Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship
Are you interested in becoming a Qualified Teacher? Would you be interested in practical, school-based training where you'll learn on the job as well as earn a salary?
Link3 Recruitment has partnered with Inspiring Leaders SCITT to provide a Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship (PGTA). The Postgraduate teaching apprenticeship is a new nationally recognised, work-based route into teaching. The apprenticeships are fully funded and pay a salary of up to GBP26,000. Upon completion of the PGTA, you are able to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) without going back to university or paying any course fees.
Similar to PGCE/ SCITT programmes the PGTA must operate for a minimum of 12 months, all apprentices are expected to have a minimum of 120 days teaching, must have a second school placement and an endpoint assessment (EPA) must be completed. This 1-year programme sees you employed by the school from day one- allowing you to gain valuable experience whilst you work alongside Qualified Teachers, build up your teaching abilities and progressively take on full responsibility in the classroom.
Apprenticeships have been designed by employers with the purpose of ensuring students undertake a thorough practical training programme with an employer alongside a rigorous academic programme of study. Degree apprenticeships were Introduced by the government in 2015. The Post Graduate Teacher Apprenticeship (PGTA), released in October 2017, has been developed by a government-appointed group that includes, Teaching Schools, Local authorities, Maintained schools and Academy Trusts. The PGTA is approved and is regulated by the Department for Education.
Key points about our PGTA Programme:
• There are no age restrictions for anyone wanting to enrol
• It is a work based programme meaning the focus is on gaining extensive experience working in a school with the support of an appointed mentor.
• The programme covers the teaching of pupils from age 3 to 19 years
• The delivery model comprises
o A full-time job as a trainee teacher in a school
o Regular practical support and guidance from your school mentor, this is both structured and informal as required
o A programme of lectures and a programme of self-study
o 1-2-1 support by a personal tutor assigned to you
o Small-group tutorials with your peers
• You will receive much more teaching contact time than if studying through a university programme
• You will receive greater exposure to the real world of teaching and supporting teaching assistants
• A minimum of 20% of your paid time to be spent "off the job" to focus on your qualification e.g. study days at our training centre, personal coaching, study time, etc.
In order to be eligible for the PGTA programme you must have achieved the following as a minimum requirement:
• Hold a 2.2 degree or higher awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification.
• Achieved a standard equivalent to grade C/4, or above, in the GCSE examinations in English, Mathematics and Science.
• Varied experiences in a minimum of two schools.
• Be eligible to receive government funds for training.
With Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes, you won't need to pay any tuition fees. See document attached for more information
You will be employed by the school for a minimum of 12 months during your Initial Teacher Training (ITT). After you have completed 9 months you will be eligible to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and then complete a final assessment, known as an End-Point Assessment, to pass the apprenticeship. Your training will be delivered by Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training who are a DfE approved ITT and an OFSTED rated 'Outstanding' provider.