Diploma In Education And Training (Level 5)

Course overview

The qualification can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers and trainers, including individuals not currently teaching and training but who meet the practice requirements, those currently teaching and training (including those who have just begun teaching and training) and individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification.  All students must meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice, of the qualification.

The course will give students the opportunity to gain a wide range of education and teaching knowledge tied to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students will gain specialist knowledge, employability, and transferable skills to further their career prospects.  

This qualification can be used as a starting point to work towards various professional memberships and students will have the skills and knowledge to progress and gain credits against the standards of bachelor degrees in higher education institutions.


– Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training (20 credits)

– Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training (20 credits)

– Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training (20 credits)

– Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training (15 credits)

– Action Research (15 credits)

– Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area (15 credits)

– Effective Partnership Working in the Learning and Teaching Context (15 credits)

Entry Requirements:

Academic Requirements

A bachelor’s degree with a minimum classification of 2:1
Written Assessment (500 words)

Admissions Interview (8-10 minutes) – will need to demonstrate a keen interest in teaching and learning

English requirements

B2 CEFR level – IELTS at 6.0 minimum or an equivalent test. Minimum in each component 5.5. – BKSB is not acceptable.

Students whose first language is not English but have a first degree from the UK need not present an IELTS test.

Other information

DBS Check – Students are required to undertake a DBS check before the work placement

All candidates, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to 100 hours of teaching (volunteer teaching, paid / unpaid teaching, part time / full time teaching).

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