Degree Courses

Diploma in Education and Training

Kickstart your awesome career in education with this Level 5 Diploma

key information about this course
Programme Start Date:
Qualification Code:
1 Year
Application Deadline:
London, Limeharbour
Awarded By:
City & Guilds
Delivery Through:
Guided Learning Hours:
360 hrs
Independent Learning Hours:
840 hrs
Course Introduction

The Diploma in Education and Training (DET) awarded by City & Guilds is a highly respected programme for teachers and trainers. It has earnt this status of quality by:

  1. Preparing trainee teachers and trainers to teach in a wide range of contexts
  2. Being recognised as one of the Initial TeacherEducation (ITE) qualifications under the Society for Education and Training(SET) and can lead to Qualified Teacher of Learning and Skills (QTLS) status
  3. Incorporating a minimum of 100 hours observed teaching practice which is assessed and built into the course
Ideal for

Our typical applicants are or aspire to be professionally involved within the field education and training. This includes:

  • Employers of teachers and trainers. This includes colleges of further education, independent training providers, local authorities, the third sector, the military, uniformed services, young offender institutions, prison education and the probation service
  • Human resource managers and line managers
  • Staff development managers
  • Newly employed teachers, trainers and existing staff
  • Course providers and teacher educators
  • Awarding organisations
  • Union branches and their branch-learning representatives
  • Those considering teaching as a career
Why Study with ABA
  • We allocate a personal tutor with on-going support via email and telephone to every student
  • It is delivered by our team of highly experienced educators who possess considerable teaching experience
  • Our high quality course content combined with a blended learning approach, will ensure you remain engaged and motivated
Skills you will Acquire

After finishing the course, you will be able to develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attributes summarised below:

  • Knowledge of theories and principles for inclusive learning and teaching
  • Knowledge and critical understanding of strategies and support communication for assessment and meeting individual learning needs
  • Understanding of the concept of initial diagnostic assessment and its applications
  • Knowledge of roles, responsibilities and relationships within education and training
  • Appreciation of the importance of delivering the minimum core subject effectively
  • The ability to investigate good practice in your own subject area
  • Understanding of how to use study skills techniques to enhance the student experience
  • Be able to develop specialist delivery techniques
  • Be able to promote positive behaviour
  • Develop personal growth and engagement in learning
  • Ability to learn reflectively, develop skills and understand the limits of your own knowledge
  • Ability to complete investigations and effectively communicate results
What you will Study
  1. To achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, candidates must achieve a minimum of 120 credits
  2. 75 credits must be achieved from the mandatory units in group A, plus a minimum of 45 credits from optional units in group B
  3. A minimum of 61 credits must be at Level 5 (therefore a minimum of 6 optional credits must be achieved at level 5)
  4. To achieve the qualification, there is a requirement for your teaching practice to be observed and assessed on performance

Group A

  • Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training – 20 credits
  • Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training –20 credits
  • Theories, principles and models in education and training – 20 credits
  • Wider professional practice and development in education and training –20 credits

Group B

  • TBC which optional units ABA offer.
Entry Requirements
  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in a related subject area
  • GCE Advanced Level profile demonstrating strong performance in a relevant subject (likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C)
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • Access to a higher education certificate or relevant work experience
  • Applicants must have access to 100 hours of teaching practice. Applicants must provide proof of having arranged a confirmed work placement.
  • Non-native English-speaking students or those who haven’t studied the final two years of school in English are required to demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 awarded on individual sections
Fees & Funding

Course Fee


Finance options

At Applied Business Academy we tailor our training to suit your needs. Further we only deliver courses that we expect the value you could get out of them to far exceed the cost of the course. We have outlined the three possible ways to help you get the financial support to cover the cost of this course.

1.  Funding and grants

Please reach out to us at the time of application as different funding options may change from time to time.

2.  Self-Funding

You could opt to pay upfront or discuss a payment plan for the full cost of the course with our advisors.

3.  Company Funded

Your current employer can support your cost for this course either in part or in full. Please discuss this with our course advisor if you are looking for more information on this finance option.

How we can help:

Provide course outcomes alongside a comprehensive training programme tailored for your company

Establish communication with your finance/ HR departments to arrange payment options

Outline the terms and conditions that apply

Progression Opportunities
  • You can convert your Diploma in Education and Training into a full Bachelor’s Degree by taking a one-year top-up programme at various institutions around the UK, including ABA through our BA (Hons) Innovation in Business Education(top-up)
  • Alternatively, you could pursue a career as a teacher/trainer directly

The qualification can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers and trainers, including:

  • Individuals who are not currently teaching and training but who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements of the qualification
  • Individuals who are currently teaching and training, including those who have just begun teaching and training and who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements, of the qualification
  • Individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification and who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice, of the qualification.

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