Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

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£985 inc VAT
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Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
18 months
Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF)
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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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 a wide range of contexts and requires observation and assessment of practice. Teaching practice is a requirement of the qualification. The course is suitable to anyone who wants to explore theories, and research into effective teaching and learning alongside developing the practical skills that teachers will need in their profession.

It qualifies one to work in the lifelong learning sector as a teacher, upon receiving certificate you are able to apply for (QTLS).The student should have a minimum of Level 3 skills in the subject you intend to teach though qualification is optional.


Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF)
Regulated by Ofqual


As a learner you will need to commit to a minimum 100 hours of teaching practice in a recognized lifelong learning location to earn a Diploma. You need to achieve 120 credits. This can be gained from 7 units.

Units to be covered in the diploma course are:

  • Theories, principles and models in education and training.
  • Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training.
  • Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training.
  • Wider professional practice in education and training.
  • Developing, using and organising resources within a specialist area.
  • Inclusive practice.
  • Teaching in a specialist area.

A qualified teacher will observe your teaching for a minimum of one hour during your course on 8 separate occasions.

Who is this course for?

The course is recommended for anyone working in the education setting without a qualification and working towards becoming a teacher in the FE


As a learner you will need to be working in a school or educational setting to get the teaching practice hours. You must have a minimum of level 3 in any qualification plus a good Literacy and Numeracy. This course is distance learning so you will need a PC and good internet.

Career path

People who complete this course apply for QTLS.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At 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.

What are CPD hours/points?

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, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

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.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

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 ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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