Learning and Skills Teacher

The End-Point Assessment for the Learning and Skills Teacher apprenticeship includes a Professional Discussion and Teaching Observations.

What They Do

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.  This means that many teachers in the Education and Training Sector (ETS) begin teaching as a second, or even later, career. 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.

In the Learning and Skills Teacher apprenticeship, apprentices will 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.  In order to complete the Learning and Skills Teacher apprenticeship, the apprentice must complete the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training or an equivalent qualification.

End-Point Assessment Components for the Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship 

  • Professional Discussion (Thematic Case Study and Online Presentation)
  • Teaching Observations

Professional Discussion

For part 1a of the Professional Discussion, the apprentice will create and submit a Thematic Case Study mapped to the relevant Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours across the assessment themes. The End-Point Assessor will evaluate the Case Study, and prepare questions for the subsequent Professional Discussion. For part 1b, the apprentice will prepare and submit an Online Presentation demonstrating their journey towards their mastery of current technologies. The End-Point Assessor will evaluate the Presentation and prepare questions for the subsequent Professional Discussion.

The Professional Discussion will last for 60 minutes (with a variance of +10% where the End-Point Assessor has the discretion to increase the time of the discussion). The End-Point Assessor will ask the apprentice a minimum of 15 prepared questions, based on an evaluation of the accompanying Thematic Case Study and Online Presentation.

The Discussion is not the primary assessment method as it focuses on the Learning and Skills Teacher apprentice demonstrating the required Knowledge and Behaviours, therefore the maximum grade available is a Pass.

Teaching Observations

Apprentices will be observed delivering two teaching sessions, enabling direct assessment of the professional Behaviours, Knowledge and Skills. At least one of the Observations will be in a formal setting, for example, a lecture theatre, workshop or classroom (minimum 60 minutes). The second Observation could be carried out in a different teaching environment, for example, the natural work environment.

The duration of the two teaching observations, combined, will be 120 minutes (variance +10% where the End-Point Assessor has the discretion to increase the time).

More Information

If you would like to learn more about the Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship Standard, check out our factsheets page or alternatively you can find more information via the Institute for Apprenticeships website.

Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship Standard

Duration: 24 months
LARS Number: 402
Standard Number: ST0149
Level: 5
Funding Band: 13 (£10,000)
Fee:

£1000

  • Payable at Registration: £250 (25%)*
  • Payable at Gateway: £750 (75%)*

(+£50 surplus if Professional Discussion to take place on a separate date – remote)
(+£100 surplus if Professional Discussion to take place on a separate date – face to face)
(+£100 surplus for Second Observation to take place on a separate date)

Qualifications:
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (or equivalent)
Functional Skills:
  • Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English
  • Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics
Industry Requirements:
  • Level 2 Safeguarding
Payment Terms: Training Qualifications UK will invoice for payment at the registration phase (25%) and upon the gateway process (75%). Payment terms 30 days.
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*25% registration fee is transferrable to a new registration should an apprentice withdraw from the apprenticeship. Upon receipt apprentices, employers and training providers will gain access to the TQUK EPA management suite, our end-point assessment information packs, mock examinations, study tips, revision guides, training logs and self-assessment forms.

**75% fee paid at gateway in non-refundable as we anticipate that once the apprentice has passed through gateway they will be ready to undertake the end-point assessment elements. If the 75% payable upon gateway is not paid within 30 days of invoice we, as the EPAO, will put a hold on any end-point assessment activities being undertaken and any certification processes.

Training Qualifications UK offers one free re-sit per multiple-choice test where included within a standard. Element assessments re-sits will be charged per assessment and standard

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