Diploma in Education and training (DET)

Diploma in Education and training (DET)

About Course


  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) programmes are the 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) – is equivalent to the second year of a UK bachelor’s degree.
  • 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.
  • Level 5 Diploma programmes typically last one to two years. You can choose a university or college-led pre-service training route, or work as an unqualified further education teacher while training part-time.
  • If you chose a university-led programme, the qualification may be called Professional Certificate in Education (PCE) or Certificate in Education (CertEd), both of which meet the requirements of the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.
  • 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
Bursary Fund

Financial Support

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may be provided with additional financial support through the maintenance Loan from Student Finance England (SFE), which can be used to provide financial assistance with travel, course equipment and childcare costs.

Progression Route

Diploma in Education and Training will enable to get admission in BA (Hon's) in Education or you may look for career in Schools, Colleges.


The University fees are payable either from self funding or get support from Student Finance England, eligibility and terms and conditions applies.

Classroom based

DET is designed for 1 Year full-time education


You must attend the class 15 hours a week.

Total Guided Learning Hours 360.

Completing the assignments, Exams, Presentations.


  • You must have achieved the following minimum requirements to be eligible to apply for Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training programmes:
  • You must have a minimum of 100 hours of teaching experience.
  • You’ll need to have achieved Level 2 skills in English or mathematics, or Level 3 if you are taking units in teaching literacy or numeracy.
  • Some training providers may ask you to complete tests to demonstrate suitable levels of literacy, numeracy, and ICT skills before admission.
  • You must also meet some non-academic requirements, including a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and declaration of criminal convictions.


Financial Eligibility

  • Student Finance available for eligible candidates. terms and condition applies