Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET)

1 years


£6,000 per year

Course fees

Awarding body

Full Time

Study mode


Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) is intended for those who wish to enter into a teaching role and for those who have worked in assessing roles and wish to progress on to a teaching qualification. The qualification is also suitable for trainee teachers as well as those who have experience in a teaching role.

The programme provides learners with the knowledge and understanding of delivering education and training, assessing learners, planning in education and training, using resources in the delivery in education and training, and understanding the roles and responsibilities within education and training.

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a teaching certification that includes a practical teaching/training component. Its primary goal is to offer both full-time and part-time educators who are already employed in the field a pathway to become qualified teachers or to pursue teaching and training roles in England. This program is particularly suitable for professionals looking to enhance their skills in student assessment, curriculum development, and student support. It serves as a means to build on existing knowledge while providing an effective introduction to new practices and theories relevant to Further and Higher Education. Successful completion of this course provides a nationally recognized qualification and opens up opportunities to work toward achieving Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS) status.


To successfully achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) learners must achieve 75 credits from 4 Mandatory Units and 45 credits from the optional units totaling in 120 credits.

Mandatory Units

  • Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training (20)
  • Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training (20)
  • Theories, principles and models in education and training (20)
  • Wider professional practice and development in education and training (15)

Optional Units

  • Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment (6)
  • Delivering employability skills (6)
  • Equality and diversity (6)
  • Inclusive practice (15)
  • Understanding and managing behaviours in a learning environment (6)
  • Managing behaviours in a learning environment (6)
  • Entry Requirements

    If you wish to enter the DET programme, the entry profile is likely to include the following:

    • Minimum 19 years of age
    • BTEC or other related level 3 qualification or
    • A minimum of 1 A level, grade A* to C or
    • A minimum of 2 GCSE subjects, grades A* to C or
    • Equivalent overseas qualification

    English Language Requirements

    • All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English can demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below, before being recruited to the programme where the programme is both taught and assessed in English:
    • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
    • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent
    • Duolingo – An overall score of at least 85, with at least 85 in each skill area.

    Other information

    • All students must be able to meet the requirement for 100 hours of teaching practice (volunteer teaching, paid / unpaid teaching, part time / full time teaching) plus the requirement for observation and assessment of performance.
    • DBS Check - Students are required to undertake a DBS check before the work placement
  • How to Apply

    We are committed to provide a fair and transparent admission process for all the students who are interested to join Results. We intend to make our application process simple and straight forward for all the applicants.

    Step 1: Register your interest

    Send us an enquiry using the enquiry form or by calling us on 02085919138

    Step 2: Information Advice and Guidance

    • One of our advisors will contact you to book an appointment for IAG
    • You will need to prepare for your IAG by researching information about the course you want to pursue and note down any questions you have so that you can discuss this with your Advisor during the appointment
    • The IAG is usually a 20-30 minute one to one consultation to discuss your interests, chosen course and application process
    • Please submit your ID and supporting documents so that we can assess your eligibility

    Step 3: Initial Assessment

    If you do not have a qualification or certificate to demonstrate your English language proficiency, you must undertake an English Language initial assessment.

    Step 4: Complete the application form

    Once you meet the English language requirements, you can start completing the application form.

    • Read our Admission Terms and Conditions - Admissions Terms & Conditions
    • Please download the application form below. - Application form
    • Read the admissions checklist below and ensure that you are sending us all relevant documents - Admissions Checklist

    Complete and return it to us with relevant qualification documents, one suitable reference and a copy of your ID (e.g. Passport) via email and attached scanned document copies at admissions@resultsco.org.uk or, by post to Results Consortium Ltd, Suit 22 B, Second Floor, 33 to 41 Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, SS2 6DF.

    Step 5: Interview

    If you meet the admission criteria you will be offered a telephone, video, or face-to-face interview, according to your preference, with the Programme Leader, or other tutor or manager at Results to assess your suitability.

    Step 6: Decision

    Our admissions panel will review all the application and you will be informed of the decision within ten working days. There are two possible outcomes:

    • Conditional Offer: The panel has assessed that you will be ready to start the chosen programme provided certain conditions are met. The terms and conditions of the offer will be made clear to you in your conditional offer letter.
    • No Offer: The panel has assessed that you do not currently meet the requirements of the programme or is not satisfied with your ability to successfully study on their chosen programme. The panel will indicate the reason(s) for decision (for example: academic grades too low, programme not suitable, or the panel is not convinced of your intention to study and/or comply with the requirements of the programme).

    Please refer to following policies for more information

    1. Admissions Policy
    2. Admission Appeal Policy
    3. Student Complaints Policy
  • Progression

    Learners successfully completing this qualification, will be eligible to progress to the status of Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and can also progress to further studies in education.

    Alternatively, you can pursue a career as a teacher or a trainer.

  • Teaching & Learning

    You must achieve 120 credits to be awarded a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF). Learning strategies include:

    • Lectures
    • Tutorials session
    • Guest talk
    • Project work carried out as an individual or as part of a group
    • Facilitated activities
    • Presentation
    • Employability activities
    • One to One support
    • Use of VLE

    Our learning and teaching strategy are active, motivational, enhancing and offer opportunities for you to achieve your goals promptly. It also allows you to develop employability skills and apply transferable skills through different tasks and assignments.

    The delivery of our provision is closely linked to assessment; Teaching involves lectures and tutorial sessions, the programme team will focus on delivering a significant amount of structured teaching during the course whereas the tutorial sessions have increasing opportunities for group work, interaction and one-to-one teaching support, which will consequently enable you to complete assessments.

    You will develop their skills through a planned series of assignments and real-world skill-based activities such as group discussion, case studies and presentation. You will also be encouraged to participate actively during the lectures in class, group and individual activities.

  • Tuition Fees

    £6000 per Year

    For more information on funding and finance Click here


What is level 5 det equivalent to?

The Level 5 DET is equivalent to the second-year bachelor’s degree in the UK. It is a popular and recognised course of study pursued by prospective teachers who wish to opt for a career in higher education and further studies in the field.

What to do after a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training?

After successfully completing your Level 5 DET, the most common progression is to pursue your Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) certification. To obtain QTLS status, you can apply through the Society for Education and Training, which serves as the professional body for this qualification.

What is a Level 5 det qualification?

The Level 5 DET serves as the standard for achieving full recognition as a qualified teacher in the Further Education (FE) sector. Upon obtaining this qualification, you become eligible to apply for your Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) certification through The Society for Education and Training (SET).

Is QTLS worth it?

Whether you are new to teaching and want to get initial teacher education, or are an experienced teacher in the post 16 sector, gaining the QTLS is the right choice for you. It is a journey of professional formation which is highly esteemed in the UK and beyond so definitely worth considering.

What is the QTLS Level 5 course?

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) is a high-level teaching qualification intended for individuals aspiring to become fully qualified teachers or trainers. Achieving the Level 5 DET certification enables you to pursue the full Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills Status (QTLS).

Why do you need to be a teacher in London?

Becoming a teacher in London offers diverse student interactions, competitive salaries, professional development, cultural richness, networking opportunities, and a chance to make a meaningful impact on students’ lives in one of the world’s most dynamic cities.

Are teachers in demand in London?

London faces a shortage of new teachers to replace those departing each year. The primary factor driving teachers away from the city is the exorbitant housing costs. Meanwhile, student enrollments are increasing at a faster rate than in most other parts of England, and the demand for secondary school placements is expected to surge significantly in the first half of the coming decade.



Full Time


1 years


£6,000 per year


RQF Level 5 (120 Credits)


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