City and Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET)



The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) is the ultimate qualification for teaching or training and has been developed in conjunction with Ofqual and is recognised by the Society for Education and Training. The Diploma in Education and Training is a recognised route to gaining Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, enabling you to teach in schools, colleges and in further education.

This course will enable you to take a practical and analytical approach to all the aspects of training and education, right from planning and designing learning through to teaching, assessing and supporting learners. You will also cover the theories and principles of education and training and be given the opportunity to embed these in your own teaching and practice.

During the DET course you will have the opportunity to:

  • carry our research into education and training
  • investigate policies and professionalism in the education and training sectors
  • research your own role and potential as a teacher/trainer
  • contribute to quality improvement within your own organisation
  • help develop quality assurance within your own teaching practice
  • demonstrate theories and principles of inclusive teaching and learning in professional practice.

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) not only gives you expertise and the chance to investigate the theories and current practice of education, but also gives you the opportunity to demonstrate that you can transfer the findings of your research and investigation into your own teaching practice.

As a Level 5 teaching qualification the course content is the same as a PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education) in Lifelong Learning and carries the same value and credit with regulators, employers and the education and training sectors. Once you have completed the DET this will enable you to gain QTLS - Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status with the Society for Learning/Education and Training Foundation, the professional body for further education and teaching qualification.

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DET Course structure

The City and Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) course is tutor-led, so you will be guided face to face through the whole process by a member of our team of educational experts.

The course consists of a series of classes where you will be taught, guided, supported and assessed by your dedicated tutors. This will give you the opportunity to gain from the personal input and vast experience of our teacher training team here at Carlton Training. You will also interact with your fellow students on the course who are taking the course with you, so as a group you will learn, develop and study.

You will also carry out your own research and investigation into the topics required in order to complete the written assignments needed to qualify.

In addition to this you will be able to benefit from the individual support that your tutor will provide. You’ll get the advantage of one to one support, tutorials, feedback, suggestions and tailored advice that only a real expert can provide.

Personal observations – during the course your allocated tutor will also observe you teaching or training your own candidates in your own environment. This will give you the opportunity to integrate the theory and best practice techniques into your own teaching. This will also give you the chance to get personalised coaching and individual support.

Entry Requirements

To enrol on the City and Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) course you will need to have:

  • Real candidates of your own who you will be teaching. You will need to amass at least 100 hours of logged teaching, this can be during or after the course (your tutor will visit during or after the course to observe you teaching for at least eight of these hours).

  • Qualification/s or experience in your subject area.

  • Literacy and IT skills in order to complete the research and investigations needed for the theory part of the qualification. It is recommended that you have GCSE English and Maths at grade “C” or above.

Training Course Content

The train the trainer course gives you a minimum of 120 credits and is recognised by Ofqual.

The course content includes four main units. If you have the CTLLS or CET qualifications already, only three are mandatory:

  • Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Develop teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Theories, principles and models in education and training
  • Wider professional practice and development in education and training

You will then complete a minimum of two optional units to finalise your work and gain the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. You will be taught and guided by our team of expert teacher-trainers who are all lifelong educationalists and dedicated to delivering you a valuable qualification in education and training.

How will I be assessed?

You will be allocated a dedicated tutor who will assess your work. To progress you will complete various assignments, both theoretical and practical. Your tutor will check your work, they will also provide you advice, support and guidance to achieve the standard required by the City and Guilds.

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) course – background

The Level 5 DET qualification replaces the City and Guilds Diploma in Delivering Learning. Certificate in Teaching in Lifelong Learning (DTLLS) and now forms a route to gaining QTLS - Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status. It is suitable for those teaching adults or children.

The Education (School Teachers) (Qualifications and Appraisal) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2012, which were laid in parliament on 9 March 2012, amended the 2003 regulations so that holders of QTLS who become members of the Society for Education and Training may be appointed to permanent positions as qualified teachers at schools, without any further induction requirements.

Schools and local authorities remain responsible for decisions on employing any staff including QTLS holders, and SET maintains the national register of QTLS holders, including those teaching in schools. City and Guilds Diploma in Education and Training is a premium qualification which gives the holder proof of their teaching and training skills, research and independent study as well as the ability to improve quality and implement best practice in their teaching role.

As a Level 5 course the content and validity is the same as the PGCE.

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