Birmingham Nursery Schools Teaching School Alliance
Primary (PG Teaching Apprenticeship) (3CSP)

QTS part time with salary

Accredited body
University College Birmingham
Financial support

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.

Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
July 2019

About the course

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.

About the training provider

This Teacher Apprenticeship is designed for graduates who are currently working in a school and would like to remain in their employment while working towards Qualified Teacher Status. This route is particularly well-suited to Teaching Assistants, Higher Level Teaching Assistants, current unqualified teachers and capable graduates.

The Teacher Apprenticeship is a government-funded route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It is a Level 6 postgraduate qualification.

Over 4 terms you will be employed by your school as an Unqualified Teacher, spending four days in school and one day at University.

Candidates for the Teacher Apprenticeship must demonstrate that they are able to achieve QTS by the end of their training programme.

The qualification entitles you to teach in schools in England only.

If you, or your school, are interested in internal staff development, this could be the route for you.

About the accredited body

Based in the heart of the UK’s biggest regional city, University College Birmingham is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training.

UCB specialises in vocational courses in both the Higher Education and Further Education sectors with a growing portfolio of Apprenticeships.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Working with you, your employer and UCB, we aim to address any challenges to undertaking the Teacher Apprenticeship.

Contact details

Kings Norton Nursery School
Westhill Road
West Midlands
B38 8SY


Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 2D8
  • Training programme code: 3CSP

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
University College Birmingham
Summer Row, Birmingham B3 1JB
Yes B

Support and advice

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