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Level 5 BTEC Diploma in Education and Training

Higher Education

Course Overview

The L5 Diploma in Education and Training is a 1 year course designed for teachers and trainers in the Post compulsory sector. You will need a full time role that carries the full range of teaching and training responsibilities. By the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate an extensive range teaching skills and strategies. You will gain an understanding of curriculum innovation, education theories and undertake an action research project that will be supported by your tutor.

This is course is validated by Edexcel. It complies with the new overarching professional standards in initial teacher training required of all teachers entering the sector after 2001.

Course Content

This level 5 course (formerly known as DTLLS) covers the following modules:

  • Theories, principles and models in education and training
  • Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area
  • Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Action research
  • Teaching in a specialist area
  • Wider professional practice and development in education and training 

Entry Requirement

An interview is required

Level 4 Education and Training course or equivalent
GCSE Maths and English Level 2 or equivalent
Evidence of a minimum of 100 teaching hours in the post compulsory sector (confirmed during interview) over the year of the course
If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in writing)

Educated to level 3. It is expected that candidates teach within the local area, if this is not the case a charge will be made for observations out of the area - please discuss at interview.


Assessment for the course is through a range of assignments. e.g. reports, essays, presentations and a portfolio. You must have eight observations, four of which must be graded a 'good' or better.

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Course Outline

Course Code: HEBC007
Study Mode: Higher Education
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 22/09/2018
Duration: 1 Year
Tuition Fees: £2500
Registration Fees: £210
Exam Fees: n/a
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