Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (with Learning and Development) is a teaching qualification with a teaching/training practise requirement. It is an ‘in service’ qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in England.

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

All candidates must have access to 100 hours of teaching.

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (with Learning and Development) extends into investigation and research into current practice, theories and models relating to education and training. Throughout the program, candidates will demonstrate their ability to transfer their research findings into their own practice.

Entry Requirements

Candidates applying for this programme must

  • Be aged 19 and above
  • Be qualified/ experienced in the subject they intend to teach
  • Have access to 100 teaching practice hours
  • Possess reasonable levels of language, literacy and numeracy.

All trainee teachers joining this qualification programme should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT. 

Candidates must record their development needs and agree on an action plan to address them.

We will review records of development needs and previous action for candidates who have already completed a recent initial assessment to address them.


Progression and Career Prospects

Candidates who complete this qualification will take an analytical and practical approach to all aspects of planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and Learning. Whilst doing this, candidates will embed theories and principles in education and training and demonstrate them in their practice. Candidates will also research professionalism in education and training policies and consider their impact on their role and accountability as a teacher/trainer.

  • The qualification allows candidates to progress into employment as teachers/trainers.
  • Candidates can contribute to quality improvement and quality assurance within their organisation.
  • Candidates may progress into further education and training

English Requirements

Please note we teach and assess the Level 5 DET (with Learning and Development) entirely in English. All Applicants applying for entry onto the programme must demonstrate English language skills.

Non-native English speakers who have not carried out their final two years of schooling in English should demonstrate ability at a standard equivalent to:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE Academic 51, or
  • IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5

We assess the level of English language competency for all candidates as part of the selection process using a written statement and an interview.

Application and Selection Process

The application process allows the admissions team to select applicants meeting the above entry qualifications and demonstrating English Language competency. The admissions team will consider applications on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants should submit an application form and present the required documents. The registrar will invite the applicants onsite, where they must

  • Write a personal statement, answering a few short questions in their handwriting
  • Attend an informal interview based on their statement

Successful applicants will receive admission offers with an invitation to show evidence of how they will pay the tuition fees for the program.

Course Structure

  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 – 495, including 100 hours of teaching practice
  • Total Qualification Time: 1200, including mandatory class attendance, tutorials and completion of assessments 

To achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (with Learning and Development), candidates must complete a minimum of 120 credits;

  • 75 credits from the mandatory units
  • A minimum of 45 credits from optional units

All of the mandatory units are Education and Training Units. The optional units comprise Education and Training units and Learning and Development units.

Tuition Fee

£6165  (Fully Funded and Placement Support Available)

“Most Home and EU-settled status students studying Diploma in Education and Training programme can apply for funding through Student Finance England. (Subject to terms & conditions)


How To Apply?

  1. You need to apply the online application form
  2. Take a test or tests as part of your application
  3. Send something in written work
  4. If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to interview
  5. Shortlisted applicants will get the feedback
  6. Enjoy your learning

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