Teaching Apprenticeship Programme
New for 2021 – Teaching Apprenticeship Programme
The Alliance for Learning is delighted to be partnering with e-Qualitas (a National approved provider) to deliver the Teaching Apprenticeship programme to school across the North of England from January 2021.
IF YOU HAVE ANY EXISTING TEACHING ASSISTANTS/MEMBERS OF STAFF, WHO WOULD LIKE TO GAIN QUALIFIED TEACHING STATUS WHILST THEY CONTINUE TO WORK ON A FULLY-FUNDED PROGRAMME, THIS COULD BE THE ROUTE FOR THEM. ALTERNATIVELY, YOU COULD REQUEST FOR A NEWLY RECRUITED TRAINEE TO JOIN YOUR SCHOOL UNDER THIS SCHEME.
The programme is open to Primary and Secondary schools, and schools could be eligible to receive a grant of up to £14,500 towards the salary cost of recruiting a new trainee AND/OR towards the salary of an existing employee who meets the eligibility criteria.
- Schools use their apprenticeship levy to fully-fund Initial Teacher Training (ITT) for both existing and newly recruited trainees.
- Separate to the levy funding, schools receive a grant of up to £14,500 towards the salary cost of existing employees or newly recruited trainees.
- The eligibility criteria is the same as any other ITT programme – all prospective trainees must hold a degree and GCSE English and maths at grade 4(C) or above plus science for primary.
- The training model is very similar to Schools Direct but the Teaching Apprenticeship Programme out- performed School Direct 3 to 1 when attracting and recruiting new trainees.
- The chance to grow your own teachers and retain them is significant with retention rates for the Teaching Apprenticeship Programme at 82%.
- The Teaching Apprenticeship Programme and AfL offer a fee free recruitment service to help you find graduates.
- Trainees on a Teaching Apprenticeship can start at any point during the school year.
- Dedicated teacher training advisor to support your school every step of the way.
If you are interested in finding out more, please email Hilary Langmead-Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org