Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy (RQF) – £1,100
The TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy (RQF) qualification is a standalone specialist qualification for teachers working in the education and training sector who wish to obtain a specialist teaching qualification in literacy. The aims of the qualification are to develop learners’ knowledge, skills and attitudes for teaching English/Literacy.

Duration of the Qualification
You will have up to one year to complete the qualification, although most learners achieve it with Educating UK within six to eight months.

Content of the Qualification
There are three mandatory units to complete:

Unit 1: Literacy teaching and learning

Unit 2: Literacy theories and frameworks

Unit 3: Literacy and the learners

A range of topics are covered within the three units including teaching and learning methodologies and theories and models of learning, schemes of work and lesson planning, principles of assessment, the assessment cycle, types and methods of assessment and giving feedback, language acquisition theories, literacy learning and development, language analysis, language change, register, variety and style as well as power and the use of language, the minimum core and reflective practice.

Qualification Assessment Activities
The qualification is assessed through the completion of written assessments, personal statements and evidence produced during your teaching practice, such as resources, lesson plans and schemes of work. You will be expected to evidence wider reading and include references in your work.

Qualification Requirements
You will be required to show that you have taught a minimum of 50 hours of English/Literacy during your time on the qualification. You must also be observed by an Expert Witness a minimum of four times with each observation lasting for a minimum of one hour. Your Expert Witness must be a qualified teacher and can confirm that they have a teaching qualification to at least Level 5, such as a PGCE, Cert Ed, DTLLS or Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) or equivalent.

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:
– Hold a relevant qualification in what you wish to teach, at least one level above your learners. This would be at least at a minimum of Level 3.

– Have reading, writing and communication skills adequate to meet the requirements of the qualification and be able to complete the written assessments to a good standard.

– Have no criminal convictions that would prevent you from working in the capacity of a teacher.

– Have access to an Expert Witness.


Our qualification fee of £1,100 includes VAT and registration and certification costs with our awarding organisation. There are no hidden fees or extra costs to pay.