Teaching and Learning Graduate Diploma level 6 – C7630

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Course Overview

Aimed at teaching in the post-compulsory sector, this level 6 Graduate Diploma will give you the chance to reflect on your innovative practice and develop your critical thinking skills.

We welcome students from a range of contexts within the Education and Training sector. These contexts include colleges, universities, training centres, academies, and private institutions, among others. As students in the HE in the FE sector, they will be expected to take responsibility for their learning and develop critical, analytical, and evaluative skills.   

This intensive course offers you the opportunity to gain a level 6 qualification in one year, which you may need to progress in your career or study at the postgraduate level.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

There are six mandatory modules that reflect current issues pertaining to this sector: 

Reflective teaching
Special educational needs and inclusive education
Digital teaching and learning
Perspectives on educational policy
Curriculum design
Classroom management and promotion of personal responsibility
Action research

You will be expected to be working in a teaching position and to be able to link theory effectively to your own practice. There will be a strong focus on reflecting on one’s own practice and developing skills in digital literacy/e-learning.

Entry Requirements

To enrol on to this course you will need a level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (Certificate of Education), level 2 in maths and English (GCSE or functional skills) or IELTS Score 6.5.
You must also be in a teaching role for the duration of the course (minimum of 100 teaching hours per year).

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed via various assessment methods including written essays and reports, online presentations, microteaching sessions, and case studies.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Total Fees: £2295.00

Additional Costs

As this course is taught online, you are required to have access to a laptop computer with internet access to enable online learning.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

This course is designed to provide a ‘top-up’ opportunity for those who have previously gained a level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (Cert Ed), enabling you to access further study and career progression. Upon successfully completing this course, graduates will be able to apply for Masters in education programmes and education management roles.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend a group or one-to-one session to find out more about the course.

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