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Diploma in Education and Training

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (with Learning and Development) is a teaching qualification with a teaching/training practise requirement. It is an ‘in service’ qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in England.

Course Overview

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

All candidates must have access to 100 hours of teaching.

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (with Learning and Development) extends into investigation and research into current practice, theories and models relating to education and training. Throughout the programme, candidates will demonstrate their ability to transfer their research findings into their own practice.

Course details and modules

Following modules will be covered. 

Mandatory Units
Unit Guided Learning Hours Credits Unit Level

Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training

65 20 4

Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training

65 20 5

Theories, principles and models in education and training

65 20 5

Wider professional practice and development in education and training

50 15 5
Optional Units
Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area 50 15 5
Inclusive practice 50 15 4

Teaching in a specialist area

50 15 4

Key Information

Entry Requirements:

Candidates applying for this programme must

  • be aged 19 and above
  • be qualified/ experienced in the subject they intend to teach
  • have access to 100 teaching practice hours
    Possess reasonable levels of language, literacy and numeracy.
  • All trainee teachers joining this qualification programme should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT.

Candidates must record their development needs and agree on an action plan to address them.

We will review records of development needs and previous action for candidates who have already completed a recent initial assessment to address them.

English Language Competency:

Please note we teach and assess the Level 5 DET (with Learning and Development) entirely in English. All Applicants applying for entry onto the programme must demonstrate English language skills.

Non-native English speakers who have not carried out their final two years of schooling in English should demonstrate ability at a standard equivalent to:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE Academic 51, or
  • IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5

We assess the level of English language competency for all candidates as part of the selection process using a written statement and an interview


Career Opportunities and Employability

Candidates who 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 research professionalism in education and training policies and consider their impact on their role and accountability as a teacher/trainer.

  • The qualification allows candidates to progress into employment as teachers/trainers.
  • Candidates can contribute to quality improvement and quality assurance within their organisation.
  • Candidates may progress into further education and training

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