Education and Training Diploma (DET) - Level 5
Course Code: ST1EC07
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The Level 5 Diploma in Education (DET) is a qualification for those who want to teach in the Post Compulsory Education (PCE) sector or within training and development departments of a range of organisations across a number of industry sectors.
Candidates will have career aspirations to teach in Further Education, Higher Education, Adult and Community Learning and within the training departments of a range of organisations.
The qualification leads to QTLS (Qualified Teacher in Learning and Skills) which is the main requirement to teach in the PCE Sector.
QTLS is given for those wanting to teach learners aged over 16 years of age and is awarded by the Education and Training Foundation. This is different to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which is for those wishing to teach in schools. You can apply for this professional formation status independently post qualification if you meet all the ETF eligibility criteria.
- Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths - or a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths
- Minimum of a Level 3 qualification in the subject you wish to teach.
- Students should attempt to source their own teaching hours to fulfil the requirements of the course. We can help you by supplying contact details in some cases liaising with likely providers, however cannot guarantee you a placement.
- You will need to have 100 hours of teaching practice working with groups throughout the duration of the course.
- All students will need to undergo a DBS check before commencement of teaching.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Delivery is by interactive tutor presentations, workshops, seminars and student facilitated activities. Formal assessment methods include essays, portfolio, seminar presentations and teaching observations.
Delivery is typically 6 hours a week over 32 weeks and can be delivered over afternoons and evenings. You will also be expected to undertake self-directed independent study of a minimum of 3 hours a week.
You will require a named mentor to support you whilst on programme. They will observe your teaching, mentor and support you in your development.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.