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Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships
Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes are a nationally-recognised, work-based route into teaching. It is an alternative to a traditional full-time university course, offering a postgraduate-level qualification, no tuition fees, and the opportunity to earn while you learn.
- Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are available for prospective primary and secondary school teachers in England.
- You’ll be employed by a school while you learn on the job. In some cases, this may be a school you’re already working at, or have an existing relationship with.
- As Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are new, there are currently only a limited number of vacancies.
- If you’re currently working as an unqualified teacher or teaching assistant, it offers new opportunities for career progression, plus higher earning capacity, recognition, and status.
- You’ll receive a combination of classroom teaching and off-the-job training as you to work towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
Similar to School Direct (salaried) programmes, Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are a new, nationally-recognised, work-based route into teaching.
In addition to working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on successful completion of the course, apprentices will also complete an end point assessment (EPA) after the summer to consolidate learning from initial teacher training.
An assessor from an end-point assessment organisation (an accredited ITT provider who has been separate from the training process) conducts the assessment. The assessment has two components: a lesson observation and a professional discussion.
Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship is a programme that runs for up to 14 months and leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) whilst remaining in paid employment in school. Apprentices can specialise in Primary or a specific subject at Secondary level. Our blended learning approach combines in-school experience, centre-based training and online tuition.
During the apprenticeship programme, the apprentice must successfully complete the ITT programme, leading to the recommendation for QTS. This will typically be at the end of the third term.
The apprentice will then go on to complete an end-point assessment in early September.
You'll need to hold a degree awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification.
You’ll need to have achieved a standard equivalent to grade C/4, or above, in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics.
If you intend to train to teach pupils aged three to 11 (early years and primary), you must also have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C/4, or above, in a GCSE science subject examination.
You'll also need to pass the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy before you begin your teacher training. Some training providers may require you to complete them before your interview, or ask you to complete them by a certain date as a condition of your offer.
With Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes, the apprentice won’t need to pay any tuition fees.
The apprentice’s salary (+ on-costs) is the only cost which the school should incur. The training costs of the Teaching Apprenticeship are funded directly from the employers apprenticeship levy account
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are made via UCAS