Luminate Education Group

Teaching Apprentice - ESOL, Literacy, Numeracy (LUM374/1144)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£22,378 pa
24 Apr 2024
29 Apr 2024
Subject Area
ESOL / EAL, Mathematics
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the Role

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an Adult, Community & ESOL department who were graded Outstanding by Ofsted in May 2022. We are looking to appoint six teaching apprentices for a September 2024 start. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Get paid to qualify as a teacher and have your qualification paid for. Benefit from paid employment status along with 80% on-the-job training and 20% off-the-job-training. We have positions for those interested in training as teachers in:

  • Literacy (functional skills and GCSEs)
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Numeracy  (functional skills and GCSEs)

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes are a nationally-recognised, work-based route into teaching, offering a postgraduate-level qualification, no tuition fees, and the opportunity to earn while you learn.

Apprenticeships are NOT available to those who already have a teaching qualification; e.g. Level 5, Cert Ed, PGCE, Delta.

The ESOL department at Leeds City College has been validated as a grade 1 department for the last four years. Our Adult provision was graded as Outstanding by Ofsted. In 2022-23 there were over 5000 adult students and 300 16-19 learners. The team are based predominantly at the Enfield Centre, and with 16-19 (sixth form) groups in North Street, and smaller provision at Beeston, Deacon House and some outreach centres.

What You Will Do

  1. Learn how to plan, prepare and develop schemes of learning, session plans, teaching and learning resources, learning and assessment plans.
  2. Develop the essential knowledge and understanding to teach ESOL and adult learners.
  3. Create individual SMART learning targets linked to learner study programme/course.
  4. Monitor students to achieve their targets and develop their skills to enable progression.
  5. Develop Digital and AI skills for teaching, learning and assessment. 

About You

  1. You should have a passion for helping others.
  2. You should have a relevant degree.
  3. Committed to education and learning. 
  4. Open-minded and curious. 


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential. Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.