Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

This qualification is a 2-year course which has a teaching/training practice requirement.  In the first year the programme covers a broad range of topics such as planning for learning, assessment techniques and managing groups. In the second year we look at a wider range of topics including developing and organising resources, wider professional practice and development and evaluating learning programmes. You will also be required to provide an evidence-based teaching file to show how you have developed your teaching, learning and assessment.

Units to be studied: 

You will complete all mandatory units and up to 15 credits of optional units.

Mandatory units include:

  • 426: Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • 501: Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • 502: Theories, principles and models in education and training
  • 503: Wider professional practice and development in education and training

A range of optional units are available, these include but not limited to:

  • Unit 505: Action Research
  • Unit 506: Developing, using and organising resources in education and training
  • There is also the option to complete the L4 IQA Award

How long will it take and where does it take place? 

  • The course is 35 weeks in duration – not including half term breaks
  • It is delivered on a Tuesday evening, in person or online. Lessons to be held 18.00-21.00.
  • OR Friday morning, in person or online. Lessons to be held 09.00-12.00.

Entry requirements: 

  • Evidence of a level 2 or equivalent in English and maths
  • Evidence of appropriate qualification/ experience in the subject you intend to teach
  • Have access to a teaching placement that offers at least 100 hours of teaching practice
  • It is also recommended you have a Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Key dates 

Apply by: 15th August 2022

Start date: w/c 5th September 2022

End date: w/c 19th June 2023


Course cost £2995

For more information please contact our Learning and Professional Development Team on 01270 616470 or tlc@reaseheath.ac.uk.