Learning and Skills Teacher Level 5
The Learning and Skills Teacher (LST) is 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
About the Course
This course focuses on developing learners’ teaching skills teaching within a post-compulsory education environment. The apprentice will demonstrate how to plan for learner needs and use of active learning for differentiation and collaboration, including how to design and manage resources and explore new technologies to enhance learning. They will learn about delivery methods, communication theories, behaviour management, reflective practice, and teaching principles
Typical Job Roles
Learning and skills Teacher
Individual employers may set any entry requirements but these may typically include:
- Competence in vocational and/or specialist subject at an appropriate level
- Confirmation of current vocational/specialist subject knowledge
- Up to date knowledge of workplace practice
- A willingness to continue to develop personal ICT skills to a level in-line with the LST role.
- 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 and British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.
Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training or equivalent
Level 2 Safeguarding
Level 2 ICT, English and mathematics
With the employer’s approval, the LST could progress onto curriculum/training leadership roles following an adequate period of experience teaching at this level, within the sector.
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