Learning and Skills Teacher

This is a flexible and innovative role covering a broad spectrum of both academic and technical subjects,

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Apprenticeship Overview.

Apprenticeship Length
12-18 Months
How will you learn
Blended Learning using our interactive virtual learning environment and set block weeks at the campus.
What will you gain
An apprenticeship qualification indicating the final grade (awarded through the ESFA)
Typical Jobs
Education practitioner, FE learning and skills teacher, Learning and skills practitioner, Learning and skills teacher, Lecturer, Tutor.
Learning and Skills Teacher
Learning and Skills Teachers will work in FE colleges (whether general or specialist), independent training providers (ITPs), Adult Community Learning (ACL) providers or offender learning. A small number may work as trainers in large organisations. It will also cover a broad range of both academic and technical subject/sector areas. An employee in this occupation is responsible for helping to prepare each of their students for progression to/or within employment or to further study. To deliver this to a diverse group of students, including those with special educational needs, a Learning and Skills Teacher needs to be flexible, innovative, and adaptable, changing their behaviour and teaching style to suit the environment and level of their students. A Learning and Skills Teacher will have a sound understanding of pedagogy and regularly engage with robust evidence of effective teaching and learning methods and practice relevant to their subject area(s). A Learning and Skills Teacher may be responsible for the managing of others, as well as managing budgets.
How you will be assessed:
20% off-the-job training is anything that can help you gain new knowledge, skills and behaviours in your role. This programme is 18 months in duration, therefore a minimum of 390 -585 hours of off-the-job training is required. Examples of off the job (OTJ) training are below:
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching and learning sessions with a dedicated trainer
  • Self-study (time spent working on assessments/assignments)
  • Training on a new process or procedure
  • Team training and meetings
  • Visiting other companies
End Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Technical competencies
  • Technical knowledge and understanding
  • Underpinning skills, attitudes and behaviours
EPA Components:
  • Assessment method 1. Observation: lesson observation and professional dialogue
  • Assessment method 2. Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

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