Tutor group/cohort study

L5 Diploma in Education and Training

Tutor group/cohort study

Programme Information

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET/DTLLS) + L3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement + L4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice


The Future Step FE teacher training programme includes a package of three qualifications to elevate your career as an educator.

Each qualification is built into our 12 month programme. On completion you will be ready to take the next step on your teaching journey.

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.

The integrated Level 4 IQA course will require access to two assessors to quality assure their assessment practice.

Whats included? 

  • All inclusive pricing
    x3 fully accredited and industry recognised qualifications. No additonal costs for extra support, assignment resubmissions or receiving your certificate.
  • Full tutor support
    Your lead and assistant tutors will be available throughout the programme and will support you every step of the way.
  • Structured assessment plan
    Know exactly where you are and what you need to do next.
  • Programme webinar schedule
    A built in webinar programme to offer insight and support on the unit you are currently studying.
  • Peer support through forums and group sessions
    Engage with others on the same journey as you.

What time
commitment is required?

In order to comply with the programme assessment plan a minimum of 4 hours per week allocated study time is required. In addition to this, we strongly encourage you to attend all scheduled webinars. Times/days of webinars are confirmed prior to programme start date.


Please note that there may be times during this study programme where additional weekly study time is required. These periods will be outlined on the programme assessment plan.

What does the course cover?

Level 5 DET – Mandatory units (x4)

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

Level 5 DET – Pre-selected units (x5)

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

Apprentice and mentor

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    How will I be assessed? (L5 DET)

    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

    accredited training compliance

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      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.

      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.

      Tutor Group

      Our future tutor group intakes begin on the following dates:

      18th March 2024
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      Course Completion

      On successful completion of this study programme you will achieve three recognised, fully accredited qualifications/certificates – Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (DET) (RQF). Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) (RQF) and The Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (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.

      Course Cost


      £900 (10% discount added to checkout below for purchasing via the website)

      For more information or to talk to a tutor, please contact us here and we’ll be in touch.

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

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