New Teaching Apprenticeships: Fee Free Route to the Classroom

Monday, February 5, 2024

There has been some exiting news in the form of a new teaching apprenticeship that will be launched this autumn, which is designed to revolutionise the way schools recruit teachers whilst providing a fee-free route into teaching, that will allow trainee teachers to earn as they study..

'The teacher degree apprenticeship will offer a high-quality, alternative route for people to become qualified teachers. This includes people who may not be able to take time out to study full-time for a degree such as teaching assistants or staff already working in schools, to access this route to a rewarding profession.  Trainees on the new teacher degree apprenticeship will spend around 40 per cent of their time studying for their degree with an accredited teacher training provider, gain qualified teacher status and all tuition fees are paid for, so trainees won’t be saddled with the student debt. The announcement coincides with national apprenticeship week. Apprenticeships are a brilliant way for people of all ages and backgrounds to build successful careers in a huge range of professions from nursing to medical doctors and space engineering to fusion technology, with opportunities available at all levels up to a degree level.'

Education Secretary Gillian Keegan, said the apprenticeships "will open up the profession to more people, from those who want a career change to those who are looking for an earn-and-learn route without student debt".

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