Taught course

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Education

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A degree at 2:2 or above

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or grade C or above (or an equivalent qualification).

For Primary Teaching Apprenticeships a grade 4 or grade C is also required in GCSE Science

Interview is required.

Experience of working with young people

  • A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required.
  • We have a responsibility to ensure that trainees have the health and physical capacity to teach. Candidates must meet the Secretary of State’s requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach as detailed in ‘Fit to Teach’ by completing an on-line medical questionnaire
  • Candidates must take part in individual and group interviews with representative from partnership schools and the University.
  • The Skills tests no longer exist as an entry requirement, however all teachers are expected to be competent in Functional English and mathematics. We will be assuring that trainees have these skills either during the selection process, or later during the training programme.

Months of entry


Course content

Earn while you learn with no tuition fees on your way to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are available for trainee primary and secondary school teachers in England and are a full-time employment-based route into teaching.

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are available for prospective primary and secondary school teachers in England. They combine study with practical on-the-job training and a salary. There are no tuition fees for Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships, this is full-time employment-based route into teaching.

You will work towards the Apprenticeship Standard which sets out the knowledge, skills, values and behaviours required of the Apprentice Teacher and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Apprentice Teachers split their time between school and university study. You’ll receive practical, school-led training alongside experienced staff, and spend at least 20% of your time off-timetable to learn how to teach.

The Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship route is delivered in conjunction with a number of school partnerships across the South West to give you a wide choice of learning experiences. It conforms to the DFE award of Qualified Teacher Status and the Institute of Apprenticeship's Standard for Postgraduate Teaching.

Fees and funding

Fees UK students: £0. You won’t pay any tuition fees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Apprenticeship
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01752 636700