Primary with Norfolk Academies Accredited provider: Norfolk Teacher Training Centre

Course offered
QTS full time teaching apprenticeship
Financial support

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

If you want to teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, consider a course that gives you the qualification ‘postgraduate certificate in education with qualified teacher status’ instead.

Course length
4 school terms
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Our Primary Teaching Apprenticeship programme, is a nationally recognised route into teaching that leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Specifically designed for those who want to become Primary teachers, the programme will take four school terms (typically 12-15 months) to complete and will involve teaching in at least two schools, before you are assessed against the Teachers’ Standards.

You will be working with schools in our partnership across the East of England in both urban and rural settings.

As you would expect, the course will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need in order to become a highly successful teacher with Primary as your specialism.

Interview process

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people who can show that they are committed to working with young people and joining the teaching profession.

We are particularly interested in talking to people who have a proven track record in working with young learners.

How we select our trainees

Interviews will be held at one of our academies and will involve candidates in a full day of activities designed to test suitability to teach. Candidates will be asked to take part in structured lesson observations, group exercises and have a one to one interview. You will receive a brief from us so you know what to prepare for your interview.

We will then introduce you to potential schools so that all parties can feel confident that support for the programme ahead will be appropriate and comprehensive.

How school placements work

We work with over 45 schools in our region, so it is vital that we make the right match between school placement and trainee. Placements are based on where we know we are able to offer excellent mentoring and great opportunities to develop subject knowledge.

All trainees follow a programme of 4 days per week in school and 1 day at college. You will be placed at a minimum of two schools during the year which will offer you contrasting experiences of education in our region.

All trainees will gain experience teaching KS1 and KS2.

Working closely with a growing number of partner schools across the region we will be offering apprenticeship places in a broad range of schools, from urban to rural. This new apprenticeship model provides an ideal way for new teachers to move into the classroom with a fully supportive programme and a salary.

Our well qualified and motivated mentors are at the heart of our programme and we are a leading provider of Apprenticeships in the region.


Salary is in line with DfE recommendations for the Apprenticeship route in to teaching.

Unqualified Teacher pay scale - £16,626 minimum. Salary dependent on employing School.

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.



You will have achieved a good class in your degree which will be directly related to teaching in the Primary sector. In addition you will have a C or above in English, Mathematics and Science at GCSE.

You will also have passed the national skills tests prior to the start of the course.

Personal qualities

Most importantly, you will be able to demonstrate why you want to work with young children and prove your commitment to education.

Other requirements

Most candidates will be able to demonstrate experience working with young people. However, we evaluate each application on a person-by-person basis and we are keen to take all your experience in to account. We understand that from time to time it can be difficult for candidates to organise school experience for themselves. Therefore, for successful applicants, we are happy to organise school experience for you prior to the start of the course if you need us to. So, you may submit your application even if your school experience has yet to be completed.

About the training provider


Working closely with our partner schools across the region, the Attleborough Academy Partnership offers 11 to 19 experience across a broad range of subjects and schools. We provide a tailor-made route in to teaching with our school based programme. Our well qualified and motivated mentors are at the heart of our programmes, offering the opportunity to develop subject knowledge alongside engaging classroom activities.


With a growing number of partner schools across the region we will be offering apprenticeship places in a broad range of schools, from urban to rural. This new apprenticeship model provides an ideal way for new teachers to move into the classroom with a fully supportive programme and a salary. We are a leading proiver of Apprenticeships in the region.

Whether Secondary QTS, or Primary Apprenticeship, our well qualified and motivated mentors are at the heart of all our programmes.

About the accredited provider

The Norfolk Teacher Training Centre (NTTC) is part of City College Norwich and has all the backing you would expect from a major educational institution in our region. The NTTC has a proven track record in supporting trainee teachers with completion and success rates well above the national average. Most importantly, 100% of Secondary NTTC trainees secure their first job in teaching within 6 months of completion of the course.

For the Primary Apprenticeship route, as a leading provider in the region, we work closely with your employing school to support your successful completion of the course.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Working with City College Norwich we are able to work closely with all our learners to ensure that all needs are supported in an atmosphere of inclusivity. If you have any special needs, please talk to us in confidence during your interview and we will ensure that the most appropriate and individualised learning plan is put in place.

Contact details

Attleborough Academy Partnership
9 Norwich Road
NR17 2AJ


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: 2GG
  • Training programme code: 3CYS

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
C City College Norwich Ipswich Road, Norwich NR2 2LJ

Advice and support

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