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OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training


The objective of the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training qualification is intended to develop learners’ understanding of policy, management theory and practice in education. They provide learners with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals and policy makers in their own country. They will provide knowledge that underpins the ability to work as an effective manager in the education sector. They combine both theoretical and practical knowledge in the education profession and will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of leading change, effective performance, planning and accountability, development and team leadership. Learners will be able to work in a variety of roles within education administration and/or management.

The programme is available in 2 duration modes:

6 Months

9 Months

12 Months

The programme is available in 2 delivery modes:

  • Online
  • Blended Learning
  • In class

For entry onto the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training qualification, learners must possess:

  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 4 diploma or equivalent recognised qualification
  • The learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)

The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training qualification consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits.



Unit Ref. No.Unit titleCreditECTSGLHTQT
R/617/4992Theories and Principles of Education and Training201080200
Y/617/4993Lifelong Learning: Principles and Issues201080200
D/617/4994Resource Management in Education201080200
H/617/4995Develop and Evaluate Operational Plans for Own Area of Responsibility201080200
K/617/4996Provide Leadership and Direction for Own

Area of Responsibility

M/617/4997Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training201080200

Successful completion of the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their study towards a relevant Degree top-up programme with advanced standing at many universities in the UK and overseas.

or directly entry to employment

Assessment is via assignment submission

No Exams

This programme is accredited by Ofqual Awarding body (Othm)

Single Payment

Monthly Payment breakdown

Intial Deposit  (initial registration)

6 Monthly instalments



£ 350

£ 175