Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship

Please note: the School Direct Salaried Programme is not currently running for 2022.23.
The Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship (PgTA) is the current  primary salaried route.

Gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS, with PGCE) whilst receiving a salary as an unqualified teacher.

The 2Schools Consortium has been successfully involved in teacher training for more than 20 years and has a wealth of experience in mentoring trainees and in delivering high-quality teacher training.

All trainees on the 2Schools Consortium Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship (PgTA) and SCITT Programme have the opportunity to work towards a PGCE award which will be validated by the University of Brighton.

Oakthorpe Primary School operating as 2Schools Consortium (2Sc) provides the Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship Level 6 (Primary) leading to QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and PGCE (Level 7) in line with the Teacher Apprenticeship Standards framework.

Ranked in the 10 best Teacher Training providers for Primary Teacher Training in 2015, 2Schools Consortium has been an accredited provider since 2002.

You will benefit from the expertise of an Outstanding (Ofsted, May 2014) teacher training provision and an Outstanding lead school (Oakthorpe Primary) within a partnership of 20+ schools in North London across the Enfield, Haringey and Barnet local authorities.

Apprentices will be placed in the employer’s school for the duration of their course.

ENTRY CRITERIA

  • Equivalent to grade 4 in GCSE English, maths and science.
  • A degree awarded by UK HE or equivalent qualification
Please note: Equivalency test for maths and English will be accepted to start the course and obtain QTS with OGCE, but a Functional Skills level 2 qualification will need to be obtained to qualify for the end point assessment in Term 4 of the Apprenticeship

TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT

You will be required to spend four terms in a school (Qualified Teacher Status is awarded after 3 terms; after an additional term the apprentice will go through an End Point Assessment, carried out by a different provider).

Training will be delivered both in school by school based mentors and during off-the-job sessions by school based trainers with QTS and specific expertise related to the Teacher Apprenticeship Standards.

You will find further information about the Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship (PgTA, salaried) Programme by clicking on the links on the right-hand side, but if you then have any further questions that are not answered, please contact us by phone or email

Successful candidates will be employed on a minimum of Point 1 on the Unqualified Teacher Scale.

Teacher Apprenticeship Standards

Teacher Apprenticeship End Point Assessment

APPLYING FOR SEPTEMBER 2022

All applications have to be made through the Gov.uk Find Postgraduate Teacher Training Courses at  https://www.find-postgraduate-teacher-training.service.gov.uk/

Please select the option Find Courses by school, university or other training provider and type ‘Oakthorpe Primary School’  or ‘2Schools Consortium’ for our programmes

WHY TRAIN WITH US?

Oakthorpe Primary School in Enfield acts as the lead school in a strong and growing partnership. Trainees will complete their year’s training either at the lead school or at a school within the partnership. Schools that have worked with us include:

St Michael at Bowes Junior, Worcesters Primary, Eldon Primary, Suffolks Primary, Keys Meadow Primary, Eversley Primary, Eastfield Primary,  Churchfield Primary, Edmonton County Primary,  West Lea School, Russet House School, Starksfield Primary, Southbury Primary, George Spicer Primary; Hadley Wood Primary, Wilbury Primary, Capel Manor Primary,

Schools further afield include Childs Hill in Barnet, Bonneygrove Primary, Kingsmoor Academy, South Harringay Primary and Chestnuts Primary in Haringey and Cromer Road in New Barnet

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

“I wanted to say that I am grateful and I feel lucky to be part of such well run training program! I feel I have learnt a lot and the journey has been great so far! It is clear that you put your heart and a lot of work in it. The provided training experiences are always amazing, very helpful and inspirational!
They have really inspired me to try new things and more importantly they have worked!  This has helped me to see a whole new approach that I was missing out on before! Here is why I wanted to say thank you- for knowing how to spark the knowledge and for providing the opportunities for it to grow!” Emiliya Velinova, QTS July 2019

 

“Schools Direct provides you with so many opportunities to observe and learn from other practitioners. The weekly training sessions are filled with useful and practical information for you to use. There is an excellent balance between gaining theoretical knowledge and practical experience.” Sarah Chuckla, NQT 2018 at Wilbury

 

“It has been brilliant, I have enjoyed this year so much more than I ever expected to, and it’s really upsetting that it has ended like this, but I know I am ready to be a great teacher because of this course.” Megan Taylor, QTS July 2020

The training sessions were up to date, varied,enjoyable and the depth of content was excellent. NQT, June 2018

I learnt a lot about myself on the course. NQT June 2018

 

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