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Learning and Skills Teacher L5 Apprenticeship Standard


This recently updated apprenticeship, has been developed to enable those working or intending to work in the Further Education and Skills sector (FES) to gain a full teaching qualification by meeting the occupational duties developed and approved by employer representatives and other stakeholders across the FES sector.

This is an 18-month course plus three months for End point Assessment: the on-programme element starts in September 2024 and finishes in March 2026; you with then go through Gateway in April 2026 and have your End Point Assessment by the end of June 2026.

A Learner Journal record of a minimum of six hours study time per week is required, including self-study during the college holidays to meet course deadlines. This time is made up of attendance at college for a 3-hour weekly class during term time, plus tutorials, assessor workshops and independent self-study.

In additional to specialised lecturers, you will be supported by an industry experienced assessor who will conduct mandatory 10-weekly progress reviews with you and your line manager.


Entry criteria: (certificates to be available at interview.)

This apprenticeship is suitable for those currently in a teaching role. You will need to have at least a Level 3 qualification in an academic or vocational area (E.g. PTLLS, Education and Training Award or Assessors Award.)

Plus: GCSEs in maths and English or Level 2 Functional Skill certificates.

You will normally be already employed as a trainer, or lecturer in the FE and Skills sector and have access to at least 150 hours of teaching per year which is the minimum required to do the course.

Anyone working in a teaching company, whose job role meets the course specification.

See full specification here: – Learning and skills teacher / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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