Croydon University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: AQA - City & Guilds

Diploma in Teaching and Education (DET)

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Course summary

This programme is a recognised teaching qualification for the post-16 sector. You can become a post-16 teacher in England without a teaching qualification, but it’s a definite advantage to have one, as many employers expect them. The Diploma in Education and Teaching (DET) – formerly known as the Diploma to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS). It is a popular route for prospective teachers who want to pursue a career in further education, or currently hold an FE teaching role and want to gain a full teaching qualification. Our Level 5 Diploma programme typically lasts two years. We offer this programme as a part time programme, which means you can work as an unqualified further education teacher while training part-time. Typically, you will have one day of teaching on campus per week. Course Benefits: You can apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status once you’ve successfully completed your training. Once achieved, QTLS is equivalent to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in England, allowing you to work as a qualified teacher in state schools. For more information about QTLS, including eligibility and registration, visit the Society for Education and Training website:

Course details

Assessment method

Trainees will complete a variety of tasks including creating a teaching portfolio, producing written reports, lesson plans and reflective accounts as part of assignments. Observations are planned with the trainee and both verbal and written feedback is given to enable you to reflect on your practice and develop the use of a variety of teaching strategies.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should be qualified at Level 3 or above and be experienced in the subject they intend to teach, have access to 100 teaching practice hours in a teaching placement Applicants must possess Level 2 in English and maths. A placement is required for this course; this can be voluntary or paid but must be with an OFSTED/QAA certified institution. All trainee teachers joining this programme will undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, maths and ICT. These will be recorded and trainees will be required to review their development in these areas throughout the programme and agree an action plan to address any learning needs.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £2400 Year 1
England £2400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2400 Year 1
Scotland £2400 Year 1
Wales £2400 Year 1
Channel Islands £2400 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Diploma in Teaching and Education (DET) at Croydon University Centre - UCAS