VTCT Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Course Code

601/5350/7

Qualification

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.

Who is it for?

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.

Entry Requirements:

  • Students on the programme should be 19+.
  • For students from non-English speaking countries B2 level CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference) and above in reading, writing, listening and speaking is required.
  • No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required before learners register for this qualification, however it is expected that students will have a previous qualification or relevant experience.

What will you learn?

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

 

Unit Optional Units Credit Level
UET12 Teaching in a specialist area 15 4
UV41226 Inclusive practice 15 4
UV51238 Action research 15 5

How is it assessed?

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

 National Occupational Standards (NOS)

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

Progression Route

Progression routes from this qualification include:

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

Entry Requirements:

VTCT qualifications are available to anyone who is capable of reaching the required standards. They have been developed free from any barriers that restrict access or progression thereby promoting equal opportunities.

There are no formal requirements for entry to these qualifications.

*Minimum cohort size is 10