Vtct Level 5 Diploma In Education And Training

Course Code: 601/5350/7


The VTCT Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training qualification will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to teach, and develop a range of personal qualities and attributes required for teaching, assessing and supporting learners.

You will learn about wider professional practice, theories, principles and models in education as well as teaching, learning and assessment in education.

During your course you will also have the opportunity to study a range of optional units including action research, inclusive practice, teaching in a specialist area and preparing for the personal tutoring role.

This qualification is a nationally recognised qualification for those individuals who aspire to, or hold a teaching role with an extensive range of teaching or training responsibilities.

VTCT qualifications are available to anyone who is capable of reaching the required standards. Applicants are expected to have adequate qualifications and a keen interest in teaching and learning.

BTEC HNC or BTEC HND or Undergraduate or Postgraduate from a recognised university.

Our programme has been developed free from any barriers that restrict access or progression thereby promoting equal opportunities.

Candidates with no formal qualifications may also be accepted via relevant work experience route under case by case basis.

*Minimum cohort size is 10

The learner will need to meet the following requirements below before the qualification can be awarded.

Minimum number of credits that must be achieved 120

Number of mandatory credits that must be achieved 75

Number of optional credits that must be achieved 45

We are offering the following Unit options (may be subject to change):

Unit Mandatory Core Units Credit Level
UET11 Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training 15 5
UET3 Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training 20 4
UET4 Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training 20 5
UET6 Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training 20 5
  Optional Units    
UET12 Teaching in a specialist area 15 4
UV41226 Inclusive practice 15 4
UV51238 Action research 15 5

This qualification is assessed through a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.

Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:

  • Observed work
  • Witness statements
  • Audio-visual media
  • Evidence of prior learning or attainment
  • Written questions
  • Oral questions
  • Assignments
  • Case studies
  • Lesson Plans

This qualification has been mapped to the relevant NOS, and is regulated on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.

Progression routes from this qualification include:

  • higher education programmes in education
  • employment in a teaching or education

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