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DET – Diploma in Education and Training (formerly DTTLS)

Key Information

Starting DatesJanuary / April / September
Mode of StudyPart-time
DurationTwo years 
Awarding BodyPearson
AwardDiploma in Education and Training 

About the course

The DET qualification is for those carrying out a teaching role and who need to gain Qualified Teacher status (QTLS).

This corresponds to the full teacher role and is the equivalent of the CertEd or PGCE. The qualification can lead to Qualified Teacher of Learning and Skills (QTLS) status once combined with continuing professional development and a period of professional formation. It is a Level 5 award with 120 credits. The Diploma comprises Part 1 and Part 2 and there is a requirement for a minimum of 100 hours of teaching.

The Diploma in Education and Training Level 5 prepares trainee teachers to teach in a range of contexts. It is an in-service qualification, which means there is a significant practice requirement, and as such you should be in a teaching/training role, as this qualification will assess, and provide evidence of, competence when undertaking teaching and/or training responsibilities. Topics covered include:

– planning, delivering and evaluating teaching and learning

– developing the skills to assess learning in education and training

– developing knowledge around theories, principles and models in education and training

– understanding professionalism and the influence of professional values in education and training

For the Diploma in Education and Training Level 5 you will need to provide evidence of 100 hours teaching and 8 observations of teaching, this should total a minimum of 8 hours. For the graded observations at least 2 of these should be graded at Grade 2 of Ofsted’s standards. The observer should be qualified to at least level 5 or be a specialist in your subject area.

UnitMandatory unitsLevelCredit value
  1  Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training   5   20
  2  Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and training   4   20
  3  Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training (1st Unit)   5   20
  4  Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training   5   15
Optional units group
  Choose two out of
  21  Inclusive Practice   4   15
  27  Teaching in a Specialist Area   4   15
  33  Working with Individual Learners   4   15
  Plus this unit
  13  Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area   5   15

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must be aged 19+. Applicants aged 19 or 20 must possess either a level 3 qualification (or equivalent) or at least 4 GCSEs, one GCE A level, and have a good spoken/written command of the English Language. Equivalent overseas qualifications are also accepted.
Applicants over 21 years of age, who only have the minimum requirements of a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths, plus appropriate work experience, may also be accepted.
Please note, all DET students must be able to meet the requirement for 100 hours of teaching practice plus the requirement for observation and assessment of performance and must realise that, without this, it is impossible to achieve successful completion of the Diploma in Education and Training.

All applicants will be asked to provide evidence of their proficiency in English Language equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 5.5 with no section scoring less than 5.00. All candidates will either have a GCSE C grade and above in English and Maths, or hold a level 2 qualification in English and maths.

It is desirable to hold experience, or a qualification, in the subject area you wish to teach at the appropriate level and good written, and spoken, English.

In order to work in the education sector, you may require Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and you will be responsible for arranging this. You will not get DBS clearance if you have a criminal record and so are unlikely to get employment in the education sector now or in the future. You must declare all criminal convictions to the college otherwise we cannot advise you properly.

How is the DET Training course delivered?

The course is delivered as weekly classroom sessions, and independent study. Session are currently once a week for 3 hours, in the evening.

Each module covers a different area of the course and includes activities for you to complete. The course is made up of 12 units and 8 lengthy assignments.

How long is the course?

The total guided learning hours for the DET course is 360 plus 100 hours teaching. On average learners complete the full DET Course in just 12 to 24 months.

What about my existing qualifications?

At City College we have a variety of course options available depending on the prior knowledge of our learners. If you feel you already hold a certificate that would mean you were exempt from completing a part of the DET Diploma, our course advisers will be able to confirm this for you.

What happens after completing the course?

Once you have completed the DET Course, your portfolio will be sent for a final External Verification. Once this process has been completed you can become employed in a Full Time Teaching role and apply for your Qualified Teacher Status (QTLS) with the Society for Education & Training (SET). You would need to become a member of the SET in order to apply for QTLS status.

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2 reviews for DET – Diploma in Education and Training (formerly DTTLS)

  1. 5 out of 5


    I am interested for study of your college. I have completed gradual from tectechnologyuniversity from Bangladesh..I want to be admitted your college.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Please i like to apply for det teaching course starting september 2018 i will be finance by student loan please.

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Start On 17/09/2018
Duration 2 years/ Part Time
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