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

To support this assessment method, the Apprentice will produce a Thematic Case Study mapped to the relevant Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours across the assessment themes and an Online Presentation demonstrating their journey towards their mastery of current technologies. The End-Point Assessor will evaluate the Case Study, and prepare questions for the subsequent Professional Discussion.

The Professional Discussion is a two-way discussion between the Apprentice and the End-Point Assessor. Following their review of the Thematic Case Study and Online Presentation, the End-Point Assessor will prepare a minimum of 15 questions to ask the Apprentice. The Professional Discussion will last 60 minutes (+10% variance at the End-Point Assessor’s discretion).

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. The second Observation could be carried out in a different teaching environment, for example, the natural work environment. Each observation will last 60 minutes, creating a total observation time of 120 minutes (+10% variance at the End-Point Assessor’s discretion).

A 20-minute question and answer session will take place following the second observation. The questions asked will clarify aspects of the observation and explore any Knowledge, Skills or Behaviours that were unable to be demonstrated naturally during the observations.

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)

£1,100 (Remote) £1,200 (Face-to-Face)

  • Payable at Registration: £275
  • Payable at Gateway: £825 (Remote) £925 (Face-to-Face)
  • 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 a registration fee (~25%) upon registration and a gateway fee (~75%) upon gateway submission. Gateway fees will be adjusted depending upon the remote or face-to-face assessment preference.
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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.

**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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