Jade Solutions (UK) Ltd – Centre of excellence for training and professional development

Jade Solutions (UK) Ltd is an approved City & Guilds and Edexcel centre.




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L5 DET Course Pricing

L5 DET – £3,995

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L5 DET – Diploma in Education and Training (DTLLS)

Next course dates:

All dates are Tuesdays – one every 4/5 weeks:
10th February, 3rd March, 31st March, 5th May, 2nd June, 7th July, 1st September, 6th October, 3rd November, 1st December 2015, 5th January, 2nd February, 1st March 2016

Venue: Markham Vale Environment Centre, Near Chesterfield (J29a, M1) – Tutor: Mel Armstrong

Fee Information

£3,995.00 per person – this can sometimes be paid in agreed instalments with the first one taking place prior to the start of the course.

Professional Career Development Loan
Professional and Career Development Loans are commercial bank loans that can be used to help pay for work-related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The Government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. You will then need to start repaying the loan as you would any other commercial loans product. The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs, such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support, such as grants or bursaries.

As the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, you should make sure you have investigated all the funding options that may be open to you to ensure you take an informed decision about whether the Loan is right for you. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit www.gov.uk or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900. Our learning provider registration number is 21144.

Programme Structure

Our programmes are blended learning which consists of a number of workshops which you must attend along with self research and the use of our VLE – Virtual Learning Environment. We do not deliver entirely distance learning as the City & Guilds qualification specifications state: “Distance learning is unlikely to provide opportunities for modelling of techniques and interaction with other candidates.” We feel our blended programme delivers the best, high quality teacher learning possible.

This programme comprises face-to-face training workshops, 1:1 tutorials, workplace assessment, individual research, distance learning and the completion of 14 assignments. Over 13 months you will attend 13 monthly training days. These are highly interactive, face-to-face sessions. They are built around key themes that address the course content, prompt reflective practice and provide an opportunity to share good practice with others. Individual support and distance learning is built into the programme. The course is assessed by 9 unit assignments, an ongoing reflective journal and a teaching practice portfolio. You will have to evidence 100 hours of teaching and will be observed 8 times (see below).

Please refer to the course programme below for an overview of the course content and the way the course is structured. DET is the qualification for teachers/tutors and assessors who work in the lifelong learning sector in a ‘full teaching’ role. For further information about the teaching regulations and recent changes visit The Institute For Learning

Virtual Learning Environment

Our interactive Virtual Learning Environment supports this course. This website contains:

  • Resources, course materials and copies of flip charts etc produced during training day activities
  • A forum open to all current and past learners
  • An observation booking system
  • An electronic portfolio for your journals, unit assignments and teaching file
  • A way to contact your tutor

Your Teaching Hours

To meet the DET course requirements you must provide evidence of 100 hours of teaching delivery over the duration of the DET course. You must be teaching learners over the age of 14 on vocational subjects – your tutor can clarify any questions you have about this. The Teaching File section of the VLE is used to log your teaching hours and you should start to do this from month one of the DET course. Of your 100 hours of logged teaching, at least 30 must be fully supported by a scheme of work (if available), lesson plan, resources and a detailed self-evaluation. You will be observed on 8 separate occasions and each observed session will be fully documented as above, along with an observation report. The remaining hours need to be specified by completing details for each individual session in the teaching file and providing at least one piece of supporting evidence eg a lesson plan or a self-evaluation. At least one scheme of work needs to be fully reviewed and evaluated.

Teaching Observations

Teaching observations are central to your professional development. You will be provided with developmental feedback linked to the DET course content. To maximise the benefit of these observations they should be spread evenly throughout your DET course.

You may be observed in 2 ways:

  • By a member of our DET delivery team
  • By video recording your teaching (which is then observed remotely by a member of our DET delivery team)

Using a video recording allows you to self-reflect by watching yourself and can be used for short-notice teaching. Video can be appropriate for one-to-one sessions and assessment meetings but you must always gain learner agreement when using the video.

Your Commitment

You must attend all 12 workshops. You will complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) / Skillscan Booklet. This document must be fully completed and forms part of our initial assessment process. It will prompt you to rate your starting and completion knowledge and skills against the programme learning outcomes and identify goals. All monthly learning journals and coursework must be submitted to negotiated deadlines – these are detailed in the Course Handbook given to you on Day 1. It is an awarding body requirement that deadlines are adhered to. If you feel you are unable to commit to this process you must make this clear at the outset so that we can see if we can help you at all or if, indeed, this is the correct programme for you at this time.