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Apprenticeship training course

Learning and skills teacher (level 5)

Teaching young people and adults within all parts of the education and training sector.

Qualification level
5
Equivalent to higher national diploma (HND).
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Education and childcare
Maximum funding
£7,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Education practitioner
  • FE learning and skills teacher
  • Learning and skills practitioner
  • Learning and skills teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Tutor
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Integrate subject and pedagogic research into teaching activity to enhance teaching and support changes of practice
  • Identify, consider and take steps to minimise the impact of barriers to learning
  • Contextualise English and mathematics in a way that promotes understanding of key topics
  • Use a variety of teaching and assessment methods depending on the learning environment and learners’ needs
  • Encourage learners to set challenging goals
  • Promote understanding of equality and diversity and sustainable development
  • Demonstrate through their teaching the wider context (policy, economic, societal, technological, legal, cultural and environmental) of the subject, recognising the implications for professional practice
  • Design and use resources that are inclusive and add value to learners’ development
  • Engage and inspire all learners
  • Identify and set outcomes to enable each learner to achieve or exceed targets
  • Provide ongoing learner feedback
  • Use the results of initial and diagnostic assessment to plan learning and differentiated support at the start of and throughout the learners' journey
  • Encourage learners to develop: autonomy and resilience, personal and interpersonal effectiveness, social awareness and respect for others, essential employability skills, a solutions mindset, and the ability to create change
  • Use assessment data to regularly review and develop own and others’ practice and to report emerging gaps in progression and achievement amongst groups of learners
  • Support the implementation and execution of safeguarding procedures and promote the welfare of children, young people and/or adults in accordance with statutory provisions
  • Prepare learners for their transition through education, further training, and into employment
  • Comply with internal and external regulations, legislation and guidance, such as: teaching, learning and assessment, recording, storing and sharing information relating to learners
  • Adapt communication style, method, and terminology to reflect the needs of the audience including individual learners, colleagues, stakeholders
  • Engage learners to establish standards of behaviour, mutual respect and safe working
  • Challenge learners to address inappropriate behaviour or viewpoints
  • Continually update and maintain their own knowledge and skills as a teaching professional and a subject specialist as part of managing their own continual professional development (CPD)
  • Be proactive in seeking and responding to feedback from varied sources including learner voice, peers, colleagues, employers and stakeholders to improve own practice
  • Manage workload through preparation and prioritisation, time management, and responsiveness to change
  • Act within, the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities
  • Use innovative and up to date digital and online technologies in a way that is safe to improve teaching, learning and assessment

Full information on Learning and skills teacher (level 5) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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