Course Overview

Please note: the Diploma in Education and Training course is undergoing some updates with the awarding body which means the information below is subject to change.

The Diploma in Education and Training is suitable for those who wish to teach ages 14+ students.

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a teaching qualification that has a teaching practice requirement. It is an ‘in-service’ qualification designed for those already working as teachers/trainers in England. It may be possible for pre-service teachers/trainers (defined as those who are not formally contracted as teachers/trainers) to also complete this qualification. You must have access to 100 hours of teaching, whether pre-service or in-service.

At Level 5 you will need to demonstrate a depth of knowledge and understanding. This will be reflected in:

  • A critical reflection of the relationship between theory/principles and practice
  • A considered and targeted approach to reading and research
  • Clear evidence of substantial reading including professional publications
  • An academic style of writing, in which are recognised system of referencing is followed. Writing should be concise and candidates should provide evidence of careful planning

The course will increase your knowledge and understanding of the needs and characteristics of different types of learners, including young people, adults and people with learning difficulties. You will also develop a range of transferable and professional skills for supporting teaching and learning within your setting.

Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Education and Training students can apply for QTLS through the Education and Training Foundation.

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
Mode of Study
Diploma, Level 5
Awarded by
South Devon College / Pearson
2 years (part-time)
Academic Year
September 2023 - June 2025 (part-time)

The full fee for this course is: £8150.00

For tuition fees for part-time courses commencing in September 2022, please contact the team on [email protected]



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Katy has worked in secondary schools (private and public), further education (FE) and higher education (HE) environments and is qualified with a PGCE in Secondary Physical Education, QTS and QTLS. She holds a Master’s in Education and is studying for her Professional Doctorate in Education with a specialism in outdoor education. She has taught for over 10 years and developed and managed FE and HE programmes with a wide range of experience teaching across a large range of levels. She is passionate about education and supporting teachers and educators to be the best they can.

Katy Joy
Katy Joy