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Can You Do An Apprenticeship In Teaching

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes are a nationally recognised, on-the-job entrance point into the teaching profession. It is an alternative to a traditional full-time university degree, offering a postgraduate-level certificate, no tuition fees, and the opportunity to work while studying.

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are available in England for prospective primary and secondary school teachers.

A school will employ you while you study on the job. Sometimes, this may be a school where you already work or have a relationship.

Because Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are new, there are just a few opportunities. Keep an eye out for each training provider’s unique approach for when they will open their doors.

Working as an untrained teacher or teaching assistant opens new professional development opportunities and improves earning capacity, recognition, and reputation.

As you work toward Qualified Teacher Status, you will get a combination of classroom and on-the-job training (QTS).

Check with your training provider to discover whether the apprenticeship offers PGCE and master’s level credits. If possible, there may be an extra fee for completing the PGCE.

Like School Direct (salaried) programmes, the school will employ you directly. Unlike School Direct (salaried) programmes:

  • Paid work is combined with on-the-job and off-the-job training in Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships. A group of experienced institutions and teachers created the curriculum specifically for apprentices.
  • Apprentices will spend time at both school and university. You will get hands-on, school-led training from experienced teachers and spend at least 20% of your spare time studying teaching techniques.
  • Following the summer, apprentices will complete an end-point assessment (EPA) to consolidate learning from basic teacher training and work towards QTS upon completing the course.
Updated on August 29, 2022

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