Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship
Our 12 month school-based Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship allows your existing degree holding unqualified teachers or outstanding support staff to grow and thrive and become your staff of the future.
With an extensive branch network across the country, a team of university liaison officers as well as our dedicated team of recruitment experts, we are best positioned to help find subject specialist or key stage specific trainees who fit the profile of your school and the programme.
What are the benefits of our programme?
Frequently Asked Questions
The recruitment process is designed to ensure you are the best fit for a school. It will encompass rigorous vetting by us in line with legal requirements and a competency-based interview before you are put forward to a school. The school may also interview you. There will also be a representative from the University Liaison Team who will speak with you too before you commence the programme.
At the end of your first year, you will also be required to attend an interview with the University ITE provider to be accepted on the PGCE course, however, you will have supporting evidence from your host school and ourselves to ensure this process is smooth.
Level 6 Teaching Apprenticeships are funded through your Apprenticeship levy. This is a fund that employers including schools, academy trusts and local authorities contribute to if their wage bill exceeds £3m per annum.
Through these contributions’ employers including schools can use those accrued levy contributions to fund apprenticeships and training provisions for their staff including a university delivered PGCE with QTS course.
For employers that do not currently pay any apprenticeship levy contributions, there is a government supported co-investment programme through which the central government will contribute 95% to the cost of an apprenticeship, meaning this route is one open to all schools.
You can read more about the apprenticeship levy here.
The majority of your work will be in the same school, however, you will be expected to work for up to 6 weeks in a second school (within 50 miles of your host school) as part of your PGCE placement, to expose you to another working environment/year group. It is an absolute condition of acceptance onto this programme that you are able to attend this alternative school placement.
Unfortunately, this position is only available to full-time candidates, due to the time commitment needed to complete all relevant training.
You will be awarded a PGCE with QTS and will be ready to start your career. Hopefully, you will secure a role in your host school, or we can work with you to secure a permanent/temporary position.
Starting salaries range from £25,714 up to £32,157.
Send your CV and covering letter describing your interest in education.
After interviewing you, if you are successful, we will match you to a suitable school. The school will probably want to interview you as well unless a school has recommended you to us.
We will also perform our statutory checks on you, including a DBS and references. Once this has been done, we will arrange a start date for you and enrol you as an associate student at the university.