CTSN - Cambridge Teaching Schools Network
Primary Teaching Apprenticeship (3FR9)

QTS full time teaching apprenticeship

Accredited body
The Cambridge Teaching Schools Network SCITT
Financial support
Salary
Qualification
QTS

QTS (qualified teacher status) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland. You should check with the institution you’d like to teach in for confirmation. The status of QTS in these countries may change after the UK leaves the EU. Please check GOV.UK for updates.

To teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, you may wish to consider a ‘PGCE (or PGDE) with QTS’ qualification instead.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
10 April 2019
Date course starts
July 2019
Website
http://CTSNSCITT.info
Vacancies
No

About the course

The trainee will need to have an employing school in order to follow the apprenticeship programme

Training will take place in the employing school four days per week and with the training provider on Fridays.

Interview process

Candidates will be invited to interview in June 2019. As part of the interview they will be expected to undertake a short teaching activity.

How school placements work

The majority of the training programme is in the employing school. The trainee will undertake a placement in an another school for a period of 4-6 weeks, usually in the spring term.

Salary

No fee: the training is paid for out of the employing school's apprenticeship levy fund. For further information please follow the link to the Department for Education - Get into Teaching Website.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.

Requirements

Qualifications

You would need a minimum of a 2.2 Honours Degree (or overseas equivalent confirmed by NARIC UK). Also, you would need to have GCSE qualifications (grade C/4 or better) in Mathematics, English and Science, or a confirmed equivalent qualification.

Personal qualities

We are looking for creative, proactive, positive applicants who share our commitment that students in our local schools should have the best possible teachers, and a desire and determination to make this commitment a reality.

Other requirements

The candidate must have found themselves an employing school before applying.

About the training provider

CTSN SCITT is a school centred accredited provider of ITE that offers teacher training across the Eastern Region, based around two training centres in Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds:

  • all applicants will be able to choose whether they attend the core training in Cambridge or Bury St Edmunds.

We work with a wide variety of partnership schools across Cambridgeshire, West Suffolk, North Essex, North Herts:

  • there is a very good chance of us being able to place you in a local school, convenient for your training.

Such a strong network of schools also means that

  • the vast majority of our trainees get jobs working in local schools.

As a school centred provider all our tutors are expert teachers, which means:

  • our training is not only evidence-based, but also informed by expert practice.

We provide a wide range of routes:

  • both primary (5-11) and secondary;
  • supported by both loan/bursary or salary;
  • full time or part time (over two years).

Our salaried routes will lead to the award of QTS; the other routes, whether supported by loan or bursary (which is often the most financially beneficial for trainees, particularly in shortage secondary subjects) will lead to QTS plus PGCE (*subject to validation).

Please see ctsn.scitt.info for more information.

About the accredited body

CTSN SCITT is a school centred accredited provider of ITE that offers teacher training across the Eastern Region, based around two training centres in Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Teachers with disabilities make an important contribution to schools both in the classroom and in shaping the wider culture and ethos of the schools they work in. Schools value diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring. If you have a disability, you shouldn’t be dissuaded from applying. If you are invited to attend an interview, and have any special requirements, please let us know beforehand so that we may make reasonable adjustments for you. We want all interview candidates to have an equitable and enjoyable experience, regardless of any disability. Full details are on the Department for Education website.

All trainees are required to complete a medical check when they receive the offer of a training place. This will identify if there are adjustments required. As a training provider, CTSN will make such adjustments in our training. We encourage all trainees to disclose all relevant information with their placement schools as this will enable them to make suitable provision. Schools have experience of making provisions for their own students and are therefore well placed to offer similar adjustments for trainee teachers. If you have an offer, but have not yet disclosed a disability or other need, you can disclose at any time.

Contact details

Email
SCITT@catrust.co.uk
Telephone
01223262503
Website
http://CTSNSCITT.info
Address
Comberton Village College
West Street
Comberton
Cambridge
CB23 7DU

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