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 25 Years of Teaching Experience


Dip. Ed. / Dip. TESOL

LT&D has, since 2017, run a course which combines the Diploma in TESOL with the Diploma in Education & Training. This means that the programme receives full funding. Approximately 70 people have undertaken it or are in the process of doing so. This programme is also to be offered for the next academic year.

Trinity College London Licentiate Diploma in TESOL (DipTESOL). This qualification is for those who have two or so years post CELTA/CertTESOL experience. The Cambridge equivalent is the DELTA. 

NCFE Diploma in Education & Training (DET). This qualification allows one to obtain Qualified Teaching and Learning Status (QTLS) and is the equivalent of PGCE for those in the post-16 sector.
Work produced for the DipTESOL contributes to the DET and vice versa, meaning that you will obtain 2 sought after qualifications on leaving the programme.

Starting Autumn 2021, you will complete the DET within 2 academic years as a stepping-stone to the DipTESOL, which has a three-year window. You may complete the DET in a shorter timeframe.

Delivery of Learning: 
Via workshops which you can attend virtually or in person at our premises in Witney. Individual progress reviews and TP observation. Additional material is hosted on our Moodle.


  • 12 experiential assignments, based upon work carried out with learners of English.
  • 1 written examination.
  • 1 oral examination.
  • A portfolio of 3 action research tasks (observation of other teachers, self-development of an aspect of teaching, research project into teaching or learning).
  • 8 hours teaching practice observations

Eligibility criteria:

  • Initial CELTA/CertTESOL
  • GCSE or equivalent (Grade A-C) in Maths. This criterion is non-negotiable though you may obtain it between application and programme start.
  • You must not already hold a PGCE, DET or similar
  • First or higher degree

Commitments from you:
Commitment to regularly submit the experiential assignments during the two academic years of the DET.
Availability to attend weekly workshops (Friday afternoons) – 2 hours
Availability to undertake 100 hours practicum teaching learners of English over the two years (circa 1-2 hours per week). This can be:
-At an education provider local to you, e.g a charity
-At the premises of LT&D in Oxfordshire as regular weekly slot or in full block days (e.g every second month)

N.B – You must not receive a salary for these 100 hours of practicum so, although you can work while doing the programme, if this is as a paid teacher you cannot use your normal hours as part of the 100 practicum.

As well as receiving the 2 qualifications, you will also receive:
-On-programme payments for the 12 experiential assignments,
-A larger completion payment in recognition of your 100 hours practicum 
-payment to the awarding bodies for one attempt at the relevant examinations (you will need to pay for any resits if unsuccessful).
-Fee to the Society for Education & Training (SET),which is mandatory to obtain QTLS
-Support in applying for QTLS
-Opportunity to attend Erasmus or Turing projects that LT&D runs, e.g two-week work experience mobilities in Hungary. 
The above are not counted as income and, therefore, are not subject to tax / NI etc. 

Funding is now available for a Autumn 2021 start. This is distributed among all providers of the DET and among all disciplines and is a limited pot of funding, distributed on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, you should apply now as, in previous years, the window of opportunity has closed as early as April.

Please send CVs and confirmation of maths qualification and degree, to