Teacher Apprenticeship Level 6

Follow this salaried path to a teaching career and be part of the solution to the challenges before us. The size of the pupil population is expected to rise by almost 15% by 2027 in England’s secondary schools, however the number of teachers is falling. If you have a degree in any subject and are interested in teaching at secondary level but do not want to follow the traditional academic path to becoming a teacher, the Teacher Apprenticeship (with QTS) Level 6 is for you. You’ll benefit from receiving a salary while your train along with your course fees being paid for by the school in which you are employed.

About the course

Are you ready to dive into the world of secondary teaching and pass on your specialist knowledge? Take this postgraduate, work-based route into the sector and benefit from paid employment status along with 80% on-the-job training and 20% off-the-job-training. 

During your Initial Teacher Training (ITT), you will be employed by a school within the Luminate Partnership for ITT for 15 months. You may already be working at a school as an unqualified teacher or teaching assistant.  

As part of the 80% on-the-job training, you will work as an unqualified teacher for four days of the week which will predominantly take place in your employing school. You will also spend at least 20% of your time off-timetable developing the professional expertise and core knowledge expected of teachers of secondary age pupils, including your understanding of how to teach your specialist subject. This will usually take place one day per working week.  

Benefit from our excellent links with our secondary partnership schools and academies within the Luminate Partnership for ITT, spending a minimum of 120 days in these settings, supported by school mentors, class teachers and university-based tutors. You will be placed in your employing school for the majority of the year. However, to ensure compliance with statutory Initial Teacher Training criteria and supporting advice issued by the Department for Education, you will also gain experience in different school settings. One of your short placement experiences will be in an alternative setting within the Luminate Partnership for ITT, such as a special school.

After successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards required to be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You will then complete a final assessment, known as an End Point Assessment (EPA), at the start of your Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year.

*The course is salaried. Employers that pay into the apprenticeship levy will be able to use up to £9,000 of funding from their apprenticeship service account to cover the cost of training and assessing the apprentice.

pound symbol iconFee £9,000*
map pin iconLocation Teacher Development Centre, Park Lane Campus
calendar iconStart Date June 2021
timer iconDuration 15 months
level iconCourse Code TBC
clock iconStudy Mode Full-time