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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 95% 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:

The DfE subject grants are outlined below:

2021-2022 Subject Grants Rate
Chemistry, computing, secondary mathematics,  physics £15,000
Languages, Classics £1,000
Primary + All other subjects No Funding

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

The employing school does not pay the employer’s National Insurance if the apprentice is aged under 25.

For unfunded apprenticeship subjects e.g. art, dance, drama, PE, or if the school does not have access to a funded place: the school pays the apprentice’s salary; the levy covers the ITT provider costs.

The Education and Skills Funding Agency has funding rules for what the levy funding can be spent on.

 Other Information:

The start date doesn’t have to be in September. e-Qualitas offers September, January, and Easter start.

Schools that are not currently part of a School Direct alliance can form a new partnership to access this funding.  If your school is not part of a School Direct/Teaching Apprenticeship partnership, we can help you access the grant funding for DfE-funded subjects for any apprentices by connecting you with one of our partner schools.

If you are interested in becoming a School Direct lead school yourself, contact itt.allocations@education.gov.uk for the criteria and process. Lead schools offering government-funded teaching apprenticeship places must sign an apprenticeship Grant Funding Agreement with the DfE.

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What our teachers say about us...

I would like to discuss how amazing my GTP mentor was. Anna Savva has supported me throughout my training and I can't thank her enough for all of the constructive feedback and motivation she installed in me to be my best in becoming a great teacher which led me to achieve QTS.

Fatma Ozkocak, School Direct Trainee

What our teachers say about us...

e-Qualitas is an outstanding training provider for anyone who is looking at starting their journey into becoming a teacher. They provide their trainees with support via email and telephone, and direct you to lots of helpful resources which help trainees to reflect on their daily practice and become a better teacher.

James Cook, Teaching Apprenticeship Trainee

What our teachers say about us...

I am pleased with all the aspects of the course including booking as well as the cost of the course. E-learning modules were easy to follow which explained clearly with examples. The course provided an opportunity to update my subject knowledge in maths and equip me to take on more responsibility in teaching.

Suganthiny Krishnakanthan , Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course student

What our teachers say about us...

I recently engaged in the 12 week SKE Maths course delivered by e-Qualitas. Successful completion of this course was a condition of taking up a place on a PGCE degree course. I initially felt that this was a stressful proposition, but I should not have worried as e-Qualitas make the process very simple.

Lesley-Ann Thorburn, Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course student

What our teachers say about us...

Everyone I have come in contact with from e-Qualitas has been extremely helpful, so I have had an excellent experience so far. I have taken part in two zoom meetings discussing e-track and the Pre-ITT activities, the meetings were informative and put my mind at ease so I could get on with the work I needed to complete. I look forward to continuing my apprenticeship journey with e-Qualitas.

Nina Commons, Teaching Apprentice Trainee

What our teachers say about us...

I have found Rose to be very helpful as a consultant. She always responds very quickly and is always able to answer any questions or queries I have. The communications with the team at the Teaching Apprenticeship programme, in general, have been great. The webinars have been particularly useful and informative.

Doug Fanning, Teaching Apprenticeship Trainee

What our teachers say about us...

Rose was absolutely fantastic in every step of the way when dealing with both my school and myself, every question was answered quickly and the zoom consultation she held with my school was really the reason why my school went ahead with taking me on in the first place. I also would not be training to be a teacher right now if she had not sent an email to my school offering the courses.

Harry Lawrence, Teaching Apprenticeship Trainee

What our teachers say about us...

Rose as a consultant - extremely helpful. She provides you with everything you need to know and more. Rose will put you in contact with the correct people if she does not know the answer to your question. If it was not for Rose, I wouldn’t be where I am now on this course.

Lauren Spall, Teaching Apprenticeship Trainee

What our teachers say about us...

You have been extremely helpful and very efficient at responding to an email which has made the application process easier. You have been very friendly and have managed to answer all questions I have asked. You are a credit to the company.

Laura Duck, Teaching Apprenticeship Trainee

What our teachers say about us...

Rose has been a friendly and extremely helpful consultant who has gone out of her way to help me choose the right route to train as a teacher. She has been prompt in replying to my emails and has been reliable when I have asked for more information. I am excited to start my training this September and feel confident that Rose will still be there to support me if I need her.

Holly Peck, Teacher of Psychology, Hampton School

What our teachers say about us...

The candidates that have been put forward are all of a very high calibre. There is obviously a sound and robust selection process before they reach me which makes the whole process much easier and purposeful. The candidates have been so superior to other candidates from other training providers that we have stopped using the other providers where possible. We aim to continue to work with TAP and EQ to this end.

Stephen Gillatt, Director of Recruitment and Training for Community Schools Trust