Childcare and Teacher Training

Teaching: Education and Training Diploma Level 5 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course will commence September 2022 and will run for 36 weeks. Attendance is on Tuesday 5.00pm-8.30pm

Entry requirements

You will need the following qualifications to be able to enrol on the course:

  • A minimum of a Level 3 in their specialist subject (i.e. the subject you want to teach)
  • GCSE English Language at grade 4/C or above
  • GCSE maths at grade 4/C or above (or hold a Functional Skill Maths Level 2 qualification and be prepared to enrol to complete the GCSE alongside the Level 5)

Prior to enrolment, each learner will also need to provide evidence of:

  • A placement where 100 hours of teaching practice can be completed
  • A named mentor within the placement who should have a full teaching qualification in place
  • Two references
  • A clear DBS check


You will achieve

On completion of the qualification you will achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.  You can also obtain QTLS from this qualification via the Education and Training Foundation.

UCAS Course Code


Course overview

The TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) is a 120 credit Diploma which is regulated by Ofqual. It prepares trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts and requires observation and assessment of practice.  Teaching practice is a requirement of the qualification.

This qualification is suitable for teachers, trainers and tutors over the age of 19 who are working in further education, adult and community learning or work based training within public, private, voluntary or community organisations.

Amongst other skills, you will learn to:

  • Plan and develop schemes of work
  • Deliver learning sessions
  • Develop teaching and learning strategies
  • Assessment practices

Course content

This is a minimum of a 120 credit award.  You must achieve a minimum of 120 credits from two unit groups with a minimum of 61 credits at level 5.

There is a requirement for a minimum of 100 hours of teaching practice.

Group A – 75 Credits (these are the mandatory units and make up 55 of the minimum 61 credits needed with 20 credits being at level 4)

Group A is made up of four mandatory units and all 75 credits must be achieved from this group:

Unit 1  Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
Level 5  20 credits

Unit 2 Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
Level 4  20 Credits

Unit 3 Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training
Level 5  20 Credits

Unit 4 Wider Professional Practice in Education and Training
Level 5  15 Credits

To pass this part of the qualification, you MUST achieve both units 1 and 3.  This is because they contain the teaching element of the qualification and the 8 observations.

This mandatory part of the qualification is centred on learning about, and demonstrating competency in a teaching and learning environment.  It looks at planning, teaching, learning and assessment theory, behaviour management theory and strategies and wider issues of professionalism such as the effects of Government policy and the role of stakeholders and external bodies.

Group B are all optional units and a mix of level 4 and level 5 units.

Group B is made up of a number of optional units and you can pick and choose from these.  It is important that you choose the units carefully as they are not ‘taught’ and you will undertake the units on an individual research basis with 1:1 tutorial support.  Some of these
units require an observation or evidence from an actual working environment, such as resources, lesson plans of schemes of work.    These observations are in addition to the 8 required to fulfil the requirements of Units 1 and 3.  The optional units available are shown below:

Level 4 Units

  • Delivering employability skills – 6 credits
  • Develop and prepare resources for learning and development – 6 credits
  • Develop learning and development programmes – 6 credits
  • Effective partnership working in the teaching and learning context – 15 credits
  • Engage with employer to facilitate workplace development –  6 credits
  • Equality and Diversity –  6 credits
  • Evaluating learning programmes –  3 credits
  • Identifying the needs of organisations –  6 credits
  • Inclusive practice –  15 credits
  • Internally assure the quality of assessment –  6 credits
  • Manage learning and development in groups –   6 credits
  • Preparing for the coaching role –  3 credits
  • Preparing for the mentoring role –  3 credits
  • Preparing for the personal tutoring role –  3 credits
  • Teaching in a specialist area –  15 credits
  • Specialist delivery techniques and activities –  9 credits
  • Understanding and managing behaviours in a learning environment-  6 credits
  • Understanding the principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assessment –  6 credits
  • Understanding the principles and practices and internally assuring the quality of assessment –  6 credits

Level 5 Units

  • Action research –  15 credits
  • Developing and using and organising resources within a specialist area –  15 credits
  • Managing behaviours in a learning environment –  6 credits

There are no examinations.  You will be assessed by production of a portfolio of assignments and observation of your teaching practice.

You will require stationery items.

Church Street Campus
Church Street
S70 2AN

You could progress to Teaching 14+ year olds.

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Extra information

We offer a service to any  student who has a diagnosis of anything persistent or long-term which might interfere with how they study and manage their day-to- day academic engagement. The service is flexible and shaped around the needs of each individual; it might be consistent support or intermittent support.

For further information please refer to our website.


As a Higher Education student living in England you may be eligible for the non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan from the Government. For further details go to:

A Maintenance Loan of up to £6,904 per year will be available to eligible students living with parents or up to £8,200 per year to those living away from home. EU Students cannot apply.

Students with children or dependant adults may qualify for a Childcare Grant or Adult Dependants’ Grant. Students can apply for these at the same time as applying for a Maintenance Loan.

Remember: Eligible students will not have to pay tuition fees in advance and can apply for the Maintenance Loan before they start the course.

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Teaching: Education and Training Diploma Level 5 Full-time

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