The Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship is a school-based initial teacher training route leading to Qualified Teacher Status. The course specialises in ages 5-11 (General Primary).
WHO IT IS RELEVANT FOR:
Anyone who wants to be a primary school teacher and already has a degree. By and large, you’ll be employed by a school that you’re already working at or have an existing relationship with, but there may be a few limited opportunities for teaching assistants with extensive classroom experience to be paired with a school looking for an apprentice.
DURATION OF COURSE:
Full time for just over a year. The course starts in September with QTS being awarded in the summer term in line with our other QTS programme; apprentices will also complete an end point assessment (EPA) during the Autumn Term, to consolidate learning from their initial teacher training programme.
The Apprenticeship route leading to QTS costs £9,000 and this fee is paid by the employing school from the apprenticeship levy.
There is an option to undertake a PGCE at the same time, in conjunction with Birmingham City University, which costs £1105 – this fee is paid by the apprentice (but only after discussion at interview as to viability).
As apprentices are on a paid route to QTS, they do NOT have any further recourse to Student Loan funding, neither tuition fees nor maintenance loans.
FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS:
There is no DfE funding towards the cost of the Postgraduate Teaching Apprentice’s full-time unqualified teacher’s salary, but employers that pay the apprenticeship levy can use up to £9,000 from their apprenticeship service account to cover the cost of the course. If you are non - levy paying school or if you have insufficient funds in your apprenticeship service account, you are eligible to get funding through government-employer-investment. The government will pay 90% of the training costs and the school will pay 10%.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications are made through DfE Apply.
Institution code : T89 (Two Mile Ash ITT Partnership)*
General Primary Course Code V797
* Please note that while all Apprenticeship applications are via our Accredited Provider, training is provided locally within the Aylesbury hub.
BENEFITS/WHAT WOULD THIS LOOK LIKE IN OUR SCHOOLS/SETTINGS: