Teaching Apprenticeship Programme – Salaried QTS Training
Teaching Apprenticeship Programme is an employment-based route to get QTS for high quality and passionate graduates. You’ll earn a salary while you train towards your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) recommendation, and won’t need to pay any tuition fees during your training. This route is available for both primary and secondary teaching, and is run by individual schools or a group of schools alongisde our own (or their) partnered teacher training provider. These providers work closely to certify successful trainees over a 12-month period.
You will be employed as an unqualified teacher while learning on the job. In some cases, this may be a school you are already working at, or has an existing relationship with or with one that we will endeavour to pair you with for at least the duration of your placement. Upon compeltion of your training you will have the chance to secure a more permanent role with your placement school – depending on performance during your year.
We are currently looking at placement opportunities starting in October 2019; however we will be reviewing applications for January 2020 and the next academic year – so if you have a specific time of year in mind for when you would like to begin your apprenticeship, we encourage you to apply regardless!
Application requirements for TAP include:
- You’ll need to hold an undergraduate degree awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification.
- You’ll need to have achieved a standard equivalent to grade C/4, or above, in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics.
- If you intend to train to teach pupils aged three to 11 (early years and primary), you must also have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C/4, or above, in a GCSE science subject examination.
- You’ll also need to pass the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy before you begin your teacher training.