Hello, I am planning on doing a teaching qualification this year, either a PGCE Post Compulsory or a (pre-service) Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET). I know this differences between them, but wanted to ask the following: 1) Does it make any difference in being an attractive lecturer? e.g. if you were applying for a College job, would they prefer to employ someone with a PGCE over the DET, or not? I only have limited funds and would prefer to do the DET as its significantly cheaper, however I don't want to take the DET and then find out that employers prefer the PGCE. 2) Further to the above, why do people take the PGCE Post-compularoy over the Pre-service Level 5 DET? I can't seem to find much reasoning, especially seeing that one is cheaper than the other. Is it just a preference to get a postgraduate qualification? Many thanks.