Earn while you learn with no tuition fees on your way to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are available for trainee primary and secondary school teachers in England and are a full-time employment-based route into teaching.
A degree at 2:2 or above
GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or grade C or above (or an equivalent qualification).
For Primary Teaching Apprenticeships a grade 4 or grade C is also required in GCSE Science
Interview is required.
Experience of working with young people
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and trainees. All trainees are expected to share this commitment and demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct.
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UCAS institution code P63
Duration 12 months full-time starting in June
Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are available for prospective primary and secondary school teachers in England. They combine study with practical on-the-job training and a salary. There are no tuition fees for Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships, this is full-time employment-based route into teaching.
You will work towards the Apprenticeship Standard which sets out the knowledge, skills, values and behaviours required of the Apprentice Teacher and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Apprentice Teachers split their time between school and university study. You’ll receive practical, school-led training alongside experienced staff, and spend at least 20% of your time off-timetable to learn how to teach.
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We have relationships with around 600 primary, secondary and special schools to give you a wide choice of learning experiences
Earn while you learn with no tuition fees
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“ This new route will provide another pathway for talented graduates into a profession that will give them the chance to change lives for the better on a daily basis.”
You will become an Early Career Teacher (ECT) in a primary, secondary or special school. Most trainees apply for jobs from January onwards ready for September start.
Apprentice Teachers must complete a minimum of 120 days in a school and must have taught in at least two schools. During the course 20% of time is devoted to off-the job-training delivered via workshops, seminars, observations, educational visits and lectures.
Assessment is based on the way you will be assessed when you are a qualified teacher and includes: teaching portfolios, presentations, observed teaching and discussions. All apprentices will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards, for the awarding of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
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Gill is Director of the Marjon Teacher Education Partnership. She taught in schools for 13 years before joining the University. She works with schools, multiple academy trusts (MATS) and alliances to support whole school improvement and to develop evidence based practice and support teacher development. She spends some of her time in Westminster discussing latest ideas and initiatives with the Department for Education and others.
Fees UK students: £0. You won’t pay any tuition fees.
The school levy covers your tuition and access to course-specific equipment and facilities, as well associated services including access to the library, study skills support, IT support, student support and wellbeing services and membership of the Student Union. There may be additional costs by course.
You'll be employed by a school, and salaries will differ between employers.
Our Student Funding Advisors offer confidential and impartial advice about your funding options.Learn more
The Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship route is delivered in conjunction with a number of school partnerships across the South West to give you a wide choice of learning experiences. It conforms to the DFE award of Qualified Teacher Status and the Institute of Apprenticeship's Standard for Postgraduate Teaching.
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