Level 5 TQUK Diploma in Education & Training

Course Code: 249PL5ET

The TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training course is a nationally recognised, in-service qualification for teachers or trainers who are currently delivering at least 50 hours teaching or training per year in a further education (FE) college, adult and community learning centre or learning provider (this can be on a paid or voluntary basis). Alternatively, you may be a trainer in the NHS, the armed forces or the private sector. The qualification is a two-year, part-time course, suitable for those in a full teaching role.

It is a recognised route to gaining Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, which allows you to teach in schools, colleges and in further education.

The course will enable you to take a practical and analytical approach to all aspects of training and education, from planning and designing learning through to teaching, assessing and supporting learners. You will learn about the theories and principles of education and training and develop a good understanding of classroom management strategies. In addition, you will study the wider contemporary issues in further education and be given the opportunity to embed these in your own teaching and practice.

The modules you study will include:
•    planning and enabling teaching and learning
•    teaching, learning and assessment techniques and strategies
•    teaching a specialist subject
•    use of learning resources
•    wider professional practice
•    action research enquiry
•    reflective practice.

There will also be a minimum of eight teaching observations during the course; four in Year 1 and four in Year 2.


  • VenueHighbury Campus

  • Start Date 27/09/2021

  • Tuition Fee £4491

    Registration Fee £189


  • VenueHighbury Campus

  • Start Date 27/09/2021

  • Tuition Fee £4491

    Registration Fee £189

This diploma is suitable for your development as teachers, trainers and tutors already working in further education, adult and community learning or work-based training within public, private, voluntary or community organisations. It prepares you to teach in a wide range of contexts and requires observation and assessment of practice. Teaching practice is a requirement of the qualification. This is a two-year, part-time course. Students must be aged 18 or over to join the course.
You will be required to attend college for one three-hour session per week for two academic years. Year 1 of the course takes place on a Monday evening from 17.00–20.00 at the College's Highbury Campus in Cosham.

Your classroom-based learning will be supplemented by access to a range of online resources available for you to use in your own time on any internet-enabled device.
You will learn through a variety of teaching and learning strategies, including group and paired activities, experiential learning as well as through lectures, seminars and presentations. This will also include independent study, research and project work. You will be formally assessed through coursework, and your observed teaching sessions will be assessed by one of your tutors and by your subject specialist mentor.
On successful completion of the two-year course you will be awarded a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) validated by TQUK.
To join the course, you will need to have a minimum of 100 hours of teaching while undertaking the qualification. You will undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, maths and ICT, and the College will provide opportunities for you to achieve or to update a qualification in maths and English if that is required. It is important to commit to achieving English and maths qualifications during the course.

In addition, you are likely to be qualified or have considerable experience in your specialist subject area. All applicants will require a subject specialist mentor to support them through their studies  the College may be able to assist applicants who are unable to meet this requirement.
This qualification prepares you to teach in a wide range of contexts within public, private, voluntary or community organisations.
You can apply by clicking on the ‘apply now’ button below. Alternatively, if you have any questions prior to making your application, please call the admissions team on 02392 383131 and selecting option 3.

Fee guidance


One of the great aspects of an apprenticeship is that no matter how old you are there are no fees for you to pay, all the fees are either covered by the Government or your Employer. Feel free to call a member of the Apprenticeship team on 023932 383131 Option 1.

General fee guidance (not including Apprenticeships)


  • 19+ Tuition Fee indicates the cost of the core tuition and materials required to complete the qualification.
  • 19+ Registration Fee indicates the cost to register with the awarding body.

For more information, please contact the College on 02392 383 131.

Courses below Level 3

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19 or over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are unemployed and in receipt of certain government benefits
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are applying for a course Level 2 or below and do not already hold a full Level 2 qualification

If you are aged 19 over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are not in the above categories then you will usually pay the advertised fee.

