Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET)


Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Duration: 12 Months

Intake: September

QCF Level: 5

Credit Value: 120 credits for full qualification

Study Mode: Full-time

Tuition Fee: £5400

Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 19+
  • Applicants wishing to undertake the DET programme must be experienced or qualified in the subject area they wish to teach at the appropriate level
  • Applicants must have access to 100 hours of teaching/training practice. (Learners also need a subject-specific mentor to support their studies)
  • Additionally, due to the nature of both the theory and practical assessments, applicants need to have a good level of Literacy and Numeracy

English Language Requirements:

  • International students must fulfil the UKVI requirements by providing a valid SELT (Secure English Language Test)
  • All students will need to demonstrate that their English Language level is equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2

Course Information: This qualification is suitable for those who work or want to work as teachers in the Learning and Skills Sector, i.e. further or higher education, work-based learning or adult and community learning.

The qualification is designed to enable applicants to:

  • Adopt an integrated approach to the theory and practice of teaching
  • Reflect on their own previous/current levels of experience, practice and skills, and areas for development
  • Identify principles of learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation
  • Develop confidence, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Develop an awareness of their professional role and responsibilities

Course Structure:

Mandatory Units Taught (75 Credits)Unit CreditLevel
Unit 501 – Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training205
Unit 426 – Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training204
Unit 502 – Theories, principles and models in education and training205
Unit 503 – Wider professional practice and development in education and training155
Optional Units Taught (51 Credits)Unit CreditLevel
Unit 505 – Action research155
Unit 422 – Specialist delivery techniques and activities94
Unit 415 – Equality and diversity64
Unit 507 – Managing behaviours in a learning environment65
Unit 506 – Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area155

Course Assessment: Students will be assessed through the submission of theory and practical assignments/portfolios. Final grades will be subject to internal and external verification. Students are required to attend classes as per the timetable.

Student Support: Support will be provided throughout the course, including the allocation of personal tutors for additional advice and guidance, to help students progress and succeed on the course.

City & Guilds Course Specifications

Purpose Statement for City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (601/0254/8)