc VAT
Or £52.78/mo. for 9 months...
Study method
Online
Course format What's this?
Reading material - PDF/e-book, slides, article/plain text
Duration
12 months · Self-paced
Access to content
Access until course completion
Qualification
Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
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Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

Are you passionate about education and eager to take your teaching career to the next level? Look no further! Our Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) is designed to empower educators like you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the ever-evolving field of education.

Why Choose Our Course?

Advanced Teaching Techniques: Explore cutting-edge teaching methodologies and pedagogical strategies that cater to diverse learning needs.

Personalised Support: Benefit from one-on-one mentoring and guidance from experienced educators throughout your course.

Flexible Learning: Our course is designed to accommodate your busy schedule, study at your pace.

Real-World Application: Apply your newfound knowledge directly in your teaching practice, ensuring immediate impact.

Industry Recognition: The Level 5 Diploma is recognized by leading educational institutions and employers worldwide.

This qualification replaces the level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Dtlls). The programme is designed to prepare trainee teachers and trainers to teach in various contexts. To achieve the qualification, teaching practice is required, which involves observation and assessment of performance.

If you have already completed levels 3 and 4, this diploma provides the ideal opportunity to enhance your skills as a trainee teacher. It will enable you to deliver effective learning sessions, plan comprehensive schemes of work, and develop efficient teaching and learning strategies. However, you do not need to have completed the level 3 or level 4 courses in order to enrol in the level 5. As long as you meet the minimum criteria outlined in the FAQ below, you can sign up for the level 5 course right away.

Enrollment for the Level 5 course is instant, allowing you to start learning immediately.

Qualification

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Regulated by Ofqual

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Description

Is this course suitable for me?

This course is perfect for anyone currently in a teaching role who wants to obtain Qualified Teacher Status (QTLS) or simply improve their teaching skills.

DTLLS Online Training Course

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training online course, previously known as a DTLLS online course (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector), is suitable for individuals already working in teaching, training, or tutoring.

Study Hours

The approximate study period for this qualification is 1200 hours. You can pace your learning to suit your lifestyle. Typically, learners complete this qualification within 9-12 months, although some may finish sooner.

This course is offered at level 5, focusing on theoretical understanding, critical analysis, specific referencing, and detailed reflection and evaluation. It will help you develop more effective classroom techniques and enable you to select suitable techniques and resources for adult education classes. Holders of a Level 4 Certificate in Education will only need to provide evidence of up to 70 hours. To gain the qualification, a minimum of 120 credits is required, including a minimum of 61 credits at level. The course covers description, explanation, evaluation, and referencing.

Assessment

This qualification is assessed through various methods to support your progress:

  • 8 observations of your teaching sessions with groups (minimum of 5 students). These observations are usually conducted by another experienced teacher acting as an expert witness.
  • A minimum of 100 hours of classroom teaching experience. You will need to maintain a teaching hours log.
  • Assignments for each of the seven units in this qualification. The assignments range from 1000 to 2000 words and may require additional evidence such as lesson plans, teaching resources, and related paperwork.
  • Personal statements and a record of your ongoing personal development.

Course Duration

You have up to 12 months to complete the required hours for this course. Most learners finish the course within 9-12 months, but the duration can vary depending on individual circumstances.

Course Type

This is a distance learning course. You will receive access to an online portal containing reading materials and a reading list. You can upload your completed assignments, and tutor feedback will be provided through the portal as well.

Who is this course for?

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) is suitable for teachers, trainers, and tutors working in further education, adult and community learning, or work-based training within public, private, voluntary, or community organisations. It prepares trainee teachers to teach in various contexts and requires observation and assessment of practice. Teaching practice is a requirement for this qualification.

Requirements & Criteria

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. However, some employers may require learners to undergo a background check by the Disclosure and Barring Service if they plan to work with young people or vulnerable adults. It is your responsibility to seek advice from your employer regarding this matter.

Learners must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Adequate reading and communication skills to meet the training requirements.
  • No criminal background that prohibits working as a teacher with young people or vulnerable adults.
  • Hold a relevant qualification at a level higher than that of their learners, preferably at least Level 3 in their area of specialisation.
  • Minimum core skills in literacy, language, numeracy, and ICT.
  • Access to 100 hours of teaching practice while on the course.

