Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

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The new Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) replaces the older Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) qualification.

To download the full brochure click ELN Diploma in Education & Training.

What can I do with the level 5 Diploma in Education & Training ?

The Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training is suitable for those working within FE Colleges, schools, private Training Providers in the UK, Middle East, Asia and abroad, Local Authorities etc.

The main benefit of this Teaching Diploma is that it does not require a previous degree qualification; you can have any NVQ or QCF qualification in your sector and do the DET.

However, the DET course is unsuitable for individuals who teach in primary schools. If you want to teach only primary school children then you should opt for another specialised Initial Teacher Training programme, including the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). PGCE itself makes one eligible to gain the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The L5 DET qualification we offer is like a PGCE without a Degree for those who want to teach learners aged 14 years and over.

If you want to teach in a primary school or as a teaching assistant, you could also go for the teaching assistant course that can enable you to work with younger children.

What is a Level 5 Diploma in E&T equivalent to?

Completing the L5 Diploma in Education & Training leads to full member status with the Society of Education and Training (SET). You will also qualify to apply for the QTLS (equivalent to the QTS), otherwise known as Fully Qualified Teacher Status. 

Previously, the QTLS formation was available through the Institute for Learning (IfL). This has been phased out and hence, now the Society of Education and Training (SET) provides it. ELN are not involved in the professional formation leading to the QTLS, however, we can provide QTLS members who can mentor you during your own QTLS journey.

This Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is suitable for the following:

  • Assessors and teachers who are beginning OR progressing in their teaching careers,
  • Managers and internal quality assurers or internal verifiers (IQA or IV’s) who are also involved in the teaching and assessment process
  • External Verifiers and other specialist professionals who work with teaching and assessment in their roles.

Level 5 DET qualifies you to train the trainers in a any specialised sectors such as health and safety trainer, functional skills trainer, beauty trainer, hospitality trainer and many more. 

What is the Level 5 DET qualification outline?

There are 4 compulsory units in the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, as follows:

Unit 1: Teaching, learning and assessment in Education and Training – overlaps with the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training.

Unit 2: Theories, principles and models in Education and Training

Unit 3: Developing teaching, learning and assessment in Education and Training

Unit 4: Wider professional practice in Education and Training

Interesting news!

You can join the Society for Education and Training (SET) for FREE* if you are actively working towards your initial teaching certification. You can apply and take advantage of free membership if you are pursuing a Level 3 to 5 degree, such as a Level 5 DET or a PGCE from an accredited Initial Teacher Education (ITE) institution.


Optional units offered with the L5 DET qualification

At ELN, the Optional Units are chosen from a range of 23 Ofqual approved Optional Units. It is very rare that Online Training Providers will offer all available units. What we have found is that they will choose the most generalised units and offer them to everyone. At the time of writing, ELN The e-Learning Network is the only online training provider to offer the full range of units. You can customise your qualification to suit your career goals and interests.

For the full range of Optional Units as well as more details please download the DET Course Brochure.

The units in the Level 5 DET overlap and you can use them to claim exemption from a variety of Learning & Development and Education & Training qualifications, for example, the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance Qualifications and the Level 4 External Quality Assurance Qualifications.

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is based on the assessment strategy and also, qualification structures, devised originally by Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) and is now owned by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS).

Enrol in our L5 DET course and upgrade yourself to advance your training career. Exciting announcement! If you are currently pursuing an initial teaching qualification, you have the opportunity to become a member of the Society for Education and Training (SET) for FREE*. As long as you are studying for a Level 3 to 5 qualification, like level 5 DET or a PGCE from a recognized Initial Teacher Education (ITE) provider, you can apply and enjoy the benefits of complimentary membership.

Contact Us if you want to discuss our other train the trainer courses.  



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