There is a new route into teaching – teacher apprenticeships.
It is expected that the new teacher apprenticeships will start to be delivered as early as September 2018 – providing another route into a career in teaching.
You can read the full standard for the new teacher apprenticeships here but in short, to become an apprentice teacher you will need to have:
- A minimum grade 4 GCSE in English and mathematics, and if you intend to train to teach pupils aged 3-19 you will need a Grade 4 GCSE in a science subject.
- A bachelor’s degree
- To have passed the national professional numeracy and literacy skills tests.
How will the teacher apprenticeships work?
The teacher apprenticeship is a postgraduate apprenticeship, so, after completing your degree, you would apply to become an apprentice. The apprenticeship will last for 12 months. In these 12 months you would work towards qualified teacher status by completing your initial teacher training.
Apprentice teacher salary
The teacher apprenticeships differ from other apprenticeships in one important way. The government have announced that apprentice teachers will be paid the same as other unqualified teachers. This means that as an apprentice teacher you would be paid a minimum of £16,626 a year.