Direct Services to Schools

Post Graduate Teaching Level 6
The Professional Role

This apprenticeship is designed for teachers of pupils from 3 – 19 years. Teachers can be employed in a variety of educational settings. Teachers make the education of their pupils their first concern and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct. 

Teachers demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct; have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teachers up-to-date and are self-critical; they forge positive professional relationships and work with parents/carers in the best interests of their pupils.

The Learning Journey

The length of the course is typically 15 months plus the End Point Assessment.

On Programme Learning

Apprentices participating in the Teaching Apprenticeship will be employed as unqualified teachers and will become the named class teacher supported in school by a mentor. 

Professional standards training will be delivered at the University of Greenwich with other elements such as subject knowledge and contrasting phase placement elements delivered in school.

Additional Requirements

You will be required to hold any degree at level 2:2 or higher, English, maths (and science for Primary) qualifications, at level 2 or above, prior to starting this course. 

During the apprenticeship you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS) which the University of Greenwich will recommend for successful apprentices.

Knowledge Behaviours
  • Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
  • Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons
  • Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils
  • Make accurate and productive use of assessment
  • Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
  • Fulfil wider responsibilities
  • Uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of personal and professional conduct
  • Treating pupils with dignity and observing appropriate boundaries
  • Safeguarding and wellbeing
  • Tolerance and respect
  • Respecting British values
  • Appropriately expressing personal beliefs
  • Have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school and maintain high attendance and punctuality
  • Always act within the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities

Upon the successful completion of this apprenticeship you will be a qualified teacher and able to work in education settings.

Assessment Note

The apprenticeship for a Teacher has two possible overall pass grades: Pass or Distinction. Apprentices cannot achieve the apprenticeship without gaining at least a pass in both assessment elements.

End Point Assessment

Once you have met all the criteria to pass Gateway, the EPA will consist of:

  • Lesson observation with a professional dialogue
  • A professional discussion