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University of Derby Physical education (L155)

QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Financial support
Salary
Qualification
QTS

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
11 to 18
Course length
13 to 14 Months
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.derby.ac.uk

Contents

Course summary

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.

School placements

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.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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.

Salary

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.

Interview process

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.

International candidates

You’ll 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

Our on-site Wellbeing Centre provides information and guidance to help you look after your wellbeing during your time at University.

Here, you can book appointments with our specialist advisers or contact the service through the dedicated helpline available during the week.

There’s also a free counselling service and unique workshops that you can sign up to throughout the year‌.

For general enquiries and appointment booking:

Tel: +44 (0)1332 593000 E: studentwellbeing@derby.ac.uk E: psychologicalwellbeing@derby.ac.uk

Contact this training provider

Email
admissionsadvisor1@derby.ac.uk
Telephone
01332 591167
Website
http://www.derby.ac.uk
Address
University of Derby
Kedleston Road
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 1GB

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also 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).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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