Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DTLLS)

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) is for trainee teachers looking to achieve full teacher status in the post 16 teaching sector. 

It is a traditional teacher training qualification, encouraging learners to reflect on their current teaching practice and develop their teaching skills. 

Guided learning hours (GLH) - 360 hours
Qualification number -  601/2717/X 
Credit value - 120

Awarding Body This course is nationally certified by an awarding body

About this course

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (previously DTLLS) provides teacher status in the post 16 and adult teaching sector. 

The course consists of seven units:
  1. Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  2. Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training 
  3. Theories, principles and models in education and training
  4. Wider professional practice in education and training
  5. Action Research
  6. Developing, using and organising resources within a specialist area
  7. Inclusive Practice

Learners must produce a portfolio of evidence that is a combination of written assessments and practical teaching evidence. They must log 100 hours of teaching practice, including eight lesson observations.

Why this course?

The Level 5 Diploma is designed for those with teaching experience, looking to gain full teacher status in the post 16 sector. 

This could be:
  • college lecturers 
  • teachers in sixth form schools
  • advanced trainers in the private training industry
  • experienced educators in the public or voluntary sectors

Many learners also apply for QTLS upon successful completion of this course, giving them parity and teacher status in secondary education. 

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£9900.0 (£8250.0 ex VAT)

Price based on 6 students, £1000.0 per additional
This format is ideal for organisations with a group of staff that require the qualification. 

The course can be tailored to your specific needs as a company. We recommend scheduling teaching and  assessment workshop days once a month, over a fourteen month period. 

Teaching days can be face to face or taught virtually via a video link. 

Please arrange a consultation with one of our teachers to discuss the best format and specific needs for your organisation. 
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£990.0 (£825.0 ex VAT)

This self paced online format can be started at any point and learners can study around their own schedule. 

Our electronic resources with supporting video guidance will take you through all seven units step by step.

We start the course with a one on one welcome video call to ensure learners fully understand the course requirements and to give them an opportunity to ask any questions.

Experienced teachers are available for support when requested via email or phone throughout your time on the course.
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