L5 Diploma in Education & Training (DET)

The sample of the learner course work showed excellent examples of wider reading and research which had been effectively applied to the assignments. The learners had related the assignments to their own teaching practice and subject areas. Part of the external quality assurance sampling also included interviews with some of the learners who expressed how very pleased they were with the excellent support and guidance from the centre. The Head of Centre is to be commended on the high standard of the teaching programme.

An extract from our most recent City & Guilds External Quality Assurer DET visit report

To ensure effective learning, all trainers/assessors need the following skills as a minimum:

  • understanding and use of initial, formative and summative assessment
  • planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning
  • creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive teaching and learning environment

Our training courses will deliver these skills and much, much more.

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, workplace observation, 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 14 assignments, ongoing reflective journals and a teaching practice portfolio. You will have to evidence 100 hours of teaching and will be observed 8 times..

Please refer to the course programme by clicking here, 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 Education and Training sector in a ‘full teaching’ role. For further information about the teaching regulations and recent changes visit The Society for Education and Training

Price:  £3,995.00 + VAT per person.  For payment options please contact us

Next Programme – Workshop dates (13 workshops)

Our next course starts – to be confirmed

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Venue: Markham Vale Environment Centre, Near Chesterfield (J29a, M1)


Once you have achievd your L5 teaching qualification you can go through and complete the professional formation and apply for QTLS – Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills. The new QTLS came into force from 1st September 2016 and provides the following benefits:

  • Career progression – your QTLS status demonstrates your commitment, skills and knowledge to employers
  • Recognition of your status as a professional teacher or trainer
  • Valuable continuing professional development (CPD) that builds confidence and enhances your skills
  • QTLS status is recognised in law as equal to QTS for teaching in schools
  • Members with QTLS can use the initials as a designation and display a QTLS digital pin on their online profiles.

L5 DET Application Form


Our course delivery team are highly experienced and well qualified. They have all held / hold senior positions in industry, business and the lifelong learning sector, ensuring delivery of high quality learning and development.

We will discuss with you what it is you are looking for and how best we can accommodate and deliver the right programme for your people. Already know what you want or not really sure – either way we can help you.