Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Qualification Overview

The level 5 qualification provides training for those individuals who aspire to, or hold, a teaching role with an extensive range of teaching or training responsibilities, including those in more than one context. It is the recognised full teaching qualification for the sector. You must have a minimum of 100 hours of teaching practice.

Who’s it for?

This qualification is suitable for individuals who:

  • want the opportunity to explore underpinning theories, frameworks and research into effective teaching and learning alongside developing practical teaching skills
  • are currently teaching and want to have their experience and practice accredited
  • are not currently teaching but can meet the minimum teaching practice requirement of 100 hours
  • are able to undertake a large qualification, lasting one to two years
  • have the potential to study at this level, which has the same level of demand as that of a degree course
  • want a wide choice of optional units to reflect the context in which they teach
  • want a qualification recognised as equivalent to the Certificate of Education qualifications
  • are willing to undertake an initial assessment of their skills in English, mathematics and ICT, record their development needs and follow an action plan to address them where necessary
  • can evidence Level 3 skills in English or Mathematics if they are taking any of the specialist units in teaching English (literacy and/or ESOL) or mathematics (numeracy).

Please note that if this qualification may also be called a PGCE or a Cert Ed if awarded by a university.

What will it in involve?

You will study the following both face to face and remotely.

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a teaching qualification which extends into investigation and research into current practice, theories and models relating to education and training. Throughout the programme, candidates will demonstrate their ability to transfer the findings of their research into their own practice. The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector, such as:

  • Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Developing teaching learning and assessment in education and training
  • Theories, principles and models of education and training
  • Wider professional practice and development in education and training.

Our experienced tutors will guide and support you throughout. The course will include:

  • Assignments
  • 100 hours of practice in a teaching and learning environment
  • Observations and assessed practice (minimum of 8) which must meet the required standard of practice
  • Portfolio of teaching practice

How long will it take?

Because we use a blended learning model for our delivery, we can tailor the sessions around you. However the total qualification time is 1200 hours.

What will the course lead to?

The qualification allows candidates to progress into employment as teachers/trainers or to the following qualifications:

Level 5 Diplomas in specialist teaching

Are there any minimum entry requirements?

Candidates should be qualified/ experienced in the subject they intend to teach, have access to 100 teaching practice hours and possess reasonable levels of language, literacy and numeracy.

Cost: £1600+VAT

Payment options on request

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