Loughborough College

Education and Training (DET) Loughborough College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Warwick


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Course summary

TEF Gold

Loughborough College has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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The Diploma in Education and Training is designed to provide full- and part-time teachers with the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification with the aim of working towards Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS) status. This course is ideal for practitioners who wish to develop skills in assessing, preparing materials, and supporting students. It aims to enhance existing knowledge and provides a sound introduction to new practices and theories.

As part of continuing professional development, this programme will promote the refinement and improvement of teaching, learning and assessment. Diverse topics are addressed on the programme, and an ability to implement innovative teaching and learning methods will be promoted.

The two-year programme, accredited by the University of Warwick, offers access to excellent facilities at both the college and the university. Credit is possible for current teaching qualifications; prior learning may be accredited for part of Year 1. Four teaching observations will be carried out per year, and the constructive and developmental feedback you receive will be instrumental for your professional progress.

As a university-accredited course, there is access to learning resources from both institutions, and a Diploma from the University of Warwick will be awarded upon successful completion of the study programme. Each module will be assessed using a variety of methods, including reports, presentations, projects, essays, seminars and case studies. A professional development portfolio is also required, which provides a record of your professional and personal progression throughout the duration of the programme.


  • Well-qualified and experienced tutors, who provide an outstanding learning experience

  • Access to excellent online resources

  • A supportive observation process that maximises the development of trainee teachers

  • Access to University of Warwick resources

  • Study a course that provides you with the essential skills and experience to enhance your employability or prepare you for further study.

  • Study in a supportive environment, with a range of services at your fingertips to help you reach your full potential.

  • Loughborough College was awarded TEF Silver 2017.

  • Be a full member of Loughborough Students Union- consistently voted No.1 for student experience.

Course details


Year 1 Modules: Observation of Another Teacher, Case Study of Learner, Principles of Assessment: Design an Assessment Activity, Action Learning and Theories about Learning
Year 2 modules: Economic and Political Influences on the Lifelong Learning Sector, Curriculum Design, Reflective Practice and Evidence Based TLA Intervention and Carry Out an Action Research Project of Own Choice

Assessment method

Assessments include a range of essays, projects, presentations and reports. Such diversity allows you to experience and refine various academic and professional skills to prepare for your next steps.

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

Qualification Offer Further information

Level 3 qualification in taught subject specialism
Level 2 English and Maths

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Successful interview and initial assessment
You need to be able to prove that you have a minimum of 100 contracted teaching hours over the two years

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £4,500 Year 1
EU £4,500 Year 1
International £4,500 Year 1
England £4,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,500 Year 1
Scotland £4,500 Year 1
Wales £4,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

The cost of some activities are not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees can be found on our website.

Provider information

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Loughborough College
Radmoor Road
LE11 3BT

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