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Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships services for schools | Train to Teach

Register your schools interest in our Teaching Apprenticeship Programme

Our Teaching Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) makes it easy for schools to use their apprenticeship levy to retain/recruit and train the best graduates as home-grown teachers.

Employers that pay into the apprenticeship levy (employers in the UK with an annual pay bill over £3 million) will be able to use up to £9,000 of funding from their apprenticeship service account to cover the cost of training and assessing the apprentice.

Employers that do not pay the levy, or who have insufficient funds in their digital account, can access funding to support the training and assessment of an apprentice. The government will pay 95% of the costs of training and assessment for the apprenticeship and the employer will pay the remaining 5% which equates to a maximum charge of £450 (this excludes the PGCE additional cost).

You must know whether your school is a levy or non-levy payer. 

Before the Apprenticeship starts, Kingsbridge EIP SCITT will:

  • obtain evidence that the apprentice has an Apprenticeship Agreement with the employer
  • sign a Leaning Plan (Commitment Statement) between the apprentice, SCITT and the employer
  • sign an Employer Provider contract agreement
  • complete all relevant induction paperwork also including initial assessments; this will be communicated in more detail should you decide to proceed.

On the programme:

  • we will train your lead mentor, a teacher in your school inline with our curriculum 
  • you will be assigned a Link Tutor / Mentor from Kingsbridge EIP SCITT 
  • a handbook will be issued to guide you through the programme
  • you will be trained in the DfE's Core Content Framework to meet the Teachers’ Standards
  • every week one or more of your lessons will be observed by your in school mentor and you are set targets
  • every week you do some set reading on a part of the programme 
  • training is delivered weekly through centre based training in Wigan, intensive training and practice 
  • there are regular meetings at the centre with your tutor/assessor to monitor and record progress
  • once every half term you have a formal Progress Review with your tutor and employer representative (usually your mentor) to assess your progress and set next targets
  • three times a year your Link Tutor / Mentor will come to your school, observe your lessons, meet with you and your mentor and write a report.

The Teacher Apprenticeship: how it works 

  • the Teacher Apprenticeship programme is available for prospective primary and secondary school teachers employed in England
  • you must be employed full-time in a school while you learn on the job. In some cases, this may be a school you are already working at, or have an existing relationship with
  • if you are employed in a state school you will be paid a minimum of the unqualified 1 teacher salary pay scale for your region
  • if you are currently working as an unqualified teacher or teaching assistant, it offers new opportunities for career progression, plus higher earning capacity, recognition, and status
  • you will receive a combination of classroom teaching and off-the-job training as you work towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • apprentices split their time between school and university study. You will receive practical, school-led training alongside experienced staff, and spend at least 20% of your time off-timetable to learn the pedagogy of teaching
  • the course starts annually at the beginning of July or September 

How is the Apprenticeship delivered?

  • Regular support from your workplace Mentor to support your success.
  • 20% off the off-the-job training time ​attending online talks, reading, writing about your progress, observing other people teaching
  • Our experienced SCITT Mentors and Tutors will deliver high-quality training to support your teaching pedagogy throughout the Apprenticeship

These feed into 12 months of direct training, QTS is awarded and the End Point Assessment is triggered. Upon successful completion of the End Point Assessment, the Teacher Apprenticeship is achieved.

Secondary Subject Specialisms

Different school subjects demand different teaching methods and resources, so part of the course will be taught by a subject specialist. Please click here to view our secondary subjects available.

Training Overview 

The 12-14 month programme sees schools employ Teaching Apprentices and utilise their apprenticeship levy to fund a programme of initial teacher training (ITT).

The Kingsbridge Teacher Apprenticeship is a twelve-month programme that leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) whilst the apprentice remains in paid employment within a school.

Apprentices can specialise in either Primary (5-11) or a specific subject at Secondary level.

Our blended learning approach combines in-school experience, centre-based training (our Wigan or Wirral Hub) and online tuition.

Your apprentice will need to spend a minimum 20% of their paid hours in off-the-job training; which is largely covered through our weekly centre-based professional studies sessions at one of our training hubs. 

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 after completing the 12 month programme . As part of our programme we offer apprentice teachers the option to participate in the award of a PGCE provided by Bath Spa University.

PGCE (optional) 

Course overview

The SCITT PGCE consists of two modules, with your learning demonstrated in different ways: written responses, recorded presentations and portfolios of evidence from your training.

These modules provide you with 60 credits at Level 7, which can be used as part of a future Masters degree (180 credits).

The modules ask you to reflect on, and evaluate, your own practice and that of your placement schools.

For each module, you will be provided with a launch lecture, online workshops, optional clinics and tutorials. These are interspersed between plan, draft and final submissions, to give you support at every step.

We aim to develop your understanding of the complexities of the classroom, and the schools they are in, by reinforcing the unpredictable that can happen within them – there is no manual that can be applied that will achieve the same outcome in every situation!

In order to be successful, we will ask you to engage with published academic research, educational policy and professional sources.

By completing these modules, we hope to help you develop your professional skills as an independent, critical thinker.

The Modules

The SCITT PGCE consists of two modules. As this is a professional qualification, though, it must also be stressed that successful completion of the award also requires you to be recommended for QTS by the SCITT at the end of the course.

In brief, the assignments are as follows:

Module 1: A critical analysis of how pedagogy can be planned for and applied, to develop learning in the classroom.

Award Level: 30 credits at Level 7

Module 2: A critical exploration of how teaching can be adapted to create inclusive classrooms.

Award Level: 30 credits at Level 7

Each module will require you to make a submission that includes:

  • A 2000 word written essay
  • A 10-15 minute recorded presentation
  • A portfolio of evidence from your training

Please note the additional charge for the PGCE qualification must be funded by the employing school or trainee but cannot be paid through the apprenticeship levy fund.


Degree typically to a 2.2 standard from a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification GCSE grade 4 (previously grade C) in English and Mathematics (plus GCSE Science for Primary applicants) click here for more information. 


Up to £9,000 (subject to a review of the applicants prior learning) funded directly from the employing schools apprenticeship levy. The salary costs of the apprentice are funded by the school as the employer. The DfE have announced that the following grants is available for school employers 2020 to 2021 click here.


Grant funding will be paid to ITT providers for each trainee depending on the subject of their ITT course.

Subject Postgraduate teaching apprenticeship funding
Chemistry £28,000
Computing £28,000
Mathematics £28,000
Physics £28,000
French, German, or Spanish (no other languages) £25,000
Other languages (including ancient languages) £16,000
Biology £16,000
Design and technology (including engineering and food technology) £16,000
Geography £16,000
Art and design £1,000
English £1,000
Music £1,000
RE £1,000

Your school could receive a grant of up to £28,000 to contribute to the training and trainee salary costs.

Want to know more? Click here to sign up to one of our FREE online apprenticeship information event!

Date: Time:
Thursday 29th February 2024 16:00 - 16:30
Thursday 28th March 2024 16:00 - 16:30
Thursday 25th April 2024 16:00 - 16:30

Register your school's interest in our Teaching Apprenticeship Programme

Please complete the form and one of our advisors will be in touch to discuss your school/academy requirements.