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An employee in this occupation is responsible for helping to prepare each of their students for progression to/or within employment or to further study. To deliver this to a diverse group of students, including those with special educational needs, a Learning and Skills Teacher needs to be flexible, innovative, and adaptable, changing their behaviour and teaching style to suit the environment and level of their students. A Learning and Skills Teacher needs to have a sound understanding of pedagogy and regularly engage with robust evidence of effective teaching and learning methods and practice relevant to their subject area(s). A Learning and Skills Teacher typically has significant autonomy and needs to demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct and is accountable for their professional development. A Learning and Skills Teacher may be responsible for the managing of others, as well as managing budgets.


On-programme (typically, 18 months)

• Training to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) of the occupational standard.

• Training towards English and mathematics Level 2, if required.

• Compiling a portfolio of evidence.


The Learning Mentor Apprenticeship will typically take 21 months

Month 1- 18 is for the on-programme delivery of the apprenticeship. Following this, should apprentices be successful in passing through the gateway in Month 19, Month 19-21 is allocated for End Point Assessment

End-Point Assessment – Month 19-21

Assessment method 1: Observation: lesson observation and professional dialogue

• fail • pass • distinction

Assessment method 2: Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

• fail • pass • distinction

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