The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) Course will allow you to apply for QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skill) status.
It 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 organisations.
The course will help meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers:
- Planning and developing schemes of work.
- Delivering learning sessions.
- Developing teaching and learning strategies.
- Assessment practices.
Individuals are not required to have achieved a Level 3 Award in Education and Training or a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training before undertaking a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. However, some individuals may already have completed one or both of these qualifications.
Those who have completed the Level 3 Award in Education and Training and who are progressing directly toward the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training cannot bring forward any credit or observed and assessed practice – please contact us to discuss your exact circumstances.
Benefits you will gain
- High-quality e-learning study materials.
- Kindle Book: Achieving Your Diploma in Education and Training by Jim Gould and Jodi Roffey-Barentsen.
- Step-by-step guidance documents.
- Access to an example Completed Portfolio.
- 24/7 Access to the Learning Portal.
- Dedicated Tutor.
- Recognised Accredited Qualification.
- Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform.
- Excellent customer support.
The course covers the following units:
- Unit 1: Developing teaching, learning, and assessment in education and training
- Unit 2: Teaching, learning, and assessment in education and training
- Unit 3: Theories, principles, and models in education and training
- Unit 4: Wider professional practice in education and training
- Unit 5: Action Research
- Unit 9: Developing, using, and organising resources within a specialist area
- Unit 15: Inclusive Practice
- The course is assessed via a combination of written assignments and practical portfolio evidence from your current teaching role.
- The theoretical assignments require you to analyse theories of teaching and learning, linking them to your own teaching practice and evaluating your own practice. Our electronic presentations will guide you through each unit step by step.
- The practical element requires you to compile an e-portfolio of your current teaching practice. This includes logging 100 hours of teaching and 8 lesson observations. If you have completed your Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, you require 6 lesson observations. The observations need to be observed by a qualified teacher.
Who is this Award in Education and Training course for?
This course is for anyone currently teaching looking to achieve teacher status in the post 16 sectors. This pathway and suite of qualifications are designed to be flexible, which might mean you are not necessarily teaching in the traditional classroom or school environment. It can also be studied around your other work and life commitments, often much more difficult in many other conventional teacher training programmes.
The teaching hours you log as part of your practical evidence can come from the primary, secondary or post 16 sector environments. They can also be in a paid or voluntary role.
The ultimate aim of achieving the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is to achieve teacher status in this sector. However, the purpose of the course is to develop you as a teacher on the pathway to this status.
You will be encouraged to reflect on your current teaching practice both in a theoretical concept and in a practical setting. Regular observations and self-evaluations will ensure you consider your strengths and weaknesses as a teacher, developing new styles and resources as you progress through the course.
Upon completing the course, you will be able to apply for QTLS through the Society for Education and Training, giving you parity with secondary and primary school teachers.
The approximate study period for this qualification is 1200 hours.
These hours can be paced to suit your lifestyle. Typically, this qualification can be completed in 8-12 months; however, it can be done sooner.
While there are no specific entry requirements, there may be a requirement by your employer to be checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service or if you intend to work with learners who are covered by these regulations.
It is your responsibility to seek advice from their employer regarding this.
Learners must meet the following minimum criteria:
- Reading and communication skills should be adequate to meet the requirements of the training.
- Do not have a criminal background which prevents them working, with young people or vulnerable adults, as a teacher.
- Hold a relevant qualification at a level above that of their learners; ideally at least Level 3 in their area of specialism.
- The minimum core of literacy, language, numeracy, and ICT.
Once successful, you can progress to other qualifications such as:
- Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: ESOL.
- Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy and Functional English.
- Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy, ESOL, and Functional English.
- Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy and Functional Mathematics.
- Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Disabled Learners.