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Diploma in Education and Training - Level 5

Course code: BSAV001P

Subject area: Teacher & Assessor Training

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 5

Course details

Course time:

12:30 - 17:00

Days of week:


Course date:

23rd Sept 2024 - 29th Jun 2026

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

The aim of this diploma is to provide teachers, training and tutors with the underpinning knowledge and skills to be extraordinary, highly effective learning facilitators. This is a two year qualification.
This course is a two-year diploma that is the full teaching qualification for the further education sector and offers an innovative experience which will transform your teaching through practice, reflection and support. Best practice is modelled throughout the course and your friendly course team will guide you through the transformational experience.
This course is for teachers and trainers working in Further Education Colleges, Adult and Community Learning, 14-19 units in Schools and Academies, Private Training Organisations, Prison Education and the Public services (Police, Paramedics, Fire Service).
Course units
Over the two years the course includes the following mandatory units:
501 Teaching my subject
502 Learners and learning
503 Teachers and teaching
504 Professional practice
505 Effective digital and online pedagogies
506 Action research
507 Coaching and mentoring
508 Managing behaviour
What next?
After the first year of the course, it is a requirement to continue on to the second year in order to achieve the qualification. Partial achievement is not possible on this course.
After the 2 year course you can progress to employment in further education colleges, adult and community learning, 14-19 units in schools and academies, sixth form colleges, private training organisations, prison education and training within the public services.
Further qualifications that can be pursued after the course include Qualified Teacher of Learning & Skills (QTLS), Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) and the Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (IQA).
Entry criteria
Successful interview and initial assessment for this level 5 course.
Qualified to a minimum of Level 2 in maths and English.
For those who wish to teach academic subjects, a degree in the subject specialism is expected.
For those who wish to teach vocational subjects, it is expected to either be qualified at least one level above the highest level intended to teach, or provide evidence of substantial professional experience in the subject.
Access 150 hours teaching practice over 2 years, including between 20 and 50 hours live online delivery.
Access to two placements that total 250 hours practice over 2 years, including a primary and a separate subsidiary placement.
Access to a fully qualified subject specialist mentor.
Fee information
£1800 tuition fees plus additional exam fees

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £1,800.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £1,800.00

Qualifications received
City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Teaching (Further Education and Skills)
Learning & method assessment
Learning methods include a variety of experiences, including in-class, best-practice modelling of learning experiences by the delivery team which includes a range of learning activities. This course also includes peer observation, formative self and peer assessment and observations of own practice. Each candidate will have 10 observations of their teaching practice over 2 years, including at least one (maximum two) of their online delivery.
Knowledge aspects of the qualification are assessed by mandatory externally set assignments for each units which use a range of assessment methods, including academic writing. A portfolio of professional practice is completed along with a final Viva (assessed professional discussion) at the end of the 2 years
User skills
This qualification fully maps to the L5 Learning and Skills Teacher occupational standard ST0149 including planning learning, effective learning programme design, delivering learning sessions and activities, facilitating individualised learning, differentiating individualised learning, quality assuring outcomes for learners within an educational context. Enhanced reflection, self-awareness and metacognitive skills are also gained by individuals throughout the two years of the course.