Teaching Apprenticeship

Teaching Apprenticeship secondary

Based in and employed by a secondary school, apprentices will spend much of their time in class, teaching their specialist subject to the 11-16 age range (a few apprentices will focus on the 14-19 age range) and working with other teachers. They will draw on eQ's distance learning resources for independent study, and attend some training days in cental London. Apprentices have a visiting tutor from eQ, who spends a day in school each half term to observe them teaching, provide some training, review their developing evidence and assess their progress so that helpful targets are set for the apprentice's next steps. Assessment for QTS takes place towards the end of the training programme and QTS is awarded (if the Teachers' Standards are met). After 12 months, the apprentice has to pass the end-point assessment which checks whether he or she is maintaining and further developing what was attained in the QTS assessment.

Teaching Apprenticeship primary 

Based in and employed by a primary school, apprentices will spend much of their time in class, teaching the full range of the primary curriculum and working with other teachers. They teach in at least 4 consecutive year groups. They will draw on eQ's distance learning resources for independent study, and attend some training days in cental London. Apprentices have a visiting tutor from eQ, who spends a day in school each half term to observe them teaching, provide some training, review their developing evidence and assess their progress so that helpful targets are set for the apprentice's next steps. Assessment for QTS takes place towards the end of the training programme and QTS is awarded (if the Teachers' Standards are met). After 12 months, the apprentice has to pass the end-point assessment which checks whether he or she is maintaining and further developing what was attained in the QTS assessment.

Applications for government-funded Teaching Apprenticeship places are made via UCAS (for 2018-19, this means applying for a School Direct salaried place that will be devoted to the Teaching Apprenticeship route). Non-funded places are applied for by the school using eQ's application form. The school's apprentice levy funding covers eQ's costs. If you need further information, please contact Dr Vivien Johnston, Programme Director, at the eQ office on 01892 513881, or by email toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.