University 2nd Year Diploma Programme
The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is suitable for individuals who are those who are already practicing within the education sector, or those who are not currently practicing but have a significant amount of experience and now wish to consolidate that with a formal qualification. The course is a 120-credit qualification, and is OFQUAL accredited.
Through this course, students will gain the experience and knowledge required to meet the necessary criteria through a combination of theoretical study and practical activity. The theory content will be delivered through our 9 online modules, and the practical activity is to be carried out during a placement in a real-world teaching position. This can be either a position the student already occupies at the start of the course or a position that they find over the course of their study with GSA, and can be located at a school, college or community group – the only restriction is that there must be a mentor at the placement who is able to support and verify the students work.
This programme will be assessed via a combination of 9 online multiple-choice assessments and 9 written assignments. These written assignments will be comprised of multiple tasks, which will themselves each be made up of a Part A and a Part B. Part A will be based in the online academic content, whilst Part B will be based in the student’s own personal experience on their teaching placement. Parts A and B can also be completed separately, meaning that students will not need a teaching placement to begin working on their written assignments, although they will need such a placement to finish them.
This course prepares students to teach in a wide range of contexts. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to plan and implement schemes of work, develop teaching and learning strategies, and teach effectively in public and private schools, colleges and universities in many countries all over the world.
On completion of this course and once students have gained their QTLS, GSA has partnered with T15 International to help students find their perfect job within the teaching sector.
Who is this course for?
Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is suitable for teachers, trainers and tutors working in schools (State/Academies) further education, adult and community learning or work-based training within public, private, voluntary or community organisations.
It prepares trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts and requires observation and assessment of practice. Teaching practice is a requirement of the qualification.
It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including:
- Planning and developing schemes of work
- Delivering learning sessions
- Developing teaching and learning strategies
- Assessment practices
The Teacher Training course contains six online modules. These are designed by ESBM’s expert academic team to provide students with a solid theoretical basis for developing their teaching skills, and therefore cover the following topics:
- Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
- Evaluating learning programmes
- Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
- Theories, principles and developments in education and training
- Understanding and managing behaviour in a learning environment
- Wider professional practice and development in education and training
- Inclusive practice
- Manage learning and development in groups
- Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area
This course also contains nine written assignments, which have been created to address all the subjects, both practical and theoretical, that learners will need to be familiar with in order to teach effectively.
What is included in the cost of my course?
This level 5 qualification will enable students to teach in the post 16 tertiary education sector of colleges and community schools. The route to teaching in the state school sector using this level 5 qualification is through membership of the Society of Education & Training (SET).
To be eligible for SET membership students are required to have completed their Initial Teacher Training (ITT). ITT involves successful completion of a Level 5 Teacher Training Course, assuming candidates have already completed a Level 2 (GCSE) Maths and English or equivalent. Completion of the courses provides students with their Qualified Teacher Learning Skills (QTLS) which is equivalent to the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and sufficient to teach in state schools, as well as Further Education.
For more information on the QTLS and how to achieve it on completion of this level 5 Education and Training qualification, please click here
Students may wish to contact SET direct for further clarification of their requirements.
Examples of University Progression
Birmingham City University
University of Worcester
Edinburgh Napier University
University of Lincoln
University of Derby
Anglia Ruskin University
University of Portsmouth
University of Bolton
Buckinghamshire New University
University of Sunderland – On Campus
Southern Cross University
University of Nicosia, Cyprus