Pearson Edexcel Level 5 Professional Diploma in Advanced Teaching

The Pearson Edexcel Professional Diploma in Advanced Teaching is a Level 5 BTEC qualification offered by Pearson 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 must be proficient in their level of English

The Units to be Studied

The course is delivered over a period of 1 year, on Saturdays from 9 am – 4 pm at the Gateway Graduate School, Bambalapitiya and Kandy.
  • Unit 1: Educational Psychology to Meet Learner Needs
  • Unit 2: Measuring b and Evaluating Learner Performance
  • Unit 3: Maintain Professional Practice
  • Unit 4: Curriculum Design for Inclusivity
  • Unit 5: Evaluating Teaching and Learning Programmes
  • Unit 6: Action Research in Teaching

Total Number of Hours

630 Hours
(Classroom and teaching practice; the writing of assessments is included in this figure)


Saturdays from 9.00 am to 4.00pm


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

Academic Progression

On successful completion of Pearson Edexcel Level 5 Professional Diploma in Advanced Teaching, students can get direct entry to the MA in Education, offered and delivered by University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus.

Contact Details

Head Office

  • No 01 , 36th Lane
    (Opposite Devi Balika Vidyalaya),
    Colombo 08.
    Telephone: +94112695103, +94112695107
    Contact Person/s:
    Rushika de Silva, Imeshi Kandumulla

Kandy Branch

  • No- 496, Peradeniya Road,
    Kandy, Sri Lanka
    Telephone: +94812203377