School of Education

Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship with QTS

  • Please see entry requirements tab below.
  • Sep 2022
  • Full-time
  • 15 Months
  • Apprenticeship
  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Buckingham
    • have a UK degree (2.2 or above)*
    • GCSE in English Language and Maths at grade C/4 or above*
    • GCSE Science C/4 is required for Primary/Prep trainees
    • you must be teaching your subject for a minimum of 50% (and a max of 80%) of a full timetable across two consecutive key stages including four consecutive year groups, this should equate to 12 hours per week, minimum
    • your school must be rated Outstanding or Good by Ofsted (or the ISI equivalent)
    • 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
    • Apprentices must complete a minimum of 120 days in a school.
    • Apprentices will need to be released from their employing schools to spend time teaching in a contrasting school during the year, for a minimum of 3 weeks (15 full days).