Direct Entry Year 2 of the Diploma in Education and Training // Level 5

This qualification is for a range of individuals including those in-service who need a teaching qualification to confirm occupational competence. Roles include a teacher, trainer or tutor within a Further Education college, adult and community learning centre, other training providers including those delivering work-based training in the prison service, community, public or private organisations.


Some examples of the modules you will study include:

  • Teaching, learning and assessment
  • Theories, principles and models of education and training
  • Developing teaching, learning and assessment
  • Wider professional practice in education and training

Entry requirements

You should be aged 19 years or over, suitably qualified (e.g. Level 3) and/or experienced in the subject you intend to teach. A current DBS will be required and no criminal background which might prevent you from working as a teacher with young or vulnerable adults. Initial assessments will be held for Maths and English and evidence of achieving Level 2 Maths and English (or equivalent) is required.

Prior learning from completion of the Certification in Education and Training/CTLLS will be considered. An interview is required.


No examinations. Assessment includes: written assignments, group activities, presentations, teaching observations and peer assessment.

Progression & Careers

Assessors and Verifier awards may also run alongside your qualification and completion can qualify you to apply for QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills) status. You can progress to BA (Hons) Degree such as Education Studies.

Teaching requirements

As part of this course you are required to complete 100 hours of teaching/training. It is the responsibility of the learner to arrange the required teaching hours, as a result the learner may incur additional travel costs related to the completion of teaching hours.

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Course detail
Classification Diploma
Course Mode Part-time
Level Level 5
Duration One year
Location Coast Road Campus
Annual fee £995.00
Start September