Diploma in Education and Training
The Diploma in Education and Training – your fast track to Qualified Teacher Status.
Train now, without paying a penny until after you complete the training.
- Train Now, Pay Later – We can fund your training until you find permanent employment.
- Guaranteed work placement – Rest assured we will do the hard work for you and find a great local school for your training (more than two thirds of trainees are in fact hired on their placement).
- Recruitment support – We partner with recruitment experts to secure you employment.
- Low price – At £4,700 it’s significantly cheaper than the standard price of around £6,000.
- Dedicated support for every learner – Our small size and experienced, friendly team means you will always have someone on hand to help, whatever issues you may face.
- Modern, well equipped classrooms with Google learning platform.
With the costs of a PGCE spiralling to nearly £10,000, and a huge time commitment required, more and more budding teachers are looking at alternative options to gain their QTS. The DET course content is similar to PGCE, not only allowing you to investigate theories of current educational practice, but giving you a chance to demonstrate the findings of your research in your own teaching practice. By law it carries the same weight with regulators employers, and educational institutions.
Here’s the best part – with SCCD you gain your qualification at a fraction of the price, without paying a penny up front – whilst allowing time for your current work and family commitments.
- More than 15,000 have achieved QTLS status since its introduction in 2008
- QTLS status is recognised in law as equal to QTS for teaching in schools
- Career progression: QTLS and ATLS 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
- Members with QTLS or ATLS can use these initials as a designation
QTLS is achieved after gaining professional membership in the now Education and Training Foundation which is the licensing body that took over the mandate of the IFL in November 2014.
Holders of QTLS have an unlimited market for employability since it now legally includes license to teach in compulsory education (primary and secondary schools) as well as further and higher education.
It also allows holders to work on independent contracts with education centres, prisons, PRU and BIC.
The cost of qualifying is far less than the QTS and can be achieved outside of universities as opposed to QTS.
It can be completed in 12 months of rigorous part time study and you will find most centres offer flexible timetabling
By law all QTLS holders are recognised as fully qualified teachers equivalent to holders of QTS
There is no additional apprenticeship after gaining the Diploma in Education and Training since 100 hours of mandatory teaching experience will be required while the candidate is in placement.
With the QTS, candidates still need a one year internship in a school or college after gaining PGCE to gain full QTS status and can still fail at this level of progression.
Once the Diploma in Education and Training is completed and the candidate receives Formation of Professional Membership Services now under the auspices of the Education and Training Foundation, (FPMS) there is no additional requirements for full licensing.
Because candidates spend at least two terms in work placement, the employment opportunities are equal to or even higher to QTS employment in the work place.
More than 15,000 candidates have achieved QTLS status since 2008. the volume of candidates entering the teaching profession through the QTLS route continues to grow.
SCCD has successfully achieved full Diploma in Education and Training passes with EDEXCEL for all the candidates it has put forward.
We have a successful and foolproof method of delivering training that meets the individual needs of all our learners.
Lectures are delivered once a week and last four hours a session.
Our last hour of delivery is dedicated completely to tutorial and student support where the main elements of the unit are discussed and clarity provided to trainees as to how to effectively meet the requirements of the assessment criteria.
Lectures are always delivered with PowerPoint presentations and comprise of class presentations, group activities, videos and guest lecturers from partnering colleges.
Our team of lecturers are highly experienced and hold degrees and work experience from a range of universities and colleges across London.
Candidates are given the added support of having work first submitted online before final sign off and portfolio inclusion.
All candidates are guaranteed placement.
Sessions are set aside for group tutorials, reading weeks and one-to-one support.
All trainees will accumulate 100 hours of teaching practice in a school or college during the training.
Two lecturers deliver for a group and we hold standardisation meetings regularly to ensure standards across the board.
Our network of schools, colleges and adult education training centres across London has made it possible for large numbers of our trainees to be employed in their work placement. We also have created links with recruitment agencies who are eager to find our trainees employment, coming into our centre to meet students and graduates.
Our trainees have been hired in primary schools as well as secondary schools across London and we actively work with these institutions by sending our candidates profiles for employment.
Hi, i have been with SCCD since June this year, and I'm enjoying the course very much, all the teachers are very supportive and lectures are very well structured and delivered. I am very pleased to have chosen SCCD as my training centre and would recommend for others. Also a huge thank you to all the staff who makes the centre a pleasant place to be. Especially to Shaaria Alexis you are very helpful and supportive in the work we do and very attentive, we all enjoy your lectures very much. Ambreen Shamim
The good people at SCCD are very accommodating and helpful, especially Khaleda & Stevens . My lecturer Paulina is particularly amazing too! She takes the time to make sure you've understood the assignment. Genuinely tries to give you encouragement and every opportunity to complete the course and achieve your goals. I personally have recommended SCCD to just about any one who will listen.
I would like to say "thank you " to a great lecturer Mrs Paulina.She was always there for all of us, giving advice, explaining, marking assignments on time, her lectures were interesting as she was well prepared and so passionate about teaching. OUR LECTURER is very kind, helpful and professional. I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING SHE HAS DONE.
