Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
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.
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The Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training is suitable for those working within FE Colleges, schools, private Training Providers in the UK or 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 not suitable for individuals who teach in primary schools or other specialised Initial Teacher Training programmes that include Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). PGCE itself makes one eligible to gain the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This Teacher qualification is like a PGCE without a Degree.
Successful completion of the Diploma in Education & Training leads to 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, this membership and QTLS formation was available through the Institute for Learning (IfL). This has been phased out and is now provided by the Society of Education and Training (SET).
This Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is suitable for:
- Assessors and teachers who are beginning OR progressing 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.
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
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 so you can customise your qualification to suit your career goals and interests.
For the full range of Optional Units as well as more details regarding the Course Teaching Practice requirements etc please download the DET Course Structure.
The units in the Level 5 DET overlap and can be used 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 qualification structures, devised originally by Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK), and are now owned by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS).