Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training - MK College

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

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Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

What will I do?

The course covers:

This course is for those who currently work in or wish to pursue a teaching career in the post 16 or adult learning sector. You will develop those skills needed to be effective in teaching, learning and assessment.

The course is a two year programme that covers topics such as:

  • Learning Theories
  • Formative and Summative Assessment
  • Managing Challenging Behaviour
  • Creating Resources

In your second year you have the opportunity to carry out your own research project and learn more about the policies that impact upon the sector.

What’s next?

On successful completion you will be qualified to practice as a teacher in the post 16 and adult learning sector. Once you have completed the course it provides a  route to compete the Qualified Teaching and Learning Skills status (QTLS) with the Education and Training Foundation, this provides you with the Qualified Teacher status and may be recognised (this is not part of the Level 5 qualification).

Is it for me?

Students embarking on this course will be expected to be driven independent learners who are able to study at level 5.  You will need to be capable of critical thinking and demonstrate academic rigour in your assignment work.


  • You must have access to 100 hours teaching practice that can be logged for the duration of the course
  • You must have a Level 3 qualification in your subject specialist area
  • You must have at least a Level 2 in English and Maths

You will be required to complete a diagnostic assessment of your Maths, English and ICT skills.


Your progress will provided through written feedback on your assignments. Your practice will be assessed via a 15 minute micro-teach at the end of theYour progress will be monitored by attending one to one tutorial sessions with the course teacher.  Written feedback will be provided on your assignments to develop your written work and after observations to enable you to develop your teaching practice.


You will attend college for one half day session per week.  There is an expectation that you will spend 3 – 5 hours per week studying outside the classroom.

Why choose Milton Keynes College?

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