This salaried teacher apprenticeship Y968 leads to PGCE(M) QTS PGTA. The programme focusses on ages 3-7 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.
WLTTA enables you to choose your employing host school at application. If later, there is a teaching vacancy in your school 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 and if you needed it, we operate a pool.
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 your chosen school.
You will undertake off-the-job training, which will occupy 20% of your teaching time; this is split between face-to-face training at the University and independent training tasks in school.
You will receive an induction at the University. The course will then build on well-established and successful foundations by combining the expertise of the university’s course tutors- experienced classroom practitioners and teacher trainers - with a dynamic curriculum designed to cater to your needs as a teacher apprentice.
You will be encouraged to reflect upon your own practice and to critically engage with current research, policy and pedagogy.
In the spring term you will gain experience in a contrasting (mainstream) school for approx. 6 weeks to add further depth to the training
With your school mentors you will feel supported as you progress and become ready to teach aiming for 40-60% by Christmas and building to 80% by the summer term.