Why choose this apprenticeship?
- EARN WHILE YOU LEARN – This is a paid course, giving you the opportunity to earn while you train to teach
- PRACTICAL APPLICATION – Spend four days a week in the classroom gaining on-the-job experience, skills and knowledge by engaging with the day-to-day practice of being a teacher
- EXPERT TUITION – Receive support from an experienced teacher mentor in school and from a highly committed Initial Teacher Education team at University College Birmingham
Our learning spaces at University College Birmingham ensure you have the right environments to build your knowledge, from lecture theatres to interactive group working spaces and extensive library resources.
Our new £44 million Moss House campus includes an exhibition space to showcase your work to assessors and prospective employers, as well as our Enterprise Hive service which helps budding entrepreneurs with start-ups
Our campus buildings feature lecture theatres equipped with the latest technology, as well as comfortable tutorial and seminar rooms and private meeting rooms
Located in our McIntyre House campus, ThinkSpace features glazed study pods to discuss group projects and glass wipe boards to mind-map your ideas
Our library facilities offer more than 50,000 print resources and over 60 million digital resources, with expert support from qualified library professionals and research specialists
- You will need to be qualified to degree level – University College Birmingham accepts at least a 2:2 BA/BSc (Hons) in a relevant subject area
- You must have a pass in each of your GCSEs in English, maths and science (grade C/4 and above) and have passed the QTS Skills Tests in English and maths.
- You will also need to have undertaken a successful Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Teaching and assessment
In light of COVID-19, we have made some changes to the way we deliver our teaching. We are continually following the guidelines and measures put in place by the UK Government to ensure our students and staff are safe on campus, whilst remaining committed to providing high-quality education. The information below explains how teaching will take place in semester 2 (or semester 1 for those joining us in January) for each level/year of this course.
The Teachers’ Standards provide the framework for assessment for the Teacher Apprenticeship. These professional standards set out eight key areas in teaching, and three further areas with regard to your personal and professional conduct that you must demonstrate competency in to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Assessment activities include gathering a portfolio of evidence for the Teachers’ Standards and lesson observations.