The Level 5 Certificate in Observation of Teaching and Learning (RQF) is regulated by Ofqual on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and accredited through our Awarding Organisation, Training Qualifications UK (TQUK). This qualification is undertaken online through our easy to use Online Qualification System.

Qualification Information
This qualification is suitable for qualified and experienced teachers, trainers and tutors who undertake formal observations on colleagues delivering teaching or training sessions. The qualification develops both the skills and knowledge of undertaking teaching, training and learning lesson observations, as well as the post observation feedback processes. Anyone who already has observation experience will still benefit considerably from completion of this qualification, as it provides accredited recognition of skills.

Duration of the qualification
You will have up to one year to complete this qualification, although most learners complete it within one to three months.

Content of the Qualification
The qualification contains one mandatory unit: ‘Observation of Teaching and Learning’. This unit covers a range of topics including different types of observations that can be undertaken, using judgement criteria, observation protocols, giving observation feedback and moderation procedures after observations.

Qualification Assessment Activities
The qualification is assessed through the completion of written assignments and undertaking three separate lesson observations on colleagues you work with. You will also be required to write an Observation Report for each observation you undertake and take part in a standardisation or moderation meeting with colleagues, in relation to your observations.

Qualification Requirements
You must be able to conduct three observations on three different colleagues during your time on the qualification. The observations each must last for one hour and you must complete an Observation Report for each observation.

What you get with Educating UK
Throughout your time studying with us, you will receive access to our bespoke Online Qualification System and a designated Tutor. You will be given on-going support by your experienced and well qualified Tutor. You will also receive detailed feedback on each of your assessments within 72 hours of submitting your work.

Entry Requirements
You must have a teaching qualification at Level 4 or above, such as CTLLS, Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF), Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) Cert Ed, PGCE, DTTLS or equivalent.


Our qualification fee of £685.00 includes VAT and registration and certification costs with our awarding organisation. There are no hidden fees or extra costs to pay.