Diploma in Teaching text book

Due August 2024 - available for pre-order.

  • This is a core text which is relevant for anyone working towards the Diploma in Teaching (DiT) qualification in the Further Education sector. 

  • It's also appropriate for apprentice FE teachers and anyone working towards a CertEd/PGCE/PGDE. 

  • We are hoping that this book will be the starting point for new teachers. 

  • It is written in my usual style, co-authored with Gavin Lumsden of Essential Teaching UK and published by Sage.


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The book takes you through everything you need to know about teaching learners aged 14 and upwards. This could be in any environment where learning takes place, such as a college; training organisation; the workplace; a further or higher education context. 

The book is written in an accessible language and in a logical way. Activities are included throughout to help you think about how to put theory into practice. There are real examples of teaching and training situations which bring the content to life, along with helpful hints. 

Reading the book can also be a way of maintaining your CPD if you are a current teacher. 


It is a comprehensive and accessible text, which helps you to put theory into practice for the following:

  • Working towards a teaching qualification or apprenticeship programme

  • Producing a professional practice portfolio based around the Learning and Skills Teacher Occupational Standards 

  • Evidence based practice

  • The role of a teacher

  • Curriculum development

  • Education for sustainable development

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion

  • Learning theories

  • Teaching, learning and assessment

  • Using resources to support teaching, learning and assessment

  • Using technology to support teaching, learning and assessment

  • Communication

  • Coaching and mentoring

  • Micro-teaching

  • Teaching practice and observed practice

  • Quality assurance

  • Evaluation

  • Self-reflection

  • Continuing professional development (CPD) 

Please note: this book contains some content which has previously been published in my other text books, but has been updated for this book. 


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