Occupation profile

As a Learning and Skills Teacher (LST) you will be a ‘dual-professional’, having first achieved competence in a vocational or subject specialism and then subsequently trained as a teacher.

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.

You teach young people and adults within all parts of the education and training sector, including: work based/independent training provision; further, adult and higher education; offender-learning; and the voluntary sector. You will be responsible for planning and delivering learning that is current, relevant, challenging, and that inspires
learners to engage and achieve their full potential.

As a Learning and Skills Teacher you will collaborate closely with colleagues and other educational training sector professionals in supporting learner progress and ensure the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of learners.

Entry requirements

Employers set their own entry requirements for this apprenticeship

Programme qualifications & requirements

  • Achieve Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training or equivalent
  • Achieve Level 2 Safeguarding
  • Achieve Level 2 English, maths and ICT (if not held)
  • Achieve 20% off the job requirement
  • Prepare a thermatic case study
  • Prepare an online presentation
  • Consistently working at or above the level required of a Learning and Skills Teacher

Programme details

During this apprenticeship you will participate in training, development and on-going review activities. These typically include:

  • Induction which is specific to your workplace
  • Study days and training courses
  • 20% off the job training
  • Mentoring/buddy support
  • Completion of a portfolio through which you gather evidence of your progress
  • Structured one to one reviews of your progress with your employer and/or Dynamic Training

You will be allocated a Skills & Development Coach who will support and guide you for the duration of your apprenticeship.

Your apprenticeship programme will be delivered as blended learning. Blended learning is a combination of both
online and face to face delivery. You will need to have good internet access and a suitable device such as a smart
phone, laptop, or tablet to work on. Microsoft Teams is used for coaching sessions and ZOOM is currently used for
taught sessions. Please discuss accessibility with your employer as these applications are required, in order for you to
complete your training.

Assessment gateway

Your employer will make the decision as to when you are ready to undertake the end point assessment. Before going forward for end point assessment, you must have achieved the mandatory qualifications and requirements of the standard. 

End point assessment

Following successful completion of the Gateway, you will proceed to end point assessment (EPA). The EPA is undertaken by an independent assessment organisation chosen by your employer and has to be completed within an 8 week timeframe following the gateway.

The End Point assessment components are:

  • Professional discussion
  • 2 x teaching observations

The Independent Assessor will determine the overall EPA grade of either fail, pass or distinction

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