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The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) is the most advanced of the three teaching and training qualifications. The course is popular for its breadth of topics and information, but also because it acts as a springboard to a career in teaching.
In this article, we explain everything you need to learn about the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET), formerly the DTTLS qualification.
What is the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training?
The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a recognised teaching qualification for the post-16 education sector. The course extends your skills as a trainee teacher, helping you deliver learning sessions, plan schemes of work and develop teaching and learning strategies.
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Why should I take the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training?
You may wish to take the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training to improve your knowledge and skills in a teaching role. As the most advanced of the three teaching and training qualifications, the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training teaches you a wide range of useful skills that will help you to thrive in a teaching position.
As a recognised qualification across the UK, the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training will be a great asset to your credentials. Whether you’re looking to get into a teaching or training role, you’ll be a more appealing candidate with a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.
What will the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training allow me to do?
Aside from giving you the skills to teach in adult, community or work-based training, the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training also allows you to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning Status (QTLS). QTLS is equivalent to QTS and will allow you to teach in schools, but you’ll need to earn both the Level 5 DET and QTLS first.
What does the course contain?
There are seven units within this course:
UNIT NO: 1 — Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
UNIT NO: 2 — Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
UNIT NO: 3 — Theories, principles and models in education and training
UNIT NO: 4 — Wider professional practice and development in education and training
UNIT NO: 5 — Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area
UNIT NO: 6 — Inclusive practice
UNIT NO: 7 — Teaching in a specialist area
How long does the course take to complete?
There are approximately 1200 hours of study time required for this course. Most learners will take between 8-12 months to earn their qualification. The DET can be completed online on your own schedule, but do note that the course requires a minimum of 100 hours of teaching practice and to be observed eight times in the classroom.
What are the requirements for enrolment?
- Be aged 19 and above
- Have adequate reading and communication skills
- Not have a criminal background that prevents them from working with young people or vulnerable adults
- Hold a relevant qualification at a level above that of their learners; ideally at least Level 3 in their area of specialism
- Have a basic grasp of literacy, language, numeracy and ICT
Learners must also be able to commit to 100 hours of teaching time in a classroom.
It is important to note that you do not need to complete the Level 3 Award in Education and Training or the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training before enrolling on the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.
With CTC Training, you can gain your Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training at your own pace. Enrol on our online learning platform and you’ll gain access to our 24/7 student portal, where you can view course content and upload assessments at your leisure. You’ll be assigned a named tutor who will provide advice and support along the way should you need it.