Canterbury College - Diploma in Education & Training (DET) Level 5
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Qualification: Diploma in Education & Training (DET) Level 5
Start date: 12/09/2023
Location: Canterbury
Fee: £2695 (Can be paid in instalments)
Duration: 2 years

Diploma in Education & Training (DET) Level 5

The Pearson Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a two-year programme leading to a nationally recognised Level 5 teaching qualification. It prepares trainee teachers and trainers to teach in a wide range of contexts across the Further Education and Training sectors. We are recruiting for students to start in September 2023.

The qualification can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers and trainers, including:

  • individuals who are not currently teaching and training but who can meet the practice requirements  
  • individuals who are currently teaching and training, including those who have just begun teaching and training  
  • individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification and who can meet the practice requirements

What will I learn?

Across a range of units, you will learn about how to plan, deliver and assess courses and sessions for working with students, through studying a mix of applied and theoretical units:

  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
  • Theories, Principles and Models of Learning
  • Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training
  • Working with Individuals
  • Understanding and Managing Behaviours in a Learning Environment
  • Action Research
  • Teaching in a Specialist Area
  • Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment

How will I be assessed?

The programme is assessed through written assignments, individual and group case studies, micro teaching practice, video and audio work, group tasks and presentations, and observations of teaching.

What may it lead to?

Achievement of this qualification can lead directly to employment as a Lecturer in Further Education, or as a teacher / trainer in training provider contexts across a range of sectors.  

Entry requirements

As the Diploma in Education and Training is a Level 5 qualification (broadly equivalent to the second year of a university degree course), learners need to be able to produce evidence that clearly reflects the required standards of analysis, academic understanding and written work. This means that all learners must be capable of producing evidence that clearly demonstrates the skills of research and analysis, supported by appropriate referencing.

Individuals must also demonstrate the necessary independent learning skills to carry out the investigative procedures that are required at Level 5.

It is an expectation that as teacher in the sector, you will have good personal skills in English, Mathematics and Information Technology (IT) as well as being able to embed the development of your learners’ skills in your teaching. Learners should have, or be working towards, Level 2 or equivalent qualifications in English and maths.

To achieve the qualification, there is a formal requirement for teaching practice (100 hours) that requires observation and assessment of performance. Learners must be able to provide evidence that they can achieve the required teaching practice, i.e. 100 hours of teaching practice over two years.  Any appropriate location for practice that will allow a trainee teacher to meet the required standards is permitted.

Additional information & other costs

The course is run as a two-year part-time programme which runs term time only from September to July, with sessions being delivered (fortnightly) on alternate weeks in the evening from 5.15pm to 8.15pm at our Canterbury College site.

The course fees are £2695, which can be paid over three terms/six months. A deposit will be due at enrolment and payments made by 19/10/23, 14/12/23 and 09/02/24.

Entry Requirements

Please see our Group entry requirements

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Contact us

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New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111