Level 5 DET Course Content

The Level 5 DET course covers modern teaching theories and practices that can be applied in the learning environment, classroom or workplace.

In this course, we will help you evaluate your current practices and enhance your teaching techniques. You will also benefit from using these new principles in practice during your studies.

The DET course is made up of the following mandatory units*:

Unit 1: Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training

Unit 2: Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training

Unit 3: Theories, principles and models in education and training

Unit 4: Wider professional practice and development in education and training

*Only three of these units are mandatory if you already have a CTLLS or CET qualification.

Optional Units

With guidance and support from our team of expert teacher-trainers, who are all lifelong educationalists, you can also complete 3-6 optional units to suit your interests and subject area.

Our Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training course students also benefit from:

  • Developing research skills in education and training
  • Gaining experience investigating policies and professionalism in the education and training sectors
  • Researching the role and potential as a teacher and trainer
  • Contributing to quality improvement within an educational environment
  • Helping to develop quality teaching and learning in an existing role
  • Demonstrating inclusive teaching and learning in professional practice

What can I do with a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training?

The Level 5 DET Diploma in Education and Training holds the same value as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). You can learn more about the similarities between the DET qualification and PGCE qualification here.

This means that once you complete this course, you can apply to obtain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills Status (QTLS) with the Society for Learning/Education and Training Foundation, allowing you to teach as a qualified teacher in schools in England.

The DET qualification shows employers you have the expertise to implement theories and current best teaching practices. It demonstrates your ability to transfer knowledge into teaching practice and that you can take a practical and analytical approach to all aspects of training and education.

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training Online Course or In-House Entry Requirements

To meet the enrolment criteria for our Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training online course, you’ll need literacy and IT skills to conduct the research required to qualify. You do not need to have a degree.

You should have qualifications or experience in your subject area, and either a colleague or volunteer should act as your mentor who must have a teaching qualification at Level 5 or above.

There is also the requirement that you complete at least 100 hours of logged teaching which can be done during or after the course.

How is the course assessed?

You’ll be assessed throughout the course, and you’ll be required to complete various assignments. There is no written exam. Assessments include both theoretical and practical exercises, such as being monitored teaching your pupils or candidates.

You’ll also work closely with one of our tutors, who will provide advice and support throughout your training. This tutor will guide you towards achieving your qualification by assessing your work and providing support, feedback and advice.

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