Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship (Higher Level) Level 5

Course Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level 5
Start Date August 2020
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Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship (Higher Level)

This apprenticeship is suitable for teachers who want to develop their pedagogical practice and working with those aged 14+. 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. 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. LSTs are responsible for planning and delivering learning that is current, relevant, challenging, and that inspires students to engage and achieve their full potential. LSTs collaborate closely with colleagues and other ETS professionals in supporting learner progress. LSTs ensure the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of students.

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3.

Adult students being taught in a classroom.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You will be required to have achieved English at Level 2
  • You will be required to have achieved Maths at Level 2
What will I learn?
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Operate at all times to ethical and legal standards and within professional boundaries

Value diversity and actively promote equality of opportunity and inclusion

Be resilient and adaptable when dealing with challenge and change, maintaining focus and selfcontrol

Promote a passion for learning and high expectations of all students

Model exemplary communication skills with learners and in all professional relationships

Be a role model for the effective use of current, digital and mobile technologies in support of teaching and learning

Underpin their practice by reference to professional standards and evidencebased teaching and learning

"I previously studied at a local grammar school, and chose to study a Foundation Degree at the University Centre South Devon because it meant I could stay close to home, which meant that I could save money. I also really liked that the course required a placement alongside your studies, which was a really valuable way of gaining essential experience. The tutors on the course were incredibly helpful, and they were always there to provide various levels of support. I was really pleased to gain a strong overall grade, and I was particularly proud of my research project. I used to teach outdoor education, but had decided to teach indoors instead, and I'm really glad I made that choice. I'm now aiming to top-up my degree and gain a PGCE so that I can become a primary school teacher."Stephanie Hudson

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