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Learning and Skills Teacher (LST) Level 5

Subject Area
Early Years & Education
Start Date
Study Mode
24 Months + End-Point Assessment
Entry Requirements
Individual employers may set any entry requirements, but these may typically include, competence in vocational and/or specialist subject at an appropriate level and proof of current vocational/specialist subject knowledge. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-point Assessment.

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. 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.

Variable start date, full-time - 1 day in College

What will I study?

Course Themes include:
Planning for learning
Principles of effective programme design
Principles of effective learning
Principles of individualised (differentiated) learning
Quality Assurance
Facilitate individualised and group learning

How will I be assessed?

Grading takes place at the end of the apprenticeship, following the End-Point Assessment (EPA). The output is a single grade: Pass, Merit or Distinction for the entire apprenticeship.

Qualifications received

  • Level 5 Certificate in Education
  • Level 2 Safeguarding
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-point Assessment.

All the above outcomes must be achieved before the End-point Assessment.

Find out more

To find out more about how to become an Apprentice or how to recruit an Apprentice into your business please contact York Business Partnership Team: Tel: 01904 770368 or email:

Method of Delivery

The knowledge modules will be delivered through blended learning with taught sessions being delivered at York College for the chosen knowledge units. These are supported by additional learning resources through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Additional costs

There are no specific College programme related costs, however, you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process.

Suitable internet and Wi-Fi access will be required, as well as use of a laptop/PC to complete the required online learning element of the apprenticeship.

Your next steps

Upon successful completion you should be equipped with the skills and knowledge to embark on a successful teaching career in the lifelong learning sector.

With the employer’s approval, the LST could progress onto curriculum/training leadership roles following an adequate period of experience teaching at this level, within the sector.

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