This salaried teacher apprenticeship E365 leads to PGCE(M) QTS. The programme focusses on ages 5-11 but once qualified would not restrict the primary ages you could teach.
POSTGRADUATE TEACHER APPRENTICESHIP
This is a nationally recognised, work-based route into teaching. It offers the postgraduate-level qualification with no tuition fees and the opportunity to earn while you learn. It is aimed primarily at candidates who have a good understanding of what it means to work in a school and have built up some experience, perhaps as a teaching assistant or in similar role. Many candidates are working in schools already and are looking to make the next step.
The programme is run by the West London Teacher Training Alliance (WLTTA) in partnership with London Metropolitan University. We make prompt shortlisting decisions and liaise with you quickly if we need additional information.
We have only one school trust with salaried vacancies –the Knowledge Schools Trust Primaries. They would interview for their group of three schools. If later, they have a teaching vacancy and they are keen to retain you as a qualified teacher, this can be done without the post being advertised. By becoming a WLTTA trainee, all our schools could employ you this way.
Our aim is to produce exceptional teachers who could remain in alliance schools to continue their careers, taking advantage of further professional development, including the accredited Early Career induction programme.
You will register at the university and be employed by one of the Knowledge Schools Trust Primaries.
You will be located predominantly in your employing school but in the spring term you will gain experience in a contrasting school (chosen by WLTTA) for approx. 6 weeks to add further depth to your training.
20% of your time will be off-the-job training, split between the University and training tasks in school.
As a general guide, please see link to a typical timetable
The course combines the expertise of the university’s course tutors who are experienced classroom practitioners with teacher trainers. You will be encouraged to reflect upon your own practice and to engage with current research, policy and pedagogy.
With your school mentors you will feel supported as you become ready to teach, aiming for 40-60% by Christmas (or higher for those with more experience).
Teaching builds up to approx. 80% by the summer term.