Diploma in Education and Training (Level 5)

Validated by The University of Warwick.

The Diploma in Education and Teaching is aimed at full and part-time teachers who hold a full teaching role which involves planning, preparing materials, assessing, supporting students and teaching a variety of subjects and/or levels. Individuals working in the post-16 sector and 14-plus school link programmes are also welcome to apply.

This course runs over a two year period however, you can also receive credit and recognition for the teaching qualifications that you already have. You may also be able to progress straight onto the second year of this exciting course.

Course Content

This Diploma is designed to provide teachers with the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised full teaching award and work towards qualified teacher status (QTLS). You will develop skills of reflection to help refine and improve teaching and learning practice as part of your continuing professional development. Each module will be assessed by a variety of assignments which include reports, presentations, projects, essays, seminars and case studies. A professional Development Portfolio will also be completed.

The course covers a number of topics over the two years including:

  • Developing resources
  • Innovative teaching & learning methods and activities
  • Inclusion/differentiation
  • Identifying and supporting individual student needs
  • Learning theories
  • Creating positive learning environments
  • Curriculum design
  • Behaviour management
  • Reflective thinking
  • Effective assessment


  • Well qualified and experienced tutors to provide an outstanding learning experience
  • Excellent facilities including a flexible learning space and modern learning technology
  • Access to excellent online resources
  • Excellent support available
  • Accredited by the University of Warwick
  • Excellent observation process that maximises the development of trainee teachers
  • Access to University resources
  • Year two is delivered by blended learning for more flexibility

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a Level 3 qualification (or above) in a subject appropriate to the area they teach, plus GCSE A-C grades (or equivalent qualifications) in English and Mathematics - or be working towards these.

They should already be employed as teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector with sufficient class contact time (50 hours minimum each year), although this can be voluntary in the first year.

A satisfactory DBS check is also required and all applicants are interviewed.

Progression Opportunities

This award qualifies you to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector and gain QTLS which is now recognised in Secondary Schools.

Continuing professional development post-qualification is available.

Key Facts



Course Duration:

2 Years