Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF)

What is the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET, formally DTLLS) about?

New DTLLS Course

This Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (Teacher Training) course will allow you to get into teaching and become a teacher without a degree. This teaching qualification is made up of seven units whcih are listed below under course structure.

< p> This teacher qualification was initially mainly aimed as a teaching qualification for the post-16 sector,further education. This has however changed with many teachers in academies both primary and secondary now taking this course as a route to be a recognised teacher. The qualification is also a favourite for practictioners working in free schools, training centres, learning and development settings.

This level 5 qualification has replaced the old DTLLS qualification (Diploma to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector). The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is generally regarded as equivalent to the second year of a UK undergraduate degree.

Achievement of this teacher training diploma enables you to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status via the Society for Education and Training (SET). QTLS is generally regarded as equivalent to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in England, allowing you to work as a qualified teacher in state schools.

Entry requirements for this Level 5 Diploma in Education?

This course is open to anyone who has access to a minimum 100 teaching hours. You will need to have the ability to work at least level 3 literacy and level 2 numeracy.

You are also expected to have access to the world wide web, word processor and be willing to work hard to achieve the qualification. You are required to commit some time to participate in course activities and complete tasks.

What does the course involve for this new DTLLS Qualification?

In order to complete and achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training you need to have an understanding of roles, responsibilities in teaching. You will need to have knowledge and demonstrate inclusive practice, how to plan, meeting needs, assess, deliver, use resources. You will need to be observed a minimum total 8 hours. Each observation will need to be spaced out and should be a minimum 30 minutes in length. In other words, candidates who teach lessons over an hour will only need eight observations while those that teach a minimum half an hour will need sixteen.

Course Units for this DET Teacher Trainer Course

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) course has a similar structure as the predecessor CTLLS qualification. The credits and guided learning hours remain the same. You are expected to achieve 21 credits at Level 4 towards the minimum 36 credits. To be successfully awarded the qualification you have to complete the following units:

Unit 1: Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training (the achievement of Unit 3 is a pre- requisite for this unit)
Unit 2: Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
Unit 3: Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training
Unit 4: Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training
Unit 5: Inclusive Practice
Unit 6: Teaching in a Specialist Area
Unit 7: Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area

If you are a holder of the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training you will only need to evidence 80 teaching hours and be observed for six hours.

Course Delivery and Assessments for this DET Training

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is delivered mainly by distance learning (online) and blended. Assessors can observe you in person (if possible). The course duration is 5 to 12 months.

All candidates will be allocated an assessor who will also be their primary contact. You will be expected to actively participate in tutorials. Assessments will include completing short questions, professional discussions, observation of work products (lesson plans and schemes of work etc). You will also need to be observed.

This course requires you to demonstrate occupational competency. Observations, expert witness reports or work products will be required to prove some of your activities or actions. Observations can be in person, video or remotely. Where observations are not possible it is possible to relay on expert witnesses who are occupationally competent (managers, supervisors, mentors etc).

Upon successful completion of the course, your work will undergo both internal and external quality assurance. We will claim your certificate from the awarding body. Certificates are normally issued within 14 days after successful external quality assurance.