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Diploma in Education and Training Level 5

  • 5

    Level 5

  • Start Date
    January 2023

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • January 2023, Part Time


This is the qualification for anyone who has a full teaching role in the FE and Skills sector. It looks at theory and practice and is the initial teacher training qualification designed to meet the current standards. We will be offering the course via 3 hour sessions on Wednesday evenings.
This course starts on Wednesday evening - January 11th 2023, 5-8pm

Entry Requirements

Employed in a teaching post with at least 50 hours teaching per academic year of the course, and typically employed on a permanent contract of at least 0.6 FTE (3 days per week), teaching groups of students at different levels. Qualification at Level 3 or above in the subject you intend to teach. Qualifications in English and maths at level 2. Current DBS check. Willingness to research and complete work in your own time. Please note this is an in-service programme, which means candidates must have sufficient depth & breadth of teaching practice to be able to undertake Units in Years 1 & 2, on enrolment. Candidates in hourly-paid roles and/or employed less than 0.3 FTE (3 days per week) may have roles better suited to the Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training (L4 CET); there are progression routes into the L5 DET that the Teaching Team will be happy to discuss with candidates.
This course starts on Wednesday evening - January 11th 2023, 5-8pm


There will be a wide range of assessment activities throughout the course, to include observation of teaching practice, written assignments, professional discussions, presentations, reflective journals etc.


Candidates that successfully complete the L5 DET can progress to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) through the Education & Training Foundation. Potential progression or additional Diploma in English or maths teaching.

Career Progression

This is the full initial qualification for teachers and trainers in this sector.



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