Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

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Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training aims to give those established within the teaching profession a recognised qualification. This qualification is also suitable for those who are practising within the sector, who have a significant amount of knowledge and understanding and who now wish to consolidate that experience with a formal qualification.

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) programmes are the recognised teaching qualification for the post-16 sector.

- This diploma is equivalent to the second year of a UK bachelor’s degree.
- It is a popular route for prospective teachers who want to pursue a career in further education, or currently hold an FE teaching role and want to gain a full teaching qualification.

The Level 5 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diploma (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree.

Qualification structure

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training consists of 4 mandatory units and 5-6 optional units for a combined total of 120 credits.

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Entry requirements

  • Three GCSE passes (at ‘C’ level standard). We will consider higher qualifications (A level) to be a sufficient entry standard


    Level 3 Award in Education and Training in either Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) or Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) as equivalent qualifications;


    A recognised level 4 qualification;


    100 hours of teaching experience, should candidates possess no qualification.

    Candidate must provide evidence of proficiency (at level 2 or equivalent) in the English Language.

Course content

Part 1 : Optional Units (Select minimum 21 credits)

- Understanding and Managing Behaviour in a Learning Environment (6 credits)
- Action Research (15 credits)
- Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area (15 credits)

Part 2 : Optional Units (Select minimum 24 credits)

- Internally assure the quality of assessment (6 credits)
- Evaluating learning programmes (3 credits)
- Manage learning and development in groups (6 credits)
- Equality and Diversity (6 credits)
- Identify the learning needs of organisations (6 credits)
- Inclusive Practice (15 credits)
- Teaching in a Specialist Area (15 credits)


The assessment is done via submission of assignment. There are no written exams.

Fee and Payment Plans


6 Months
9 Months

Course Fee

The fee for the programme is as follows:

6 Months - GBP £1699
9 Months - GBP £1299 * This programme does not have any additional costs.
* The fee is payable in monthly, quarterly, half yearly instalments.
** You can avail 5% discount if you pay the full fee upfront in 1 instalment

Payment plans

6 Months - GBP £1699
● Payment option (a): GBP £566 x 3 monthly instalments
● Payment option (b): GBP £1614 x 1 instalment (We offer 5% bursary on total fee for students opting to pay in full)

9 Months - GBP £1299
● Payment option (c): GBP £260 x 5 monthly instalments
● Payment option (d): GBP £649.50 x 2 quarterly instalments
● Payment option (e): GBP £1234 x 1 instalment (We offer 5% bursary on total fee for students opting to pay in full)


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