NOCN Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Session Content

The NOCN Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a teaching qualification, that requires a minimum of 100 hours of teaching practice and a minimum of 8 teaching observations that total a minimum of 8 hours. It is for those learners who currently work or want to work as further education teachers. Colleges of further education and many other sector employers are likely to require this level of qualification or at least a commitment to gain this upon employment.

This qualification is available to learners aged 19 years or over.

The NOCN Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is for: 

  • individuals who are not currently teaching and training but who can meet the practice requirements of the qualification; 
  • individuals who are currently teaching and training (including those who have just begun teaching and training) who can meet the practice requirements of the qualification; 
  • individuals who are currently working as assessors and who wish to achieve a teaching qualification who can meet the practice requirements of the qualification.

Applicants need to be qualified and/or experienced in the subject that they intend to teach. Those intending to teach academic subjects should usually have a degree in their subject specialism. Those intending to teach in vocational or professional areas are expected to have a professional or industry qualification and experience of working in their sector. There is a general expectation that a teacher should be qualified to at least one level above that at which they intend to teach. In some vocational subjects this may be problematic but a reasonable expectation is that they hold the highest level trade qualification available, unless they have particularly substantial professional experience.

Course Outline

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training replaces the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) course and is designed to help you gain a Level 5 Education and Training qualification remotely, without the need for attending any classroom sessions. You will attend two workshop session remotely and have access to presentations, handouts and other support materials and you will have a dedicated tutor to support and guide you through your programme, enabling you to complete both the theoretical and practical assessments.

Programme Length: 6 months


These qualifications are assessed through a range of written tasks, assignments, projects, case studies resulting in a portfolio produced to meet the assessment criteria.

NOCN Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training Course Information Leaflet


Application forms should be completed and submitted to One Awards Training Please note: You will need an acceptable level of Literacy and Numeracy and ICT to be working at this Level. You must possess or be working towards either a GCSE or equivalent at Grade C or above or hold Adult Literacy and Numeracy qualifications at Level 2.


10:00am-4:00pm with breaks


£875.00 per person for One Awards Member organisations

£1000.00 per person for Non-Member organisations

For more information and to request an application form please contact:

Upcoming Sessions

Remote Workshop - Day 1 of 2 (Cohort B)
10:00am-4:00pm with breaks 9th June 2021
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Remote Workshop - Day 2 of 2 (Cohort B)
10:00am-4:00pm with breaks 7th July 2021
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I have worked with other Awarding Bodies in the past but must say that I am really pleased with the service offered by One Awards and NOCN along with the support given as well, it makes me feel as if I could ask absolutely anything and they wouldn’t mind at all and would deal with it efficiently.

Julia Hamby
JM Training Services