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OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training



The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a teaching course 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 UK. 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 provide the learner in-depth knowledge, understanding and skills needed to confirm working competence. That 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 enabling 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.


For entry onto the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training qualification, learners must possess:

  • 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.