L5 Learning and Skills Teacher-Puffins Training Ltd

Puffins Training Ltd

L5 Learning and Skills Teacher

What is a learning & skills teacher?
The Learning and Skills Teacher (LST) is a ‘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 training providers and colleges. LSTs are responsible for planning and delivering learning that is current, relevant, challenging, and that inspires learners to engage and achieve their full potential.
Who is it suitable for?
This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who would like to move into a training or tutoring role. You should have a L3+ qualification and the desire to allocate at least one day a week to training and tutoring apprentices and trainees.

The apprenticeship is a transferrable qualification that will enable you to teach and train in a wide range of sectors and training providers, including FE colleges
What does it involve?
Your training will help you to develop the occupational standard’s knowledge, skills and behaviours through blended learning which will involve:

Training sessions at our training centre;
Coaching and training as you teach individuals or groups of learners;
Remote sessions held online;
Assignments and tasks which you carry out as off the job training;
Observation, assessment and feedback from your assessor(s);
Compiling a portfolio of evidence to show that you are working at, or above, the occupational standard.

You will undertake a L5 Diploma in Education & Training, and a Level 2 Safeguarding qualification.

Length of course: 18 months to 2 years
Achievement is dependent on an end point assessment that is carried out by an external assessor. The assessment includes:
  1. Professional discussion with an external assessor
  2. Thematic Case Study, demonstrating the relevant Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  3. Online Presentation

You will be fully supported in your preparation for this end point assessment.

Entry requirements:
Maths and English at level 2 or equivalent.
Minimum Level 3 qualification or equivalent.
             Testimonies 2022

"Doing my level 5 LST is giving me the opportunity to progress as a teacher for adults in further education. From what I have learnt, I have been able to change my teaching approach to support learners. I am fully supported with regular sessions to go through theory as well as 1:1 sessions monthly to go through work and progress"