Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training RQF

Qualification Number: 601/2717/X

Who is this course for?

This course prepares trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts.

You will need to be able to provide evidence of teaching practice and opportunities for observation of practice in your workplace by your assessor and your mentor.

How long will it take?

Total Qualification Time consists 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.

Total Qualification Time for this qualification is 1200 hours. You will be able to achieve much of this as part of your working time if you are employed in a teaching role.
We would expect that you complete this qualification within 6 to 12 months.

Course Content

There are 4 mandatory units that you will need to complete, as well as choosing some optional units with your assessor.

The mandatory units that you will need to cover are below:

You will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence, with the support of your assessor, who will support you to provide suitable evidence. This can include records of discussions, work products, observations, witness testimonies, assignments and recognition of prior learning.

Awarding Organisation

 We work with Highfield and TQUK to bring you quality qualifications and training.

Approach Training Safely

Course Fees:

£1500 + 20% VAT = £1800 

We offer a payment plan if you would prefer to pay in instalments.

General information

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-barringservice-check/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.
  • Suitable for learners of 19 years of age and above.

We are always pleased to support learners who would benefit from additional support. We will refer to our Awarding Organisations’ reasonable adjustments policy for information and guidance.

A photographic proof of identification will need to be produced to confirm that you are the person that you claim to be! [Any 1 of the following]

If you cannot provide any of these forms of ID, we may be able to make other arrangements in accordance with our Awarding Organisation Core Manual.

Opportunities for Progression

On successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their personal development with one of the following qualifications:

Ready to get started?

All our courses are delivered by subject specialists who hold teaching and assessing qualifications. This means you can be sure that your learning is enhanced by ‘real life’ experience, which helps to translate the theory into your practice.

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