This is a 24 month apprenticeship for new teachers who work in the Education and Training Sector (ETS). Learning and Skills Teachers teach young people (16-18s) and adults (19+) within all parts of the ETS, including work-based/independent training provision; further, adult and higher education; offender learning and the voluntary sector. The qualification will allow someone to apply for QTLS (Qualified Teacher in Learning and Skills) which is the main requirement to teach in ETS. QTLS is given for those wanting to teach learners aged over 16 yrs of age and is awarded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). This is different to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which is for those wishing to teach in schools.
The Learning and Skills Teacher will be able to:
• Plan learning
• Design and deliver learning sessions and activities
• Facilitate individualised learning
• Quality assure outcome
You may want to progress on to further qualifications specific to your work; there are a wide range of qualifications relevant to the ETS sector. Or you could seek recognition of your prior learning to achieve entry, credit transfer or advanced standing for a higher education qualification at university.
Progression within the sector to curriculum leadership or training roles, for example Course Manager, Advanced Practitioner, Head of Department or Director
You will be assessed through building your own portfolio of evidence which will include observations, reflective accounts, professional discussion, Q&A, Recognition of Prior Learning (recognising with your employer what skills you have learnt in the workplace), a research project and other methods, all of which will be completed online using the Colleges Virtual Learning Environment.
You need to be aged over 19 and your attendance in College will be subject to a functional skills assessment.