National Apprenticeship Week

It is February, love is in the air and it’s also National Apprenticeship Week. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to fall in love with your new career!

National Apprenticeship Weeks theme for 2022 is “Build the Future” and between 7 and 13 February is an opportunity to bring employers, individuals, and the wider community together to celebrate the many benefits that it can bring. This includes apprenticeships in teaching and school leadership. “Teaching is so much more than a job; it is a belief that each and every person has the ability to change the world for the better.” Gavin McCormack, Principal of the year 2020. 

There are events taking place all over the UK and The Teacher Training Partnership has a virtual event to share their teacher training and degree apprenticeship opportunities at Level 5, Level 6, and Level 7. Any school or individual are welcome to register.  

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is on-the-job employment and learning alongside to provide the individual with a formal qualification. Available to any individual aged 16 or over with no upper age limit. An apprenticeship qualification can start from Level 2 and progress up to Level 7 Master Apprenticeship also known as a degree apprenticeship.

What is a degree apprenticeship? 

It’s an apprenticeship programme that leads to a full degree-level qualification, usually offered in collaboration with a recognised UK university. This could be a bachelor’s or master’s degree, or an equivalent professional qualification. Degree apprenticeships can be for school leavers into apprenticeships. Or for an existing employee who is looking to upskill or retrain in their job role. Although a relatively new concept, the number of vacancies has increased this year.

The Teacher Training Partnership offers the following apprenticeships, with trainees based in over 100 UK schools from Cumbria to Cornwall!

As a school, you can grow your own teachers, with only 20% of an individual’s time dedicated to their training. This allows greater flexibility in timetabling, whilst building the right training programme for the trainee. 

We collaborate with many local authorities who see this route as a perfect way to support their schools in helping staff make the next step in their career progression. Find out more about how we can help you or your staff take the next step in their career.