The Diploma is an ‘in service’ qualification of 120 credits, designed for those working as teachers/trainers in England. It is considered a ‘full’ teaching qualification and all candidates must have access to 100 hours of teaching. The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a teaching qualification run over 2 academic years, which has a teaching/training practice requirement. Candidates who successfully 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 carry out research into professionalism in education and training policies and consider their impact on their role and their accountability as a teacher/trainer. Candidates will also have the opportunity to contribute to quality improvement and quality assurance within their own organisation. 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, preparing for the coaching role, managing behaviour, equality and diversity and designing resources. Candidates need to demonstrate in their assessments a depth of knowledge and understanding appropriate to levels 4 and 5 and an academic style of writing, with references to background reading.
What do I need to join?
This qualification is not approved for under 19s. Candidates must be considering a subject for delivery and be aiming to achieve / or have achieved a qualification and/or have experience in their subject/skill at the appropriate level (usually level 3). Candidates should be able to manage the requirements of the level of the qualification they are taking, read and interpret written tasks, and write answers in a legible and understandable form. Candidates will also need to be able to organise written information clearly and coherently. All candidates should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, maths and ICT. They should record their development needs and, where applicable, agree an action plan to address them.
What can I do next?
Having gained the Diploma you can apply for Qualified Teacher in Learning and Skills status (QTLS).Apply for this course
Course information last updated: Friday 3rd April 2020 @ 7.30am (2 days ago)