The Star Institute Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship is a twelve-month programme that runs from September to September and leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) whilst remaining in paid employment in school. Apprentices can specialise in Primary or a specific subject at Secondary level. Our blended learning approach combines in-school experience, centre-based training and online tuition.

The centre-based training will be mainly based in Blackburn. During the apprenticeship programme, the apprentice must successfully complete the ITT programme, leading to the recommendation for QTS. This will typically be at the end of the third term. The apprentice will then go on to complete an end-point assessment in early September. An assessor from an end-point assessment organisation (an accredited ITT provider who has been separate from the training process) conducts the assessment. The assessment has two components: a lesson observation and a professional discussion.

Programme Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship
Duration 12 months
Entry requirements Degree typically to a 2.2 standard from a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification GCSE grade 4 (previously grade C) in English and Mathematics (plus Science for Primary candidates)
Pricing £9,000 funded directly from the apprenticeship levy
How to apply Applications are made via UCAS
The apprentice’s salary (+ on-costs) is the only cost which the school should incur. The training costs of the Teaching Apprenticeship will be funded directly from the apprenticeship levy account and is £9,000.