OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and TrainingEquivalent to College degree or completed the Year 2 of a 3-year university

OTHM Level 5 Diploma program in Education and Training is a program for those who already have teaching experience that desire UK’s national degree in pedagogy and teaching. Program OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a program designed for learners who aspire to become teachers/experts trained to be recognized (as a practicing certificate) in the UK and worldwide.

The program is designed according to strict standards of practice qualification UK teacher with a minimum of 100 hours of teaching experiments and a minimum of 8 times teaching supervision by testing organizations. Total time teaching supervision (to be recording and monitoring in place to teach) at least 8 hours (each monitoring at least 1 hour).

OTHM Level 5 Diploma program in Education and Training provides knowledge of pedagogy and classroom capacity, formed lectures, classroom control, capacity building curricula, lesson plans, examined standards of schools, colleges, universities Britain or training system capacity to apply EU framework.

Besides the national qualifications by level of UK, accredited by Ofqual, OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training also been inspected and accredited by Education Training Foundation. Learners after completing OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training can receive Qualified Teacher Learning titles and Skills (QTLs), an important title of international teachers.

NIn addition, after completing the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, learners meet the necessary conditions to participate in the British government SET (Society for Education and Training) qprocess to recognize UK’s teachers and lecturers.

Program Description
Specialized accreditation pedagogyEducation Training Foundation
Ofqual Accreditation code 603/6069/0
Possibility to apply for a pedagogical practice certificate level 5Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS).
Possibility to apply for a pedagogical practice certificate according to SETSociety for Education and Training (SET)
Level UK capacity frameworkRQF
Minimum training time1 year
Total credits120 Credits
Total learning time1200 Hours
Total time spent with instructors480 Hours
LanguageEnglish
Training unitAccredited and licensed by the Level UK
Examination unitLevel UK
Licensing unitOTHM UK

Ofqual inspection code 603/6069/0

OTHM Level 5 Diploma program in Education and Training program is tight; there is the difficulty leading British and is a rare program full of pedagogical accreditation and accreditation. The program requires learners not only to complete subjects but also to demonstrate their ability to teach in class with strict and rigorous supervision by testing organizations authorized or recognized by Level UK.

In Vietnam, only the MBA Institute is licensed by the Level UK to implement this program.

OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training program includes 4 main courses (75 credits) and choose some courses in 8 optional courses (45 credits).

For optional courses, depending on the testing unit authorized by Level UK, learners will be selected and informed before joining the program.

The program achieves 120 credits with 1200 total learning time Total Qualification Time (TQT) with minimum 360 hours of Guided Learning Hours (GLH) instruction.

Main modules:

  • Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training (20 credits)
  • Theories, principles and models in education and training (20 credits)
  • Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training (20 credits
  • Wider professional practice in education and training (15 credits)

Optional modules (choose some courses with a minimum total Credits of 45):

  • Develop and prepare resources for learning and development (6 credits)
  • Develop learning and development programmes (6 credits)
  • Equality and diversity (6 credits)
  • Evaluating learning programmes (3 credits)
  • Identify the learning needs of organisations (6 credits)
  • Manage learning and development in groups (6 credits)
  • Understanding and managing behaviours in a learning environment (6 credits)
  • Action research (15 credits)

Duration and Delivery:

The program is designed for full-time learning, online or Hybrid learning in 1 year. In Vietnam, MBA Institute is the exclusive partner of the London Academy of Sciences (which owns the Level UK) that deploys academic support and program examining.

Assessment and verification:

All subjects of the Level UK program are evaluated by the London Academy of Sciences, the accreditation system and its partners are OTHM UK. Learners must demonstrate mastery of knowledge and attain the competencies detailed in the program Syllabus.

Entry requirements:

  • Completed year 1 of the Bachelor of Business Administration program.
  • Having NQF / QCF / RQF Level 4 Diploma or equivalent.
  • The London Academy of Sciences (which owns Level UK) reserves the right of admission decision based on the accrediting unit’s requirements and LAS’s global admission target.

