This Teacher Apprenticeship is mainly school-based, and much of what you will learn takes place on-the-job under the guidance of school mentors and university tutors.
The Teacher Apprenticeship course is a government-funded route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It is a Level 6 postgraduate qualification, and the training takes place mainly in one school.
Teacher Apprentices are paid and are responsible for their own class of children. They spend four days each week in school and one day at university.
Candidates for the Teacher Apprenticeship must demonstrate that they are able to achieve QTS by the end of their training programme.
This route is particularly well-suited to Teaching Assistants, Higher Level Teaching Assistants, current unqualified teachers and capable graduates.
It is important to note that this course currently only qualifies you to teach in England.
At university, you will learn about the decision making processes behind each lesson you deliver, the topics and strategies for engaging children with the curriculum, and the essential knowledge and qualities of an excellent teacher.
The Teachers’ Standards provide the framework for assessment for the Teacher Apprenticeship. These professional standards set out eight key areas in teaching, and three further areas with regard to your personal and professional conduct that you must demonstrate competency in to achieve Qualified Teacher Status.
Assessment activities include gathering a portfolio of evidence for the Teachers’ Standards and lesson observations.
Open mornings are being held at the following locations:
Hollymount School, Worcester on Thursday 24th October from 9.30-10.30 am. Please telephone 01905 23159 by midday on Tuesday 22nd October to book a place.
Westlands First School, Droitwich on Tuesday 15th October and Tuesday 26th November from 9.30-10.30am. Please telephone 01905 772740 by midday on Monday 14th October/Monday 25th November to book a place.
Carnforth School, Worcester on Monday 4th and Wednesday 6th November from 10.15-11.15am. Please telephone 01905 758425 by midday on Thursday 24th October to book a place.
Holy Redeemer Primary School, Pershore on Monday 25th November from 9.30-10.30am and 1.30-2.30pm. Please telephone 01386 552518 by midday on Friday 22nd November to book a place.