This apprenticeship has the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training embedded within it, alongside a Level 2 qualification in safeguarding.
Learning and Skills Teacher
Learning and Skills Teacher
The Learning and Skills Teacher (LST) apprenticeship is designed for the teachers and trainers who have first achieved competence in a vocational or subject specialism and then subsequently trained as a teacher. Many teachers in the Education and Training Sector (ETS) begin teaching as a second, or even later, career and so would benefit from this apprenticeship.
The proposed duration from the Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education is 24 months.
The funding band for this apprenticeship is currently £10,000.
There are two parts to the End Point Assessment (EPA) of this standard. Firstly, there is a Professional Discussion that is informed by an online presentation and case study. The second component is comprised of two observations by an Independent Assessor.
The apprentice LST will gain their Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, Level 2 Safeguarding and a deeper understanding of the role of a LST. They will also gain a greater awareness of the ETS as a whole while mastering the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the standard that industry professionals have identified as being the key responsibilities and abilities of a LST.
The employer and their learners will benefit from the apprentice LST developing their abilities and understanding of planning and delivering learning that is current, relevant, challenging, and that inspires learners to engage and achieve their full potential. The apprentice LST will also become more aware of the holistic approach to teaching that is expected by Ofsted, ensuring the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of learners are at the heart of their approach to teaching.
LSTs 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.
All apprenticeships are employer-led and are the responsibility of the employer, with support of the training provider.
The employer will normally:
• provide induction training, manage the employee, including performance management reviews
• conduct monthly 1-2-1s and provide support
• provide workplace learning activities, shadowing opportunities, coaching and mentoring
• provide ongoing and final feedback
• co-operate with the requirement for 20% of apprentices’ time to be spent ‘off the job’ learning related to the Learning and Skills Teacher standard
CMT will provide:
- initial advice and guidance, clarify roles and responsibilities and agree on a timetable
- complete relevant apprentice paperwork
- help identify learning gaps and deliver formal training
- conduct progress reviews and provide learner support
- help agree on scope and content of the project, register with appropriate bodies and support in preparing the apprentice for the formal End Point Assessment (EPA)
We enrol apprentices throughout the year with workshop dates and locations to be confirmed at enrolment. We encourage our employers to host workshops where possible to promote networking and exposure for all apprentices to different environments in the Education and Training Sector.
For larger employers, this Apprenticeship will be funded through your Digital Apprenticeship Service account.
For smaller employers, not subject to the Apprenticeship Levy, the Apprenticeship will be funded 95% by the government and 5% by the employer.
There is the option to attend a residential as part of this apprenticeship, providing trainee teachers with a fantastic opportunity to gain skills and understanding through experiential learning. This cannot be levy funded so comes at an additional cost of £295 but is often regarded by apprentices as one of the highlights of their apprenticeship.