To gain a place on the Teacher Apprenticeship (with QTS) Level 6 you will go through a selection process. Partner schools will have a key role in the appointment of apprentice teachers. This process will include a group interview of no less than three candidates. You will be invited to one of the partnership sites for your interview, which will include the following:
- Welcome and introductions, which will be undertaken by a key member of the Luminate Partnership for ITT.
- An observed student panel, involving working in small groups with school pupils.
- A group discussion during which each member of the group will be expected to address a set of ITT-related questions. This will include an opportunity to address the following mandatory themes: equality and diversity, safeguarding and Prevent.
- Short opportunity for you to have a one-to-one discussion with a member of the interview panel to raise additional questions or share further evidence and portfolios.
At interview, you will have to complete the following:
English and maths audit
If you do not have the required standard at GCSE or equivalent, you will be given the opportunity to present other evidence of attainment. This will be assessed by a English or maths specialist within University Centre Leeds and compared with the current GCSE standard. Alternatively, you will be given the opportunity to sit an equivalency test provided by University Centre Leeds.
Subject Knowledge Audit
As part of the selection and interview process, you will complete a subject knowledge audit. This is to see whether you need to complete a subject knowledge enhancement course prior to the commencement of your training year, or if any gaps identified can be addressed during the subject knowledge input throughout the year. The outcome of the subject knowledge audit will inform part of the condition of your offer.