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Level 5 Apprenticeship in Learning and Skills Teacher

Apprenticeship


Course Overview

This apprenticeship programme includes learning about the primary role of a Learning and Skills Teacher, who are experts within a vocational sector and want to develop their skills into teaching within a post-compulsory education environment.

The apprentice will demonstrate how to plan for learner needs and use of active learning for differentiation and collaboration, including how to design and manage resources and explore new technologies to enhance learning.

They will learn about delivery methods, communication theories, behaviour management, reflective practice, and teaching principles. As part of the programme the apprentice will undertake two 60-minute observations and one 60-minute professional discussion based on a pre-submitted technology showcase and a case study.

This apprenticeship is primarily aimed at dual-professionals who are delivering vocational skills
in a range of post-compulsory education settings, alongside working within their industry.

The programme is 2 years long and will be delivered 5-9PM Wednesday (in the first year) and Thursday 5-9PM (in year 2) in the Higher Education block at Basingstoke College of Technology.

Course Content

Some of the core competencies the apprentice will learn include: ensuring that learning activities are authentic in relation to workplace practice, engaging learners to establish standards of behaviour, mutual respect and safe working, using digital and mobile technologies in ways that are safe and support effective learning, accessing up-to-date information, advice and guidance and seeking feedback from learners, colleagues and relevant others to support quality improvements in teaching and learning

Students will also gain a Level 2 Safeguarding qualification.
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The apprentice will cover a wide range of topics, including delivery methods, resources, emerging technology, embedding English, maths and ICT, curriculum design, communication theories and inclusive practice.

Other topics covered within the apprenticeship include behaviour management, reflective practice, theories of assessment and methods and pedagogical principles.

Entry Requirement

It’s open to all ages - not just school or college leavers, employed adults are eligible too. The course is for
anyone already working in the following job roles:
  • Teacher/Teaching Assistant
  • Assessor
  • Training and Development Officer
  • Tutor

It is available to anyone who works in a college, training
provider or other post-compulsory education environments
in any industry.

Candidates must be responsible for delivery, planning and assessment of learning of groups.Employers set their own entry specification but the apprentice will complete Maths and English functional skills if they did not achieve GCSE grade 4 or above. 

Assessment

At end point assessment the apprentice will undertake two 60-minute observations and a 60-minute professional discussion based on a pre-submitted technology showcase and case study.

As part of this apprenticeship programme, the apprenticewill learn and work on the employer premises, as well as attending four hours of face-to-face lessons once a week at BCoT. You’ll be assessed continually throughout the programme via written assignments, presentations and on-site observations. Three to four hours per week will be required throughout the programme for assessment write up time.

Where does this course lead to

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, with the transferable skills gained the apprentice can progress
further to achieve Qualified Teacher and Skills status with the Education and Training Foundation.

The apprentice may also wish to progress their training further and undertake relevant qualifications related to their role in the workplace.

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Course Outline

Course Code: JP12
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 2 Years
Start Date: TBC.
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