Course overview

Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

This apprenticeship will enable you to progress from a teaching assistant to a teaching role, working in a school or further education.

You will be assigned an apprenticeship trainer and will attend college one day per month.

You will learn in a work-based environment within your workplace whilst being supported by your employer and the apprenticeship trainer.

On completion of your programme learning, you will then have an end-point assessment with an external assessor to assess your competencies and award you with either a pass, merit or distinction.

If you do not hold the relevant qualifications in English & Maths, you will need to undertake English & Maths functional skills to enable you to transition to the end point assessment.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

The Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship is for those who wish to further their knowledge or career in teaching.

The course is aimed at those who have previously achieved a vocational qualification in the area of education and are working as trainers, teachers, or tutors working within FE, Independent Training Providers or Adult Community Learning Organisations.

What you'll learn

On this apprenticeship, you will learn how to interact with other Teachers, FES professionals and students of different ages, abilities, backgrounds and ambitions.

You will learn how to prepare each of your students for progression and deliver to a diverse group of students, including those with special educational needs. As a Learning and Skills Teacher, you will learn to be flexible, innovative, and adaptable, changing your behaviour and teaching style to suit the environment and level of your students.

You’ll gain an understanding of pedagogy and regularly engage with robust evidence of effective teaching and learning methods and practice relevant to your subject area(s).

Autonomy and needs to demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct and be accountable for your professional development.

May be responsible for the managing of others, as well as managing budgets.

Course entry requirements

You must have been working in an educational establishment and have achieved a teaching assistant qualification or equivalent.

You must also have some history of English & Maths qualifications. 

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This apprenticeship is mainly work based in conjunction with the college apprenticeship trainer and your employer.

College delivery takes place one week per month

Finally, the assessment will be an end point assessment with an external assessor from an end point assessment organisation. 

Future career and study opportunities

Successful completion of the Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship will give you the skills needed to embark on either the next stage of your teaching career in Post 14 education or to educate students to a high level as a Trainer or Lecturer.

Upon achieving your Learning and Skills Teacher status, you may wish to gain your QTLS status through the Education and Training Foundation or perhaps continue to a relevant Level 6 course.

The Learning and Skills Apprenticeship can open many career paths into teaching as well as giving you the knowledge, skills and behaviours to plan and deliver teaching that inspires students to engage, progress and achieve their full potential.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, you may likely need to pay for travel and stationery. 

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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