Diploma inEducation and Training

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The Diploma in Education and Training (DET) is a popular route for prospective teachers who want to pursue a career in further education. It is also designed to provide full- and part-time teachers already employed within the sector route to becoming a qualified teacher. It gives the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification with the aim of working towards Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS) status within the Post 14 secondary and further education sectors. 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 relating to Further and Higher Education.

Awarded by:

The University of Warwick

Course Content

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.


Year 1

  • Observation of another teacher
  • Case Study of Learner
  • Principles of assessment: Design an assessment activity
  • Action Learning
  • Theories about Learning

Year 2

  • Economic and political influences on the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Curriculum Design
  • Reflective practice
  • Evidence Based TLA Intervention: carry out an Action Research project of own choice

*All modules subject to change

Entry Requirements

Level 3 qualification in taught subject specialism and level 2 in English and maths.

You must also meet some non-academic requirements, including a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and declaration of criminal convictions.

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.

Progression Opportunities

With a DET, you can apply for QTLS status, enabling practice within both the secondary and further education sectors. Graduates may choose to continue their studies, or progress on to diverse careers in education.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts


  • September 2020

Mode of Attendance:

  • Part Time



Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs: (Per Year)

  • Part Time (PT):
  • UK / EU Residents: £3,500
  • Non EU: £12,000

Please contact the HE Student Registry for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 20/21MPJ0051

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