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Education and Training

Course Code: DETT

Level: 5
Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: City & Guilds, Diploma
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Two years
When you'll study: Thursdays, 5.15pm - 8.45pm

About the course

Do you want to reach fully qualified teacher status in the further education and skills sector? The City & Guilds Diploma in Education and Training at City College Plymouth is an in-service route to a qualified teacher or assessor role in further education Colleges, work-based learning, or community, public sector and private training. This course is ideally suited to those who want a teacher training course leading to a full teaching qualification. You will acquire a practical teaching and training toolkit to use in your everyday professional role. You will also develop reflective and critical skills to enhance your practice and maintain your continuing professional development as a teacher in the further education and skills sector. Student loans are available to pay the tuition fees for this course – further information is available from the Student Finance England website.

What you'll learn

You will attend one taught class a week (four hours) in term time and undertake about four to eight hours self-study per week throughout the course. You will need to complete assignments for each unit and be observed eight times in your teaching practice by both course tutors and your mentor. You must achieve a minimum standard of teaching to pass the course.

Entry requirements

This level 5 course is part-time and in-service; this means you need to be in a suitable teaching of training post to enter the course. This can include voluntary teaching. A minimum of 100 hours teaching/training practice is required over the two years of the course. You need to be suitably qualified in one or more specialist subjects or vocational areas. In most cases this will be a level 3 or higher qualification. You will undertake an initial assessment of the basic skills needed for the course, including literacy or ICT. You must be able to appoint a mentor in your subject specialism to support your professional development as a teacher.

We also recommend that you have a Level 3 Award in Education and Training or equivalent (such as PTLLS).


Unit assignments and observations of your teaching or training (no exams).

What's next?

On completion you may progress to higher level courses at the College or at university, such as the BA Education Studies degree, or undertake a specialist diploma in Adult Literacy, Numeracy or Teaching Disabled Learners.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: DETT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £2500

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.