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Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
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This is a Level 5 teaching qualification which enables the candidate to undertake a full teaching role in the learning and skills sector.

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a teaching qualification which has a teaching/training practice requirement. It is an ‘in service’ qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in England. It may be possible for ‘pre-service’ teachers/trainers (those who are not formally contracted as teachers/trainers) to also complete this qualification.

Candidates who successfully complete this qualification will take an analytical and practical approach to all aspects of planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning. Whilst doing this, candidates will embed theories and principles in education and training and demonstrate them in their practice.

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Entry Requirements

All applicants (whether pre-service or in-service) must have access to 100 hours of teaching (in either a voluntary or paid capacity). Where an applicant has already achieved either CTLLS or the Certificate in Education and Training, then candidates must have access to 70 hours of teaching.

Applicants must also be qualified to at least Level 3 in the subject you intend to teach. In addition, you must have achieved GCSE in English (or equivalent qualification) and it is recommended that you have at least achieved a Level 2 in Maths in order to progress in a teaching career. This requirement is negotiable and is at the discretion of the tutors.

Depending on the subject you wish to teach; Macclesfield College may be able to facilitate the finding of voluntary teaching hours for potential candidates who want to undertake this qualification. Please contact the Course Team at Macclesfield College to discuss this further.

Course Content

The units for the Diploma qualification consist of a range of units as follows:

426 Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training 20 credits
501 Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training 20 credits
502 Theories, principles and models in education and training 20 credits
503 Wider professional practice and development in education and training 15 credits
415 Equality and Diversity 6 credits
420 Preparing for the personal tutoring role 3 credits
424 Understanding and managing behaviours in a learning environment 6 credits
505 Action research 15 credits
506 Developing, organising and using resources in a specialist area 15 credits

The above units will be assessed through a combination of portfolio evidence, research work and written assignments.

In addition, a teaching file should be compiled.

Note: Optional units may change to meet local employment need.


There is no examination. You will be assessed on both theoretical and practical assignments.

Candidates will also be observed in practice by a member of the teacher education team and will be graded in line with Ofsted criteria. There will be a minimum of 6 observations depending on previous qualifications achieved.


Fees: £2225.00
Fees Advanced Learning Loan: £0.00


On successful completion of this course you may wish to progress on to the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education. This could then lead onto studying a Masters qualification in an aspect of education.

Additional Information

You will be advised in the interview for any additional requirements and costs. The information on the college policies and procedures, Terms and Conditions and the Student Protection Plan (SPP) are available on the college website (https://macclesfield.ac.uk/awards-policies-and-values/student-and-college-policies/). Also, a copy of these terms and conditions and the Student Protection Plan will be given to you to read before enrolling on the course.

Duration and Times

Next course available: September 4th, 2024
Number of Weeks: 33

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