Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET)

Course Information

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET/DTLLS)

The L5 DET is the benchmark for fully qualified recognition as a teacher in the FE sector.

Once qualified, you can also apply for your Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) through The Society for Education and Training (SET).

Whats included? 

  • All inclusive pricing – No additonal costs for extra support, assignment resubmissions or receiving your certificate.
  • Full personal tutor support – Available to you every step of the way.
  • No course deadlines or expiry dates – take a study break without the worry of having to pay additional fees.
  • Access to daily webinars – Join as many of our lunchtime webinars as you like. Can’t make it? no problem, we’ll send you the recording.
  • Peer support through forums and group sessions – engage with others on the same journey as you.

Entry requirements

All L5 DET students must be able to meet the requirement for 100 hours of teaching practice plus the requirement for observation and assessment of performance. If you are not currently in a teaching role, please discuss your situation with us as we may be able to help.

What time commitment is required?

The guided learning hours for this course are 360. We recommend an allocation of 6-8 hours of study per week. Based on this, the course should take you on average 12 months.

As the course assignments are online, you can study completely at your own pace. There are no deadlines on course completion, and you will have a personal tutor available whenever you need support.

We also have a study option that allows you to join a class/tutor group. You will begin together on the same day and work to an assessment schedule that lasts 11 months. You will have unit assignment hand-in dates every 5- 7 weeks

What does the course cover?

There are 4 mandatory units within the course: –

  • Teaching Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
  • Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
  • Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training
  • Wider Professional Practice

There are also 5 pre-selected optional units

  • Developing and Preparing Resources for Education and Training
  • Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Preparing for the Personal Tutoring Role
  • Teaching in a Specialist Area

How will I be assessed?

This qualification is assessed in several ways:

  • 8 observations of your teaching. These observations are normally completed by another teacher acting as an expert witness.
  • 100 hours of classroom teaching experience. A teaching hours log will be required.
  • Assignments for each of the nine units in this qualification. The assignments range from 2000-4000 words and some also have product evidence requirements such as lesson plans, teaching resources and other associated paperwork.
  • Personal statements and a log of your continued personal development

Study Options

  • Self-Paced Study Programme – Register and begin at anytime

On purchasing the course your tutor will be in touch the same day to arrange an initial consultation and get you started.

  • Tutor Group

Our future tutor group intakes begin on the following dates:

15th January 2024 (Sold out)

18th March 2024

(Self-paced study option is available throughout the year)

I’ve got more questions 

Please watch the video above and see our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section as these contain the answers to the most common queries we receive. Please also feel free to contact us for a chat about our study options for the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training programme.

Students will be required to have access to 100 hours of teaching practice whilst on the course. Any teaching completed in the past 12 months can be taken into consideration.

There is a requirement to be observed whilst on the course for a total of 8 hours. You can be observed by one of your suitably qualified colleagues. Future Step Education may also be able to provide you with a  person for observations.

Course Completion

On successful completion of this course, you will achieve a recognised, fully accredited qualification/certificate – Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (DET) (RQF).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the course recognised and accredited?

Yes. The awarding body for the qualification is Focus Awards who are regulated by Ofqual and recognised by The Society for Education and Training

Is this qualification recognised abroad?

Generally speaking, yes it is, although we can’t with 100% certainty ensure that every learning institute around the world will accept the L5 DET for advertised teaching roles. However, what we can tell you is that we currently have learners working for organisations and completing their L5 DET study programme located in China, Japan, Dubai, Portugal, South Africa and New Zealand.

Is the advertised course price inclusive of all costs?

Yes. Everything is included in the price advertised.

How long does the course take?

There really is no accurate answer to that question. It is completely determined by the number of hours you can allocate to weekly study  and the pace of your own study in general. We say approximately 12 months as this is an average across our learners. Our fasted recorded completion time was 3 months on our self-paced study programme.

Is there a time limit on how long I have to complete?

No, you have lifetime access

Can this course lead to QTLS and do you provide any support with this process?

Yes, you can apply for QTLS on completion once your certificate has arrived. We deliver a workshop on applying for QTLS that you will have access to towards the end of your course. This will provide you with all the information that you need to make a successful application.

Will my tutor be available to answer questions when I have them?

Yes, you can contact your tutor whenever you like. Our tutors will always aim to respond the same working day but you’ll always hear back from them within 24 hours (Mon-Fri)

Can I start the course without a teaching placement?

Yes. However, we recommend that you are in a teaching/training role when you begin the course.

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Course Cost

£650 (10% discount added to checkout below for purchasing via the website)

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Payment plans are available on this course. Please contact us to find out more.

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