Level Five Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship

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The Learning and Skills Teacher (LST) is ‘dual-professional’, having first achieved competence in a vocational or subject specialism and then subsequently trained as a teacher. This means that many teachers in the Education and Training Sector (ETS) begin teaching as a second, or even later, career. The LST role is pivotal to the success of traineeship and apprenticeship programmes, in delivering effective vocational education and training that meets both learners’ and employers’ needs.

LSTs teach young people and adults within all parts of the ETS, including: work based/independent training provision; further, adult and higher education; offender-learning; and the voluntary sector. LSTs are responsible for planning and delivering learning that is current, relevant, challenging, and that inspires learners to engage and achieve their full potential. LSTs collaborate closely with colleagues and other ETS professionals in supporting learner progress. LSTs ensure the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of learners.

What will I study?

  • Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Theories, principles and models in education and training.
  • Wider professional practice and development in education and training

Plus 4-6 optional modules based around the needs of the cohort. (TBC)

How will I be assessed?

  • Independent End Point Assessment
  • Teaching Observations
  • Completion of coursework on the Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (DET) course
  • Online Assessment for Level 2 Safeguarding Coursework / exam for Level 2 English/Maths (Where applicable)

How will the course be delivered?

  • Attendance required for online delivery sessions. Remote learning initially.
  • Weekly online workshops to support with Level 2 Safeguarding and tutorials.
  • Mixture of work-based assessment through 8 lesson observations as well as coursework assessment within the modules.
  • An End Point Assessment required for the apprenticeship standard.
  • Minimum of 100 hours per year teaching activity.

Entry requirements

Individual employers may set any entry requirements, but these may typically include:

  • Competence in vocational and/or specialist subject at an appropriate level
  • Confirmation of current vocational/specialist subject knowledge
  • Up to date knowledge of workplace practice
  • A willingness to continue to develop personal ICT skills to a level in-line with the Learner and Skills Teacher (LST) role
  • Reference to the Education and Training Foundation’s (2016) Minimum Core Guidance, and any subsequent updates

Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.

What next?

Progress onto further study at Higher Education level 6 and above. Also, progression into a teaching role within an education and training provider organisation.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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