Learning and Skills Teacher Level 5 Apprenticeship

Learning and Skills Teacher Level 5 Apprenticeship

Duration: minimum 24 months
Course ID: Learning and Skills Teacher Level 5 Apprenticeship
Qualification: Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training or equivalent and Level 2 Safeguarding
Entry requirements: As outlined

Why this apprenticeship?

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 Learning and Skills Teacher 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.

Learning and Skills Teachers, 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. Learning and Skills Teachers are responsible for planning and delivering learning that is current, relevant, challenging, and that inspires learners to engage and achieve their full potential.

Learning and Skills Teachers collaborate closely with colleagues and other ETS professionals in supporting learner progress. Learning and Skills Teachers ensure the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of learners.

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.

Course content

Learners who successfully complete this qualification will:

  • Take an analytical and practical approach to all aspects of planning, delivering, and assessing inclusive teaching and learning.
  • Embed theories and principles in education and training and demonstrate them in their practice.
  • Carry out research into professionalism in education and training policies and consider their impact upon their role and accountability as a teacher / trainer.
  • 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 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.

For more information about apprenticeships visit https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentice/what-is-an-apprenticeship

What next?

Here you will find some potential career pathways once you have completed your apprenticeship with us.

Further Education Lecturer

Key tasks 

  • interviewing potential students
  • planning and preparing lessons and submitting plans to management
  • working with exam boards in setting and marking essays and exams
  • checking students’ progress and acting as a personal tutor
  • working with course teams to develop new courses and teaching materials
  • carrying out admin tasks like keeping records and ordering resources
  • taking part in meetings and events like open days
  • attending training courses and keeping up with professional development
  • supervising practical work within health and safety guidelines

Youth Offending Team officer

Key tasks 

  • helping young offenders into education, work or training, and encouraging them to take part in constructive activities
  • carrying out risk assessments and planning how to manage future risk of reoffending
  • preparing reports for the courts before sentencing
  • coming up with action plans to support young offenders and prevent them from reoffending
  • referring young offenders to agencies to support their welfare needs, like housing, or drug and alcohol misuse services
  • supervising young offenders on court orders and community sentences, and after their release from secure institutions
  • visiting young people in secure institutions


Higher Education Lecturer

Key tasks

  • developing teaching materials and preparing for lectures
  • delivering lectures, seminars, practical demonstrations and fieldwork
  • setting and marking assignments and exams
  • uploading materials and supporting student discussions
  • assessing students’ work and progress
  • acting as personal tutor to students
  • supervising student research
  • contributing to conferences and seminars
  • taking part in staff training
  • undertaking administrative duties

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Additional support

We welcome applications from learners of all abilities and we are committed to supporting applicants through the enrolment process. To ensure that we provide you with the best support available, please indicate any learning difficulties, disabilities or support requirements that you will need at your interview.


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