Leeds City College

Learning Mentor Apprentice (Level 3), Part Time (0.95 FTE), Fixed Term (Ref: APP239)

3 days left

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Level 3 Apprenticeship Rates
04 May 2021
20 May 2021
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Salary: Level 3 Apprenticeship Rates

** COVID-19 INFORMATION: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic you may experience some delays during the recruitment process. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. **

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC) and White Rose Academies Trust (WRAT) Luminate Education Group is one of the fastest improving and most innovative education groups in the country. 

The successful candidate will start on 31 August 2021.

Fixed Term Contract for 18 months.

Apprenticeship Rates are age related:

Level Three

(16yrs to 17yrs) £4.92 per hour or £9,492 PA
(18yrs to 20yrs) £6.86 per hour or £13,235 PA
(21yrs to 22yrs) £8.66 per hour or £16,707 PA
(23+yrs) £8.91 per hour or £17,189 PA


This is an exciting opportunity to join Leeds College as an Apprentice Learning Mentor in our Outstanding (OFSTED Feb 2018) 14+ Academies (14+ Apprenticeship Academy, 14+ ESOL Academy and 14+ P-TECH Academy). We are seeking a dynamic, talented and personable individual to support our learners. The post holder will work closely with all staff in a wide-ranging role but predominantly with our P-TECH Academy so an interest in digital technologies would be beneficial.


  • Learning Mentors work in partnership with teaching staff to support students with their learning in classes.
  • To work with all staff to enable students to access the curriculum and when necessary, provide pastoral care.
  • Post holders may be asked to lead groups of students, under the direction and supervision of a competent and qualified member of staff, to offer academic interventions where necessary. Assist students where appropriate, in the proper use of learning aides and equipment and to ensure that they are readily available.
  • To deliver and be responsible for an Academy tutor group.


We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who has a passion to work with and improve young peoples lives.

They should be an adaptable individual with a can do attitude and a willingness to learn.


Leeds City College is part of the Luminate Education Group, and is one of the UK’s largest FE establishments with around 1,440 employees and over 22,560 students. We offer a curriculum as diverse as our students within a vibrant and multicultural learning environment. Our goal is to deliver excellent and innovative education which supports and inspires every student to achieve their ambitions. 


We have a range of excellent benefits and rewards at Leeds City College, including:

  • Annual leave entitlement starting from 27 days + 8 bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary college closure days at Christmas

  • Excellent pension schemes with the West Yorkshire Pension Fund and the Teachers’ Pension

  • Discounted travel cards for those who regularly use public transport across the region with Northern Rail and Metro

  • Exceptional learning and development opportunities for all of our staff

You can read about these benefits, and others in more detail by downloading the Staff Benefits document attached to this vacancy.  


Luminate Education Group is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

All successful applicants are required to complete all mandatory pre-employment checks, including:

  • Proof of right to work in the UK

  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check

  • Children’s barred list check (we may also check the adult barred list if the role involves working with vulnerable adults)

  • Two professional references 

  • Fitness to work, this is conducted by our occupational health partners, NHS Airedale 

  • Section 128 check for all staff entering management roles

  • Prohibition check for all staff entering teaching related roles

Please Note: All successful applicants who have lived or travelled overseas for three months or more in the past five years will be required to undertake an overseas check as part of the pre-employment checks.

More information on overseas checks can be found on the government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants 

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.


The UK Government introduced a new points based immigration system on 1 January 2021. You can read about the new immigration routes on the Gov.UK website here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-immigration-system-what-you-need-to-know#visa-application-process 

Many of the new routes require sponsorship from an employer. Luminate Education Group is not a licenced sponsor. We are unable to employ anyone without current, and appropriate right to work in the UK.  

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and you were resident in the UK on or before 31 December 2020, you have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, you can continue to prove your right to work in the UK with your passport and identity card up until 30 June 2021. 

There is no change to immigration and right to work for British and Irish Citizens. 


We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community, all candidates will be treated fairly irrespective of race, gender or gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief or age.


For more information about the role please contact:

Ellie Barker

Email: ellie.barker@leedscitycollege.ac.uk

Please use the person specification (on the job description under "Documents Available") to complete your supporting statement.

We cannot accept CVs as part of the application process. 

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 


Luminate Education Group vacancies generate a lot of interest and we receive many calls and emails from recruitment agencies. Although we do appreciate the interest you have shown in Luminate Education Group, our policy is to recruit candidates directly wherever possible. We therefore do not accept any cold calls, speculative emails or CVs from agencies. Speculative emails and CVs will be deleted unread.