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Learning & Skills Teacher

Level: 5
Typical Duration: 24 months

Possible Job Role: Teacher, Tutor, Lecturer

Course Overview

On completion of this programme, a learning and skills teacher is eligible to gain QTLS.
Learning and skills teachers are responsible for planning and delivering learning that is current, relevant, challenging, and that inspires learners to achieve their full potential.
Learning and skills teachers teach children, young people and adults within all parts of the education and training sector, including schools, work-based training provision; further, adult and higher education and the voluntary sector.
The learning and skills teacher role acts as a ‘dual-professional’, having primarily studied a specific vocational or specialised subject. Many teachers in the education and training sector begin teaching as a second career path.

Qualification Achieved

On completion of this Apprenticeship, the learner will hold a Level 5 Learning & Skills Teacher Apprenticeship.
Additional qualifications achieved include:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training or equivalent
  • Level 2 Safeguarding


The role may act as a gateway to further career and training opportunities, including, but not limited to:

  • School Teacher
  • College/ Lecturer
  • Apprenticeship Tutor

Learning & Assessment

Apprentices will be assigned a dedicated tutor. The tutor will visit monthly in the workplace, as well as being on hand to support throughout the duration of the apprenticeship programme. The frequency of these sessions may be more, depending on the needs of the apprentice.

End Point Assessment

Each Apprentice must undergo an independent end-point assessment to determine the outcome of their apprenticeship. The assessments will assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours gained during their programme. The methods in which this apprenticeship are assessed are:

  • Professional discussion
  • Teaching observations

Entry Requirements

Whilst any entry requirements will be a matter for individual employers, typically, an apprentice might be expected to have already achieved ‘A’ levels or equivalent, an existing relevant L3 qualification or relevant experience.

Hire an Apprentice

We can work with you to source a suitable applicant for your organisation or you can up-skill your existing employees. If the employee is under 19 and your business has fewer than 50 employees, there will be no cost for the training. If they are over 19 and/or your business has over 50 employees then you will contribute 5% towards the cost of the training. For any businesses paying into the levy, all training costs will be covered.


With our Talent Match recruitment service, Talent Bank, we will advertise your vacancy, screen applicants and pre-interview potential prospects in order to ensure you only interview the most appropriate candidates for your vacancy – all free of charge.


We offer a dedicated virtual learning platform which allows learners to keep on track of their course. In addition to this, it allows our tutors and employers to keep up-to-date with the progression of learners.