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Valley Invicta Teacher Training (VITT) Primary (Q261)

QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
University of Brighton
Financial support
Salary
Qualification
QTS

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 in the EU and EEA, though this could change after 2020.

If you’re planning to teach overseas, you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
18 months
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
June 2021
Website
http://www.VITT.org.uk

Contents

About the course

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes are a nationally-recognised, work-based route into teaching. It is an alternative to a traditional full-time university course, offering a postgraduate-level qualification, no tuition fees, and the opportunity to earn while you learn.

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are available for prospective primary and secondary school teachers in England. You’ll be employed by a school while you learn on the job. If you’re currently working as an unqualified teacher or teaching assistant, it offers new opportunities for career progression, plus higher earning capacity, recognition, and status. You’ll receive a combination of classroom teaching and off-the-job training as you to work towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes combine paid work with on and off-the-job training. The design of the programme has been led by a group of experienced schools and teachers, specifically for apprentices. Apprentices will split their time between school and university study. You’ll receive practical, school-led training alongside experienced staff, and spend at least 20% of your time off-timetable to learn the pedagogy of teaching in addition to working towards QTS on successful completion of the course, apprentices will also complete an end point assessment (EPA) to consolidate learning from initial teacher training.

School placements

The trainee will undertake a 6 week (Term 3) contrasting placement. This will be organised by the Professional Mentor at your base school.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

You will require a GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English and Mathematics above or equivalent qualifications.

You will require an honours degree 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

An awareness of the teaching profession with the capacity to thrive in a demanding and fast moving environment.

Salary

The salary given will be at least point one on the unqualified teachers’ pay scale.

The employer will pay the apprenticeship levy.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Welcome to Valley Invicta Teacher Training (VITT).

VITT is part of Valley Invicta Academies Trust (VIAT), which is made up of Ofsted-rated outstanding and good schools, and offers a wealth of experience and diversity.

The decision to train with VITT is one of the most important choices that you will make. We have a strong teaching and learning ethos where every student encounters stimulating and intellectual challenges, but equally every trainee is supported and challenged by their mentors to craft their teaching skills and develop practice. This ensures that every member of a VITT school can focus on their individual needs; building self-confidence, self-esteem and preparing for future opportunities.

Every member of staff is unique and we recognise that what suits one might not suit another, therefore, we provide a structured training and development programme designed to support you at each stage of your career, combined with bespoke development opportunities and a range of benefits.

Interview process

If you have applied for a Teaching Apprenticeship place with us, you need to expect two interview stages - the first with the university, the second with the school offering the place.

The university interview will be with staff from the School of Education and the department of your subject. They will also want to check your documentation to ensure you are eligible and compliant, so it’s worth looking for the originals of GCSE, degree and marriage certificates before that interview. If successful at the university stage, you will then be invited to a school-based interview. You will be expected to:

       ◾ teach a short part of a lesson on a specific topic; you’ll be given 
            information as to the numbers in the group, their ability and the 
            point they are at in that topic.
       ◾  give a short presentation to the interview panel – this is likely to 
            consist of senior subject and leadership staff, possibly the 
            Headteacher

If you are unsuccessful at the university stage, it is unlikely that the school will proceed any further with your application.

Training with disabilities and other needs

VITT recruits our trainees on their individual merit.

Contact this training provider

Email
a.donovan@viat.org.uk
Telephone
01622 357028
Website
http://www.VITT.org.uk
Address
VITT
c/o Invicta Grammar School
Huntsman Lane, Maidstone
Kent
ME14 5DS

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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