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Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship with QTS and PGCE

School of Education
  • Please see entry requirements tab below.
  • Sep 2024
  • Jan 2025
  • Full-time
  • 15 Months
  • Apprenticeship
  • PGCE
  • Online
    • Have a UK degree*
    • For entry onto our apprenticeship you need English and Maths GCSE (and science if Primary). Equivalences are acceptable IF approved by the Department for Education, including overseas qualifications. To complete the End Point Assessment, GCSE English, Maths (and science for Primary) is required. Failing that you need Functional Skills level 2 in English and/or Maths. See the gov.uk website.
    • You must be teaching your subject for a minimum of 13 hours per week across two consecutive key stages and 6 weeks at 80% of a typical timetable in your school.
    • Your school cannot be rated Inadequate by Ofsted
    • You must be eligible to work in England as an unqualified teacher
    • You do not already have QTS but are working in a school in England.

    *For equivalent qualifications, contact education@buckingham.ac.uk to confirm that your qualifications meets the University entry requirements.

    In addition, you must:

    • Demonstrate competence in literacy and numeracy before and during the course
    • Attend an interview as part of the initial assessment
    • Obtain the commitment from your school to release you for a second school placement and to provide a suitable mentor
    • Provide a satisfactory criminal record check (DBS) and show the physical and mental fitness train to teach
    • Complete a minimum of 120 days in a school
    • Be released from employing schools to spend time teaching in a contrasting school during the year, for a minimum of 3 weeks (15 full days).

    If you work in a special needs school

    We train teachers from Special Schools as well as SEND teachers in all schools. If you teach children a curriculum which is normally taught to younger children than your classes (e.g. you teach pupils aged 12-14 a Key Stage 2 curriculum) you will need to do a second school placement in a mainstream school where you can teach an age-appropriate curriculum.