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Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Level 5 Diploma

Location Start Date Day Time Fees Duration
Leamington 18-Sep-2014 Thu 18:15 - 21:15 £3,000.00 32 Week(s)

What will I study?

This is a two-year, in-service qualification delivered as a part-time programme offered as evening provision - 3 hours per week.

What modules are covered?

The course will cover:

  • planning, delivering and evaluating inclusive teaching and learning;assessing learning in education and training
  • understanding theories, principles and models in education and training;
  • understanding professionalism and the influence of professional values in education and training;
  • action learning; and
  • action research.

What qualifications will I get?

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. This qualification is awarded by the University of Warwick
This is a two-year course at FHEQ Level 5 (120 credits)

How will I be assessed?

A combination of assignments and a minimum of 8 teaching practice observations.  You will be observed by your tutor, your mentor or a member of the teacher training team four times per year. Each observation will be one hour duration.

In addition, candidates will need to complete an electronic Professional Development Portfolio.

What is the entry process?

You will need to complete and submit an application pack in good time.  Acceptance onto the course will be subject to interview and academic reference.  

For an application pack please contact Kayley Tymon on 01926 318206 or email -

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum qualifications: Full level 3

A qualification at Level 3 in the subject you intend to teach.

Candidates should be in a 'full teaching role' and attend an interview with a member of the teacher training team.

All candidates require a DBS/ an enhanced CRB check (the costs for the Disclosure and Barring Service checks must be met by the individual or their supporting organisation).

Applicants will need at least 100 hours teaching practice over the 2 year programme.

Candidates will be accepted onto the programme with Level 1 in Literacy and Numeracy.  However candidates will be expected to pass Level 2 Literacy by the end of year one, and to pass Level 2 Numeracy by the end of year two.  Additional support sessions will be provided.

Candidates will be expected to undertake a literacy and numeracy diagnostic assessment on joining the course.  This will be arranged as part of the course.

What else do I need to know?

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is ideal for - Teachers who fulfil the 'full teacher role' and undertake classroom-based learning (CBL) delivery.

This qualification is equivalent to a PGCE or DTLLS in post-compulsory education and training.


The course fees are approx. £3,000 per year - this is a 2 year course.

The fees include registration with the University of Warwick. The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a higher education course and therefore applicants can apply for a student loan to cover the cost of the tuition fees. Contact Student Finance England 2013/14 for more information.

What can I do after this course?

This qualification provides the recognised qualification for those individuals who aspire to, or hold, a teaching role within the FE and Skills Sector.

Successful students may wish to consider studying for a Masters in Education once qualified in teaching at level 5. Relevant opportunities can be discussed with the course tutor once you are enrolled on the course.

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