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Course Introduction

Designed for learners who work as teachers, trainers and tutors in further education, adult and community learning or work-based training within public, private, voluntary or community organisations and are looking to prepare to teach in a wide range of contexts.

Who is this course suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for teachers, trainers and tutors working in:

  • Further Education

  • Adult and community learning

  • Work-based training within public, private, voluntary or community organisations.

It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including:

  • Planning and developing schemes of work

  • Delivering learning sessions

  • Developing teaching and learning strategies

  • Assessment practices

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) [Formally DTLLS]

What are the Entry Requirements?

Learners must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Reading and communication skills should be adequate to meet the requirements of the training.

  • Do not have a criminal background which prevents them working, with young people or vulnerable adults, as a teacher.

  • Hold a relevant qualification at a level above that of their learners; ideally at least Level 3 in their area of specialism

  • Minimum core of literacy, language, numeracy and ICT 

Individuals are not required to have achieved a Level 3 Award in Education and Training  or a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training  before undertaking a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. However, some individuals may already have completed one or both of these qualifications.

Individuals who have completed the Level 3 Award in Education and Training  and who are progressing directly to the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training cannot bring forward any credit or observed and assessed practice.

How long does it take?

You set the pace. You choose when to start and how long you would like to complete the course. This qualification is described as taking 360 guided learning hours. Please use this as a guide and think about how many hours a week you are able to commit to studying.

Total qualification time is 1200 hrs.

Whether it takes 12 weeks or 12 months is entirely up to you!

How Will I Be Assessed?

There is a requirement for a minimum of 100 hours of practice and a requirement to evidence working with groups of learners to achieve this qualification.

The practice component is a vital aspect of high-quality initial teacher training.

There are different practice requirements for each unit in this qualification.

Observed and Assessed Practice Requirements:

There must be a minimum of eight observations totaling a minimum of eight hours. This excludes any observed practice completed as part of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training. Any single observation must be a minimum of half an hour.

Observations should be appropriately spaced throughout the whole programme and take into account a trainee teacher’s progress.

Will I Need To Attend Classes?

No, however your assessor can arrange some learning sessions either online or in person to suit your requirements and time constraints. All practical assessments are carried out in the workplace.

Who Is The Awarding Body?

Training Qualifications UK

What Are My Progression Routes?
  • Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance

How much does it cost?

£1500 (Flexible payment plans available)

Download qualification specification
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