• Teacher apprenticeship providers get fast-track treatment

    Thirty-six teacher-training organisations have been approved to deliver apprenticeships after the Department for Education opened a secret application window just for them. Seventeen academy trusts, 11 schools, three universities, three councils and two other organisations were given special treatment after a “disastrous” first attempt by the government to get teacher training providers registered, which saw

    10.30 Apr. 20th, 2018 | News

  • Teaching apprenticeship rumoured to launch this week

    A teaching apprenticeship for graduates is due to be announced this week, Schools Week understands, but it will only be at level six, equivalent to an undergraduate degree. In January, the Department for Education confirmed that a postgraduate teaching apprenticeship would be available to schools within the next two years. Speaking at a Public Accounts Committee

    16.27 Oct. 9th, 2017 | News

  • Teaching apprenticeships will work if used wisely

    There’s no reason why teacher apprenticeships can’t train new educators to the highest standards, says David Owen In 1947, my father, aged 17, left the Welsh market town of Carmarthen to start an engineering apprenticeship at Austin Motors in Longbridge, Birmingham. This was the start of a successful career in the car industry; he became

    5.00 Oct. 3rd, 2017 | Opinion

  • New National Institute of Education set up to help schools use apprenticeship levy

    A new National Institute of Education is being set up to run courses specifically aimed at helping schools to use the money they pay into the apprenticeship levy, Schools Week can reveal. Since April, many schools have paid money into the government’s apprenticeship levy. Those paying the levy can then claim funding back in order

    17.29 Oct. 2nd, 2017 | News

  • Why Teaching Apprenticeships are a mess -- and how to solve it

    Will the government’s new teaching apprenticeships be ‘degree level’ or ‘a degree’? The distinction may not be simple, explains editor Laura McInerney   Teaching apprenticeships are on the way whether the profession wants them or not. We first reported on them almost two years ago — in a front page that people called alarmist at

    21.20 Sep. 29th, 2017 | Opinion

  • Greening: Teaching will cease to be only for university graduates

    Teaching will cease to exist as a university graduate-only profession under Conservative plans for a new degree-equivalent apprenticeship route to QTS, Justine Greening has confirmed, in a major shift in ministerial thinking. The education secretary wants higher apprenticeships to be seen as equivalent to university degrees, and envisages them working as a route into teaching,

    22.00 Sep. 28th, 2017 | News

  • New 'careers leader' apprenticeship for school staff proposed

    Middle leaders in schools could be trained to deliver careers advice through a proposed new apprenticeship. The teacher training charity Teach First has called for an “apprenticeship qualification” to give every school “a trained careers middle leader”. The role would involve developing and leading a “whole school strategy for careers and employability”, and the proposal

    16.57 Aug. 16th, 2017 | News

  • Government presses on with non-graduate teaching apprenticeship

    Ministers are pressing ahead with proposals for an apprenticeship that would allow non-graduate teaching assistants to become qualified teachers, even though access to conventional teacher training would still be restricted to those with university degrees. Anne Milton (pictured), the minister for skills, has confirmed that the government is “developing an appropriate degree apprenticeship” that will

    19.05 Jul. 20th, 2017 | News

  • Conservatives promise new routes to becoming a teacher

    Schools could get additional funding to train their teaching assistants up to degree level using a new apprenticeship route announced in the Conservative manifesto. The party has pledged to ensure TAs are able to “become qualified teachers via a degree apprenticeship route”, a move which would give schools access to funding from the apprenticeship levy

    5.00 May. 27th, 2017 | News

  • Schools’ plan for no-degree teaching apprenticeship route sent to government

    A group of schools planning an “entirely vocational pathway” to qualified teacher status (QTS) has sought the backing of government for its new apprenticeship. The proposal coincides with the government announcing new legislation requiring public bodies with more than 250 employees to recruit a minimum six apprentices per year – including schools. If agreed, the

    20.30 Jan. 28th, 2016 | News