Higher Education

Education and Training (Level 5 Diploma)

Course Overview

Fee disclaimer

  • Course fees listed below are the cost per year
  • You may be eligible for a HE Loan
  • Student loans can include a tuition fee loan and a maintenance loan to help with your living costs. Help and advice is available at www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance

Entry requirements

GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) or Level 2 Functional Skills in Math and English may be considered.

A level 3 qualification in related subjects or 16-64 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels or an Access to HE Diploma.

Applicants are expected to attend an interview and complete an initial assessment

For students aged 19+

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at a charge of £44

Course information

The Pearson Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a full teaching qualification to work in the Education and Training sector, which includes Further Education colleges, adult and community education and other training providers. The qualification provides an introduction to teaching and will enable you to develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to teach in post-compulsory education sector.

The course is suitable for anyone already teaching in the Education and Training sector or looking to share their professional and industrial experience through a teaching role.

You may be keen to give something back, with the aim of sharing knowledge and inspiring others. You may be motivated by the chance to teach more fundamental skills. Or you may want to increase your skills and confidence, enabling you to effectively train others in your organisation.

Since this is a teaching qualification, you will be on placement alongside undertaking this training programme. On completion of the programme, you will be able to meet and evidence the professional standards as well as to teach effectively in the Education and Training sector.

What will I study?

The qualification is made up of mandatory and optional units at level 4 and 5, through which you will build up credits towards the Level 5 Diploma.

  • You will cover these essential areas of any teaching course:
  • Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Theories, principles and models in education and training
  • Wider professional practice and development in education and training

You will have the opportunity to design and develop your own resources, linking theories and models of education with the needs of your own learners.

You will cover the role of a tutor, work with individual learners, and managing behaviours in a learning environment.

  • How you are assessed

    Higher Education programmes are taught and assessed using learning outcomes and QAA Benchmarks (where available) to enable you to demonstrate learning and achievement for modules, levels and programmes.

    All learning outcomes have to be successfully addressed in the assessment process. All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of education. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. Regular 1:1 sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be the opportunity to discuss your course and progress.

    You will also be supported by a mentor within your placement who will work alongside your tutor and classroom observer.

  • Next steps

    For further information about application please email Customer Services customerservices.hfe@ncclondon.ac.uk

    You can apply for the ‘Student loan’. Student loans can include a tuition fee loan and a maintenance loan to help with your living costs. Help and advice is available at www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance

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Dates Schedule Max. fee per year
Start: 04/11/2024
End: 03/07/2026
Thu (17:30 - 21:00)

What Can This Course Lead To

Progression can lead to the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) badge of professionalism Bachelor of Education (B.Ed). You will also have the skills and knowledge for employment in a range of careers including Teaching in Further Education or training in your chosen area or Work as a Freelancer.

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