Level 5 Diploma In Education And Training (QCF)

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


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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.

Awarding Body Pearson Edexcel
Level of Course DET is a Level 5 qualification (equivalent to the second year of a UK bachelor’s degree)
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

Intended Learning outcomes

After finishing the course, the students will be able to develop and demonstrate the knowledge of skills and attributes detailed below.

  • Knowledge of theories and principles for inclusive learning and teaching
  • Knowledge and critical understanding of strategies and support communication for assessment and meeting individual learning needs
  • Understanding of the concept and use of initial and diagnostic assessment
  • Knowledge of roles and responsibilities and relationship in education and training
  • Appreciate the importance of delivering the minimum core effectively
  • The ability to investigate good practice in their subject area
  • Understand how to use study skills, techniques enhance the student experience
  • Be able to develop specialist delivery techniques
  • Be able to promote positive behaviour
  • Develop personal growth and engagement in learning
  • Ability to learn reflectively, develop skills and understand the limits of own knowledge
  • Ability to complete investigations and effectively communicate results

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 informal 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.


Students will be assessed using center devised Written Assignments, Portfolio Building, Self and Peer Assessments, as well as Presentations, including Group Presentations.

The overall grade for the qualification is a ‘pass.’ The learner must achieve all the required units as indicated in the specified qualification structure.
To pass a unit, the learner must:

  • Achieve all the specified learning outcomes
  • Satisfy all the assessment criteria by providing sufficient and valid evidence for each criterion
  • Show that the evidence is their own

Subject Benchmark Statement:

The QAA subject Benchmark for education studies 2007

Entry Requirements

Students who wish to undertake the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training programme should have:

  • A degree or a relevant vocational and/or academic qualification
  • A keen interest in teaching and learning.
  • A satisfactory level of Literacy and Numeracy or complete an initial diagnostic test.

English Language

For students from non-English speaking countries as defined by the regulators IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Restrictions on Learner Entry

The Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for learners aged 19+ years and over.

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

This Diploma qualification in the QCF is recognised as equivalent to the Certificate of Education qualifications in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ). Learners who have achieved the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) (QCF) can progress to further studies in education, such as the Pearson Edexcel Level 7 Diploma in Assessment Management (QCF).

Learners who achieve the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) and who are progressing to higher education accredited qualifications at Level 6 or above can have their Level 5 credit recognised in line with the higher education institution’s arrangements for the recognition of prior learning.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for the academic year 2021/2022 is £7499. For the academic year 2022/2023, the tuition fee will increase by inflation to £7,724 and will apply to both the new and the continuing MRC students. For some 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

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