Education and Training

Level 5 Diploma

Location Start Date Day Time Fees Duration
Leamington 01-Sep-2016 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.  You will also be required to attend tutorials at pre-arranged times. 

What modules are covered?

The course will cover:

Syllabus Yr1:

  • Creating effective learning environments
  • Developing effective teaching and learning
  • Assessment activities
  • Supporting learners
  • Roles and responsibilities of the practitioner
  • Developing effective resources

Inclusive Learning:

  • Access for All
  • Recording teaching and learning
  • Study skills

Identifying and supporting individual student needs:

  • Skills and Initial Assessment
  • Supporting learners' language, numeracy and literacy skills
  • Embedding skills into the teaching and learning
  • Working with learners
  • Behaviour management

Learning about learning:

  • Communication principles
  • Principles of learning
  • From theory to practice: effective teaching strategies
  • Assessment
  • Professional Practice

Syllabus Yr2:

  • Curriculum Design
  • Action Research
  • Political and economic perspectives on education and training
  • Roles and responsibilities of different groups of people and organisations in the sector
  • Class, gender, culture, disability and ethnicity
  • Models of Reflective Practice
  • Evaluation, assessment and quality assurance and quality improvement

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?

You will be assessed via written academic assignments plus 8 observations of your teaching and the production of a professional development portfolio which is a record of your teaching practice and personal development.

You will need to identify an appropriately teacher-qualified, subject mentor who will support you throughout the two years of the course. 

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 will be required to have a literacy qualification at Level 2 prior to joining the course (e.g. GCSE English Language at grade C or above)
  • Candidates will be accepted onto the programme with Level 1 in Numeracy (e.g. GCSE Maths at grade E or above). However candidates will be expected to pass Level 2 mathematics by the end of year two.  Additional support sessions will be provided, and candidates have the opportunity to attend drop-in classes during lunchtimes at the college.  The college also offers GCSE mathematics evening classes for adult learners.  
  • Candidates should be in a 'full teaching role' 
  • All applicants must attend an interview with a member of the teacher training team (to discuss their teaching role and qualifications) and undertake an initial assessment
  • Candidates should be able to identify a mentor who is a qualified teacher
  • 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.

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 £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 for more information about student loans and grants.

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.

Got a question about this course?

Call: 0300 45 600 49 or email us now

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