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Diploma in Education & Training (DET) – Part Time

Course title

Diploma in Education and Training Part Time

This course is currently being revalidated to ensure it offers you the best possible course content. Updated information about the course that you will study in September 2021 will be available on this page soon.

This programme is validated, and quality assured by the University of Worcester and delivered at Halesowen College as a partner of the University.

Campus location

Coombswood Campus (Day)

Whittingham Road (Evening)

Why study this course?

  • Nationally recognised teaching qualification leading to QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills)
  • Flexible course delivery either in the evening or during the day
  • Employment opportunities in a range of settings such as secondary schools; further education colleges; work-based learning; adult education and community learning
  • Highly skilled and experienced tutors to fully support and develop trainees’ professional practice
  • Vibrant, modern and inclusive learning environment

Length of course

Part Time: Two Years

Compulsory modules

This course is currently being revalidated to ensure it offers you the best possible course content. Updated information about the course that you will study in September 2021 will be available on this page soon.


Module 1415                      Teaching, Learning and Assessment  

Module 1416                      Promoting Positive Welfare, Wellbeing and Behaviour  

Module 2517                      Curriculum Planning, Delivery and Assessment  

Module 2518                      Reflecting on specialist professional practice.  

Module 1903 and 2903    Teaching Practice 

The Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training is informed by research and current developments in the discipline and by feedback from students, external examiners and employers.  Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice.  The most up to date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for your course.  If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this may not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative.


Students attend College one day or evening per week, with tutorials once a week to monitor progress.  Online resources support the course content, available at The Hive, and the College’s online learning platform.

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The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments.  Formative assessment tasks will generate evidence that can be used for summative portfolios.  Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments, which are graded and count towards the overall module grade.

Assessment methods include:-
1 x professional online teaching portfolio
1 x Group Presentation and Poster
1 x Patchwork Assignment
3 x Reflective Commentaries
2 x Case Studies
1 x Support and Behaviour Plan
1 x Written Commentary

Each module is assessed by written assignment of approximately 3500 words each.  Trainee teachers are also required to teach 30 hours in Year 1 and 70 hours in Year 2 along with four lesson observations each academic year.

Students receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework.  Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the Course Leader.  Feedback is intended to support learning, and students are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate.

We aim to provide students with feedback on formal course work assessments within 20 working days of hand-in.  

How to apply

Applicants should apply via the ‘Apply’ link on the Halesowen College website in the first instance, and then complete an online application at the University of Worcester.

Entry requirements

Level 3 qualification in the area the student wishes to teach:
Eligible qualifications include: HND/HNC; CGLI Advanced Craft Certificate; OCR Advanced Qualifications; NVQ/SVQ Level 3; A levels (GCE/VCE/Applied subjects); Edexcel/BTEC; Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers; Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher); QAA-recognised Access courses; European or International Baccalaureates; technical, commercial or other appropriate professional qualification.

Level 2 English and mathematics:
Eligible qualifications include: GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/4 or equivalent at Level 2, for example Functional Skills.

Other information:
All students (voluntary or paid) are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours teaching during the DET course. This is split into a minimum of 30 hours in the first year, and a minimum of 70 hours in the second year. A placement must be confirmed within 5 weeks of the Course Induction in September with the course leader. If students fail to provide such information, they will not be able to continue on the course.

Students will be supported by a Subject Specialist mentor who will provide guidance and support in the curriculum area and observe the student four times during the two years of the course (twice at Level 4 in the first year, and twice at Level 5 in the second year).

Start date

September 2021


2021 course timetable to be confirmed.


2021 course timetable to be confirmed.

Course fee (per annum)

Please refer to the University of Worcester programme page for course fee information

Course code

First Year
T70002A (Day)
T70002B (Evening) 

Second Year
T70003A (Day)
T70003B (Evening) 

Study mode

Part Time available for 2021 entry

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