The Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship requires that the main training school releases the Apprentice for 20% of their time for university-based training and activities. A second school experience of 30 days enables the apprentice to demonstrate meeting the Professional Standards for Teachers, in a contrasting and complementary school setting, as required by the Department for Education.
A skills coach is provided by the University to support and undertake observation and feedback visits every half term.
The Apprentice collects a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours contained in the Teachers' Standards to be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at the end of the initial teacher training year. To successfully complete the Apprenticeship, the Apprentice must negotiate the 'gateway' to be entered for the formal end-point assessment. This requires an additional fourth term of teaching in school and the assessment, including a lesson observation and a professional discussion based on the portfolio of evidence.
The school must be able to provide support in developing the Apprentice as a practitioner and in compiling the portfolio of evidence. To ensure quality of training provision, the school must met a number of criteria. To find out more, contact us (see 'Register your interest') or visit: www.wlv.ac.uk and search for 'post graduate teaching apprenticeships'.