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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.

KEY FACTS

  1. Schools use their apprenticeship levy to fully-fund Initial Teacher Training (ITT) for both existing and newly recruited trainees.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The chance to grow your own teachers and retain them is significant with retention rates for the Teaching Apprenticeship Programme at 82%.
  6. The Teaching Apprenticeship Programme and AfL offer a fee free recruitment service to help you find graduates.
  7. Trainees on a Teaching Apprenticeship can start at any point during the school year. 
  8. 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 admin@allianceforlearning.co.uk