This apprenticeship is an employment-based route into teaching, for candidates with an honours degree, who receive a salary while training. Consisting of 80% on-the-job training and 20% off the job training. The on-the-job training will involve the apprentice being in a substantive role as an unqualified teacher, working four days per working week, delivering a subject specialism, or teaching a specific age phase of children.
The 20% off the job training consists of a variety of activities, which will usually take place one day per working week. As part of the on-the-job training, apprentices must teach in two different school settings to ensure compliance with statutory Initial Teacher Training criteria and supporting advice (C.24 ) as issued by the Department for Education. On completion of this apprenticeship, the individual will be confirmed to be a competent and qualified teacher, having already achieved QTS and entered the teaching profession. Having completed a programme of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and obtained QTS, at the start of their Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year the apprentice will complete the end-point assessment for recognition of the apprenticeship standard. Once the gateway has been reached, the end-point assessment must be completed within three months.
Each vacancy on DfE apply for the Teacher Apprenticeship route has been created from a school. The school selects the applicant to apply for the vacancy. Those who apply not selected by the school will be unsuccessful.
Your placement will be decided by your employer, who will then inform you of the necessary skills required of you on said placement. This will consist of 80% on-the-job training and 20% off the job training. The on-the-job training will involve being in a substantive role as an unqualified teacher working four days per working week, delivering a subject specialism, or teaching a specific age phase of children. For this instance that would be in an age range of 11-18 with a subject specialism of Physical Education.
An undergraduate degree, or equivalent. This should be an honours degree (Third or above), or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in Physical education or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.
To be confirmed by employer
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
You’re on the threshold of making one of the most important decisions of your life - to teach!
Train to teach at Derby and you’re on your way to a worthwhile, rewarding and enjoyable career in Teaching, one where you can truly make a difference. With a rich heritage of teacher training dating back 165 years, we’re a major provider of newly qualified teachers in the East Midlands.
We have a strong reputation for nurturing successful, confident and forward-thinking teachers. Our teaching courses are highly regarded, with Ofsted awarding us an ‘Outstanding’ rating for our Primary and Further Education and Skills provision. We are also currently ranked as a Top 25 institution for our Education courses.
Practical teaching experience lies at the heart of all of our teacher training courses. High-quality placements in different educational settings will build your skills in the classroom and you’ll benefit from the support of expert mentors throughout. We have partnerships with over 400 schools, so we’ll arrange your placements for you.
At Derby, you’ll discover exciting teacher training courses which will prepare you to teach the age group of your choice - primary, secondary and post-14 learners. Whether you’re embarking on your first degree, or you’re ready to study one of our PGCE courses, we offer a choice to suit you.
The applicant will apply by the DfE link (provided by the university to school). The applicant will then be invited to an interview by the university (date/s to be confirmed) to assess the applicant’s competency for apprenticeship standard. Once applicant is approved, they will have to go onto DfE Apply to accept their offer.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
University of Derby Kedleston Road Derby Derbyshire DE22 1GB
Support and advice
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for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school
experience, and access exclusive teaching events.
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