NCFE Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (£1155 without mentoring)

To sign up for this course delivered over distance and using Moodle. You will need to complete our application form, please contact us about this at The course is regulated through Ofqual at Level 5 via the NCFE (, and the link to the course on their website is here:  

The DET is equivalent to the PGCE

The course is delivered via our Moodle and all the help and information guidance works from that point onwards once you are signed up. The price can include 8 hours or more of mentoring over the 12 Months of the course duration. The course can be completed sooner depending on your time to complete the theory and practical elements on the course. Whilst on the course you are required to evidence 100 hours teaching work and be able to record this over the 12 Months along with 8 hours of observed teaching practice to prove competency as a teacher.

If you need anything else let us know on 020-33974548. If you want to discuss the course with any of our former students and advocates we can pass on their details and you can discuss their experiences direct with them on how they succeeded working with us.

As a Qualified Teacher you could earn £36,000 per annum or more. Contact us to learn more on how you can achieve this in 12 months online

The PGCE in Lifelong Learning or Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) is considered to be equivalent to the NCFE Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) at QCF Level 7. The DET is also taught from QCF Level 5.

“I didn’t have any tutorials until the head of school sorted it with my tutor, I would of managed at the beginning a lot better if my school had of told me it was an option. In regards to my tutorials with Paul, I couldn’t have managed without him, he was like my angel. Thank you for all the encouragement you have given me. I don’t know what I would have done without your endless support and cannot thank you enough, thank you for your invaluable mentoring these past months. I’ve had fun getting to know you better, and I’ve learned so much from talking with you and seeing how you work. You are amazing at what you do! I’m grateful to have had the chance to work with you so closely“ Helen – Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training – Blackburn, England

This qualification is suitable for individuals who: want the opportunity to explore underpinning theories, frameworks and research into effective teaching and learning alongside developing practical teaching skills
are currently teaching and want to have their experience and practice accredited are not currently teaching but can meet the minimum teaching practice requirement of 100 hours;
are able to undertake a large qualification, lasting one year and have the potential to study at this level, which has the same level of demand as that of a degree course; want a wide choice of optional units to reflect the context in which they teach.

Assessment will be by a range of methods such as written and practical assignments, professional discussion with your tutor, question and answering via our Moodle forums, observation and practical work assignments. You will be supported by an allocated tutor who will also be your assessor. You will also need to be observed teaching in a professional context for at least eight hours during the course.

The most important thing is that your teaching sessions are supported by appropriate session plans and schemes of work. The observations are carried out by our qualified professionals or those internal to your organisation

How long is the course?

12 Months. Students are able to complete the course within a shorter time depending on a number of factors which includes own commitment and ability to study at a higher level. There is no compromise regarding the quality of evidence which has to be produced to demonstrate competency! Candidates will still be expected to evidence 100 teaching hours and 360 guided learning hours.

Please bear in mind this course includes distance learning and students will require a lot of self motivation and should be committed to maximise all the learning opportunities available! If a student invests more time on the course such as 15 hours a week then they will most likely complete earlier compared to someone who commits only 2 hours. You are usually expected to complete the course within 12 months from enrollment. However this time frame can extend given various mitigating circumstances.

Entry requirements?

You will need to evidence Literacy skills at Level 4. Students will also be expected to have access to 100 professional teaching hours.

You are expected due to the nature of course delivery to have access to the internet,computer and a word processor that can open and produce Microsoft Word Documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’. Candidates without Microsoft office are advised to consider free open source software such as Open Office. You however need to ensure your documents are saved and submitted for assessment as word documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’?

Progression on completion?

You can progress on to higher teaching courses such as the Masters in Education after your DET qualification and training. You can also after completion apply for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Please note that QTLS (given by professional bodies such as SET via membership or registration) is not regarded as a ‘qualification’ under the QCF.

How do I register?

We offer a rolling induction due to the nature of the course delivery and you can join us anytime as long as you meet all of our requirements as above. Please contact us in the first instance to discuss your requirements and further to that conversation you will be required to complete and application. If your application is successful then you will be registered with our awarding body the NCFE and your Moodle login details will be sent to you along with further guidance on our course available via your allocated tutor. You will be required to make a financial commitment further to registering you with the awarding organisation and details of payments in full or via our installment plans can be discussed.

For more information please contact us to discuss on 020-33974548

All course pricing is without mentoring, please discuss this further with your tutor if you require these services as course costs could differ. .