Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

St. James’s School Direct Partnership Mathematics (D300)

QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
Financial support

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
January 2022


Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022


Course summary

The Train;Teach:Lead Partnership (formally the St James’s Teaching School Partnership) working in collaboration with e-Qualitas to provide this ITT course which is school-based, involving a blend of school-led training, independent study and training provided by e-Qualitas.

The training modules cover:

  • planning learning;
  • managing pupils’ behaviour;
  • assessing learning;
  • learning for all including high-attainers, EAL, those with special educational needs;
  • overcoming barriers to learning;
  • the organisation of the curriculum and cross-curricular issues;
  • effective teaching of the subject.

There are two assignments: one on learning for all and one on effective subject teaching.

Our trainees spend most of their time in school. They move from co-teaching with experienced staff to independent teaching (with support and advice from other teachers). Most trainees are teaching about a 50% timetable by a third of the way through their course, rising to 60% in the middle term, and rising again in the final term.

A 6-week placement in a contrasting school usually takes place in the middle of the training period which will be arranged with one of our Partnership Schools.

Trainees attend about 10 training days with e-Qualitas (location to be determined). There is a comprehensive on-line library to support independent study, and pro-forma that can be used for lesson planning, observations, structure evaluative writing etc. A tutor from e-Qualitas visits for a whole day each half term.

Assessment is on-going, with self-assessment, 5-weekly assessment points for the in-school trainers’ assessments and feedback, and tutor assessments. The final assessment for QTS is verified by an eQualitas tutor who has not been previously involved in the trainee’s training.

School placements

Each Partnership school has unique qualities and these are shared with the cohort whichever school apprentices are based in for placements. With our Programme, apprentices will start their journey into teaching by coming into school on the first day of term in September (or the term you are commencing) and immediately feel like part of the school.

A 6-week placement in a contrasting school usually takes place in the middle of the training period which will be arranged with one of our Partnership Schools

Apprentices will be placed in schools where the department is strong and the subject mentor is excellent, to allow the best possible learning journey. This is designed to enhance and extend your knowledge of different teaching contexts, and of how pupils respond in different environments.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in Mathematics or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

The e-Qualitas course suits people who are independent learners and self-motivated. Who are reflective and analytical, have really good inter-personal skills and who want to make a difference to children and young people. We are looking to recruit outstanding apprentices who have real potential to teach with the following personal qualities

  • Passion and knowledge in your subject area
  • Ability to work as part of a team and maintain appropriate relationships
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Good level of literacy and numeracy skills
  • Willingness to be involved in the wider life of the school/extracurricular activities

Other requirements

Relevant work experience is helpful because it puts the applicant into a stronger position at the start of the training period.

DBS checks have to be passed and referees should endorse the applicant’s capacity to become a successful teacher.

Copies of the originals of all the applicant’s qualification certificates are held by e-Qualitas, together with ID documents (passport; photo driving licence or two utility bills or similar from within the last 3 months, showing the applicant’s name and address).


This is a salaried position and apprentices will be appointed on the unqualified teacher scale.

Financial support is not available as the position comes with a salary.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

The Train:Teach:Lead Partnership (formally the St James;s Teaching School), incorporating the St James’s School Direct Partnership and part of The Bishop Fraser Trust family is focused on providing all pupils the opportunity to access high quality teaching and learning to help them reach their full potential. We want to be the inspiration that drives them to achieve their dreams. With this in mind we are committed to training the next generation of outstanding teachers.

‘Train, Teach, Lead’

Your Career in Education Starts with us:

Our programme is bespoke to each individual trainee and your teacher training journey. But it doesn’t end there. As the Train:Teach:Lead Partnership we track your career once you qualify and support you throughout your professional development for years after you gain QTS. We have a vast CPD programme which we encourage all trainees to access during your training year. Our former trainees can access bespoke training as they develop into effective teachers, middle and senior leaders, should they wish to follow this career path.

Our partnership is made up of a wide variety of schools including both faith and non-faith schools. Currently there are 27 schools in our partnership and are all based in Bolton and Bury. Headteachers in the local areas are determined to attract outstanding practitioners into their schools and we work collaboratively to ensure our programme supports this. We are proud to have such fantastic schools within our partnership showing excellence really is at the forefront of what we do.

Interview process

The interview process will be undertaken by staff from the employing school and will consist of some or all of the following:

  • Written task
  • Producing a lesson plan and resources
  • Formal interview

Please note that in the current climate the process may take place virtually.

We endeavour to inform applicants of the outcome either on the day of their interview or the following day

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

If you have a disability or special needs please contact us so that we can discuss your requirements and how these can be met. Applicants who would benefit from disabled access should let us know on their application so that they can be considered for placements at the appropriate schools where access is high quality.

Contact this training provider

01204 333000
Lucas Road

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

If there is something wrong with this course listing, contact us by email.


Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022