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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

I was guided to the DiET course at USP College after deciding to peruse teaching as a career and I have not looked back since. Everybody was very friendly, knowledgeable and clearly passionate about teaching and learning which I found extremely inspiring! During this course I took part in guest lectures, workshops, interactive presentations and more, which helped me gain new ideas alongside a deeper understanding of teaching, learning and assessment styles. Throughout the course I received valuable feedback, I was encouraged by my 2 lecturers to develop and grow as a new teacher of Art & Design. I am grateful for the opportunity to build positive relationships with the other new teachers on the course who kindly supported me and took the journey with me. Now I am enjoying course leading our L3 Illustration & Graphics and Visual Design at USP College.

Amy Ford, Course Leader for Illustration & Graphics and Visual Design

Job Opportunities

We offer a number of different roles including, teaching, support and management.

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