Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship Level 5

Course overview
The Further Education Learning and Skills Teacher (Level 5) is a teaching qualification that has a teaching / training practice requirement. It is an “in service” course designed for those working, or wishing to work, as teachers / trainers in England. It extends into investigation and research into current practice, theories and models that relate to education and training with candidates being required to demonstrate their ability to transfer the findings of their research into their own practice.

What you will learn
Candidates who successfully complete this qualification will:

  • You will take an analytical and practical approach to all aspects of planning, delivering, and assessing inclusive teaching and learning.
  • You willl embed theories and principles in education and training and demonstrate them in their practice.
  • You will carry out research into professionalism in education and training policies and consider their impact upon their role and accountability as a teacher / trainer.
  • You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the quality improvement and quality assurance within their organisation.

The qualification will be assessed by combination assignments, a portfolio of teaching evidence and the observation of teaching / training practice.

A minimum of 8 observations are required from the mandatory units 426 and 501 with additional observations required for some optional units.

To pass the qualification observations should be graded good or better against the Ofsted observation of learning criteria by the end of the course programme.

Entry requirements
All candidates must have access to a minimum of 100 hours of teaching.

Candidates should have a subject they are delivering and should be qualified and have experience in that subject area.

All candidates should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, Mathematics and ICT. They should record their development needs and agree an action plan to address them.

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