Middlesex University Primary (Z817)

QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

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 in the EU and EEA, though this could change after 2020.

If you’re planning to teach overseas, you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

For more information, see; mdx.ac.uk

We are offering a very limited number of Teacher Apprenticeships at the locations (schools) detailed under locations. The places will fill quickly so please be aware that the availability of vacant positions might change during the application processing period. In your application, please identify the school location of interest to you.

We also offer Teacher Apprenticeships through our School Direct alliance partners who have their own course listings.

This programme provides opportunity for study at Masters level through a PGCert which has been designed to complement employment-based initial teacher training routes.

Teaching in a primary school is one of the most rewarding careers you can have. The Primary Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship programme seeks to provide each apprentice with the skills needed to become an effective teacher. Typically Middlesex primary trainees become confident and creative teachers, characterised by their reflective and inclusive practice.

Your training will be largely school-based at your employing school and will prepare you to teach across children across the 3-7 or 5-11 age range. Working with a team of experienced teachers and specialists in primary education, the course ensures you are well supported to achieve the highest standards.

This is an employment-based programme and your learning and development will be planned through both on-the job and off-the-job training. You will have a dedicated mentor in the school setting who will facilitate your school-based training and support you with your teaching work. The off-the-job training will be provided through a combination of learning at university, school-based training and independent study. Through tutorials, lectures, practical workshops, educational field trips and school-based training, this full-time course enables you to meet the Teachers’ Standards and be recommended for QTS. .

School placements

The apprenticeship is mainly school-based and offered by a number of our partnership schools. We work very closely with our partnership schools to assure quality and consistency across the Middlesex Partnership. You will also spend one half term working in a different school setting so that you experience different approaches to school management and organisation as well as varied teaching and learning styles. You will teach classes across either the 5-11 age range or 3-7 age range. You will have opportunities for sustained teaching experience with a gradual increase in responsibility for planning, teaching and assessment. This will be bespoke to your training needs and prior experience. In the school setting, you will be supported by a school-based mentor as well as your University Tutor.


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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
The Orion Primary School
Grahame Park Way, London, NW7 2AL

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

You will need a minimum of a Bachelors 2.2 (Hons) Degree. Degrees in all subjects are considered. You must have GCSE grade C / grade 4 or above in English, Science and Maths or be retaking them this year.

Personal qualities

To strengthen applications it is recommended that you have obtained, or have set up to obtain, recent and relevant experience within state primary school settings in England.

Other requirements

You must be judged suitable to work with children after being subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check and other required background checks. These checks will be arranged by the employing school.


Teacher Apprentices receive a fulltime salary paid at a minimum of Point 1 of the Unqualified Teacher Scale.

The fees for this programme are arranged by the employer through use of their apprenticeship levy. The apprentice does not pay fees.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

The education department has been involved in teacher training since the 1950s and has a long-established reputation for the provision of high quality teacher training. The department is based at the Hendon campus in London. We are committed to developing excellence in all areas of teaching, learning and professional practice in a wide range of contexts. We have high expectations of all our training teachers and work tirelessly to ensure that each individual reaches their full potential and becomes confident and highly employable. As a result, rates of employment are high across the partnership and many of our trainees stay within the partnership for their first teaching post. Our trainees come form a diverse range of backgrounds and typically all complete their training as good or outstanding trainees. During the last Ofsted inspection, inspectors commended the strong support for current and former trainees and the skilful way in which tutors tailor their work to meet the individual needs of trainees, providing challenge and support as required. Trainees are encouraged to develop their own support networks with peers, sharing resources and ideas. As a result, trainees are confident and able to seek advice and help during and after they have completed training.

Interview process

Entry onto this course requires an interview with the employing school. The interview process is designed to find out more about you, to better understand your aspirations and interests in teaching. Your potential and and suitability for teaching will be judged, including your subject knowledge for teaching and potential to demonstrate proficiency with fundamental English and mathematics. If any shortfall is identified, you may be required to complete some additional work before starting the programme. During the programme, your subject knowledge and fundamental English and mathematics will be developed and assessed to ensure you can reach the required level. The interview process might include observations of how you interact with children and colleagues and is likely to include a presentation, group discussion and an individual face-to-face meeting.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We aim to provide an inclusive teaching and learning environment which caters for all trainees. We work closely with the Middlesex University Dyslexia and Disability Service to ensure that we are able to provide the appropriate support.

For more information, see; mdx.ac.uk

We endeavour to ensure that each trainee is supported on an individual basis, dependent on their needs. We strive to build resilience, and we prepare trainees for the potential pressure points on the course with bespoke ‘well-being’ sessions and provide individual personal support for trainees experiencing stress or anxiety.

Contact this training provider

020 8411 5555
Middlesex University
The Burroughs

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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