TEACHER APPRENTICESHIP LEVEL 6
Are you ready to dive into the world of secondary teaching and pass on your
specialist knowledge? Take this postgraduate, work-based route into the sector
and benefit from paid employment status along with 80% on-the-job training and
During your Initial Teacher Training (ITT), you will be employed by a school
within the Luminate Partnership for ITT for 15 months. You may already be
working at a school as an unqualified teacher or teaching assistant.
As part of the 80% on-the-job training, you will work as an unqualified
teacher for four days of the week which will predominantly take place in your
employing school. You will also spend at least 20% of your time off-timetable
developing the professional expertise and core knowledge expected of teachers of
secondary age pupils, including your understanding of how to teach your
specialist subject. This will usually take place one day per working week.
Benefit from our excellent links with our secondary partnership schools and
academies within the Luminate Partnership for ITT, spending a minimum of 120
days in these settings, supported by school mentors, class teachers and
university-based tutors. You will be placed in your employing school for the
majority of the year. However, to ensure compliance with statutory Initial
Teacher Training criteria and supporting advice issued by the Department for
Education, you will also gain experience in different school settings. One of
your short placement experiences will be in an alternative setting within the
Luminate Partnership for ITT, such as an SEMH/SEND school.
After successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be assessed
against the Teachers’ Standards required to be awarded Qualified Teacher Status
(QTS). You will then complete a final assessment, known as an End Point
Assessment (EPA), at the start of your Early Career Teacher (ECT) year.
*The course is salaried. Employers that pay into the apprenticeship levy will
be able to use up to £9,000 of funding from their apprenticeship service account
to cover the cost of training and assessing the apprentice.
Benefits / Skills
To prepare you well for your future role as a teacher of secondary education, you will benefit from the unique experiences that being a trainee within the Luminate Partnership for ITT will provide. Through the partnership, you will have access to a large number of specialised settings. The experience you gain within these specialist settings through your compulsory alternative placement experience is invaluable and will enhance your professional profile and skills.
We will draw on the strengths of the partnership to support your continuous professional learning, early career development and upward in-work progression. You will have frequent opportunities to meet and work with other professionals across the sites within the partnership so that effective practice can be shared and developed.
As part of your third placement experience, and at the latter stage of the academic year, all trainees who are on track to meet the Teachers’ Standards will participate in a ‘School Adoption’ week. During adoption week, you will be given the opportunity to experience the role of a secondary teacher under increasingly real conditions, developing a range of additional skills.
Assessment will consist of a combination of teaching observations and an individual progress journal that contributes towards the achievement of each of the Teachers’ Standards.
The award of Qualified Teacher Status is the gateway to End Point Assessment (EPA) and, once QTS has been achieved, the EPA must be completed within three months. As required by the national standard, the EPA consists of the following:
- A lesson observation that is observed and assessed by an external assessor from an EPA organisation (an accredited ITT provider on the register of apprenticeship assessment organisations who has been independent to the training process).
- A professional discussion which will assess your knowledge, skills and behaviours with regard to the Teachers’ Standards. This will be conducted by an expert panel and will include an external assessor from an EPA organisation, a tutor from the university and a representative from the school at which you are employed.
The EPA will be graded outstanding, pass or inadequate.
All applicants will need to fulfil the following entry criteria to be offered a place on the programme:
- Achieved at least a grade 4 (C) or above in both English Language and Maths GCSEs (or approved equivalents).
- Hold and be able to provide certified evidence of having passed a relevant undergraduate degree programme with honours conferred by a UK higher education institution or an equivalent qualification.
Successful applicants must complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and be cleared to teach by the accredited provider, ensuring they are not barred from working with young people or excluded from teaching. Candidates will also be required to sign up for the update service.
- Employment opportunities within and outside of the Luminate Partnership for ITT upon successful completion of your training.
- After successful completion of the award, you may wish to develop your expertise and career prospects further by completing the Masters in Education on a part-time basis.
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