NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET)

NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma
Our Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, also known as the DET course, qualifies you to teach post-16. Develop your effectiveness in the classroom with this specialist teacher training course.
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NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma online course

A wise man once said that teaching is the profession that creates all other professions – as such, it’s a position of great privilege, but equal responsibility. A great teacher is there to help, to advise, encourage, and nurture.

This Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET Level 5) will qualify you to teach post-16.

If that sounds appealing to you, then the good news is that you don’t need a degree. Our Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training course (Level 5 DET) is a nationally recognised teaching qualification for the post-16 sector, and once you’ve completed it, you’ll be able to:

    • Become qualified to teach in the post-16 sector – no degree required!

  • Work towards QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) status

After you’ve breezed through 100 hours of teaching practice via your DET course and qualification, this course will enable you to:

    • Teach in further education colleges, as well as adult or community centres

    • Teach in the third or voluntary sector

    • Teach prison or offender education

    • Teach for work-based learning providers

    • Teach in the public sector, such as police or paramedic training

  • Teach in schools and academies, for ages 14-19.

As you study for your Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET), you’ll work at your own pace, in your own time, you’ll explore the roles and responsibilities of the teacher, how to manage behaviours in a learning environment, which assessment methods to use and when. In short, Level 5 DET will equip you with everything you need to know to become a brilliant teacher!

What you will learn

  1. Unit 1 - Pedagogy / Models of Learning

    • Be able to investigate practice in own area of specialism, and pedagogy principles
    • Understand the application of theories, principles and models of learning in education and training

  2. Unit 2 - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    • Key features of a culture which promotes equality and values diversity
    • Importance of promoting equality and valuing diversity in lifelong learning
    • Promote equality and value diversity
    • How to help others in the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity
    • Review own contribution to promoting equality and valuing diversity in lifelong learning
    • Factors which influence learning
    • Impact of policy and regulatory frameworks on inclusive practice
    • Roles and responsibilities relating to inclusive practice
    • Create and maintain an inclusive learning environment
    • Evaluate own inclusive practice
  3. Unit 3 - Behaviour & Communication

    • Apply theories of behaviour management to creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive teaching and learning environment
    • Apply theories, principles and models of learning and communication to deliver inclusive teaching and learning
    • Understand the application of theories, principles and models of communication in education and training
    • Understand potential factors leading to behaviours that disrupt a learning environment
    • Understand organisational policies relating to managing behaviours in a learning environment
    • Promote behaviours that contribute to a purposeful learning environment
    • Manage behaviours that disrupt a purposeful learning environment
    • Evaluate own practice in managing behaviours in a learning environment
    • Understand the characteristics and impact of behaviours in a learning environment
    • Understand legislation and organisational policies relating to managing behaviours in a learning environment
    • Analyse theories of behaviour management
    • Evaluate own practice in managing behaviours in a learning environment
  4. Unit 4 - Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training

    • Roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
    • Professionalism and the influence of professional values in education and training
    • Policy context of education and training
    • Impact of accountability to stakeholders and external bodies on education and training
    • Organisational context of education and training
    • Quality improvement and quality assurance arrangements of an organisation
    • Safeguarding
    • The impact of value on education
    • The impact of parental support at home
    • The impact of parental support on school personnel
    • The Education Act
  5. Unit 5 - Making Effective Use of Assessment

    • Using initial and diagnostic assessments to agree on individual learning goals with learners
    • Assess learning in education and training
    • Implement expectations in planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning
    • Apply theories, models and principles of assessment to assess learning
    • Understand the application of theories, principles and models of assessment
  6. Unit 6 - Curriculum Design

    • Develop resources to meet learning and development needs
    • Understand the principles underpinning the development of learning and development programmes
    • Develop learning and development programmes
    • Review learning and development programmes
    • The key features of a culture which promotes equality and values diversity
  7. Unit 7 - Critical Reflection & Evaluation

    • Evaluate own practice in planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning
    • Apply theories and models of reflection and evaluation
    • Understand the application of theories and models of reflection and evaluation to review own practice
    • Principles and methods of evaluating learning programmes
    • Plan the evaluation of a learning programme
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of a learning programme

Awarding Body

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CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector. Click here to confirm its accreditation with OfQual.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a formal DET Level 5 qualification certificate of achievement by NCFE. Our Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training online course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. Learn more about different qualification levels here.  

How is this course assessed or examined?

This course is assessed in two ways:

Tutor-marked assignments (TMAs)
Each unit is followed by a tutor-marked assignment (TMA) which will be completed at the end of each module and marked by your tutor.

You will not be required to take an external exam with this course as your portfolio of evidence is internally assessed by us and externally quality assured by the awarding body. The outcomes for each TMA are Achieved or Not Yet Achieved. Your tutor will provide feedback on your work, and should there be any amendments required, they will outline what is needed for you to complete that assignment.

Observation (included)
This course requires eight observations. This means that somebody will need to observe you in practice. This could be in a workplace or a voluntary placement. These practical observations are as follows:

  • Internal Observation – there are three in total, and they can be conducted by a qualified person within your placement
  • External Observation – there are five in total, and they will be carried out by an Oxbridge Assessor (we’ll visit you)

We offer five complimentary external observations for this course to any student on the UK mainland, which in addition to the internal observation, is enough to complete the course.

Read more about practical observations

Entry requirements

To enrol on this course, you’ll either already be a trainee teacher with subject-specific experience, working with a teaching organisation or have a confirmed trainee teacher placement with a teaching organisation.

There is a mandatory practical requirement of 100 hours of teaching practice, 8 of these hours will need to be observed by a teaching-qualified colleague or mentor who will support you on your journey through this qualification.

You should hold English and Maths at level 2.

Due to the nature of this course, the minimum starting age is 19.

Courses Taught by Experts

Sarah

Education and Childcare

My 30-year stride in education started with childminding, to working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. I then tutored in a national reading programme and went on to become a Higher-Level TA. I’m elated to say I graduated with a First-Class BA Honours Degree when I was 50 – living proof that it’s never too late to chase your dreams!

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Kelly

Counselling and Psychology

I always knew that a career focused around helping people achieve their goals was perfect for me. That’s why I became a tutor. I love to see my student’s confidence flourish as they progress through their courses. It’s important to help them fit their learning goals around their personal commitments so they have the best chance of success! 

Kelly, tutor

Penny

STEM and History of Art

Marine biology, jellyfish conservationist, hairdresser, fitness instructor… I have an eclectic backstory! Art is my passion and one of my proudest moments was achieving my Masters in Fine Art. I then requalified as an Art teacher to share my knowledge with my students. For most of my career, I’ve supported vulnerable students with additional needs such as SEMH and SEN.

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Laura

Health care

For 10+ years, my passion for helping learners develop and grow has driven my career as a teacher. To help me progress even further, I am currently studying to achieve the IQA award. I love reading and I’m a self-professed Harry Potter fan. Talk to me about all things history, rock music, tattoos and true crime podcasts. 

Laura, tutor

Faye

Early Years

Beginning my career as an early years practitioner inspired me to step into the world of teaching. I have since elevated my skillset through a range of qualifications including L3 in Assessing Vocational Achievement, L3 in Education & Training and L4 in Internal Quality Assurance. I’m a big kid at heart; I love Disney movies and also dabble in photography.  

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