Teacher Apprenticeship

With our Teacher Apprenticeship we’ve made it easy for primary and secondary
schools to use the Apprenticeship Levy to train existing Teaching Assistants and others as home-grown teachers. Learners undertake the course while employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week. On this uniquely accessible course learners will cover both academic theory and practice as they learn the professional knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be an effective and successful teacher.

Who is this course for?

This Apprenticeship Levy-funded course is ideal for the widest range of suitably qualified candidates including: Teaching Assistants in schools; graduates employed as unqualified teachers; other, non-teaching employees in schools who wish to undertake Initial Teacher Training. All can now achieve QTS through flexible online study while they continue to work in their school. In addition, schools or Trusts may use this funded training route to offer Apprentice Teacher roles to attract, recruit and train graduates.

Key facts

An example of the modular breakdown of the course is shown below, but exact modules and options may vary.


Teacher Apprenticeship leading to QTS

Programme duration

Typically 12 months

Mode of study

Work-based, predominantly online

Next start date

January 2021

Funding band



The curriculum of this 12-month course focuses on the professional knowledge and skills required of a teacher:

Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils

Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils

Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge

Plan and teach well-structured lessons

Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils
Make accurate and productive use of assessment

Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

Fulfil wider professional responsibilities.

In addition, the course covers the professional and personal behaviours required throughout a teacher’s career.

Further information

FAQ sheet

Answers to frequently asked questions on our apprenticeship courses.

Off-the-job training

Our guide to how easy it can be to satisfy off-the-job training requirements.

Levy explainer

Clear explanations of how our apprenticeship courses are funded.

Teacher Apprenticeship course enquiry form

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