The Level 5  Higher Nationals Diploma (HND) is a two year course. During your first year you will study a Level 4 Higher Nationals Certificate (HNC). Upon successful completion of the first year, you will progress onto the second year to study the Level 5 HND which will then enable you to progress onto Level 6 Degree Top-Up programme in UK .

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Full-time. 5 pm to 8 pm + autonomous study.


Level 4 and level 5 (240 credits)


18 to 24 month

The courses are open all year round and students can register in any month, as soon as there is a place. 


€420,00 per month.  

Tuition fees exclude registration fees  €490.00 


Classroom and project classes. It also includes online classes.


1 Month in Portugal 

1 Month in the UK 

Degree in Education and Training

Who is this course for?

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is suitable for teachers, trainers, and tutors working in further education, adult and community learning, or work-based training within public, private, voluntary, or community organizations.

It prepares trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts and requires observation and assessment of practice. Teaching practice is a requirement of the qualification.

  • It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including:

  • Planning and developing schemes of work

  • Delivering learning sessions

  • Developing teaching and learning strategies

  • Assessment practices

Here you’ll find support for teaching and studying the Higher Level Nationals Diploma in Education and Training. This qualification, which helps learners develop the skills they need to progress in the workplace.

Units offered include teaching, learning and assessment, theories, principles and models, and wider professional practice and development in education and training.

This programme is designed to prepare trainee teachers and trainers to teach in a wide range of contexts. To achieve the qualification, there is a requirement for teaching practice that requires observation and assessment of performance.

Why choose Education and Training?

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) is for candidates looking forward to getting a qualification in the teaching domain, present teachers, and trainers/counselors. It is specifically for the ones who work in or has plans to work in the work-based learning, advanced education, and independent Training Providers (ITP) domain. The newcomers to the industry and existing professionals who wish to excel in their teaching qualifications can utilize this course to their career advancements.

Key Benefits

Progress on to a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Degree

The DET qualification is recognized equal to the Certificate of Education qualifications in the format of higher education qualifications. Individuals who have already qualified with Prime College Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training can further progress to Level 6 in Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) or B.A. (Hons.) Education at various Universities in the UK.

On Course Completion, the students may choose to:

Progress to a B.A. in Education or Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Get employment in various positions starting from functional skills teacher, online/e-tutors, further education teacher, to training officer and manager.

Entry Requirement

Higher National Diploma in Education and Training

The Applicants must be above 19 years of age.

At least Two A-Level or a Level 3 Qualification, with an IGCSE Grade C and above in English and Maths or equivalent.

Applicant must have some previous experience or qualification in the subject for undertaking the DET Programme

Applicants must have entree to 100 hours of teaching/training and must provide proof of confirmed work placement

Applicants without the above qualifications can apply and they will be assessed on the basis of their work experience or professional qualifications.

Non-English speaking applicants will be required to provide evidence of their proficiency in the English Language with an overall and individual subject score of 5.5 and more IELTS score.

Course Structure - 1st Year

YEAR 1 - Level 4 HNC

Unit 1: Action Learning for Teaching in a Specialist Area of Disability (15 credits) 

Unit 2: Action learning to Support Development of Subject Specific Pedagogy (15 credits) 

Unit 3: Action Research (15 credits) 

Unit 4: Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment (15 credits) 

Unit 5: Assessment and Support for the Recognition of Prior Learning through the Accreditation of Learning Outcomes (15 credits) 

Unit 6: Delivering Employability Skills (15 credits) 

Unit 7: Develop Learning and Development Programmes (15 credits) 

Unit 8: Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area (15 credits) 

Unit 9: Effective Partnership Working in the Learning and Teaching Context (15 credits) 

Unit 10: Engage Learners in the Learning and Development Process (15 credits) 

Unit 11: Evaluating Learning Programmes  (15 credits) 

Course Structure - 2nd Year

YEAR 2 - Level 5 HND

Unit 12: Identify the Learning Needs of Organisations (15 credits) 

Unit 13:  Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment (15 credits) 

Unit 14:  Preparing for the Coaching Role  (15 credits) 

Unit 11: Preparing for the Mentoring Role (15 credits) 

Unit 12: Teaching in a Specialist Area (15 credits) 

Unit 13: Understanding and Managing Behaviours in a Learning Environment (15 credits) 

Unit 14: Using Study Skills Approaches and Techniques to Enhance the Learning of Others (15 credits) 

Unit 15: Working with the 14-19 age range in Education and Training (15 credits) 

Unit 16: Working with the 6-13 age range in Education and Training (15 credits) 

Total Credits: 210+

Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses (Level 4/5/6)

Level 4 courses come in the form of 1st year of a bachelor's programme or HNC (Higher National Certificate). Depending on the type of associate degree a student may be able to start their 2nd year of bachelors (The course must be the same as the one they are applying for)

Level 5 courses come in the form of the 2nd year of a bachelor's programmes or an HND (Higher National Diploma). Depending on the Type of associate degree a student may be able to start their 3rd year of bachelors (The course must be the same as the one they are applying for)

Level 6 courses are the final component of a bachelor’s degree.

Graduate Course

Graduate Course (Level 6)

Level 6 courses are the final component of a bachelor’s degree. 

Students who successfully completed Higher National Diploma in Business qualification can progress onto Degree Top-Up programme at many universities such as the University of Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire New University, Teesside University, University of Sunderland, Buckinghamshire New University, University of Huddersfield, London Metropolitan University, Oxford Brookes University, University of Gloucestershire, University of Worcester, University of South Wales, etc.

Intellectual Skills

By the end of the programme you will be able to:

  • Analyze, synthesise and summarise information critically, 

  • Think independently, solve problems and devise innovative solutions

  • Design, plan, conduct, and report on investigations

  • Use your knowledge, understanding, and skills to evaluate and formulate evidence-based arguments critically and identify solutions to clearly defined problems of a general routine nature

  • Carry out an independent inquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to your area of specialist knowledge or interest

  • Evaluate the provisions and effectiveness of current laws relating to the broad topic of animal management.



Early Childhood Education and Care (General), Secondary Teacher, Leadership and Management, Education, Social and Community Care Practice.

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