Education and Training Level 5 Diploma (QCF)

Adult Skills & Training

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Part Time - Please contact us for next available date

City & Guilds


Course introduction

This course provides an in-service qualification for those working as a teacher or trainer in the further education and skills sector.

Course structure

Mandatory units comprise: 

  • Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Developing 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

Minimum entry requirements

  • You should be qualified/experienced in the subject you intend to teach.
  • If you wish to teach Level 2 Maths, English or ESOL you should be Level 3 qualified. 
  • You will undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, Maths and ITC to teach Level 2 language(s), English or Maths. 
  • There is a practice requirement to this qualification which requires you to have access to at least 100 teaching hours.
  • Proof of identity, original certificates of qualifications and a DBS/CRB Enhanced Disclosure must be presented at interview. 

How will I be assessed?

Formal assessment includes a teaching practice portfolio, unit assignments and 8 observed teaching sessions and 4 in a specialist area. 


Information & support

You will need to provide writing materials.

Course fees & Duration

There is a tuition fee of £3,200 (£1,600 per year.

You may be eligible for an HE loan through Student Finance England.


What can I do with this qualification?

On completion you could progress to Learning and Development qualifications or Assessment and Quality Assurance qualifications including: 

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (English: Literacy), (English:ESOL), (Mathematics: Numeracy), (Disabled Learners) (QCF) 

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