Learning and Skills Teacher Apprentice

Candidates must be 19yrs + to complete this apprenticeship standard.

Apprenticeship Overview

Teaching young people and adults within all parts of the Education and Training Sector. The LST role is pivotal to the success of traineeship and apprenticeship programmes, to support the delivery of effective vocational education and training, meeting 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.

Key responsibilities

LSTs are responsible for planning and delivering learning that is current, relevant and challenging, inspiring 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 their learners.

Knowledge covered within the programme includes:

  • Principles of effective programme design
  • Principles of effective learning
  • Principles of individualised (differentiated) learning
  • Quality assurance within the education context Using Digital and Mobile Technologies

Qualifications Included

  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
  • Level 2 Safeguarding
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the 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
  • 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
  • Reference to the Education and Training Foundation’s (2016) Minimum Core Guidance, and any subsequent updates.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language

Programme Level

Level 5


Expected duration of 24 months.

Job Roles

Learning and Skills Teacher (LST)

Delivery Method

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week, including ‘Off the Job’ Training. The 20% training is delivered by Creative Sport & Leisure, either at the workplace, off-site or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure your apprentices develop the skills they will need to thrive in your workplace, giving apprentices a real advantage with career progression and allow the employer to build a future workforce.

End Point Assessment Methods:

  • Professional Discussion informed by:
    • (1a) Thematic Case-Study (TCS);
    • (1b) Online Presentation (OP).
  • Two Teaching Observations


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.