Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training prepares trainee teachers and trainers to teach in a wide range of contexts. There is a significant practice requirement, as this qualification will assess and provide evidence of, competence when undertaking teaching and/or training responsibilities. Topics covered include:

  • planning, delivering and evaluating teaching and learning
  • developing the skills to assess learning in education and training
  • developing knowledge around theories, principles and models in education and training
  • understanding professionalism and the influence of professional values in education and training.

Available for first teaching from January 2014.

For the Level 5 Diploma, learners must achieve at total of 120 credits

  • 75 credits from the mandatory units
  • 45 units from the choice of optional units

Minimum qualification and level requirements to enter this award

Learners should be qualified to level 3 or be able to demonstrate level 3 skills in the subject in which intending to teach, have access to 100 teaching practice hours and possess reasonable levels of language, literacy, numeracy and ICT.

Teaching practice

Learners will be required to undertake a minimum of 100 hours teaching practice. This time falls into non-contact hours within the programme, and excludes micro-teaching or teaching practice completed as part of the Award in Education and Training.

Learners who have previously completed Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training or a Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, can use 20 hours of practice and two hours of observed and assessed practice towards meeting the overall practice requirements.


Observed and assessed practice

There must be a minimum of eight observations totalling a minimum of eight hours

(this excludes any observed practice completed as part of the Level 3

Award in Education and Training (QCF)). Any single observation must be a

minimum of half an hour. It is expected that most observations would be a minimum of one hour.

Teaching observation excludes observed practice completed as part of the Award or Certificate in Education and Training but can include two hours of observed and assessed practice towards meeting the overall practice requirements.

Teaching practice portfolio

Learners will be required to keep one teaching practice portfolio across the full programme. The portfolio should be a concise log of teaching practice undertaken and should include a log of 100 hours teaching practice and evidence relating to the learners, session planning, delivery and evaluation. It will include at least eight observations of teaching by the course team.

Reflective learning journal

Learners will be required to write a reflective learning journal from the commencement of the programme, which will encompasses their own learning and teaching practice. It is expected that the journal provides the basis for meeting the required assessment outcomes. Only one reflective learning journal is required across the full programme.


Course cost:

For course costs and dates please contact us direct.

Onsite training offered:

If you have several employees needing the same course, we can come to you. This makes a cost effective alternative and allows training to be specific to your work environment. Discount given for groups.


For course dates email: admin@cdtrainingltd.co.uk

To book your place on a course email: bookings@cdtrainingltd.co.uk