Pearson BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Advanced Teaching

Course Details

This international teaching qualification, which is exclusively offered at Gateway Graduate School (GGS) in Sri Lanka, provides the opportunity to develop advanced teaching and training skills as it encompasses subjects such as educational psychology and professional practice. It develops in-service teaching professionals such that they will be able to engage with their students to cultivate a deep learning approach. The Diploma in Advanced Teaching will also engender in participants an appreciation of the imperative issues that influence teaching practices in contemporary times. As such, they will become valuable contributors towards the overall growth of their learning communities and the wider society.


The duration will be one (1) year of part-time studies.
There will be two (2) intakes per year: February and October.


Candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Teaching offered through Gateway Graduate School (GGS)
  • OR
  • A recognised degree qualification or a recognised diploma qualification with a minimum of one year’s work experience.


Pearson Edexcel, which awards Pearson BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Advanced Teaching, is the largest British awarding body. It has widespread international presence. As such, it is recognised in many parts of the world, particularly within the education sector as an institution which awards outcomes-based professional qualifications of the highest quality.

Most importantly, Pearson BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Advanced Teaching qualification is recognised by the University of Nottingham as an entry qualification for its prestigious MA in Education programme. Further, students who successfully complete the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Advanced Teaching with GGS will have the opportunity to claim exemption from one of the taught modules of the MA in Education programme. This can be done after successfully completing the first two modules (including the module of ‘Planning Practice Based Inquiry’) of the programme.

The University of Nottingham is ranked 25th in the world and 4th in the UK for the subjects of Education and Training by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the premier ranking system for international higher education institutions.