English requirements:

  • English reached a minimum of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) level B2 or equivalent.
  • IELTS 5.5; Speaking and writing must reach 5.5 or equivalent.
  • In the absence of an English certificate, the London Academy of Sciences and its exclusive partner in Vietnam (MBA Institute) will conduct an internal English test and examine each candidate.

Programs achieve comprehensive recognition at both Institution and Program level. After graduation, learners will be received UK National Diploma, according to the regulatory framework accredited and recognized by Ofqual UK.

Because the program and qualifications are closely verified by reputable accrediting organizations, UK examination organizations…so after graduation, learners are confident to participate in the labor market or easily transfer to reputable and equivalent education systems.

For more information on accreditation and recognition of Level UK, please refer HERE

OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a UK national degree program according to Level (UK Regulation Qualification Framework RQF) with Ofqual inspection code 603/2176/3

Diplomas are offered from Level UK programs within the UK’s national qualifications system, recognized not only by the UK government but also globally.

The table below describes the equivalence of the Level 5 UK Diploma qualifications systems and the world’s Levels education system.

LevelRegulation framework Equivalent Degrees
5Level UK (RQF)higher national diploma (HND)
level 5 diploma
level 5 NVQ
8Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)Higher National Diplomas
Diploma of Higher Education
Professional Development Awards
SVQ 4
Year 2 of a 3-year university Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)Confirmation of year 2 in University
diploma of higher education (DipHE)
foundation degree
5European Qualifications Framework (EQF)Level 5 Vocational Qualifications
Higher National Diplomas (HND)
6Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)Associate Degree
Advance Diploma
6African Continental Qualification Framework (ACQF)(National) Diplomas
(Higher Education and Training)
5ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)Level 5 Vocational Qualifications
Higher National Diplomas (HND)
5Vietnam Qualification Framework (VQF) College degree

After completing UK Level 5 Diploma, learners can learn Level 6 or transfer to other educational systems. The following table shows the development roadmap after completing the program:

LevelRegulation framework Equivalent Degrees
6Level UK (RQF)degree apprenticeship
graduate certificate
graduate diploma
level 6 diploma
level 6 NVQ
ordinary degree without honours
10Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)Honours Degree
Graduate Certificate / Diploma
Professional Development Awards
SCQF Level 9
Bachelors/Ordinary Degree
Graduate Certificate / Diploma
Professional Development Awards
SVQ 4
Year 3 of a 3-year university Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)Degree
Degree with honours - for example bachelor of the arts (BA) hons, bachelor of science (BSc) hons
6European Qualifications Framework (EQF) Level 6 Vocational Qualifications
Bachelor Degree
Bachelor Degree with Hons
7-8Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)Bachelor Degree (Level 7)
Bachelor Degree with Hons (Level 8)
7-8African Continental Qualification Framework (ACQF)Bachelor Degree (Level 7)
Bachelor Degree with Hons (Level 8)
6ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)Level 6 Vocational Qualifications
Bachelor Degree
Bachelor Degree with Hons
6Vietnam Qualification Framework (VQF) Bachelor degree

Besides the transition system as mentioned above, according to National Qualification Framework and National Diploma systems, OTHM has partnered directly with some accredited training Institute and University to facilitate learner transition, receiving a dual degree or pathway study.

Note: OTHM graduator meets the requirement to enter universities where OTHM has direct cooperation. However, the university’s profile is considered individually and may add several input conditions depending on each school and each specific case.

List of possible universities to transfer from OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training:

The National Diploma System of the UK

Level UK programs are accredited and recognized by Ofqual, within the UK National Competency Framework RQF.

The Level UK Qualification system is a preeminent system that makes the process of recognizing competencies and qualifications easy.

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Level UK qualification is National and worldwide recognized