Register your school’s interest in the Teaching Apprenticeship Programme

Please complete the form an a Teaching Apprenticeships Advisor will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

About the programme

The Teaching Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) makes it easy for schools to use their apprenticeship levy to train newly recruited trainees and existing employees to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Using your levy to pay for teacher training

The 1-year programme sees schools employ Teaching Apprentices and utilise apprenticeship funding for initial teacher training (ITT). After 9 months the graduate will achieve QTS and then complete their End-Point Assessment to pass the apprenticeship.

The training is funded via one of two routes:

Employers that pay into the apprenticeship levy will be able to use up to £9,000 of funding from their apprenticeship service account to cover the cost of training and assessing the apprentice.
Employers that do not pay the levy, or who have insufficient funds in their digital account, can access funding to support the training and assessment of an apprentice. The government will pay 95% of the costs of training and assessment for the apprenticeship (up to the £9,000 apprenticeship funding band maximum).

Accessing salary grants

Schools can also reduce their staffing cost for existing employees as you can apply for a School Direct Teaching Apprenticeship grant towards their salary cost. The table below shows the grant that your school could receive depending on your location and subject taught:

2019-2020 Subject Grants National Inner London Outer London Fringe
Chemistry, classics, computing, secondary mathematics, modern foreign languages, physics £14,500 £19,400 £18,100 £15,700
Primary mathematics, biology, design and technology, English, geography, history, music, religious education £9,500 £13,100 £12,100 £10,400
Primary £4,500 £6,900 £6,300 £5,100

Please note that Teaching Apprenticeships must be paid in accordance with at least point one on the unqualified teachers’ pay scale for the period of their training.

Employee eligibility for funding

The equivalent to a grade 4 in GCSE English and mathematics. If you intend to teach primary aged pupils, you will also need a grade 4 GCSE in a science subject.
A degree awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification.
Willingness to successfully completed the fundamental skills in English and maths (if required).

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