Diploma in Education: DET

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Activate Learning DET awarded through Ascentis is designed to meet your needs and schedules.

Some units are required and the optional units will be selected based on the interests of the cohort in order to support them in their identified areas of growth.

This course will have a fluid schedule which means there will be monthly face to face sessions with expected online work in between.

In addition there will be some intensive days scheduled during term breaks to achieve completing shorter units. All dates will be determined ahead with the cohort of trainees.

Ultimately after a minimum of 10 observations, 100 hours of teaching and completion of the portfolio you will be ready to submit for your diploma.

All will be supported by the tutors and assessment work built in to course work. That said it would be recommended one has a minimum of two hours a week to dedicate to focuse study during this programme.

The course itself will take place on the campus for which is most convenient to the cohort depending upon number.

What I'll learn

Within the course trainees will improve their teaching practice through the study of both theory and strategy. There are seven required units and then options to complete two more.

The required units cover: 

  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
  • Theories, principles and Models in Education and Training
  • Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
  • Wider Professional Practice in Education and Training
  • Developing Employability Skills
  • Developing, Using and Organizing Resources within Specialist
  • Equality and Diversity


How I'll learn

This course will prepare you to become an outstanding teacher and reflective practitioner, all with the added value of our studying alongside our award-winning Learning Philosophy, attributes and employer engagement strategies.


Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold a Level 3 subject specialism and have access to 100 hours of teaching throughout the two years, ideally teaching (on both a one-to-one and group basis) a variety of learners across a range of levels. 
Additionally GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C/4 and above or Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths.speakers: 
For Non-native English speakers- IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (speaking and listening at 7.0) with no other component below 6.0.
Access to a subject specific mentor.  


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.