Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

START: September
DURATION: 10 Months


Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) is recognised as equivalent to the Certificate of Education qualifications in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ).

Commencing this September 2022, the DET is an excellent qualification for teachers looking to upgrade their teaching and training credentials, DET introduces effective teaching practices and course delivery models to professional teachers. Awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, this course allows teachers and trainers to teach in a wide range of contexts.

Teaching Practice

Teaching practice is an integral component of the entire programme and through this, students demonstrate their own understanding of the principles of teaching and learning. Through the teaching practice, trainee teachers will demonstrate their ability to plan and deliver lessons and assess their students.

Learners will also evidence 100 teaching practice hours. They will be observed for a minimum of eight hours over a minimum of eight occasions where mentors or tutors will provide constructive feedback which will further their development as teachers.

Teaching practice will involve the following:

A number of teaching practice locations/settings/contexts
Teaching across more than one level
Teaching a variety of learners
Teaching individuals and groups
Experience in non-teaching roles
Gaining subject specialist knowledge through workplace mentoring.