City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF), 120 credits
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 as post–16 teachers and trainers in England who have access to over 100 hours of teaching over the duration of the course. The qualification is not subject specific, but focuses on how to teach and facilitate learning in a variety of situations, so you can be teaching any subject when undertaking this qualification.
It extends into investigation and research in current practice, theories and models relating to education and training. The qualification supports candidates to take an analytical and practical approach to all aspects of planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning. Throughout the programme candidates will demonstrate their ability to transfer the findings of their research into their own practice. The qualification supports candidates to take an analytical and practical approach to all aspects of planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning. While doing this, candidates will embed theories and principles in education and training and demonstrate them in their practice. Candidates will also carry out research into professionalism in education and training policies and consider their impact on their role and their accountability as a teacher or trainer.
Completion of the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training will count as recognition of prior learning for unit 426 of the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.
To achieve the Level 5 Diploma, candidates must achieve a minimum of 120 credits. 75 credits must be achieved from the mandatory units, plus a minimum of 45 credits from optional units chosen by us.
What is involved?
The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers in the post-16 education and skills sector, such as:
- Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
- Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
- Wider professional practice and development in education and training
- Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area
- Numeracy and the learners
Delivery: One evening per week for two years.
Teaching required: 100 hours.
Number of observations: Eight, with a minimum of four graded good.