School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Postgraduate Teaching apprenticeship (leading to PGCE+QTS)

    • A degree, GCSE in English Language, Maths at grade C/4 or above or equivalent, GCSE Science for Primary trainees, selection by participating school and a teaching post in school
    • You must be teaching your subject for a minimum of 50% of a full timetable across two consecutive key stages, this should equate to 12 hours per week, minimum
    • Your school must be rated outstanding or good by Ofsted.


    In addition, you must:

    • Demonstrate competence in literacy and numeracy
    • Attend an interview
    • Obtain the commitment from your school to release you for the second school placement and to provide a suitable mentor
    • Provide a satisfactory criminal record check and show the physical and mental fitness to teach