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OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

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Course 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.

Mandatory units: Group A
Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training (20 credits)
Theories, principles and models in education and training (20 credits)
Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training (20 credits
Wider professional practice in education and training (15 credits)

Optional Units: Group B
Develop and prepare resources for learning and development (6 credits)
Develop learning and development programmes (6 credits)
Equality and diversity (6 credits)
Evaluating learning programmes (3 credits)
Identify the learning needs of organisations (6 credits)
Manage learning and development in groups (6 credits)
Understanding and managing behaviours in a learning environment (6 credits)
Action research (15 credits)
Delivering Employability Skills (6 credits)
Effective Partnerships Working in the Learning and Teaching Context (15 credits)
Engage with Employers to Facilitate Workforces Development (6 credits)
Inclusive Practice (15 credits)
Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment (6 credits)
Preparing for the Coaching Role (3 credits)
Preparing for the Mentoring Role (3 credits)
Preparing for the Personal Tutoring Role (3 credits)
Principles and Practice of Lip-reading Teaching (12 credits)
Specialist Delivery Techniques and Activities (9 credits)
Teaching in a Specialist Area (15 credits)
Understanding and Managing Behaviours in a Learning Environment (6 credits)
Understanding the Principles and Practices of Externally Assuring the Quality of Assessment (6 credits)
Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment (6 credits)
Action Learning to Support Development of Subject Specific Pedagogy (15 credits)
Developing, Using and Organising Resources Within a Specialist Area (15 credits)
Action Learning for Teaching in a Specialist Area of Disability (15 credits)
Understanding Theories and Frameworks for Teaching Disabled Learners (15 credits)


Enrol anytime

The intakes generally are in the 1st and 3rd week of every month, but you can join anytime


24-26 weeks

Awarding Institution



Online / Distance Learning / Part Time


Manchester, UK


£1100 + VAT (in the UK)
INR 110,000 (18% GST in India)
£3500 fees to be mentioned for classroo based learning under student visa route (6 months)

How the application process works

Fill application form


Step 1

Recieve an offer letter and invoice


Step 2


Registration and course induction Start studies

Step 3

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training qualification, learners must:
• Hold a relevant vocational and/or academic qualification of at least the level above that of their learners and ideally a minimum Level 3 qualification in his/her own area of specialism.
• 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
• English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit English Language Expectations page in this website.
• Centres need to ensure that learners are selected for suitability on the course, establishing that they meet the following minimum criteria:
• Can read and communicate clearly and accurately enough to meet the requirements of their training
• Do not have a criminal background which might prevent them from working as a teacher with young people or vulnerable adults
The Centre must provide evidence that staff delivering the qualification hold as a minimum:
• A teaching qualification equivalent to Level 5 or above;
• Evidence of relevant teaching experience in an education or training context;
• Access to appropriate guidance and support; and
• On-going participation in related programme quality assurance processes.


The Diploma is issued by OTHM - Awarding Organisation. Courses 4 U is is an Accredited Centre for OTHM Qualification and the Centre Number is DC2009448. See a sample certificate issued by OTHM. Also, please note that OTHM does not issue printed certificates by an e-certificate to avoid piracy and forgery. As a learner you can order a print version from the OTHM portal on recieving the details.

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Learners successfully completing this qualification, will be eligible to progress to the status of Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS). 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.

As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to progress to relevant qualifications at higher level.


� Assignment drafts must be submitted within 1 week of the completion of the unit delivery by the lecturer.
� Submission is to be emailed to
� All submissions are to be done in Word Format
� You should receive an automated response that the assignment has been received
� Lecturers provide feedback within 2 weeks of submission of the draft
� Please ensure that assignment declarations are submitted with the assignments.

This will help us to track the progress of your learning journey in the course. A copy of the assessment policy can be download here. Should you have any queries, please contact me via email or phone on the below numbers.

Enrolment Process

Step 1: Complete the Online Enrolment form
Kindly upload - Proof of identity (Passport or Photo Drivers Licence), previous qualifications, CV and work experience letters if applicable for exemption or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL).

Step 2: Course 4 U will issue a Conditional Offer Letter

The offer letter has details of the Bank payment and how to make payment online via the secure sage pay system.

Step 3: Registration with awarding organisation

As the registration process is completed, several emails to set up the course logins will be sent within the hour. 

Step 4: Online Induction
Induction, course discussion and demonstration to Learner Management System (LMS)

If you have further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email/phone WhatsApp +447904266921

How you’ll study
This course is studied 100% online.
Course Duration
Study this course over minimum 16 weeks.
Start dates
Start any day of the week. Onboarding happens within an hour.
Ofqual Approved
Approved by Ofqual in the UK and Globally recognised.
Comprehensive study material
Learning material includes recorded lectures, presentations, ebooks specific for each unit, case studies, articles, handouts, assignment brief.
There are no exams. Assessment via assignments on which feedback is given.

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