Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship Route into Teaching
Who is offering the Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship Route into Teaching?
Graduate teaching apprenticeships are offered by schools, working in partnership with Essex and Thames Primary SCITT. This is a salaried training route where you will earn as you train and will not be liable for paying your own tuition fee. You will be sign a contract with the school paying you to train and expect to continue there for at least the first year after your training year. Other training routes can be explored here.
What qualifications do I need to apply?
- GCSEs (or equivalent) in Maths, English and Science at a grade C or above.
- Maths and English Skills test passes.
- An honours degree.
How long will my teaching apprenticeship training take?
The graduate teaching apprenticeship course runs for 12 months, August to September. Following the course, you will have an End Point Assessment (see below).
What will it cost me?
You will be paid on the unqualified teacher pay scale and the school will pay your fees. You will typically be tied to the school for at least 2 years, which means that you have a guaranteed job when you finish – dependant upon you passing the course and being awarded QTS. The contract offered by schools may vary, and some may offer you greater security with a longer tie in.
Information for schools – what you need to know
If you are a school wanting to find out more information about and advantages of this route, or about the funding available to you, please download our Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship schools leaflet.
End Point Assessment
Although you will be qualified in July, you will have a final assessment to bring the apprenticeship to a close. This assessment can helpfully be used to set your next professional development targets in your new post. End point assessments will be carried out wherever you take up a post.
End point assessments will include:
- An observed lesson
- A discussion about your progress against the Teacher’s Standards
- A professional dialogue about your reflections on your teaching
Further details of end point assessments will be published in due course and are available from the SCITT office in the interim.
How much will the Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship salary be?
Annual salary inner London area (Band A) – £21,117
Annual salary outer London area (Band B) – £19,946
Annual salary London fringe area (Band C) – £17,895
Annual salary all other areas (Band D) – £16,792
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What qualifications will I be awarded with the Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship?
You will get a PGCE with QTS and a qualification in sports coaching.
Where will I train?
100 days will be spent in the employing school, 21 days in an alternative placement (giving you experience in two different key stages) and around 70+ days will be spent in centre-based training in one of our bases in Wickford or Leigh-on-Sea.
Which schools are offering this route?
Several of our schools across Essex, Southend, Thurrock and East London are interested in offering graduate teaching apprenticeship places. For the purposes of applying, you should apply using the relevant apprenticeship UCAS course codes to the following schools: Edwards Hall or the Federation of Greenways Schools (Southend Area), Powers Hall (Mid and North Essex), Runwell (Wickford area) and Sheringham (East London). If you have a school interested in taking you on as an apprentice you should still apply under one of these schools then bring details of your school with you to interview. If you wish to approach a school to ask them to take you, then please direct them to the Schools Information page on the Graduate Apprenticeship Route into Teaching.
UCAS Course Codes for the Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship Route Into Teaching
Edwards Hall – Leigh-On-Sea Southend
Primary, full time, salaried graduate apprenticeship – 389V
Primary SEND, full time, salaried graduate apprenticeship – 389W
Primary Early Years, full time, salaried graduate apprenticeship – 389X
Federation of Greenways Schools
Primary, full time, salaried graduate apprenticeship – 389J
Powers Hall Academy -North/Mid Essex and Suffolk
Primary, full time, salaried graduate apprenticeship – 389Z
Primary SEND, full time, salaried graduate apprenticeship – 38B2
Runwell Community Primary – Wickford Area
Primary, full time, salaried graduate apprenticeship – 389P
Primary SEND, full time, salaried graduate apprenticeship – 389R
Primary Early Years, full time, salaried graduate apprenticeship – 389S
Sheringham Primary School – East London
Primary, full time, salaried graduate apprenticeship – 389K
Primary SEND, full time, salaried graduate apprenticeship – 389M
Primary Early Years, full time, salaried graduate apprenticeship – 389N