OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Education and Training Management

Level 5 Extended Diploma in Education and Training Management (RQF)
Level 5 Extended Diploma in Education and Training Management (RQF)

The Level 5 Extended Diploma in Education and Training Management qualification develops a learner’s practical teaching skills and prepare them to work in a wide range of educational and training contexts including management positions within the academic sector. 

Learners will study level 4 and 5 units, worth 120 credits per academic year with a total credit value of 240 credits (equivalent to the first 2 years of an honours degree). It can be completed within 9-12 months, option of fast track available for 6 months completion.

The Level 4 units provide an introduction to relevant education and training principles and
practices. These units include both theoretical and practical content, and learners will be
able to gain knowledge and skills in the areas of education and training programme design,
learner engagement, and planning and monitoring their own work as well as evaluating the
quality of education and training provision. They will also learn about the importance of
reflecting on their current practice, identifying their own learning needs and professional
The Level 5 units give learners the opportunity to progress in specific subject areas.
Learners will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of learning and
assessment, behaviour management, learning and communication, concepts of lifelong
learning, resources planning and management, leadership and continued professional

Level 5 Extended Diploma qualifications represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Diplomas (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree programme.

The Level 5 Extended Diploma in Education and Training Management qualification "DOES NOT ENABLE" learners to apply for QTLS or become a recognised qualified teacher, but the qualification does provide the knowledge and skills to prepare them for a teaching role.

If your aim is to complete the Teaching qualification that leads to QTLS formation then click here for the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QTLS formation route) .

As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learner may be eligible to gain direct entry into Year 3 of a three year UK Bachelor’s degree programme.

The Level 5 Extended Diploma in Education and Training Management qualification
consists of 12 mandatory units, 240 credits, 2400 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and
the recommended Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification is a minimum of 1200
To achieve the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Education and Training Management,
learners must achieve 240 credits, of which 120 credits are at Level 4 (6 units) and 120
credits are at Level 5 (6 units).

Successful completion of the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Education and Training
Management provides learners with the opportunity to access a wide range of academic
progression, including the Level 6 Diploma in Teaching and Learning.

All fees paid for the qualification include:

1.e-portfolio allocation.
2.Tutor support.
3. Research and support materials.
4. Certificate issue.
5. Learner support if raised and identified.
6. FREE NUS / TOTUM discount card.
7. FREE SET membership.
8. When on an instalment plan there is no interest rate charged.
9. Upon signing up for the qualification an agreed break in learning and qualification can be issued upon request as soon as it is identified and raised.

Course structure

Below is a list of all the Units (240 credits) that make up the qualification.
  • Principles of Education and Training (20 credits ).
  • Design Education and Training Provision (20 credits ).
  • Engage Learners in Education and Training (20 credits ).
  • Plan, Allocate and Monitor Work in Own Area of Responsibility (20 credits ).
  • Evaluate Education and Training Provision (20 credits).
  • Professional Development and Reflection in Education and Training (20 credits).
  • Applied Theories and Principles of Education and Training (20 credits).
  • Lifelong Learning - Key Concepts (20 credits).
  • Resource Management in Education (20 credits).
  • Develop and Evaluate Operational Plans for Own Area of Responsibility (20 credits).
  • Provide Leadership and Direction for Own Area of Responsibility (20 credits).
  • Reflective Practice and Professional Development (20 credits).
  • Entry requirement:

    • Learner must be aged 18 or over to be on the course.
    •Relevant Level 3 or 4 Diploma qualification or equivalent qualification.
    • GCE Advanced level in 2 subjects or equivalent qualification.
    • Mature learners with relevant management experience.

    Method of Assessment:
    This qualification is internally assessed and quality assured by Centre staff then externally quality assured. This is a knowledge base qualification.

    Knowledge evidence includes but not limited to written work completed then submitted online via the e-portfolio system, assignment tasks and where possible reports from work can also be provided while considering GDPR as part of assessment.

    To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, you must provide evidence to demonstrate that you have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that you have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by your allocated Assessor.

    Support facility available:
    24/7 online access to e-portfolio available upon registration, including planned Tutor support.
    Hybrid teaching and learning takes place which include face to face where possible and virtual online classroom session.
    Research and support materials available to learner.

    Online e-learning platform is used to support learner while on the programme.
    Tutors are all sector expert with over 30 years combined experience of working and delivering within the Sector.

    Method of Payment:
    Employer funding and invoicing.
    Self funding available with the option of an instalment plan.
    For 3 monthly instalment payment plan, complete the contact us form below to make arrangement for instalment.  
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