All-inclusive Price

Our qualification pricing is straightforward, with no hidden charges. The fee includes access to the online portal, tutor support, assessment/re-assessment, and certification.

APPLY FOR QTLS STATUS UPON COMPLETION

Upon completion, you will become eligible to apply for QTLS, which is equivalent to QTS.

Enrol Even Without Completing Levels 3 and 4.

Fast track your learning with the Level 5 Diploma.

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Receive a qualification recognised by employers and educational institutions nationwide. Our qualifications are regulated by OFQUAL.

Course Structure:

Unit No 1: Developing teaching, learning, and assessment in education and training

Unit No 2: Teaching, learning, and assessment in education and training

Unit No 3: Theories, principles, and models in education & training

Unit No 4: Wider professional practice and development in education and training

Unit No 5: Developing, using, and organizing resources in a specialist area

Unit No 6: Inclusive practice

Unit No 7: Teaching in a specialist area

How quickly can I complete the DET?

The course takes approximately 1200 hours to complete. You can divide these hours as you wish over a 12-month period. Whether you spread your learning across all twelve months or complete it in a shorter time frame is entirely up to you.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed through written assignments based on the course units and 8 observations of your teaching. Additionally, you will need to provide a log of at least 100 hours of completed teaching.

Do my lessons need to be delivered in a physical classroom?

The Level 5 teaching qualification requires you to be observed delivering teaching in an actual classroom. Virtual evidence is not permitted.

Who will conduct the observations for this course?

You will need to find an expert witness to observe your teaching sessions. This person should hold a level 5 Diploma in Education or an equivalent teaching degree.

What support materials do you provide?

The course includes several written documents to guide your learning. You are also expected to conduct additional reading and research to provide comprehensive answers to your assignment questions.

What happens if I fail an assessment?

Your tutor will provide detailed feedback, and you can submit an amended version based on this feedback.

What units will I study in this course?

You will study the following units in this course:

  1. Developing teaching, learning, and assessment in education and training
  2. Teaching, learning, and assessment in education and training
  3. Theories, principles, and models in education and training
  4. Wider professional practice and development in education and training
  5. Developing, using, and organizing resources in a specialist area
  6. Inclusive practice
  7. Teaching in a specialist area

Can I gain QTLS status with this course?

Upon completion, you will become eligible to apply for QTLS, which is equivalent to QTS.

What age group can I teach with the Level 5 Diploma?

The Level 5 Diploma is primarily aimed at the adult sector. It is not suitable as a substitute for qualifications designed for teaching in early years or primary schools.

How long will it take to complete this course?

The course consists of 360 guided learning hours. However, we expect learners to spend a total of 1200 hours, including research and assignment writing.

How long will I have access to my course materials?

You will have 12 months of access to your online course materials. We can extend this upon request, provided you are actively working towards completing your course.

What is the minimum age requirement to enrol in this course?

You must be at least 19 years old to enrol.

Who is this course for?

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) is suitable for teachers, trainers, and tutors working in further education, adult and community learning, or work-based training within public, private, voluntary, or community organisations. It prepares trainee teachers to teach in various contexts and requires observation and assessment of practice. Teaching practice is a requirement for this qualification.

Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Learners must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Adequate reading and communication skills to meet the training requirements.
  • No criminal background that prohibits working as a teacher with young people or vulnerable adults.
  • Hold a relevant qualification at a level higher than that of their learners, preferably at least Level 3 in their area of specialisation.
  • Minimum core skills in literacy, language, numeracy, and ICT.
  • Access to 100 hours of teaching practice while on the course.

Career path

Become a qualified teacher with (QTLS).

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Hina Javed asked:

Hi there can you please tell me if the certificate included in this price

Answer:

Hi Hina Yes the electronic certificate is included in the price. If you would like a paper certificate this can be purchased for £19.99. Regards David

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Angela asked:

Hello does this course has a audio/ video teaching and do you observe learners outside UK with no additional cost as well ?

Answer:

Hi Angela Thanks for the question. The course has some audio and video however the majority of the learning material is via PDF documents. We do not observe learners, you will need to have an expert witness complete your observations. Regards David

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Angela asked:

Hello does this course has a audio /video learning ?

Answer:

Hi Angela Thanks for the question. The course has some audio and video however the majority of the learning material is via PDF documents. Regards David

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

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FAQs

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.