Higher Education

Education and Training (Level 5 Diploma)

Course Overview

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


On this course, you may be eligible for a HE Student Loan, find out more

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

The 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.

  • Assessment Criteria

    All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of education. The sessions consist of student-centered activities that support the development of knowledge and understanding. You are given the opportunity to work in conjunction with your peers and engage with a range of theoretical and practical ideas. All teaching materials are available on the VLE. You are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. You will have individual tutorials and receive feedback to support you in your assessment tasks.

    Assessment Methods

    The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a competence-based qualification which is internally assessed through a portfolio of evidence, which is externally quality assured.
    Trainees will be assessed in placement and will need to complete 8 observations of practice and have a minimum of 100 teaching hours across the duration of the programme.

  • Further Information

    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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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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