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Pearson SRF BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Teaching and Educational Management

Pearson SRF BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Teaching and Educational Management is a qualification offered by Edexcel, UK. The qualification aims to provide continuing professional development for experienced teachers working in a range of settings and sectors, and with different age groups. The course content and the assessment structure enable the learner to acquire self-learning skills, an essential pedagogical skill for teachers. Learners will carry out action research in a subject linked to their teaching. They will develop a greater understanding of teaching and learning pedagogy. Educational psychology will form a basis for all the work learners carry out for this qualification.

Self-reflection and self-evaluation improves the effectiveness of a teacher's professional practice and it could be obtained through professional learning. Since professional learning gained momentum within a few years of its practice, it is important to update one’s knowledge and experience to be an effective teacher. Further, being a life-long learner is an important characteristic of teacher professionalism and it is imperative that you invest on your own education to be an effective teacher.

Awarding body

Pearson Edexcel, UK


1 year (Part time)

Entry Criteria

  • Degree with 6 months’ teaching experience
  • Professional qualification in teaching with a minimum of one year’s teaching experience
  • Learners who have successfully completed Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Teaching and Learning
  • Learners must be proficient in their level of English
  • Learners must be in service (teaching at a primary or secondary school)

The Units to be studied

Unit 1 : Educational Psychology and The Learner
Unit 2 : Evaluation of the Learner Performance
Unit 3 : Educational Professional Practice
Unit 4 : Principles in Curriculum Design for Inclusivity
Unit 5 : Evaluation and Assessment of Structured Learning
Unit 6 : Action Research in Teaching and Learning
Unit 7 : Educational Leadership and Management
Unit 8 : School Counselling
Unit 9 : Language across the Curriculum
Unit 10 : Coaching and Mentoring for Teachers
Unit 11 : Portfolio of Professional Practice
Unit 12 : Digital Learning in Practice


Modes of Delivery: Face to face, Blended learning and Distance Learning

The course is delivered over a period of 1 year, on Saturdays from 9 am – 4 pm at the Gateway Graduate School, Colombo and Kandy.


Assessments are based on written assignments, oral presentations and reflective records and there are no final examinations.