Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (Leading to QTLS)

Our training leads to employment. Why? Because we work with you by providing references, profiling your CV and sending you to partnering agencies to help secure your first teaching job.

Are you passionate about teaching?

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is suitable for individuals who are already practicing within the education sector, or those who are not currently practicing but have a significant amount of experience and now wish to consolidate that with a formal qualification. The course is a 120-credit qualification, and is accredited by Pearson awarding body.

Through this course, students will gain the experience and knowledge required to meet the necessary criteria through a combination of theoretical study and practical activity. The theory content will be delivered through our one day a week in-class training sessions and the practical activity is to be carried out during a teaching practice placement in a real-world teaching position. This can be either a position the student already occupies at the start of the course or a position that SCCD will find for the student. The only restriction is that there must be a mentor at the placement who is able to support and verify the trainee’s work.

This training prepares students to teach in a wide range of contexts. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to plan and implement schemes of work, develop teaching and learning strategies, and teach effectively in public and private schools, colleges and universities in many countries all over the world. SCCD has also partnered with education recruitment agencies to help students find their perfect job within the teaching sector.

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The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) leading to full teacher qualified status (QTLS) is recognized as being same as the QTS.

  • The Diploma in Education and Teaching (DET) is a popular route for prospective teachers who want to pursue a non-university route into becoming a fully recognized teacher.
  • The Level 5 Diploma programme typically last one year
  • You can apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status once you’ve successfully completed your training.
  • The QTLS is equivalent to QTS (Qualified Teacher Status in England, allowing you to work as a qualified teacher in state schools.

Applying for full qualified status

You must have achieved the following minimum requirements to be eligible to apply for QTLS.
  • You must have a minimum of 100 hours of teaching experience. SCCD will provide you with placement at a school near to you.
  • You’ll need to have achieved Level 2 English or mathematics, or Level 3 if you are taking units in teaching literacy or numeracy.

Achievement Rates

SCCD is run by highly qualified and experienced staff. The department has a long history of excellent success rates which exceed the national averages on all courses. In 2018-2019, over 90% of students who studied on the Level 5 DET achieved a pass.

How will I learn?

We offer a blended training that will typically consist of active learning in a classroom environment as well as remote learning with online webinars. You will also have access to guest speakers who will share their expertise around safeguarding, using technology in the classroom and managing classroom behavior. You will also learn on the job through your teaching practice and reflecting on your practice.

How will I be assessed?

You will complete a variety of assessments including group presentations, written tasks and recorded discussions. At the end of the year you will present a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates that you have met the assessment criteria of the taught units. You will also undergo 8 one hour observations of your teaching practice.

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Our courses offer a good compromise between the continuous assessment favoured by some universities and the emphasis placed on final exams by others.