Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships services for school's | Train to Teach
Register your school's 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.
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 runs from September to September and leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) whilst the apprentice remains in paid employment within a school.
Apprentices can specialise in either Primary (3-7) or (5-11) or a specific subject at Secondary level.
Our blended learning approach combines in-school experience, centre-based training (at our Wigan Training Centre) 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 our training centre in Wigan.
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. As part of our programme we offer apprentice teachers the option to participate in the award of a PGCE provided by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). This optional award involves approximately four additional days out of school during the academic year to attend study sessions provided by MMU. Our Schools Direct Partnership Agreement sets out the employer funds the Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships optional award.
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.