Diploma in Education and Training (QCF)

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a teaching qualification which has a teaching and training practice requirement. It is an ‘in-service’ qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers and trainers in England. It extends into investigation and research in current practice, theories and models relating to education and training.

What is involved?

Throughout the programme candidates will demonstrate their ability to transfer the findings of their research into their own practice. The qualification supports candidates to take an analytical and practical approach to all aspects of planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning. While doing this, candidates will embed theories and principles in education and training and demonstrate them in their practice. Candidates will also carry out research into professionalism in education and training policies, and consider the impact on their role and their accountability as a teacher and trainer.


The course runs on one evening a week for 18 months.


To achieve the Level 5 Diploma, candidates must achieve a minimum of 120 credits. 75 credits must be achieved from the mandatory units, plus a minimum of 45 credits from optional units. There is a requirement of a minimum of 100 hours of teaching practice and a minimum of eight teaching practice observations, which must reach the required standard.


The cost of this qualification is £2,500 per person.


  1. Download and complete the Application Form (Word or PDF)
  2. Complete the Application Form and email as an attachment to jgriffiths@natstar.ac.uk or post to: Jane Griffiths, Award, National Star, Ullenwood, Cheltenham, GL53 9QU

Find out more and book today

For more information about the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training please contact our Project Manager on 01242 527631 ext. 5381 or jgriffiths@natstar.ac.uk.

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