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Level 5 Diploma Education & Training

Subject Area

Education & Training

Student Type

Students aged 16-18 | Adults

Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Higher Education

What is the course about?

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 a teacher/trainer 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. All candidates, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to 100 hours of teaching. This qualification is suitable for an individual who wishes to teach in the post-16 education sector. The course is taught over one evening per week for two years.

Why should I choose the course?

This qualification can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers and trainers, including the following:

  • Individuals who are not currently teaching and training but who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements of the qualification.
  • Individuals who are currently teaching and training, including those who have just begun teaching and training and who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements of the qualification.

Individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification and who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice of the qualification.

What will I learn?

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, you will embed theories and principles in education and training and demonstrate them in your practice.

Throughout this course you will be assessed using a variety of methods including assignments, presentations, practical observations of teaching practice, small scale practitioner research, and specialist practitioner observations.

You will be expected to conduct an element of wider reading and research to support your progression through the qualification.

What will the course lead on to?

On completion of this qualification, progression routes could include foundation degrees and BA honours degrees in subjects related to education. Teaching must be placed within the post-16 education sector.

Those who achieve the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training and are progressing to higher education accredited qualifications at Level 6 or above, can have their Level 5 credit recognised in line with the higher education institution’s arrangements for the recognition of prior learning.

Are there any links with industry and university?

All candidates, whether pre-service or in-service, must have access to 100 hours of teaching, 50 hours per academic year.

Previous students have secured employment as dual professional teachers in a variety of subject specialisms.

What support is available?

All HE students receive termly one-to-one tutorials with their programme leader to support them with their progress on programme. You will also have access to an online tutorial programme which provides guidance on a wide range of topics such as mental health, managing finances, support for single parents, and working online. In addition, you can access a programme of workshops throughout the year to support with topics such as study skills, academic writing, and time management.

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if it is required, and a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support, and help when needed. All HE students have access to a designated progress coach who can also provide welfare support.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

The college offers a very high-quality education for HE students. HE student feedback is strong and students are highly complementary of their learning experience. HE students have access to specialist facilities and resources to support their programme of study as well as designated HE learning spaces to support independent study.

In 2020/21, 98% of HE students at Warrington & Vale Royal College successfully passed their programme of study.

In 2020/21, 98% of HE students said that they would recommend the college to a friend and 98% of HE students agreed that the quality of education was good.

What are the entry requirements?

You will typically have one of the following:

  • A minimum of a level 3 qualification in a vocational subject (related to your chosen teaching specialism) (64 UCAS points)
  • A minimum of 2 A-Levels (A2) with one in a related subject to your teaching specialism at grade C or above (64 UCAS points)
  • Access to HE with relevant options
  • Appropriate relevant work experience – mature students who have appropriate work experience in a related sector or role and/or have professional qualifications in a related industry are welcome to apply.


  • A* to C grade and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE English (Language or Literature) or level 2 equivalent
  • A* to C grade and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE maths (or level 2 equivalent)
  • Non-native English speakers who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, need to demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below, before being recruited to the programme. The programme is both taught and assessed in English:
  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be 5.5.

You will be required to present proof of the above requested qualifications in order to enrol.

Additional requirements include:

  • Access to 100 hours teaching practice over the full term of the course – this must be arranged by yourself and be in place prior to enrolment
  • Obtain a DBS Disclosure prior to enrolment

All HE programmes require the completion of a personal statement and curriculum-set task prior to an admissions interview being offered. Further information on this will be provided upon receipt of your application. You will also be required to provide a reference, such as from a previous course leader/teacher.

What are my funding options?

Students applying to study on a Higher Education course can apply for a HE student loan at

For further finance support and enquiries please visit

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no additional costs associated with this course. You may wish to purchase books to assist with the wider reading and research that is required as part of the course.

Course prices are per academic year.

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Course options


33 Weeks
Class Times
16:30 - 19:30
Warrington Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Fees Information
This course is eligible for a Higher Education Loan.


33 Weeks
Class Times
13:00 - 16:00
Warrington Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Fees Information
This course is eligible for a Higher Education Loan.

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