Primary Teacher Training Postgraduate Apprenticeship


Our Primary Teaching Training Postgraduate Apprenticeship programme will see you get involved with school life from day one, with your employer and us supporting your training throughout.

Programme overview

This programme is ideal for those already employed or those with extensive Primary experience.

Our Primary Teacher Training Postgraduate Apprenticeship will take four school terms (12 – 15 Months) to complete. As part of your programme, you will receive access to the following during your training:

  • Training in School – 80% of your time will be spent in the classroom gaining practical experience and skills supported by your school-based mentor. This will involve subject knowledge, lesson observation, team teaching, solo-teaching and learning support across at least two key stages.

  • Second school experience – During your apprenticeship, you will need to gain experience of working in a contrasting Primary School. This placement will last around half a term.

  • Professional Development Programme – 20% of your course time will be spent off-the-job training back at college. This will be a mixture of professional development training sessions, conferences and opportunities to engage with secondary schools and our partner sixth form providers.


To successfully complete the course, you will be required to:

  • keep a Professional Practice Portfolio providing evidence of personal progress throughout your programme. The Portfolio should also contain reflection on academic issues and reading of relevant published educational research.

  • participate fully in the life of your placement school, keeping a record of your progressive teaching experiences and evidence through a reflective journal

As part of the apprenticeship course, you will be assessed at two points:

  • First Assessment - at the end of your third term, you will be assessed, using evidence from your observations and Professional Practice Portfolio, against the Teachers’ Standards. This will form your recommendation to gain Qualified Teacher Status.

  • End-Point Assessment (EPA) - after successfully gaining QTS, you will be put forward to complete your EPA, in agreement with your employer. The EPA involves a formal observation and professional discussion conducted by an external assessor. This final assessment shows successful completion of your apprenticeship.

What qualification will I gain?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status by the Department for Education, which allows you to teach in all Maintained schools in England & Wales.

Fees and funding

As an employed apprentice, your employer is responsible for covering your course fees and salary, which must be in line with the unqualified teacher salary scale.

Register your interest

To register your interest for our Primary Teacher Training Postgraduate Apprenticeship, please complete the form below and we will be in touch.

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