Diploma in Education and Training – Level 5

Time:6pm – 9pmDuration:2 years
Qualification:BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and TrainingAwarding Body:Pearson
Cost:£2,500Delivery:Classroom and online

About the course

This course prepares teachers and trainers to teach in a wide range of contexts in the post-16 and Adult Learning sector. There is a requirement for teaching practice that requires observation and assessment of performance.

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

  • Individuals who are not currently teaching
  • Individuals who are currently teaching, including those who have just begun teaching
  • Individuals currently working as assessors


Mandatory units for this course include:

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

Entry requirements

You should have GCSE/Level 2 English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above and a Level 3 qualification or higher in your area of expertise.

You must have teaching work arranged prior to enrolling on the course with the students over 16 years of age. Students must complete at least 100 hours of teaching over the duration of the course.


Assessment is via written work and practical observations. Work is submitted and assessed via an electronic portfolio, which demonstrates how you have met the assessment criteria for the course.

You should expect to complete at least 3 hours of homework per week in addition to class attendance.


Learners will attend weekly lessons in college. This course may incorporate an element of live remote lessons where appropriate.   It is recommended that you have access to a PC, laptop or other suitable device.

Learners also benefit from access to the College library during our evening opening times, including computers, study stations, print-based and electronic learning materials, printers and scanners.


You can progress on to you QTLS training.

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please call or email us if you have any questions on 01403 216597 or  adulted@collyers.ac.uk.


Students must attend a college induction on the first evening of the course.


There is no funding available for this qualification.

A £50 non-refundable deposit is payable at the point of booking with the balance due one week before the course start date. Students can apply upon booking to pay the balance in three instalments during the first year of the course.

For further details see our Fees and Funding page.