Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training - The British College
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Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is suitable for teachers, trainers and tutors working in further education, adult and community learning or 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

A range of optional units are available, including some units from the Learning and Development suite. These units require practice to be assessed.
Learners must be willing to undertake an initial assessment of their skills in English, mathematics and ICT, record their development needs and follow an action plan.

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Course Description

This qualification provides training for those individuals who aspire to, or hold, a teaching role with an extensive range of teaching or training responsibilities, including those in more than one context. It is the recognised full teaching qualification for the sector.

You must have a minimum of 100 hours of teaching practice.

This qualification is suitable for individuals who:

  • want the opportunity to explore underpinning theories, frameworks and research into effective teaching and learning alongside developing practical teaching skills;
  • are currently teaching and want to have their experience and practice accredited;
  • are not currently teaching but can meet the minimum teaching practice requirement of 100 hours;
  • are able to undertake a large qualification, lasting one to two years;
  • have the potential to study at this level, which has the same level of demand as that of a degree course;
  • want a wide choice of optional units to reflect the context in which they teach;
  • want a qualification recognised as equivalent to the Certificate of Education qualifications;
  • are willing to undertake an initial assessment of their skills in English, mathematics and ICT, record their development needs and follow an action plan to address them where necessary.

Please note that if this qualification may also be called a PGCE or a Cert Ed if awarded by a university.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific entry requirements. There may be a requirement by the employer for learners to be checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service: https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-servicecheck/overview or if they intend to work with learners who are covered by these regulations (formerly
Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)). It is the learner’s responsibility to seek advice from their employer regarding this.
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

Course Structure

Learners must achieve a minimum of 120 credits from two unit groups.

  • Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Theories, principles and models in education and training
  • Wider professional practice in education and training
  • Action research
  • Inclusive practice
  • Teaching in a specialist area

Total Qualification Time
This is an estimate of the total length of time it is expected that a learner will typically take to achieve and demonstrate the level of attainment necessary for the award of the qualification i.e. to achieve all learning outcomes.

Total Qualification Time is comprised of GLH and an estimate of the number of hours a learner is likely to spend in preparation, study or any other learning including assessment, which takes place as directed by, but not under the supervision of a lecturer, supervisor or tutor. The credit value, where given, for a qualification is determined by TQT, as one credit corresponds to 10 hours of learning.
Total Qualification Time for this qualification is 1200 hours.

Guided Learning Hours
These hours are made up of all real time contact time, guidance or supervision of a learner by a lecturer, supervisor, tutor, trainer or other appropriate provider of education or training.
GLH for this qualification is 360.



The qualification is assessed by internally set and marked assessments subject to external quality assurance

Teaching Practice Requirement
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.