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).
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.
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
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
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
Do you have any questions for us? Send us a message and we will respond as soon as we can.
On purchasing the course your tutor will be in touch the same day to arrange an initial consultation and get you started.
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.
Our future tutor group intakes begin on the following dates:
(Self-paced study option is available throughout the year)
On successful completion of this course, you will achieve a recognised, fully accredited qualification/certificate – Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (DET) (RQF).
Yes. The awarding body for the qualification is Focus Awards who are regulated by Ofqual and recognised by The Society for Education and Training
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.
Yes. Everything is included in the price advertised.
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.
No, you have lifetime access
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.
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)
Yes. However, we recommend that you are in a teaching/training role when you begin the course.