Orange Moon Education Primary (Y080)

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT
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
5 to 11
Course length
Up to 2 years
Date you can apply from
14 October 2022
Date course starts
May 2023


Course summary

The course is designed specifically for working with children between the ages of 5-11. This course will provide you with a level 6 Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Orange Moon Education works closely in partnership with Bradford Birth to 19 School Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT). During the placement in schools, you will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to be an early careers teacher.

Important: Before applying for this course, you must ensure that you have the full support of a school or academy to facilitate your training and employment. This may be a school you’re already working at, or school that is going to be supporting you with your Teacher Apprenticeship.

A strength of the course is how theory and practice are related as a result of extensive time spent working with children in at least two placement schools. At least 120 days are school-based with support provided by experienced school mentors.

The course builds upon the subject knowledge and independent study skills that you will have already acquired as a graduate. Our school-based sessions develops and strengthens professional skills needed for teachers. Course tutors work closely with Headteachers, Mentors within the school to provide you with advice and support for the progressive development of your teaching expertise.

Teacher training will be delivered online by highly experienced, inspiring school teachers and leaders. The QTS Programme consist of lectures, seminars tutorials, micro-teaching environments and observations of teaching in school. This is very much a practical course, where you learn by doing.

Assessment is carried out across two placements against the Teaching Standards. The Programme offers you an opportunity to get experience of working in an alternative key stage/provision or special school.

Throughout the course, we place particular emphasis on providing equal opportunities for all students working in a diverse, multi-ethnic society. Depending on your previous experience you will be introduced to your new role in stages, beginning with observation and work with individual pupils, then with small groups, eventually leading to working with full classes.

School placements

We carefully consider school placements for all of our trainees and Quality Assure the schools to ensure the schools are able to support apprentices during the training programme. We match strengths as well as support needs for students. All trainees will be placed in two contrasting schools, ensuring students experience a wide range of settings.

Your training week initially involves four days a week in school and one day attending the QTS training, working on teaching pedagogy, helping you learn and develop new skills, increase your knowledge and behaviour, to make you an effective teacher. During your training year, you will experience a vast array of schools from our partnership in Nursery, Primary, Special and Secondary sectors. We operate an A B A model for our students, where trainees start in their host school working with pupils that are aged 5 to 11, then complete a 6-week contrasting placement, then return to their host school to complete the training year.

The course builds upon the subject knowledge and independent study skills which, as a graduate, you will have already acquired. Our school based sessions are also concerned with the professional skills all teachers need. Course tutors work closely with managers, mentors and teachers in our schools and academies to provide you with advice and support for the progressive development of your teaching expertise. A large proportion of your teaching and training will be in our schools and academies, delivered by both highly experienced, inspiring school teachers and leaders. School-based sessions consist of close working with class teacher and school based mentor, learning from model lessons and observation of good teaching and learning practice. This is very much a practical course, where you learn by doing.


You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Orange Moon Education
6 Sherwood Rise, Nottingham, NG7 6JF
Orange Moon Education (Birmingham)
Summer Row, Birmingham, B3 1PB
Orange Moon Education (Bradford)
Washington Street, Girlington, Bradford , BD8 9QW
Orange Moon Education (Bristol)
Chandag Road , Keynsham, Bristol , BS31 1PH
Orange Moon Education (Coventry)
Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB
Orange Moon Education (Derby)
Kedleston Rd, Derby, DE22 1GB
Orange Moon Education (Leicester)
De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
Orange Moon Education (Manchester)
The university of Manchester, Altrincham St, Manchester, M13 9PL
Orange Moon Education (Sheffield)
3 Soley Street, Sheffield, S10 2TN

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

Personal qualities

We don’t have a fixed picture of what kind of a person we are looking for. Teaching is a creative, dynamic profession which has space for innovative thinking, for people who can break free from what’s expected. Our school is clear that we want trainees to have a rapport with children, a passion for their subject, and to have the ambition to become excellent teachers. You will have a relentlessly positive outlook, show initiative and be good team player, ready to work hard in a challenging but wonderfully rewarding profession.

Other requirements

If you are successful at interview stage, you will be made an offer of a training place subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance.


Salary will be based on either;

  • the national minimum wage for apprentices
  • the unqualified teachers’ pay scales

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Orange Moon Education is a consortium of leading education specialists and training providers who share a common goal to improve outcomes for children by providing high-quality training to childcare and education practitioners.

We work in partnership with Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT to deliver a QTS accredited post-graduate apprenticeship with a PGCE option that blends pedagogic models and academic theory with practical on-the-job training and support.

Orange Moon, established since 2010 and specialises in providing high-quality training solutions to Schools, Settings, Childcare providers and individuals across our six regions.

Orange Moon has successfully trained over 700 apprentices and delivered over 3,200 qualifications. Our range of programmes has placed over 650 individuals into new employment in their chosen careers and up skilled many more, enabling them to progress along their existing career path or into new roles within their organisation. For some we have enabled a complete career change.

Our tailored programme produces well-rounded and inspiring teachers, who have the school’s philosophy ingrained within their daily practices. Our programme is suitable for ambitious Teaching Assistants, staff employed in a non-teaching role, or any graduate looking to become a teacher. Our flexible teacher training programme enables you to enrol onto our work-based learning route to Qualified Teacher Status.

Our unique blended learning model combines school-centred initial teacher training, classroom-based professional studies and online tuition.

We are keen to support the national drive to enable more BAME candidates become qualified Teachers. You can join our programme at any time during the year.

About the accredited body

“Birth to 19 recruits a diverse range of trainees who are able to move on as teachers with confidence.” (Ofsted 2022) We aim to train the next generation of outstanding teachers who are, highly employable, research-informed, early career-ready teachers who transform the life chances of young people in their local area.

Ofsted stated (May 2022)

  • Trainees are well prepared to teach their subject.
  • Trainees appreciate the high level of care and attention that they are given.
  • Trainees know how to create an inclusive environment for pupils.
  • Mentoring is of a high standard across the partnership.

Interview process

Shortlisted apprentices will be invited to an online interview. further details of the interview will be provided once interview is confirmed. All qualifications and certificates must be sent to Orange Moon prior interview stage for verifications purposes. All pre enrolment paperwork must be completed for onboarding on the Programme at this stage.

All our interviews have the same elements:

A classroom based exercise, where you will be talk through your lesson plan with the interview panel online on how you would deliver the lesson planned.

Skill Tests and written tasks which are designed to assess your written communication skills; your ability to be numerate; your capacity to access higher level study; and for secondary applicants, subject knowledge.

Online interview with representative from Orange Moon/SCITT and member of Senior Leadership team from the school.

DBS If you are successful at interview stage, you will be made an offer of a training place subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance. For more information, see the guidance on line at;

International candidates

To apply for this teaching apprenticeship course, you’ll need to have lived in the UK for at least 3 years before the start of the course.

EEA nationals with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme who have lived continuously in the EEA, Switzerland, Gibraltar, or the UK for at least the previous 3 years will also be eligible.

You’ll also 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

We believe that teachers with disabilities make an important contribution to schools both in the classroom and in shaping the wider culture and ethos of the schools they work in, indeed we have 100% pass rate for trainees who have declared a disability. We adhere to The Equality Act 2010 and Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, which require teacher training providers to ensure they are not discriminating against applicants with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN). All our partner Schools value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring.

Contact this training provider

0115 7843981
6 Sherwood Rise

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

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).

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