Level 5 Diploma In Education And Training (QCF)

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF)


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Update on our Level five (5) Diploma in Education and Training qualification

The level five (5) Diploma in Education and Training programme (DET) is in its final year of teaching as it will be replaced by a new initial teacher training qualification in September 2024. This new qualification will be offered by awarding bodies to those seeking to teach in the work-based training and further education sectors. The level five (5) Diploma in Education and Training qualification which we are currently offering will no longer available for registrations once the new qualification comes into effect from the 1st of September 2024.

As a provider, we will continue to provide academic and all other support to all our level five (5) Diploma in Education and Training (DET) registered students to ensure they achieve the qualification before its registration is phased out.

If you studied the level five (5) Diploma in Education and Training qualification with us at any time, and you are wondering how the qualification change will affect you, please get in touch with our DET department team at detsupport@mrcollege.ac.uk by the 31st of July 2024, and we will be happy to support you.

If you successfully completed the qualification with us and have received your certificate, we encourage you to apply for your QTLS with the Society for Education and Training (SET) if you haven’t already done so.

All the best in your career progression.

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    Course Overview

    Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences in London offers Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) this course with the approval of BTEC Edexcel. The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training prepares trainee teachers and trainers to teach in a wide range of contexts. To achieve the qualification, there is a requirement for teaching practice that requires observation and assessment of performance.

    Course Summary

    The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training offers education and training development to graduates and professionals who are aspiring to teach in the education, training, and skills sectors such as further education colleges, private sector training providers and offender education. It provides a route into teaching in the Further Education and Skills sectors for graduates and leads to a teaching qualification which is recognised across the further education and skills sectors.

    Awarding Body Pearson Edexcel
    Number of Credit Hours Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have completed at least 120 credits.
    Study Mode Full-time
    Attendance A full-time student is required to attend 21 hours per week in term time
    Guided Learning Hours 360 minimum
    Teaching Practice 100 hours
    Exemptions No exemptions are allowed for this programme
    Grading Information The qualification and units are at Pass grade

    Course Contents



    The learner will need to meet the requirements outlined in the table below before Pearson can award the qualification, i.e., achieve the appropriate mandatory and optional units, as well as satisfactorily complete teaching practice

    Minimum number of credits achieved 120
    Mandatory 75
    Optional 45
    Minimum number at level-5 and above 61
    Teaching practice hours 100

    Mandatory Units

    Unit Unit Reference Number Units Level Credit Value   Guided Learning Hours
    1 R/505/0923 Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training (the achievement of unit 3 is a pre-requisite for this unit) 5 20 65
    2 H/505/0912 Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training 4 20 65
    3 A/505/0818 Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training 5 20 60
    4 J/505/0837 Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training 5 15 50

    Optional Units

    Unit Unit Reference Number Units Level Credit Value   Guided Learning Hours
    13 H/505/1090 Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area 5 15 50
    33 R/503/5385 Working with Individual Learners 4 15 50
    21 L/503/5384 Inclusive Practice 5 15 50

    Teaching & Learning

    All units are delivered using a diverse range of teaching and learning methods that support independent student learning. These include formal lectures, online teaching materials, and research activities. Learners are encouraged to engage with learning through discussions, role-plays, feedback team presentations, and Q and A sessions and educational tours.


    This course seeks to enable trainees to engage with and evaluate a range of assessment techniques as part of their pedagogical practice. Each unit is assessed using a range of methods, typically including essays, reflective reports, individual and group presentations, as well as peer and self-reviews of day-to-day teaching practice.

    Teaching practice is integral to the successful completion of the course, and so trainees undergo a minimum of eight teaching practice observations as part of the course assessment process. Observed teaching practice forms part of the assessment of four units out of seven taught in the course. The planning, delivery resources, self-evaluation reviews and feedback from each of the observations will be compiled in trainees teaching portfolios.

    Trainees maintain a professional development portfolio, which promotes personal and professional development which helps to prepare trainees for effective practice. The components of this portfolio are aligned with unit assessments and teaching practice observations.

