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Achieving your Diploma in Education and Training

Achieving your Diploma in Education and Training

Second Edition

February 2018 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book supports the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training for anyone training to teach in the further education and skills sector. Full of informed practical guidance and supported by meaningful links to theory and educational research, it covers all mandatory units included in the diploma and has been carefully designed to be your indispensable guide to successfully achieving the qualification.

Thought-provoking activities in every chapter highlight key points and show how you can apply them in practice allowing you to enhance your teaching skills. This book clearly communicates what underpins high-quality teaching and empowers you to succeed as a teacher of learners in the further education and skills sector.

 New to this edition:

·         Reflective activities in every chapter encouraging you to engage critically with key concepts

·         New coverage of employability offering pragmatic guidance for succeeding in the workplace

·         Content updated to reflect current policy directions within the sector

·         Links to further reading throughout highlighting key literature on each major topic

Chapter 1: Education and Training: The Teacher’s Role and Responsibilities
Chapter 2: Planning for Teaching and Learning
Chapter 3: Choosing and Using Resources
Chapter 4: Assessing for Teaching and Learning
Chapter 5: Communication and Teaching Strategies
Chapter 6: Learning: Theory and Practice
Chapter 7: Managing Learners
Chapter 8: Professionalism and Continuing Professional Development
Chapter 9: Curriculum Development and Design
Chapter 10: The Wider Context of Professional Practice
Chapter 11: Successfully Completing Your Diploma in Education and Training

‘An informative overview of the social and political factors influencing professional practice and curriculum development –excellent support for new practitioners.’ 
Lynne Reveley, Lecturer for Education and Training at 
Solihull College and University Centre


Lynne Reveley
Solihull College & University Centre

Essential reading for those taking the DET

Professor Adrian Stanfield
Teacher Education, Nottingham College
June 15, 2021

Well written and accessible to students. Contains a lot of very useful and pertinent information that is a very useful reference source for our students. We recommended the first edition and are very happy to recommend this updated version.

Ms Su Illingworth
Professional Development Team, Craven College
April 24, 2018

A comprehensive book written in an accessible style. It will help learners work towards the L5 Diploma by encouraging them to carry out activities and reflective tasks. Useful appendices and detailed index.

Ms Ann Gravells
Assessment Ne, Cambridge University
February 22, 2018

This textbook covers the mandatory units of for reading the Diploma in Education and Teaching. It covers in an in-depth manner the ability to apply underpinning knowledge to practical application. It gives a robust critical approach to the key theories in the lifelong learning sector.

Adult education, London Guildhall College
April 7, 2018

This is an excellent book covering the modules of the DET course closely through both years 1 and 2. It is very readable and so I would recommend it for any trainee teacher starting out on the DET programme.

Mr Peter Lyon
School of Teacher Education & Development (Canterbury), Canterbury Christ Church University
February 13, 2018

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