Apprenticeship description

What is the Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship is ideal for those teaching young people and adults, including those teaching in work-based / independent training provision, further & higher education settings, and many others.

Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher apprentices will learn how to deliver effective training that is current, relevant, challenging and inspires their learners to engage and achieve their full potential.

What's involved in the apprenticeship?

Learning and Skills Teacher Level 5 apprenticeship will focus on:

  • Professional behavioural standards
  • Valuing diversity & promoting equality and inclusion
  • Personal resilience and adaptability
  • Communicating a passion for learning
  • Effective communication skills
  • Effective use of current, digital and mobile technologies for educational purposes

To build professional resilience into your workplace at every level, we can offer:

  • Mental Health At Work
  • First Aid at Work
  • Level 2 Award in Health and Safety

All apprentices hold Functional skills English Level 2 & Functional skills Maths Level 2 qualifications by the end of their apprenticeship.

What are the benefits of Learning and Skills Teacher Level 5 apprenticeship?

  1. Knowledgeable, confident staff: 

    Individuals with excellent teaching and communicating skills are an asset to any organisation  organisation wishing to continually upskill their staff or volunteers. In all areas of business, passionate and well-executed teaching pays dividends. Following the Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher apprenticeship structure, you can also be assured that your teachers are well-informed at the latest professional best practices and demonstrate professional excellence within your organisation.

  2. Resilient workforce: 

    Mental health awareness courses & health & safety courses are included in our apprenticeships, to provide apprentices with the knowledge and skills to develop professional resilience and safe working practices.

  3. Unique to the third-sector: 

    St John Ambulance has a unique position as third-sector employer, apprenticeship training provider and charity. We take great pride in embedding our HEART values within all learning opportunities. These are humanity, excellence, accountability, responsiveness and teamwork. The training apprentices receive will be firmly rooted in our values. 

St John Ambulance's organisational values which spell heart, humanity, excellence, accountability, responsiveness and teamwork


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Apprenticeship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How is the Learning and Skills Teacher Level 5 apprenticeship run?

Our apprenticeship programmes take a blended learning approach:

  • Face-to-face or webinar sessions
  • Online learning modules
  • Capturing work-based learning
  • Regular review meetings

How long will the apprenticeship last?

A Learning and Skills Teacher Level 5 apprenticeship takes 24 months to complete, plus a 3 month End Point Assessment period (EPA).

To assess this apprenticeship, there is a 3 month End Point Assessment period (EPA). The learner’s progress will be assessed through a professional discussion and two teaching observations.

How is the apprenticeship assessed?

To assess the Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher apprenticeship, there is a 3 month End Point Assessment period (EPA). The learner’s progress will be assessed through a professional discussion and two teaching observations.

Who's eligible for Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher apprenticeship?

Individual employers may set any entry requirements but these may typically include:

  • Competence in vocational and/or specialist subject at an appropriate level
  • Confirmation of current vocational/specialist subject knowledge
  • Up to date knowledge of workplace practice
  • A willingness to continue to develop personal ICT skills to a level in-line with the LST role

Anyone 16 years old or older can be an apprentice if they are not in full-time education or undertaking any other government-funded training. There is no upper age limit, making an apprenticeship an ideal way of upskilling your existing staff.

What’s next after an apprenticeship?

 After their Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher apprenticeship, your apprentice will the skills, experience, and confidence they need to excel within your organisation and to teach and inspire others. They may work progress to other curriculum/training leadership roles, depending on experience.

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Course Summary

Level: Level 5 Apprenticeship

Location: Nationwide

Typical Duration: 12 months

End-Point Assessment Method: Completion of a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, professional discussion, and two teaching observations

Mode of Delivery: Blended

Standard: Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

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