HND Education and Training (DET)

HND Education and Training (DET) | This qualification is based on structures recognised by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS). It is designed for teachers or trainers in the post-compulsory education sector or individuals who wish to acquire a nationally recognised qualification in teaching and are not yet employed as teachers.

It is also suitable for those who train, teach or assess others regularly or have similar roles within voluntary or community activity.

About Education and Training

The HND Education and Training (DET) Diploma is the ultimate qualification for teaching or training and has been developed in conjunction with Ofqual and is recognised by the Society for Education and Training. The Diploma in Education and Training is a recognised route to gaining Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, enabling you to teach in schools, colleges and further education.

This HND Education and Training (DET) course will enable you to take a practical and analytical approach to all the aspects of training and education, from planning and designing learning to teaching, assessing and supporting learners. You will also cover the theories and principles of education and training and embed these in your teaching and practice.

Candidates who complete this qualification will take an analytical, reflective and practical approach to planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning. Whilst doing this, candidates will embed theories and principles in education and training and demonstrate them in their practice.

The qualification aims to allow trainee teachers the flexibility to teach in a wide range of contexts. Including teaching across more than one level, teaching a variety of learners, teaching individuals and groups; experiencing non-teaching roles; gaining subject specialist knowledge through workplace mentoring. The course will enable you to become an effective, critical and professional teacher or trainer with well-developed knowledge, skills and understanding of your role and the sector you operate within.

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) not only gives you expertise and the chance to investigate the theories and current practices of education but also allows you to demonstrate that you can transfer the findings of your research and investigation into your teaching practice. As a Level 5 teaching qualification, the course content is the same as a PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education) in Lifelong Learning. It carries the same value and credit with regulators, employers and the education and training sectors.

Course Length: 1 year;

Start dates: January/April/August/September;

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit their bachelors’ degrees;
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
  • An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training (the achievement of Unit 3 is a pre requisite for this unit);

Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training;

Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training;

Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training;

Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area;

Equality and Diversity;

Inclusive Practice;

Working with the 14-19 Age Range in Education and Training;

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.


The programme is delivered through a variety of methods which are helpful for learners to link theory and practice. Students are encouraged to become reflective practitioners. They will study various theories and legislation, learn how to plan, deliver, assess and evaluate. Furthermore they will consider teaching and learning for a range of groups and individuals.

The Diploma in education and training course includes face-to-face training days, one to one tutorials, workplace assessment and the completion of all mandatory and optional assignments as well as a teaching practice portfolio. During this programme, there will be opportunities for workshops, discussions, and group work to support what has been studied. All students will be guided at every step towards achieving their goals.

In order to achieve this qualification successfully, students will need to demonstrate a depth of knowledge and understanding of each unit. Each student will be required to conduct his/her own independent research, and show evidence of their reading and research by maintaining an ongoing reflective journal of their practice and development.

Students will be assessed using centre devised Written Assignments, Portfolio Building, Self and Peer Assessments, as well as Presentations including Group Presentations. All assignments are graded as a Pass.


On successful completion of the DET course, students can apply for their Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS) status or Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through the Education and Training Foundation (ETF).

Learners who have achieved the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training as per the Qualification & Credit Framework (QCF) can Top Up their qualification to a BA (Hons) in related field such us Education Studies, Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Professional Practice, Primary Initial Teacher Education or Level 7 Diploma in Assessment Management (QCF).


The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England                                                                                             

This programme has been designated by the UK government for Student Finance, which means that UK/EU students may apply for Student Loans. If you are a UK or EU undergraduate student, you can apply for funding from the government. You do not have to pay your tuition fees up front if this is your first degree – you can get a tuition fee loan to cover your full course fees. You may be eligible for maintenance loan and some extra support as well, depends on your circumstances. You only start to pay back your student loan after you finish studying and are earning over £25,000 a year.

This Diploma qualification is recognised as equivalent to the Certificate of Education qualifications in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ). Upon successful completion of the course, a student could qualify as a teacher, trainer or tutor in Further Education Colleges, Adult and community learning, Work-based learning, Training providers, Public and uniformed services training among others.

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