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Learning and Skills Teacher – Apprenticeship Standard

This programme, which includes a wide range of topics/modules, enables you to explore the role of the teacher in the FE and Skills sector and consider how to plan for a variety of creative teaching, learning and assessment approaches.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Teacher Training, Coaching and Mentoring
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 5
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
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Course Information for Students

This apprenticeship is best suited to someone already in an unqualified teacher role or a vocational education and training role, with responsibility for delivery of group teaching or training in a classroom or workshop setting. 

  • Teacher apprenticeship contract – a minimum of two years to enable End Point Assessment
  • Evidence of a Level 3 (at least) qualification in your own subject-specialism
  • Evidence of an approved Level 2 qualification in English Language and Maths (or a commitment to achieve these prior to the End Point Assessment)
  • A mentor in the organisation where you work to support your development

Roles and responsibilities of a teacher

  • Explore the roles and responsibilities of a teacher in the post-14 environment
  • Identify teaching and learning methods in your subject/area of teaching
  • Investigate adaptive teaching methods
  • Develop reflective skills

Learners and learning

  • Review a range of learning theories
  • Analyse and apply different theoretical approaches within your classroom
  • Reflect on the effectiveness of the approaches used

Classroom management

  • Identify effective learning behaviours
  • Explore a number of different theoretical approaches to support students in establishing positive learner behaviour
  • Implement a number of classroom management strategies in your classroom

Designing your curriculum 

  • Explore the wider context of curriculum design
  • Review the policies/initiatives which impact on curriculum change
  • Evaluate the sequence of your curriculum and suggest how this might be developed
  • Plan for the wider curriculum

Becoming a subject specialist 

  • Consider and evaluate the pedagogy used within your subject
  • Review and plan how you will continue to develop your subject knowledge

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Gateway and End Point Assessment 

  • Lesson observation and professional discussion
  • Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

You will learn via blended learning.


Learners maintain an activity portfolio alongside on-programme assessment. With the approval of their employer, learners will progress to the End Point Assessment where they will be required to undertake a lesson observation and professional discussion along with a second professional discussion supported by their portfolio of evidence.

  • QTLS: Professional Formation for the FE and Skills sector (equating to QTS in schools)
  • A permanent position as a teacher in Post-14 Education, for example in schools, FE colleges, training providers and prison education services
  • A BA (Hons) Education Studies or Masters in Education (depending on your prior qualifications)

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Further Education Teaching Professionals


Further Education Teaching Professionals

Special and Additional Needs Education Teaching Professionals


Special and Additional Needs Education Teaching Professionals

Teaching Professionals


Teaching Professionals

Higher Education Teaching Professionals


Higher Education Teaching Professionals

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Course Information Last Updated On: April 9, 2024 4:23 pm