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Apprenticeship training course

Learning and skills teacher (level 5)

Teaching young people and adults within all parts of the education and training sector.

Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national diploma (HND).
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Education and early years
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Education practitioner
  • FE learning and skills teacher
  • Learning and skills practitioner
  • Learning and skills teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Tutor
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Integrate subject and pedagogic research into teaching activity to enhance teaching and support changes of practice
  • Identify, consider and take steps to minimise the impact of barriers to learning
  • Contextualise English and mathematics in a way that promotes understanding of key topics
  • Use a variety of teaching and assessment methods depending on the learning environment and learners’ needs
  • Encourage learners to set challenging goals
  • Promote understanding of equality and diversity and sustainable development
  • Demonstrate through their teaching the wider context (policy, economic, societal, technological, legal, cultural and environmental) of the subject, recognising the implications for professional practice
  • Design and use resources that are inclusive and add value to learners’ development
  • Engage and inspire all learners
  • Identify and set outcomes to enable each learner to achieve or exceed targets
  • Provide ongoing learner feedback
  • Use the results of initial and diagnostic assessment to plan learning and differentiated support at the start of and throughout the learners' journey
  • Encourage learners to develop: autonomy and resilience, personal and interpersonal effectiveness, social awareness and respect for others, essential employability skills, a solutions mindset, and the ability to create change
  • Use assessment data to regularly review and develop own and others’ practice and to report emerging gaps in progression and achievement amongst groups of learners
  • Support the implementation and execution of safeguarding procedures and promote the welfare of children, young people and/or adults in accordance with statutory provisions
  • Prepare learners for their transition through education, further training, and into employment
  • Comply with internal and external regulations, legislation and guidance, such as: teaching, learning and assessment, recording, storing and sharing information relating to learners
  • Adapt communication style, method, and terminology to reflect the needs of the audience including individual learners, colleagues, stakeholders
  • Engage learners to establish standards of behaviour, mutual respect and safe working
  • Challenge learners to address inappropriate behaviour or viewpoints
  • Continually update and maintain their own knowledge and skills as a teaching professional and a subject specialist as part of managing their own continual professional development (CPD)
  • Be proactive in seeking and responding to feedback from varied sources including learner voice, peers, colleagues, employers and stakeholders to improve own practice
  • Manage workload through preparation and prioritisation, time management, and responsiveness to change
  • Act within, the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities
  • Use innovative and up to date digital and online technologies in a way that is safe to improve teaching, learning and assessment

Full information on Learning and skills teacher (level 5) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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