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Diploma in Education & Training (DET)

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length2 Years
  3. Type of CoursePart Time
  4. Week Commencing05-09-2022
  5. Annual Fee£3500

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The Details

The full Diploma in Education and Training (DET) comprises of six modules (three at level 4, and three at level 5 or level 6 for those choosing the ProfGCE route).
The programme was previously known as Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) and includes the content of previous awards PTLLS and CTLLS.

Modules include:

  • Introduction to Learning and Teaching
  • Planning and Assessing for Learning and Behaviour Management
  • Theory in Professional Practice
  • Professional Development
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Professional Investigation.

    Other Important Info

  • Applicants who already hold a first degree have the opportunity to study at level 6 in the second year to obtain a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training
  • On successful completion of the Diploma/ProfGCE you can apply for Qualified Teacher, Learning and Skills (QTLS) status through the Education and Training Foundation (ETF)
  • There is also an option to study a Specialist Pathway in maths, English, English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) or Teaching Disabled Learners. For this pathway modules 1 and 5 would be in a bespoke group and taught externally.

    Future Prospects

    Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress onto the BA (Hons) degree in Education and Professional Training.

    Entry Requirements

  • You will need to be able to access 50 solo teaching hours for groups of four or more students per year
  • You will also require a level 3 qualification in your area of specialism and a qualification in English and maths.
    MidKent College will not arrange the teaching hours/ placement for you.

    Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training.
  • Our career advisers booked 1105 careers interviews in 2020-2021! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      Kim Lewis

      I would like to teach Beauty to further my career. I’m a beauty therapist; I’ve had my business for about 13 years so it’s a natural progression to go on to teach. The DET is the best qualification to have. I chose the College as if offers this qualification and I live nearby. I’m going to be volunteering in the ...