Level 5 – Diploma in Education & Training

(Formerly DTLLS)


The Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE) Diploma in Education & Training (DET) – Level 5 is the updated teaching qualification for people who have a full teaching position and are required to obtain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS).

This Diploma prepares teachers in training to teach in a variety of contexts. The DET will provide the knowledge you need to develop the skills necessary to hold a full teaching position within the Lifelong Learning Sector. Participants learn how to plan and deliver schemes of work including sessions, a whole range of strategies for teaching and learning, how to develop a curriculum and assessment practices as well as insights on professional development. This DET programme is for those currently working as teachers or people planning on going into this profession.

Content of Programme

  • How to teach, learn and assess in education and training
  • Developing the skills to teach, learn and assess in education and training
  • Principles, models and theories in education and training
  • Broader professional development and practices in education and training
  • How to develop, organise and use resources within a specialised area
  • Inclusive practices
  • Teaching in a specialised area

Requirements to Enrol

This qualification is designed for all those entering the teaching profession in the lifelong learning sector. It is also appropriate for those required to gain recognised teaching status as spelled out in the Lifelong Learning Sector’s New Overarching Professional Standards for Teachers, Tutors & Trainers.

All teachers must undertake the NCFE DET qualification, whether they have a full or associate’s role. All learners should hold a minimum of a Level 3 qualification or its equivalent in his or her particular specialised area before starting this qualification.

Upon Completion

Once this qualification is completed you can be hired in as a teacher and apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) at the Institute for Learning (IFL).

Awarding Body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
Level: 5

Please contact Gateway Education for more information and to find out how to enroll:

Phone: 020 8594 3500

Email: operations@gatewayeducation.co.uk