    Admissions Criteria

    To be eligible for admission unto the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training programme at Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences, an applying candidate must:

    • A UK bachelor's degree or a recognised overseas equivalent
    • A relevant qualification at a minimum level 3 in the subject that the trainee intends to specialise in teaching
    • Level two qualifications in Mathematics and English Language
    • For the vocational or work experience route, applicants must hold a UK-recognised level 3 vocational qualification with a minimum of one-year relevant experience backed by a professional reference
    • Access to a minimum of 100 hours of teaching practice placement in a post-16 institution throughout the programme, with suitable Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) documentation.

    You have to specify at the time of admission the Specialist Subject area you are interested in, and please discuss it with the Admission Manager, who will look into how best they can help you.

    Upon enrolment on the programme in the college, you (trainee) will be assigned a specialist subject specialist mentor from the college academic team who will support you throughout the programme to develop the competencies to teach your subject.

    If you have any questions or require clarification on any of the above admission conditions, please speak to your admission officer, who will assist you or inform the programme team to address them.

    Start Date

    New intakes each January/April/September

    Total Course Duration

    1 year full time

    Teaching Practice

    Teaching practice is integral to the entire programme, and through this, students will demonstrate their own understanding of the principles of teaching and learning. Through the teaching practice, trainee teachers will demonstrate their ability to plan and deliver lessons and assess their students. They may need Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) in order to work in the education sector. Those with a criminal record may not get DBS clearance and so are unlikely to get employment in the education sector.

    Trainee teachers will have to evidence 100 teaching practice hours. They will be observed for a minimum of eight hours over a minimum of eight occasions where mentors or tutors will provide constructive feedback to further their development as teachers.

    Teaching practice will involve the following:

    • A number of teaching practice locations/settings/contexts
    • Teaching across more than one level
    • Teaching a variety of learners
    • Teaching individuals and groups
    • Experience of non-teaching roles
    • Gaining subject specialist knowledge through workplace mentoring

    Progression Routes on Completion

    Trainees who successfully complete the course will be eligible to apply for QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) with the Society for Education and Training. This is equivalent to QTS and is suitable for those who may consider teaching in the post-14 education and skills sectors.

    This course adequately prepares graduates to teach in the Further Education and Skills sector. Upon its successful completion, graduates will be eligible to apply for the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status with the Society for Education and Training (SET). This professional status qualifies holders to teach in Further Education colleges, sixth form colleges, training and skills providers, vocational skills training in organisations and or in the voluntary sector.

    Since April 2012, Further Education qualified teachers with QTLS have been recognised through an Act of Parliament as equivalent in status to teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in schools, opening opportunities for career development and wider employment within a wide range of contexts.

    This course offers a robust professional development route to QTLS and further development of careers. Progression from this programme has many routes, whether that is onto further study at Master’s’ level or into employment.

    Tuition Fee

    The tuition fee for the academic year 2022/2023 – £7,724; for the academic year 2023/2024 – £8,110 and will apply to both the new and the continuing MRC students. For the majority of the students, the course is fully funded by the Student Loan Company https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/student-loans-company.  This facility is only available for home (UK resident) students. To check your student finance eligibility, please get in touch with the finance team at E: studentfinance@mrcollege.ac.uk or T: +44 20 8556 5009  or visit Student Finance England website: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

    How to Apply

    If you are interested in the Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level-5 (DET) Diploma in Education and Training (QCF), please apply online https://mrcollege.ac.uk/apply-online/, complete and return it to Mont Rose College with relevant qualification documents, one suitable reference, and a copy of passport to the college via scanned copies delivered by email to admissions@mrcollege.ac.uk or, by post to Mont Rose House, 412-416 Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill, IG2 6NQ.

    Admission Office: Mont Rose College, Mont Rose House, 412-416 Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill, IG2 6NQ.

    Study Mode

    Full time

    Level of Course

    Level 5


    120 Credits


    21 Hours per week

    Time Table



    1 Year

    Delivered In Partnership With
    pearson edexcel | Mont Rose College