Course structure

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are a new, nationally-recognised, work-based route into teaching. In addition to working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on successful completion of the course, apprentices will also complete an endpoint assessment (EPA) after the summer to consolidate learning from initial teacher training.

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes combine paid work with on and off-the-job training. The design of the programme has been led by a group of experienced schools and teachers, specifically for apprentices.

Apprentices will split their time between school and university study. You’ll receive practical, school-led training alongside experienced staff, and spend at least 20% of your time off-timetable to learn the pedagogy of teaching

Entry requirements

A degree awarded by a UK Higher Education institution or recognised alternative,  C/4 in GCSE Maths and English, also science if applying for primary. Pass in professional skills test.

Some training providers may also have specific entry criteria.

DBS Check

Qualifications gained

QTS. Possibly PGCE depending on school


Dependent on school




1 year

How to apply

Direct to school

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