Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Literacy and ESOL Standalone (RQF)

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Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training: Including Teaching Literacy and ESOL Standalone (RQF)

The Level 5 Standalone Diplomas are qualifications which act as a subject-specific add-on for your full teaching qualification. These standalones are ideal for improving your knowledge in your specific area as an addition to your teaching knowledge. We offer the Standalone Diplomas in Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy, Teaching English: Literacy, and Teaching English: Literacy and ESOL.

Course Duration – 12 Months   Study Method – Blended Learning


The qualification will be assessed through a combination of written essays, a portfolio of teaching evidence and observation of teaching or training. All units, assignments and learning materials for the course can be accessed through our online learning platform. Students have 12 months access to the online learning platform where they may study entirely at their own pace.

Learners will also need to complete four observations (all Literacy and ESOL candidates will complete six) during the course. Observations should be carried out in a suitable environment (such as a school, adult learning centre or a club) by a qualified teacher. Micro Teaches are not accepted for this qualification – every observation is carried out through witness statements.

Awarding Body

We are an approved Training Qualifications UK Centre, meaning that we can offer approved qualifications through this OFQUAL-regulated, fully-accredited awarding body. With over 400 Centres worldwide, TQUK provide qualifications that meet the needs of learners, working with us to attain the very best results.

We include a variety of learning materials and resources as part of our all-inclusive service. These materials can include Unit Presentations, Advice Leaflets, Made Simple Guides and Reading Lists. Furthermore, we are always developing our course resources to enhance our learner experience. We have included some video resources that will feature in our courses shortly:

Who should do this course?

This qualification is suitable for those who are qualified teachers and want the opportunity to further explore underpinning theories, frameworks and research into effective teaching and learning alongside developing practical teaching skills, specifically in English and ESOL. The course aims to develop these specific skills to prepare you to become a teacher of English/literacy and ESOL.

Learning outcomes

The three units that all learners must complete to gain this qualification are:

  • Literacy and ESOL teaching and learning
  • Literacy and ESOL theories and frameworks
  • Literacy and ESOL and the learners

All learners must meet these entry requirements to be able to complete the course:

  • You must hold a full teaching qualification
  • You must hold a Level 3 Qualification or equivalent in English/Literacy
  • All learners must have access to 100 hours of teaching
  • Students must be able to demonstrate skills in maths and English at Level 2
  • You must be in-service or delivering sessions voluntarily – you will be observed in your workplace setting
  • Good reading and writing skills in English
  • Learners should be qualified in English at a Level 3 or above standard

At 5 Star Courses, we pride ourselves knowing our fees are completely all inclusive. Our fees include:

Tutor support

You will receive tutor support throughout the duration of your course. Our Support Team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm via email and telephone.

Efficient marking response

Submissions of work aim to be marked within 5 working days to ensure that you progress through your course as efficiently as possible. Or, 24 HOURS if you purchase our Premium Fast-Track Plan/upgrade to our 24 hours marking scheme via Direct Debit.

No deadlines

We do not impose any deadlines on our courses; you can complete the qualification entirely at your own pace throughout the duration of the course.

Learning resources 

All courses have a variety of learning materials, ranging from advice leaflets to PowerPoint presentations. These resources are accessible on our learning platform.

Accredited certification

You will receive your accredited certificate and unit transcript free of charge from our approved awarding body at no extra cost!


You will also have access to one of our observers who can come out to your location at no extra cost. This means that the practical aspects of your course can be completed, and you don’t have to worry about additional payments!

Course units

All units and assignments are included within the price and can be accessed at any point during the 12 months access to the learning platform.

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