What is DET?

Diploma in Education and Training

Start Date: 17th Sep.2015  Click to Enrol

End Date:   24th Jun.2016     Contact us

All our courses are fully approved by the relevant regulatory bodies so you can be sure that the qualification you gain will be nationally recognised.


Introduction This qualification has now been superseded by the level 5 Diploma in Education and Training and covers the knowledge, skills required by teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector. These include:

  • Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training 
  • Developing teaching learning and assessment in education and training 
  • Theories, principles and models of education and training
  • Wider professional practice and development in education and training

You need to have a teaching placement and be able to complete at least 100 hours of teaching practice.

What do I need?

The Diploma in Education and Training (DET) is for anyone working as or planning to become a full teacher in further, adult or continuing education. You should be qualified/experienced in the subject you want to teaching to at least Level 3 skills in the subject you intend to teach. You will need access to 100 hours of teaching practice in a recognised lifelong learning location. You will have a high level of skills and be working at or above Level 3 in literacy, numeracy and ICT

How is the course taught?

You will be taught in a variety of ways using group work, reflective discussion, lectures, practical sessions and presentations

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through course work, assignments and teaching practice.

What does it lead to?

You could progress into employment or other HE programmes.

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