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Childcare and Teacher Training

Teaching: Learning and Skills Teacher Level 5 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course starts every January, April and September. Apprentices will be required to attend College, on Monday 9.30am-3.30pm of each week, in term time as part of their formal delivery. This course runs for a minimum of 24 months and then the apprentice will enter gateway for End-Point Assessment The apprentice will need to have passed all the relevant knowledge, skills and behaviour criteria as set out in the apprenticeship standard in order to enter the Gateway for End-Point Assessment.

Entry requirements

  • Students must not have a criminal background that would prevent them from working with young people or vulnerable adults
  • Expertise in a vocational and/or specialist subject at a level above that of the students; ideally Level 3 or above in their area of specialism
  • Minimum core of literacy, numeracy and ICT
  • A teacher/trainer role.

You will achieve

Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding and Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.

Students without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the End-Point Assessment.

Course overview

This qualification is designed for individuals who have previously achieved a qualification in a vocational or subject specialism and then wish to train as a teacher. Following completion of this course, the Learning and Skills Teacher will possess the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours to deliver effective vocational education and training that meets the needs of students and employers.

The Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher is suitable for teachers, trainers and tutors working in further education, adult and community learning or work-based training within public, private or community organisations.

The course meets the needs of a range of trainee teachers, covering:

  • Planning and developing schemes of work
  • Delivering learning sessions
  • Developing teaching and learning strategies
  • Assessment practices

Click here for further information regarding the Standard Apprenticeship.



Course content

The apprenticeship standard includes a Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding which will be completed online and a Level 5 Diploma in Education which requires the student to achieve 120 credits from a range of units; four of which are mandatory and make up 75 credits.

The mandatory units include:

  • Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Theories, principles and models in education and training
  • Wider professional practice and development in education and training

The additional units will be agreed between the employer and the apprentice and will make up the additional 45 credits needed.

You will also be required to evidence 20% off-the-job training as part of your apprenticeship journey.

  • Course work, professional discussion, Presentations, at least eight hours of teaching and learning observations- please note this is not an exhaustive list
  • Exams in English and mathematics if you do not already hold the required level (grade C/4 and above is required)
  • End-Point- Assessment

Pen, paper, USB stick, folder and access to a computer.




Progression to a level 6 programme of study. Employment as a teacher, trainer.

How much does the course cost?

Information for employers: Course fees: Funding band 13 (£10.000) Information for apprentices: There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

Extra information

For further information please contact the team on 01226 216166 or email: apprenticeships@barnsley.ac.uk



Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Teaching: Learning and Skills Teacher Level 5 Apprenticeship

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