SCCD is a home of knowledge where teachers are born not made. Good instructors (lecturers) with good teaching methodologies. Up SCCD.
Really helpful staff and guided path toward success
Brilliant! Learnt a lot and hope to learn a lot more!
Hi All, I've just recently started this course and enjoying it so much. My lecturer Paulina is extremely helpful when it comes to assignments and her lessons are always very interesting. She always is very encouraging and never a boring moment in her lesson.
It has been an awesome experience. Teachers and staff at SCCD are kind, supportive and always ready help. Thank you all!!!!
I feel really proud of SCCD for the the high quality teaching and learning they deliver.
It has been an awesome experience. Teachers and staff at SCCD are kind, supportive and always ready to hear and help. A special thank to Fiona as she has been such a wonderful guide through my placement journey. I would also like to thank ms Alexis for the huge amount of support she has always been able to provide. Thank you SCCD
Its a good experience. Ms Alexis is an excellent lecturer + a good mentor too. Also staff in SCCD are very supportive. Together, they help to climb up career ladder.
I very like studying at the SCCD college. I have a great opportunity to get teacher's licence and prepare myself for teaching. A great thank to Paul because he is organised, creative and clever!
I would like to appreciatemy lecturer Ms Alexis, she is not only a wonderful tutor but person too. She has helped me step by step and has been so considerate for the time I had taken off. When I came back into class I was ready to learn and I am a great believer that if you have a good teacher you will be motivated to learn ever more. Thank you for all the positive and constructive fed back regarding my work. My journey with SCCD so far has been a pleasant one with all the other staff member's who are there to support you to. Thank you Ms Alexis and SCCD. Parminder Rathore.
SCCD has shown me the path to my profession of passion here. Our lecturer Ms. Alexis has been a great motivator and inspiration. She is a wonderful teacher and everyday I learn something new from her. Thank you so much Miss!
I have attended level 3 SEN diploma at sccd, I appreciate all the support I received from the staff. I especially appreciate very much the emotional support I received from my tutor paulina, when a member of my family passed while I was studying on the course. Without this encouragement I do not think I would have continued on the course. The lessons were also very informative and relevant to the course, I was satisfied with the teaching and customer service I received.
Thanks for all the hard work you do for us Ms Alexis. I am glad to be your student.
As new teachers we have many challenges to face each day. SCCD training helps prepare new educators for these challenges. While teacher training and student teaching won't completely prepare us for every issue we will face, it can help us feel more confident about many common problems that arise for teachers each day. I'm currently teaching 14-19 students and covering my hours in order to get my qualification. Thanks to SCCD for helping me to achieve my goals. :)
Its an excellent course recognized all over the world. The staff is supportive and provide a good guideline through out the course to achieve the target.
SCCD is a very good course provider and their lecturer especially Miss Alexis is an excellent lecturer.From Beebee
I would like to say how beneficial I find my lectures with support to my outcomes; to my work place and also to my own knowledge. These lectures help me develop a great understanding towards the educational sector and my own personal teaching development. This is a great course to take which is specific to the role of a teacher � Ryan
Friendly and supportive staff.
By Fiona williams: " I am currently enjoying this course, the lectures are very in depth and throurouly enjoyable. Paulina makes the lectures very engaging and a joy to attend, I have learnt an incredible amount in such a short space of time, about the education system and myself. I highly recommend this course for all would be teaching assistants." ☆☆☆☆☆
Hello, I've been with SCCD since September 2016, and i must say it is a very interesting career path, but overall you get great support to achieve these challenges and tasks which are given, many thanks to Paul for sending me the work via email as I've been ill and couldn't turn up for my lectures, SCCD does not hesitate to let one of their students fail and that makes me happy. I am glad i chose them and forever greatful for Paul Colgrave for being my lecturer� �
I have done Level 2 and Level 3 SEN diploma through SCCD, I would like to show my gratitude to my lecturer Paulina, and she is very focused and wants the best for learners, by going the extra mile to support learners. I am very pleased to have chosen SCCD as my training centre and would recommend to others.
it has been a journey to get to where I am with SCCD. thankyou to my tutor Ms Alexis who has supported me through the way. I really appreciate it. please keep going as there are more people out there who need your support. xx pirmjit gujral
Very appreciative for the support & encouragement received...
I sincerely think as an attending student that sccd has hugely improved my knowledge of the british educational system. Mrs Szal, the lecturer is very lovely and approachable; Khalida at the reception is always doing her best to sort the things out for you. I loved everything about the course and I felt very appreciated. Thanks, SCCD!!!! �
I would like to show my appreciation to my teacher Ms Alexis who has always been very encouraging and understanding . She has an excellent and sound knowledge of the UK education system . I find her to be very attentive towards her students and very understanding towards their needs and circumstances. Thank you Ms Alexis !
Very proud to be partnering SCCD in recruiting top trained teachers and Early years educators!
I would like to show my appreciation to my lecturer Paulina, whose lessons are always a pleasure to attend. She is very attentive and wants the best for her students, by going the extra mile in finding solutIons. Her class is never a bore and is always informative and optimistic. Thank you for your great efforts!