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Level 5 Diploma

Education & Training


2 Years


Level 5

Career Sector

Early Years, Childcare & Education

Available At


Start Date


Days & Times

Thursday 3-6pm


£4,000 total (£2,000 per year)

Course overview

This course is aimed at those who work or want to work, as a Teacher in the Further Education and Skills sector.

What will I study?

The course covers:

  • Planning to enable inclusive and engaging learning
  • Theories and principles which underpin and enable learning
  • Assessment principles and practice
  • Curriculum development
  • Continuing personal development and reflective practice
  • Wider professional practice

How will I be taught and assessed?

Two experienced tutors deliver the course from USP college. Assessments include written reports,  action research projects,  teaching portfolios and graded observations.

Why study at USP College?

  • You will plan and participate in two large networking events aimed at improving teaching and
    learning across the college.
  • There will also be a number of guest lectures led by experts in various Teaching and Learning topics.

What could I do next?

Once you have obtained the Diploma, you can continue to develop your career in the Further Education and Skills sector or apply for QTLS via the appropriate body.

Entry requirements

The Level 5 Diploma is an in-service qualification, which requires candidates to be in a practical Teacher role when they join the class. No previous teaching qualifications are required to enrol on this course.

There is a minimum requirement to obtain 100 hours of teaching practice over the two-year programme.

This teaching must be in a 'full' Teacher role involving teaching and assessing a variety of learners across more than one level. In addition, candidates should also have the following:

  • The ability to communicate and analyse at Level 5 in order to complete coursework to an acceptable standard
  • A minimum of Level 2 qualifications in both English and Maths or a commitment to achieving these before the end of the programme

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