The Role of a Learning and Skills Teacher
The Learning and Skills Teacher (LST) is ‘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 LST 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.
LSTs 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. LSTs are responsible for planning and delivering learning that is current, relevant, challenging, and that inspires learners to engage and achieve their full potential. LSTs collaborate closely with colleagues and other ETS professionals in supporting learner progress. LSTs ensure the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of learners.
A Learning and Skills Teacher will:
- Operate at all times to ethical and legal standards and within professional boundaries
- Value diversity and actively promote equality of opportunity and inclusion
- Be resilient and adaptable when dealing with challenge and change, maintaining focus and self-control
- Promote a passion for learning and high expectations of all learners
- Model exemplary communication skills with learners and in all professional relationships
- Be a role model for the effective use of current, digital and mobile technologies in support of teaching and learning
- Underpin their practice by reference to professional standards and evidence-based teaching and learning.
Our Level 5 Learning & Skills Teacher Apprenticeship is made up of the following components: