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





Level 5
120 credits
21 hours per week
Diploma in Education and Training | Mont Rose College
Diploma in Education and Training | Mont Rose College


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.


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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 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


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 own 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


    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

    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 centre 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


    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 current DBS Check/Certificate of £50.66 - should not have a criminal background which might prevent them from working as a teacher with young people or vulnerable adults.
    • 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.

    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 which will 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.

    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.


    The tuition fee is £6,999. For some students the course is fully funded by the Student Loan Company, this facility is only available for UK and EU students. For more information, please contact the admissions team at M: admissions@mrcollege.ac.uk or T: +44 20 8556 5009


    If you are interested in the Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level-5 (DET) Diploma in Education and Training (QCF), please download the application form from www.mrcollege.ac.uk , complete and return it to Mont Rose College with relevant qualification documents, one suitable reference and 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, Shakespeare House Campus, Ilford.