Training Through Excellence

VTCT Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

The Way Ahead Training Service offers the most up to date qualification in education for any professional, including therapists who wish to become educators. This course is all about your passion for your profession and gaining the skill-set to deliver your knowledge and expertise to the next generation.
“ It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge”
Albert Einstein.

Love your profession- are you passionate about what you do and want to share your expertise with others and help to shape the next generation of professionals- then this is the course for you!

This qualification will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to teach and develop a range of skills & techniques, personal qualities and attitudes for successful performance in teaching.
Our innovative one day per month programme is delivered to a UK Level 5 standard IRL level 7 and comprises of face-to-face training days, email support, 8 workplace observation, individual research, and the completion of written assignments. 100 hours of workplace teaching practise is required throughout this qualification.

Why choose this course?

To gain a professional qualification in teaching that is mapped to the Irish Framework (NFQ) by the NQAI

• Professional security of holding a recognised professional teaching qualification
• For Career progression within your area of work
• To teach people working towards recognised qualifications
• To provide In-house training (one-to-one or groups)
• To Teach in private colleges
• To be a Trainer within your industry
• To Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector


• Continuing personal & professional development
• Curriculum development for inclusive learning
• Wider professional practice
• Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning
• Understanding Inclusive Learning and Teaching in Lifelong Learning
• Using Inclusive Learning and Teaching in Lifelong Learning
• Principles of Assessment in Lifelong Learning
• Delivering Lifelong Learning
• Assessing vocational skills, knowledge & understanding
• Identify individual learning and development needs
• Develop and prepare resources for learning and development
• Enabling learning through assessment
• Applying theories & principles for planning & enabling learning
• Engage learners in the learning & development process
• Develop learning and development programmes
• Developing, using & organising resources
• Optional units:
• Equality & diversity / engaging with employers to facilitate workforce development / Identify learning needs of organisations

Entry Requirements…candidates should:

• Hold a current teaching position or secure teaching position for duration of the course.
• Hold a qualification and experience in the area/subject/skill that you wish to teach.
• Attend for an interview and initial assessment for course suitability
• Be competent in written and spoken English
• Have sound literacy & numeracy skills
• Be able to interpret assignments questions and produce typed assignments
• Be proficient in word, excel, powerpoint
• Have a current email address and internet access
• Be prepared & motivated to complete research and self study

Course Structure:

You will attend class one day per month (10am-5pm) for 9 months.
Each month, you will complete written home assignments that you must submit to your tutor via email/hard copy. This will be corrected and returned to you with overall result (pass or refer), written feedback and action plan. Re-submissions may be required.
Candidates are required to keep a reflective learning journal from the start of the course. An entry should be made for each month of the course.
You must have evidence of 100 hours of teaching. You will be observed by a Designated Observer for 8 occasions during these hours. Knowledge of relevant elements of core key-skill modules is embedded within the coursework.

All Inclusive cost:

€2495 (includes training, registration, certification, examination, course book, course notes) Payment plan available: deposit €500 plus 3 monthly payments of €665.00