Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship Level 5

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Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
Contact us Work based


The Learning and Skills Apprenticeship is a high level qualification which has a teaching/training practice requirement. It is an ‘in service’ qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers.

This course is ideal if you are new to teaching or training in the further education and skills sector and are looking for comprehensive training to support you in your development as an educational practitioner.

For more information contact our Workforce team

Call: 01702 221800


Entry Requirements

  • Employed in a trade/industry related to the apprenticeship.
    You will need to find employment in a related trade/industry before applying for the apprenticeship programme you wish to complete.
  • Must hold a Level 3 qualification in Subject Specialism
  • A minimum of 30 hours of teaching provision per week (preparation & delivery) during each year of study during which you have full responsibility for planning, delivering and assessing specific area/s of the institution’s provision. The placement should be within a local school teaching 14-plus students, a local sixth-form teaching post-16 learners or a local college teaching post-16 or adult learners
  • A mentor in the workplace who is a qualified teacher/lecturer (i.e. PgCE, Cert. Ed, DTLLs, DETs) and where possible, is a subject specialist in the same area as the trainee teacher. Where the mentor is not a subject specialist, the trainee teacher will require the support of a named subject coach
  • Level 2 English and Maths in advance of application

Course Structure

The apprenticeship is made up of 80% teaching in-role and 20% equivalent off-the-job hours. Off-the-job content consists of:

  • Four hours per week Level 5 C&G’s DETs (please refer to separate Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training guidance handout)
  • Two hours per week blended learning. Including, but not limited to, behavioral management, digital technologies and pedagogies
  • One and a half hours per week in-departmental Continued Professional Development, required to be logged each week
  • Level 2 NCFE Safeguarding qualification, this is online and is made up of three modules with the expectation to be completed with six weeks per module. (Approx. Equivalent to 35 hours and is included in the 20% off-the-job hours)

On completion, successful trainees will be able to take an analytical and practical approach to all aspects of planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning. They will also be prepared and able to implement technology-enhanced learning that supports the evolving digital world we live in. Trainees will embed theories and principles in education & training and demonstrate them in their practice. They will also carry out research into professionalism in education & training policies and consider their impact on their role and their accountability as a teacher/trainer.

Assessment & Feedback

  • Assessment of DETs (as detailed in DETs guidance)
  • Assessment of L2 Safeguarding modules by online submission
  • Seven Apprenticeship focused observations (in addition to DETs requirements)
  • Final overall assessment is by externally assessed End Point Assessment (EPA) that consists of:
    • Two observations
    • A one hour interview with approximately 15 questions related to the apprenticeship, this is informed (but not assessed) by a 20 minute online presentation of your ‘digital journey’ submitted in advance

What Next...

This course is a nationally recognised teaching qualification in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Graduates can therefore apply for QTLS.