The Advanced Diploma of Vocational Education and Training aims to provide a pathway of further learning for those already involved in the delivery of vocational educational courses. Advanced will be able to apply knowledge and skills to make high level, independent judgments, to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate professional work, and to respond to challenges, issues and opportunities for change .

Career opportunities

A Advanced Diploma in is a much sought-after qualification in a range of large organisations and businesses that train their own staff and in the broader vocational education sector.


Professional recognition

The Advanced Diploma of Vocational Education and Training is recognised by DETC as an advanced qualification for those who are already teachers and trainers. 


Assessment methods

Most units have two assessment tasks. There is a strong focus on authentic and professionally-relevant assessment. There are no written examinations.

Teaching methods

Students learn in an interactive online environment with plenty of flexibility to accommodate the competing commitments of busy professionals. There are no compulsory attendance requirements. Modules are delivered by distance education and are offered across the University's three study sessions, enabling students to fast track their studies. Units use innovative technology to support student learning and to enable students to have regular engagement with academics and fellow students. Learning is facilitated by highly qualified and supportive academics.

Advanced standing

Your previous study or experience may help you cut time off your degree.

Promote your employability

The Advanced Diploma of Vocational Education and Training provides teachers, trainers and facilitators an opportunity to improve their career opportunities within the sector.


Enhance your skills around:

·         facilitation and assessment practice

·         building industry and client relationships

·         designing learning strategies

·         developing learning resources and assessment tools

·         conducting training needs and analysis

·         adult language, literacy and numeracy

·         leadership

The program will be delivered flexibly using a combination of:

·         workshops

·         research and reading

·         private study

·         group activities

·         peer workplace support

·         mentoring

Entry Requirements

Learners must fulfill the following criteria to be permitted entry on to the course:

-NCF/QCF Level 4 or A Level or

-Diploma in Vocational Education and Training
-Any overseas qualification deemed equivalent to one of the above. 

Learn from experienced instructors

The Advanced Diploma of Vocational Education and Training is delivered by experienced specialists in the areas of facilitation and assessment practice.





Credit Hours

·      EDU0 - Vocational Education and Training Studies 


·      EDU9 - Managing Assessment in Vocational Education and Training


·      EDU2-  Leading Professional Learning Communities 


·      EDU3-  Improving Practice through Program Evaluation 


·      EDY1-   Work-based Professional Learning Project 


·      EDY2-   Change and Innovation in Teaching and Learning 


·      EDY4-   Embracing Diversity 


·      EDY5-   Adult Learning



Total Credit Hours:




Program Specific Accreditation

The Distance Education and Training Council for Business Schools and Programs (DETC) Board of Commissioners has granted accreditation to Newcastle University's Advanced Diploma in (Vocational Education and Training) program.* DETC is one of three major accrediting agencies for business schools and is a leading specialized accrediting agency for business education. This recognition certifies that programs offered through Newcastle University's College of Business & Management meet the rigorous educational standards established by DETC.

*For a full list of Newcastle University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by DETC, please see the Accreditation page.

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* Figure based on 2013 graduates self-reporting data to Newcastle University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by Newcastle University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to Newcastle University Career Services.

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