Level 6

Diploma in Education & Training / Professional Certificate in Education & Training


66 weeks


Rush Green


Sep 2021


Adult 19+
Higher Education

You must have completed one year of the Diploma in Education & Training (DET) which we offer in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University.

Course fees of £2,700 are payable to Canterbury Christ Church University. Student finance is available to help cover the cost of tuition fees.

You must already have a first degree in any subject to apply for this programme.

This offers a more in depth study of modules 4, 5 and 6.

This course is not suitable if you wish to teach in primary or secondary schools.

Click here to download the programme specification for the Diploma in Education and Training & Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training.

Module 4: Reflecting on practicePedagogy for specialist subjectsInclusion*Action research

Module 5: Innovating the curriculumWhat is the curriculum?Models and ideologiesInfluences on the curriculumCurriculum and course design

Module 6: Developing professional practiceContemporary issues in the FE and skills sectorImplications of initiatives and agendas, e.g. marketisation, sustainability, social justice, entrepreneurism*Professional development

Assessment is continuous over 2 years and each module is assessed.

Progress Log:This is a reflective diary and an important personal record of your own development. It includes a professional action plan, key learning points in your subject area, and evaluation of your progress towards the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers.

Teaching observations:You will be observed 4 times a year by your mentor, or a tutor from CCCU, or a tutor from BDC. You must provide the observer with a detailed lesson plan and background information about the group. The observer will provide you with detailed feedback and targets for development. You must also evaluate your own lesson.

Peer observation:You will observe another teacher's session, commenting on and evaluating a different focus for each module. This will be compared and contrasted with your own practice.

Module assignment:Assignments are 2000 word essays or reports on an area related to each module; sometimes they may be based on your own research or involve a presentation. You must read relevant literature and reference your work using Harvard style.

You will need:

an undergraduate degreesuccessful completion of year one of the Diploma in Teaching & Education (DET)

On completion of this course you will be a fully qualified lecturer. If you wish to continue your studies you may wish to consider a Masters degree or higher-level apprenticeship.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.