Level 5 Diploma in Educational Studies


2 Years

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The purpose of the qualification is to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of education and other topics relevant to educational contexts. This course offered by Direction Learning is a great course to transition in teacher training courses at a University Level. E.g. PGCE BA etc.

If you currently work as an unqualified teacher, a HLTA, a cover supervisor, Level 3 Diploma TA. This is the course for you to become a teacher.


Course Content

  • Contemporary perspectives on education

  • Statutory guidance, legislation and policy for schools in the UK and internationally; Understanding education on a global scale

  • Meeting diverse needs and protecting learners;

  • Theories of learning and development and the role of inclusion

  • Different research methodologies for educational research in the classroom context


Mode of Delivery

This course is all online and requires no Observations



  • There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have:

  • A minimum core of literacy, language, numeracy and ICT.

  • Reading and communication skills should be adequate to meet the requirements of the training.

  • Hold a relevant qualification at a level above that of their learners;

ideally at least Level 3 in their area of specialism.

  • The qualification is suitable for learners of 18 years of age and above



Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: ESOL

Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy and Functional English

Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy, ESOL and Functional English

Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy and Functional Mathematics Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Disabled Learners