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This replaced the Level 5 Diploma Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS)

This Training Qualification UK (TQUK) qualification prepares trainee Teachers to deliver learning programmes in a variety of contexts. It offers trainee teachers and individuals currently training and assessing, the knowledge and understanding required for teaching in further education and training within public, prvate, voluntary or community organistions.


It is appropriate for learners aged 19+ who are:

  • currently teaching or training; learners must be able to deliver 100 teaching hours
  • eligible and deemed 'safe' to work with young people or vulnerable adults as a teacher
  • hold a relevant qualification at a level above that of their learners (ideally Level 3) in their area of specialism
  • learners that have previously completed the L4 Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training will not be required to repeat this unit. In addition, some of the observation and assessment evidence may be 'RPL'ed (recognised as prior learning) and included as L5 qualification evidence

Qualification Details

  • 360 GLH (Guided Learning Hours)
  • 1200 TQT delivered through blended learning (Total Qualification Time)
  • 120 credits comprised of: 75 from Group A, 45 from Group B
  • At least 61 credits taken at Level 5
  • 100 hours of teaching practice (minimum of 8 session observations)
  • Portfolios are internally verified at our centre


Learners who complete this qualification may choose to register for ‘QTLS’ (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) – qualifying you to teach learners aged 14+

Unit Details

  • (A) Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training*. L5, 20 credits
  • (A) Developing learning and assessment in education and training. L5, 20 credits
  • (A) Theories, principles and models in education and training. L5, 20 credits
  • (A) Wider professional practice and development in education and training. L5, 15 credits                                                                                        
  • (B) Understanding and managing behaviour in a learning environment. L4, 6 credits
  • (B) Action research. L5, 15 credits
  • (B) Evaluating learning programmes. L4, 3 credits
  • (B) Teaching in a specialist area. L4, 15 credits
  • (B) Understanding principles and practices of externally assuring the quality of assurance**. L4, 6 credits


* This unit does not need to be repeated if already completed as part of a L4 Education and Training qualification *

** This unit it the theory unit of the L4 EQA (External Quality Assurance) qualification (External Verifier) **

Course Costs

  • £1000 per person (open courses)
  • £5850 per group (group booking, multiples of 6)


* The listed course date (25/12/20) is a permanent open course date to allow learners to book and pay online (the course will not be delivered over one Christmas Day in 2020)!! *

Course Delivery

* Delivery coordinated in response to received enquiries and individual learner needs *

* Book your place through the website or via our freephone number *

* Places offered on a first come, first served basis *

* Pick up can be available from the local railway station * 

* Please advise at time of booking should you require disabled assistance *


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