Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships Information for Potential Applicants
Another route into teaching is a Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship
You might already be working within a school as a member of support staff, for example, as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and your school experience has confirmed your wish to train to be a teacher. But you may still need an income.
A Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship is a work-based Initial Teacher Training (ITT) route for both primary and secondary that leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It allows you to be a trainee teacher employed by a school and to combine paid work with on and off-the-job training.
As an apprentice, you will be employed by the school or Local Authority on Unqualified Teacher Salary. Please note, you need to have a school who is willing to employ you as an apprentice to be eligible for this training route.
The academic and pedagogical training will be taught by Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) or School-Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) providers who are accredited to recommend QTS and train you as an apprentice.
You will not be required to pay any tuition fees.
Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships might be offered alongside other employment-based ITT programmes.
You will be eligible to apply if you have a degree with a 2:2 classification or above, a Grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE or equivalent in English, Maths (and Science for Primary/ Special School). You can check the ITT entry requirements here: