Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF)

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Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF)
Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF)



The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (L5 DET), formerly known as Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS), is an industry-standard qualification for those teaching in the post-16 sector. It is based on structures recognised by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), a government-approved body for the further education and skills sector. Most training centres would expect that you have this qualification when teaching in the FE and HE sectors or working towards it. This qualification also allows you to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status enabling you to become a teacher in state schools in the UK (teaching ages 14+). The awarding body of this course is Focus Awards which UK Ofqual fully accredits. This level 5 teaching qualification is delivered 100% online as a distance learning programme. Though no prior qualifications or experience are required to start this teaching qualification, you will still need access to learners to meet this course’s practical requirements. This course will assist your dual professionalism and upgrade your teaching qualification regardless of your subject expertise – whether you teach music or coach people.

Intended Audience

With this teacher training qualification, you can teach in diverse fields such as the Culinary Arts, Engineering, Music Teaching, Performing Arts, Driving Instruction, Hospitality & Catering, NHS training, Personal Services, Teacher’s Training, Freelance Teaching and Training, and many more industries.

Duration and Delivery

This Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training course is designed to be completed online at the pace that suits you. Our Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training course can take as little as two months or 12 months, depending on your previous experience and dedication to the study. This teaching qualification is delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Our online tutor support is there to facilitate you to achieve your success rate accordingly.  

Assessment and Verification

All units within this course are internally assessed by our qualified assessors and externally verified by the awarding organisation. The assessment takes the form of written assignments, detailed guidance for which will be provided by the tutor once you’re enrolled on our online portal. Practical requirements of this course include 100 hours of logged practise in teachers’ training and at least eight observations (each of one hour), which can be satisfied either through recording your teaching sessions or having your assessor observe you (which will be done virtually via video call).


Successful completion of this qualification enables you to enhance your career profile and apply for QTLS status. For example, you can be employed as a state school teacher in the 14+ sector (for GCSE and A-Level students).

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can also undertake the following qualifications:

Unit Structure

Unit 1: Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training

Unit 2: Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training

Unit 3: Theories, principles and models in education and training

Unit 4: Wider professional practice and development in education and training

Unit 5: Inclusive practice

Unit 6: Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area

Unit 7: Teaching in a specialist area

Entry Requirement

You should meet the following requirements:

  • be aged 19+
  • have access to learners to meet course requirements
  • have a satisfactory level of Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • not have a criminal background that prevents you from becoming a teacher
Practical Requirement

At least 100 hours of teaching log is required with eight observations (each of one hour) for the L5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF).
If you do not have access to learners to meet the practical requirements of the course, you can avail our work-placement service.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence you submit containing five written assignments, teaching observation forms and a teaching log of 100 hours, which demonstrates the achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. You would attempt most of the tasks through essay style written accounts and reflections of your teaching practices. In addition, some of the tasks would require submitting relevant work such as study resources that you prepared for your learners, lesson plans, scheme of work, ILPs, etc. Lastly, of course, eight of your teaching sessions, an hour-long each, will be observed by your assessor.


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  • Intermediate level

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About Britannia School of Academics

Britannia School of Academics
Britannia School of Academics

Britannia School of Academics is a UK based training provider focusing on delivering courses to education professionals. Britannia School of Academics focuses on the delivery of teaching/education qualifications and aims to develop highly-skilled education professionals through a flexible, online teaching environment. We believe that everyone is entitled to an affordable yet excellent education, so we focus on working smart to give our courses to learners at the most affordable price possible. The Britannia School of Academics aspires for excellence in education and training.

As educators ourselves, we found that often training providers lack the flexibility that suits most educators when it comes to undertaking courses. Either there is an unsuitable schedule, a lack of self-study materials, or tutors that have less knowledge about the course topics than you do. The above frustrations led to the launch of BSA- an online training provider of education and training courses with completely flexible study, great material, and knowledgeable tutor support- all at a very appealing price point.

Our staff have a wealth of experience in education and training. We pride ourselves on quality and aim to provide our learners with the best chance of further employment through free career guidance and advice. 

  • Ofqual Regulated Qualifications
  • Work Placements Available
  • Expert Tutor Support
  • Member of Advanced HE
  • Accredited by Excellent Awarding Bodies
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Britannia School of Academics (BSA) continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety, and well being of employees as well as the broader community. Our COVID-19 Statement includes the measures we are actively taking to mitigate the corona virus spread. BSA has taken the following steps to make sure that our team is well protected and our learners are able to receive our services without any risk. -> Provision of hand sanitizers and anti-bacterial hand wash to all staff members and visitors. -> Rearranging sitting arrangements to make sure that all staff members and visitors sit apart with at least one meter distance. -> Asking staff members to work from home so far as possible. -> Strictly implementing self-isolation procedures as directed by the UK government. -> Allowing delegates to attend our training events through remote links -> Making sure that all our courses are deliverable online. -> Providing training and support to our current and potential clients without any interruption by making all possible changes at the back-end.