Learning & Skills Teacher - Level 5 Apprenticeship

Our programmes offer a sound introduction to teaching, giving you an integrated overview of teaching theory and practice. The course is ideal if you are looking to start a career in teaching or already work as a teacher but do not have a teaching qualification. You may also be able to undertake your teaching practice at Runshaw College.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Validated By
    • Learner Aim Reference
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 5
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Chorley Campus
    • Start Date
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    Year 1

    • Unit 3 Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training 20 credits level 5

    • Unit 2 Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training 20 credits level 4

    • Unit 21 inclusive practice 15 credits level 4

    • Unit 27 teaching in specialist areas 15 credits level 4

    • Teaching practice 50 hrs per year

    Year 2

    • Unit 1 Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training (the achievement of Unit 3 is a pre requisite for this unit) 20 units level 5

    • Unit 4 Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training 15 credits level 5

    • Unit 8 action research 15 credits level 5

    • Teaching practice 50 hrs per year

    • 8 observations over 2 years


  • Equipment Required

    No specific training equipment is required. Training will take place in classroom environment at the Chorley Campus.

  • Entry Requirements

    You must:

      have five GCSEs at Grades A*-C/9-4 (including GCSE English Language and Maths or equivalent, e.g. Level 2 Functional Skills English)

      have an appropriate subject/vocational based qualification at Level 3 or above

      have a qualification in the related subject you intend to teach. This would tend to be a minimum of a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree

      be able to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively in professional spoken English

    DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Check

    You must be prepared to comply with the vetting procedures for those working with children and young people as required by current legislation (i.e. undertake  an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check). A charge of £44** for processing DBS applications will be made; but this fee is included in the course fees.

    ** Price correct at September 2019.

  • How will I be assessed?

    The overall grade for the qualification is a ‘pass’. The learner must achieve all the required units as indicated in the specified qualification structure.

    To pass a unit the learner must:

    · achieve all the specified learning outcomes

    · satisfy all the assessment criteria by providing sufficient and valid evidence for each criterion

    · show that the evidence is their own.

    All assignments will be marked and returned with feedback within 10 working days of submission. Unless otherwise indicated all assignments will be submitted via Turnitin.

    In addition to assignments, for some of the units there will be evidence you must produce based on your own workplace activities. This will be collected in an electronic portfolio which will be shared with the teaching team. Full guidance on the portfolio requirements will be given on induction.


    Professional Discussion

    2 observations

    Internet / Skype presentation

    Resubmission of assignments

    There are very strict rules for a resubmission. You must have submitted the original piece of work on time. You will then have 10 working days to resubmit from the date of receiving the work back from your tutor unless directed otherwise

  • Employer Requirements

    Employers must be prepared to work with their Apprentices to develop their knowledge and skills by providing a wide range of learning and training opportunities. They must also be prepared to allow them to attend College sessions at the agreed times. Employers are also expected to encourage Apprentices to research their chosen vocation and to support any work experience that will benefit the Apprentice to come up to reach the required level of competence.

  • Progression Pathway

    Progression pathways include the skills sector, organisations including further education colleges, sixth forms, adult and community learning, the National Health Service, the Prison Service, the Police Service and in private sector training organisations. You can also progress to the PGCE course.