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 recognized 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.

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

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

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 learned. 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

Progression Route

Progression routes from this qualification include:

  • higher education programmes in education
  • employment in a teaching or education
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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