Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (formerly DTLLS)



The Level 5 Diploma is a part time two year part time course (6 terms)which provides a practical approach to the application of knowledge necessary to become a successful teacher / trainer.
Sessions are held one afternoon per week: 13:30-17.30.

Course Content - What will I learn?

You will study a mixture of Level 4 and Level 5 units over the duration of the course with a total of 120 credits to achieve the qualification.

Mandatory Units:

Level 4 Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training (20 credits) – Year 1
Level 5 Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training (20 credits) – Year 1
Level 5 Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training (20 Credits) – Year 2
Level 5 Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training (15 Credits) – Year 2

The following optional units are delivered but may be subject to change:

Level 4 Inclusive Learning (15 Credits) – Year 1
Level 5 Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area (15 credits) -Year 1
Level 5 Action Research (15 Credits) – Year 2

*As part of the course, you also have the opportunity to undertake (self) study to gain a Level 2 Certificate in Digital Skills, and a Level 2 Award in Safeguarding, which are key qualifications in the sector.

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Am I right for the course?

The Diploma is suitable for teachers / trainers in the further education and training skills sector, which includes FE colleges, adult and community learning environments, charity and voluntary sector organisations, offender learning and work-based learning providers.
See also the Entry Requirements.

Formal evidence will required of the following:

Aged 19 plus.
Level 3 Award in Education and Training (or 6 months experience of relevant teaching experience)
Level 3 qualification in the subject you would like to teach.
Level 2 English and Maths (GCSE 4/C or equivalent).
A minimum of 100 hours of teaching spread evenly over the two year duration of the course where you are responsible for the planning, delivery and assessment of learning. (Short courses or workshops are not appropriate). *The college does not offer a placement service.

You must be available to attend all classes in person as it is not a distance learning course.

Prior to being offered a place on the course you will be invited to attend an initial assessment of your English and Maths, which form part of the Minimum Core as defined by the Education and Training Foundation.

The course fee is £6000
£3000 is payable at the beginning of year 1.
£3000 is payable at the beginning of year 2.

You will be assessed through written and practical assignments building an online portfolio of evidence containing coursework assignments, essays, individual presentations, reflective practice. 8 observed teaching sessions will be carried out over the 2 years. All work will be submitted on our learning platform, Canvas.

You will need to provide your own study and teaching resources.
There are recommended coursebooks which are not included in the price of the course. These will cost in the region of £150.

You will be taught by an experienced team of tutors who have considerable experience of the further education and skills sector.

What Next?

To apply please apply online via the college website. Go to the Adult Learner/Teacher Training page.
After you complete the course, you can apply for and study towards QTLS with the Society of Education and Training. Guidance will be provided on this in your second year.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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