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Primary Teacher Training, via a 12-month ,salaried, route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Do you want to become a Primary School teacher? The Teaching Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) is a fee-free DfE recognised, work-based route into teaching.

Trainees gain their Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in 1 year, while employed in a Primary School teaching position within a school throughout their training. 

  • Programme Length: Full time – 12 months + 1 week
  • Next cohort start date: September 2024
  • Qualification: QTS + Level 6 PGTA
  • Salary: from £20,598 to £25,831
  • Schools can use their apprenticeship levy to cover training fees.

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Our trainees attend weekly training which is made up of a combination of face-to-face training (delivered at our central London training centre), online and self-directed learning.

You will be allocated an eQ tutor who will support you in your school each term. You will have a phase lead who you will see at weekly training days. By demonstrating that you have made good progress in all the curriculum areas, you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at the end of the course. 

The e-Qualitas curriculum has a positive approach to wellbeing and a desire for the reduction of workload ‘designed in’. The subject/phase community structure within our programme, along with the half-termly tutor visits, creates opportunities for trainees to be both seen and heard. 

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Current e-Qualitas trainee teachers share their insight on their journey towards QTS…

Throughout the course we will closely monitor and support your progress to enable a thorough understanding of the Core Content Framework and Teachers’ Standards. Trainees reflect on progress on a weekly basis supported by an in-school mentor and ITT lead, culminating in half termly reports produced jointly with mentors. 

In addition to working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on successful completion of the course, apprentices will also complete an end-point assessment (EPA) after the summer to consolidate learning from initial teacher training.

Book a 20 minute call with our team to discuss our Initial Teacher Training Programmes:

School-based Teacher Training key info:

  • Programme Length: 1 year, full time
  • Trainees are employed by a school while they train.
  • Salary: from £20,598 to £25,831
  • Trainees split their time between school and study, spending at least 20% of their time off-timetable, learning the pedagogy of teaching.
  • Trainees gain QTS and a PGTA within 1 year

Contact our enrolment team to start your teacher training journey today: teachertraining@e-Qualitas.co.uk

What our teachers say about us...

I have most enjoyed the deep-dives in each of the subjects. You've got all the of the expertise of the Subject Leads, and tutors - you can go and ask them questions. It is a culture and an environment where you have all the expertise and experience at your fingertips that you could need.

Sian - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

As part of the teacher training programme, so many doors and windows of knowledge are opening. Last term's focus was on assessment, which has been transformative for me. I am now able to look at what my children know, what they need to know and then adapt my practice based on the knowledge they've demonstrated. It's made me a better teacher, because I can adapt my practice to suit everybody.

Dan - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

Coming to e-Qualitas and going to the training days has given me the confidence to take lead in the classroom and when working with my support staff.

Cherelle - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

This has been a great, supportive programme because I get the freedom to come up with plans and then see them in action with my students. I couldn't ask for a better experience.

Kellie - Secondary English Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

I'm really lucky at my school that I have a fantastic mentor and really supportive science staff, so I am getting on-the-job advice all the time. Talking to other trainees about what has worked is very useful, because they are at the same level of experience as me and their advice is great too.

Alison - Secondary Biology Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What schools say about us...

Working in partnership with e-Qualitas has allowed us to put into place a system to support new members of staff in school. It's about focusing on developing individual teachers and supporting them through the teacher training programme.

Mr Tony McCabe - Head Teacher - St Joseph's RC School

What our teachers say about us...

The in-person training sessions have been great and have fostered a brilliant sense of community among trainees, who are from different parts of the country. We've had a lovely mix of practical and theory - enabling us to put into practice everything we've been discussing.

Shikiera - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

My subject knowledge has definitely improved from working with the Subject Leads; building my understanding of substantive disciplinary knowledge. I feel I am able to talk to the Subject Leads after each training session to discuss each training session in more detail. My subject lead has been so helpful with my learning sequences.

Masooma - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

The workload on the training programme is demanding, though it is manageable.The training and communication that you receive from e-Qualitas makes the workload both acceptable and convenient. Thumbs up, I am looking forward!

Bugra - Secondary Maths Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

My teaching skills have improved so much during the training year. My tutor and my mentor worked really hard with me, and I am really thankful for the efforts they made to make me the teacher I am today. My Subject Lead taught me so much, for example how to scaffold a lesson - making sure the whole class is engaged with tasks.

Amara - Secondary Maths Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What schools say about us...

One of the most important things we do is appoint the right members of staff, with the right mindset and ability to form relationships with young people. The brilliant concept of the Teaching Apprenticeship Programme is that you can identify talent in members of staff currently within school.

Mr Tony McCabe - Head Teacher - St Joseph's RC School