Teaching Apprenticeships


Are you ready to start your teaching career?
Are you a graduate of any subject area with a BA/BSc degree?
Are you passionate about supporting children of all abilities and backgrounds?
Are you looking for a salaried route to achieving your QTS qualification?

The SLP Teaching Apprenticeship Programme could be for you.

SLP Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are a new, nationally recognised, work-based route into teaching. 

The SLP Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship Programme is a one-year work-based course that combines paid work in the classroom with off-the-job theoretical training.   

Choosing a teaching apprenticeship with SLP is an excellent alternative to a traditional full-time university route into teaching as it offers the same postgraduate-level qualification via a salaried route without the tuition fees, allowing you to earn as you gain your Qualified Teaching Status (QTS). 


Who can apply?
Anyone qualified to degree level is eligible to apply.  If you’re currently working as an unqualified teacher or teaching assistant, the SLP Teaching Apprenticeship Programme is an excellent way to progress your career.
Whilst classroom experience is not essential, it is preferred.

What are the entry requirements?
A nationally recognised degree (or equivalent)
Grade C/4, or above, GCSE English and mathematics and science
Applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check
You will meet the ITT criteria for the training programme
Be eligible to work in England as an unqualified teacher
Not hold or be eligible to receive QTS

You will be
Determined that every child will succeed across the curriculum
A strong team member who can be part of driving forward school improvements
Knowledgeable about the content of the school’s curriculum

How will I be trained?
As an SLP Teaching Apprentice, you will combine your classroom teaching at your school with theoretical university study in partnership with St John Vianney Primary School, Hartlepool and the University of Durham.
You will work alongside outstanding, experienced staff to gain your practical, school-led training
20% of your time off-timetable will be spent understanding the aspects of teaching and teaching methods.
To gain full QTS you will be required to complete an end-point assessment (EPA) to consolidate your learning.

How long is the programme?
One-year full-time.

How many SLP Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships are available across SLP?
We have a number of places available across our seven SLP schools:

Greenland Community Primary School
South Stanley Infant & Nursery School
South Stanley Junior School
Bloemfontein Primary School
Annfield Plain Infant School
Annfield Plain Junior School
East Stanley School
Each school is judged to be ‘Good’ by Ofsted. Please refer to the individual school website to access their most recent Ofsted inspection and learn more about them.
Candidates will spend time in a second (SLP) school as part of their placements during the programme. 

Does the SLP Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship include any PGCE or master’s level credits?
This is subject to approval from the school by whom you are appointed.

Are there any tuition fees?

What is the salary of an SLP Teaching Apprentice?
You will be employed by your school/trust in an apprenticeship role.  Your salary will differ from your teaching colleagues.
The starting salary for the SLP Teaching Apprenticeship Programme is based on the unqualified teacher scale starting at £18,169.

Will I be employed at the end of the programme?
As an SLP Teaching Apprentice, you will be employed on a one-year temporary basis.  At the end of your one year, provided you have met the programme criteria you will be eligible to apply for any positions that may become available at the point of you obtaining your QTS.

What other things should I consider?
The SLP Teaching Apprenticeship Programme can be demanding and expectations within all of our schools and across SLP as a whole, are very high.  That said, it is extremely rewarding and will enable you to progress your career into teaching.

How do I apply?
Click here to download the full job description.
Click here to download a person specification.
Click here to download an application form.

The deadline for application is 12 noon on Friday 16th April, 2021. 

Successful candidates will be required to submit a subsequent application via UCAS.  Your Headteacher will discuss this with you at the point of appointment.