LRN Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

LRN Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

LRN’s Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training aims to give those established within the teaching profession a recognised qualification.

FormatFace-to-face or online, with teaching practice
RQF level5
AssessmentWritten assignments and assessed teaching practice
Total Qualification TimeTotal: 280 hours
a. Guided learning hours (GLH): 180 hours
b. Self-study (SS): 90 hours
c. Formative assessment: 5 hours
d. Summative assessment: 5 hours
Qualification Accreditation Number601/9069/3

Qualification Overview

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
  • Understanding assessment in education and training 3
  • Equality and Diversity

Entry Requirements

LRN Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training aims to give those entering the profession a starting point for their studies. This qualification is also suitable for those who have been practising within the sector but who have not yet obtained a formal qualification.
Candidates must have obtained one of the following:

a. Three GCSE passes (at ‘C’ level standard). LRN will consider higher qualifications(A level) to be a sufficient entry standard.

b. A level 2 qualification, or above, as shown on the regulated qualifications framework of the United Kingdom or overseas qualifications, as judged by UK NARIC, to be equivalent in standard to a level 2 qualification in the UK (or higher). Such qualifications should contain a similar number of learning hours to that of the Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training.

c. LRN will consider each application on a case by case basis. Should candidatespossess no such qualification, LRN will consider the employment status and history of a candidate’s knowledge, in lieu of qualifications. A signed reference letter from employers’ must accompany each application.

d. Candidate must provide evidence of proficiency in the English Language.

Knowledge, Skills, and Understanding

LRN does not require the learner to have previous knowledge or skills in this area. However, it may be useful for the learner to have an understanding of the subject matter or commensurate knowledge of the education and training sector.

Support and Recognition

These qualifications have been developed with the support of centres who are currently delivering qualifications at this level in Education and Training or who plan to do so in the future.


On successful completion of the LRN Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training, candidates may wish to progress to:

  • Other qualifications at the same level in Education and Training;
  • Higher level qualifications in Education and Training;
  • Vocational qualifications in a non-related subject area.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Please refer to LRN’s policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning to determine whether previously achieved qualifications meet LRN’s policy on possible exemptions.


The qualification will be assessed by a combination of:
Assignments; and Observation of teaching or training – The teaching will be a simulation of teaching(micro-teaching) to your peers on the course (referred to as a 30 minute micro teach)

Guidance on Assessment

Where a unit is to be assessed by an assignment, LRN wishes to clarify the following. To achieve a pass for a unit, a candidate must have successfully achieved all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for that unit. There are no externally set written examinations for this qualification.

Mode of Delivery

LRN does not define the mode of delivery for its Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training. Centres can develop the mode of delivery (such as full-time, part time, evening only, distance learning) that meets candidates’ needs. Whichever mode of delivery is used, centres must ensure that candidates follow a teaching programme appropriate to the requirements of the qualification.

Delivery Approach

The delivery approach should encompass a communicative approach with a strong emphasis on participation, interactive activities and materials & methodology that contextualises and encourages the use and understanding of Education and Training. Candidate ability should be exploited to its full potential. Tutors are required to select or develop relevant and up-to- date teaching materials that allow candidates to apply their learning to realistic activities in day to day life. In order to ensure a consistent approach to centre delivery centres are required to submit their principal teaching material for LRN’s approval in good time before delivery.

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