Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (2nd Year)

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a teaching qualification which has a mandatory teaching/training practice requirement.

Overview

The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a teaching qualification which has a mandatory teaching/training practice requirement. It is an ‘in service’ qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in England. All learners must have access to 100 hours of teaching and there must be a minimum of eight observations of practice, totalling a minimum of eight hours.

The objective of the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training qualification is to give the learner the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills needed to confirm occupational competence. This includes the planning and delivering of schemes of work and sessions, negotiation of individual goals, different teaching and learning strategies, communication issues and how to utilise a range of assessment practices. Additionally, optional units are available allowing the learner to explore areas directly relevant to their own teaching role.

The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is appropriate for teachers, tutors, trainers, lecturers and instructors who may be working within an FE college, Adult and Community Learning Centre. Learning Provider or for those delivering work-based training such as within voluntary, community, private and public organisations.

The aim of this qualification is to enable learners:

  1. To understand the roles and responsibilities in relation to teaching
  2. To understand appropriate teaching and learning approaches within the candidate’s specialist area
  3. To plan, deliver and evaluate teaching sessions
  4. To understand the use of assessment methods and record-keeping

This qualification is only suitable for teaching learners who are 14 and over.

Entry requirements

These qualifications are designed for learners who are typically aged 18 and above.

The entry profile for learners must:

  • Hold Level 4 Diploma Education and Training of OTHM and SIMI Swiss.
  • Have access to 100 teaching practice hours during which learners have full responsibility for planning, delivering and assessing specific area/s of the institution’s provision.
  • Minimum core of literacy, language, numeracy and ICT
  • Learners must be 19 years old or older at the beginning of the course

Qualifications, Accreditation and Recognize

After finished the 2nd Year (Level 5) of Bachelor of Education and Innovation Pedagogy (Hons), learners will get an OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. Accredited & Recognition No. 603/6069/0 and recognized as 2nd year graduated student of SIMI Swiss.

Qualifications at Level 4 and 5 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Diplomas (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme.

The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

The Education Training Foundation has approved the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training for accreditation. Learners successfully completing this qualification will be eligible to progress to the status of QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills)

QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) status is the badge of professionalism for post-14 education and training, helping practitioners advance in their careers and demonstrate their expertise and experience to colleagues, employers and learners

This is conferred through a separate and subsequent process called professional formation and is administered by the Society for Education and Training (SET) which is the professional body for those working as teachers and trainers in the sector.

Progression

Successful completion of the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Education and Training qualification.

As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into Year 3 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme.

Finish Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training learners also eligible to study the 3rd year of Bachelor of Education and Innovation Pedagogy with Hons of SIMI Swiss

Programme

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training qualification consists of 4 mandatory units plus 8 optional units, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and the recommended Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification is a minimum of 360. The maximum guided learning hours will be determined by the optional units selected.

To achieve the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, learners must achieve a minimum of 120 credits; 75 credits must be achieved from the mandatory units in Group A, plus a minimum of 45 credits from the optional units in Group B.

A minimum of 61 credits must be at Level 5 (therefore a minimum of 6 optional credits must be achieved at level 5)

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

Mandatory units: Group A

CreditsGHL/TQT
Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training2065/200
Theories, principles and models in education and training2060/200
Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training2065/200
Wider professional practice in education and training1550/200

Optional Units: Group B

CreditsGHL/TQT
Develop and prepare resources for learning and development2030/60
Develop learning and development programmes2030/60
Equality and diversity2025/60
Evaluating learning programmes2015/30
Identify the learning needs of organisations2030/60
Manage learning and development in groups2030/60
Understanding and managing behaviours in a learning environment2020/60
Action research2050/150

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