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About the programme

The Teaching Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) makes it easy for schools use their apprenticeship levy to attract, recruit and train the best graduates as home-grown teachers.

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 Teaching Apprenticeship programme provides a comprehensive 360-degree solution taking care of both the recruitment and training arrangements for schools.

Recruitment

Responding to year on year reductions in the number of UCAS applicants to Initial Teacher Training AND increased numbers of qualified teachers leaving the profession, the Teaching Apprenticeship route empowers schools to proactively attract, recruit and train graduates as trainee teachers. We believe this is the way forward for our partner schools to retain higher numbers of teachers for future generations.
The Teaching Apprenticeship programme includes a professional graduate recruitment service for schools. On joining the programme schools are required to specify their graduate vacancies to get started.

Programme funding

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 90% of the costs of training and assessment for the apprenticeship (up to the £9,000 apprenticeship funding band maximum).

The salary cost may be funded as follows:

The Government will provide grant funding to lead schools in School Direct partnerships employing postgraduate apprenticeship trainees. This grant funding is in addition to funding available from the Education and Skills Funding Agency and will be payable at the following rates:

2017-2018 Subject Grants National Inner London Outer London Fringe
Chemistry, classics, computing, secondary mathematics, modern foreign languages, physics £12,500 £17,400 £16,100 £13,700
Primary mathematics, biology, design and technology, English, geography, history, music, religious education £7,500 £11,100 £10,100 £8,400
Primary £2,500 £4,900 £4,300 £3,100

The DfE have announced that the subject grants will increase in the 2018-2019 academic year:

2018-2019 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.

Why join the Teaching Apprenticeship programme?

We provide a 360 service, sourcing, attracting and recruiting top graduates in response to the needs of our partner schools.
We work with an exclusive ITT provider to enable our partner schools to interview, appoint and train apprentice teachers, resulting in quality homegrown teacher talent and maximizing staff retention.
We advise our partner schools on best practice to utilise their apprenticeship levy for ITT and to maximise budget savings.

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Please complete the form below to inform us of your graduate opportunities and join the Teaching Apprenticeship programme.

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