Courses Level 3 and above

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and do not already hold a Full level 3 qualification

Advanced Learner Loan

If you’re 19 or older, you may be able to apply for a loan to help with the costs of a college or training course. The programme must be at Level 3 or Level 4 (such as Access). You won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £27,295 a year.

For more information or to apply please contact 0845 240 2024 or visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans.

If you’re unsure about taking out a loan and want to seek advice then you’ll have the opportunity to do so. If you want advice on managing your finances, the Money Advice Service, established by the UK government, can offer free, impartial money advice. Visit their website at www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Students who are not ordinarily resident in the UK should contact Highbury College to discuss unfunded fees.

Please note: The College reserves the right to change the fees before the start of the course, such a course of action will only occur in exceptional circumstances.

Terms and conditions


In these terms and conditions, the ‘Student’ signifies a person who has applied or enrolled on any type of learning provision offered through Highbury College. These terms apply to all website applications and once enrolled, the Student is deemed to have accepted these terms. Before you apply or enrol please be sure that you're clear about:

  • the level of study
  • the time you'll need
  • how the course fits into your qualification and career development plans
  • the resources you'll need access to
  • your payment options
  • the financial support available to you
  • the English language requirements for your study
  • whether your study plans are appropriate for your country of residence


Relevant proceedings or ciminal convictions are only against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature or offences involving unlawfully controlled drugs or substances.  Failure to declare information may result in disclipinary action being taken. If yes, please seek supplementary information from the college before completing.


You may not be required to pay fees, be eligible for a loan or have financial assistance. For more information please contact our Information Services team on 02392 383131 or click here.

Equality and Diversity

At Highbury College we are committed to fairness and equality of access, opportunity and outcome for all students.

We expect everyone who learns and works with us to treat each other with dignity and respect, regardless of individual differences in age, gender, gender identity, race, background, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

We aim to provide students with the best possible support. We explain more about the range of our services in our Disability Statement, available on our website and in our centres.

Disclosure of Disability

We want you to enjoy learning with us. If there is anything you wish to tell us, e.g. relating to a disability or medical condition, that may affect your learning or using any of our facilities, please contact the Head of Student Services on 02392 32 8950

Enrolment Requirements

Some of our courses require students to satisfy certain criteria before they enrol. Students should ensure they read all the information on the website about their specific course before enrolling. By enrolling via the Highbury College website, students are confirming they have read these details and meet any enrolment requirements specified on the Course Outline. If you have any concerns or queries about the content of the course or the requirements, please contact the Advice and Guidance Team on 02392 38 3131 Option4.

Course Fees

Current prices are published in our brochure and on the website. These prices are subject to change. The total price quoted is the amount payable in order to secure a course place. The total price includes tuition costs, examination fees, where applicable and in some cases, additional costs which relate to the particular course.

Course Cancellations by Highbury College

Courses usually run as advertised, but Highbury College reserves the right to alter or cancel courses in some cases. Students will be contacted and offered an alternative course if the original course they enrolled on is cancelled or closed by Highbury College. If no suitable alternative is available a refund can be requested.

Cancellation / Transfer Requests from Students

If a Student has enrolled via the Highbury website and wishes to cancel an enrolment or transfer to a different course they should contact Highbury College by emailing: info@highbury.ac.uk or by contacting the Advice and Guidance Team on 02392 38 3131 Option4.

Students will not be entitled to a refund unless the withdrawal from the course is due to exceptional circumstances (evidence maybe required) and then refunds will only be permitted if the withdrawal is within the first third of the course duration. A minimum charge of £50.00 will apply in any event.

Student Charter

A copy of our Student Charter is available from the College website. This sets out the services you can expect from Highbury College and what we expect from you.

Student Safety

At Highbury College all students are entitled to learn in an environment which is physically safe and free from abuse, as set out in our Student Charter.

Student Disciplinary Procedure

This is available on the College website

Data Protection

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  • VenueHighbury Campus

  • Start Date 27/09/2021

  • Tuition Fee £4491

    Registration Fee £189

Qualification gained

  • Diploma in Education and Training (RQF)