Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training prepares trainee teachers and trainers to teach in a wide range of contexts. To achieve the qualification, there is a requirement for 100 hours teaching practice that requires some observation and assessment of performance.

The qualification can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers and trainers, including:

  • Individuals who are not currently teaching and training but who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements of the qualification
  • Individuals who are currently teaching and training, including those who have just begun teaching and training and who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements, of the qualification
  • Individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification and who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice, of the qualification.

The BTEC Education and Training - Level 5 Diploma is a competence based qualification, provided by Pearson Edexcel.

All individuals working towards the Diploma must be willing to undertake an initial assessment of their skills in English, mathematics and ICT.

To achieve the Diploma, learners will complete 360 Guided Learning Hours which is made up of 75 credits from mandatory units and a choice of 45 credits from optional units to reach a minimum total of 120 credits.

Mandatory Units:

Unit 1 – Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training (the achievement of Unit 3 is a pre requisite for this unit) 

Unit 2 – Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training 

Unit 3 – Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training

Unit 4 – Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training

For the Optional Units, we tend to offer a number of solutions, to best prepare you for the teaching marketplace

Unit 11 – Delivering Employability Skills

Unit 23 – Preparing for the Coaching Role

Unit 24 – Preparing for the Mentoring Role

Unit 25 – Preparing for the Personal Tutoring Role

Unit 28 – Understanding and Managing Behaviour in a Learning Environment

Unit 32 – Using Study Skills Approaches and Techniques to Enhance the Learning of others

As part of your Guided-learning requirement of approximately 360 hours, you must have a minimum of 4 hours of supportive teaching observations. Any single observation must be a minimum of half an hour and your teaching sessions must be supported by appropriate session plans and schemes of work. The course involves describing, explaining and some evaluation and referencing.


Course Type

Part time

Start date

On-going start dates

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